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Mental health care practice across Europe over the last 25 years of development
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Mental health care practice across Europe over the last 25 years of development

Largest review on mental health systems in the former eastern bloc

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Can cognitive behavioural therapy be beneficial for depression in heart failure patients?

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Midlifers willing to adopt a healthy lifestyle for reducing dementia risk

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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

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Meta-analysis ties psoriasis to suicide risk

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PTSD: does cannabis help?

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Depression: suggestions for ketamine use

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People with intellectual disability prone to movement side effects of antipsychotics

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Expanded criteria for PCOS may be causing harm to women, say experts

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Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months

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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

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Government to cover rising GP indemnity fees

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Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise

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UKSTSG training report gets mixed response

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More than 4m patients await surgery in England

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Pregnant women turning to the ED may be especially vulnerable

Is this a missed opportunity to refer and provide needed services?

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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat
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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat

Almost half of physicians feel patients should not be offering reminders to perform hand hygiene.

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SSRIs, venlafaxine tied to short-term hyponatremia risk

Patients hospitalized with hyponatremia who recently started SSRIs or venlafaxine should be considered for a switch to a non-SSRI.

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Antidepressant weight gain tied to lifestyle, SSRIs

Patients beginning SSRIs could benefit from lifestyle interventions to reduce weight gain.

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Link found between type 2 diabetes and second-generation antipsychotics in ages 6-24 y

A study based on claims data.

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Treating opioid-induced hyperalgesia

What's the best method for this paradoxical condition?

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Poor evidence for efficacy of cannabis in chronic pain and PTSD
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Poor evidence for efficacy of cannabis in chronic pain and PTSD

More research needed on benefits and harms of cannabis and plant-based cannabis products

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Falls after stroke: what are the risk factors?

Various factors, some potentially modifiable, increase the risk that patients who have had stroke will experience a fall.

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Depression: what predicts treatment failure?

Patient cognition is readily tracked, and treating it may improve outcomes.

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The Lancet Commission's guidance on prevention and management of dementia
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The Lancet Commission's guidance on prevention and management of dementia

Prompt action on dementia prevention, intervention, and care will transform the future, says Commission.

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In aging bipolar patients, lithium looks superior to antipsychotics

Guidelines for older patients may need emphasize lithium over antipsychotics.

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Depression: alternatives for patients with bleeding risk may not be better

Evidence is insufficient to support mirtazapine or bupropion as alternatives to SSRIs.

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Head injury risk climbs with antidepressant use in Alzheimer's disease
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Head injury risk climbs with antidepressant use in Alzheimer's disease

Community-dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease are at higher risk of head injury if using antidepressants.

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Consumption of energy drinks linked to future substance abuse in young adults
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Consumption of energy drinks linked to future substance abuse in young adults

Persistent consumption of highly caffeinated energy drinks is associated with future cocaine and nonmedical prescription drug use.

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