The use of benzodiazepines, with or without opioid cotreatment, significantly increases all-cause mortality risk compared with the use of low-risk antidepressants, according to a US-based study published online in JAMA Network Open.
Patients with major depressive disorder who are underweight glean the most benefit from antidepressant treatment, researchers reported in a study published online in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
A practice improvement project integrating behavioral health care expertise into a San Francisco primary care clinic improved patients’ mental and physical health outcomes, including depressive symptoms, researchers reported.
Although loneliness affects a slate of health outcomes, its strongest effects appear to target mental health and overall well-being, according to a comprehensive review and meta-analysis published online in Psychiatry Research.
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