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General Psychiatry

A new analysis of the EAGLES study found moderate to strong evidence that the smoking cessation drug varenicline does not increase the risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events in people without pre-existing psychiatric conditions.
Michael Myers, MD, says physicians continue to face pressure to remain silent about mental illness, which leads to hesitancy in seeking help and a worsening of symptoms.
Emergency medical services (EMS) workers can decrease daily symptoms of depression through recovery activities such as exercising and socializing with others, researchers reported in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
More than 33% of COVID-19 survivors receive a psychiatric or neurological diagnosis within 6 months of infection, according to a recent retrospective cohort study published online in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Rather than compromise mental health, quitting smoking for at least 6 weeks can reduce anxiety, depression, and stress and improve mental well-being, according to an evidence review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Michael Myers, MD, and John Budin, MD, discuss Dr. Myers' recent memoir, how the COVID-19 pandemic is helping medical professionals admit their vulnerabilities, and steps to take when colleagues may…
In this podcast, Psych Congress 2020 chair Charles Raison, MD, and Eleanor Barrett, a fourth-grader from Madison, Wisconsin, discuss the fear and anxiety children may be experiencing during the COVID…
At Psych Congress Elevate, Psych Congress Steering Committee member Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, discussed clinician burnout and using wellness practices as a possible antidote. In this podcast, she…
Psych Congress Steering Committee member Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, speaks with general psychiatrist Abbey Strauss, MD, MSW, about the history, chemistry, and potential use of the neurotransmitter…
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