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.
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.
Although children whose mothers continued antidepressant use during pregnancy were at higher risk of affective disorders, the increased risk was likely not due to the medication itself, according to a study in Neuropsychopharmacology.
Psych Congress Steering Committee member Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, has been awarded the University of California San Francisco Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF 5 or fewer years.
Mental health clinicians have utilized telehealth to provide treatment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a need for alternative plans when technology fails and open conversations with patients to remain effective.
Utilizing technology for telehealth treatment and being unable to meet with patients in person has led many mental health clinicians to experience burnout, causing some of them to stop applying best practices and self-care techniques.