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8 coronavirus tips that doctors wish patients would follow

8 coronavirus tips that doctors wish patients would follow

As communities continue to navigate the impending flu season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that patients take preventive measures to minimize their risk and limit exposure to SARS-CoV-2, often referred to as the novel coronavirus. Following proper precautions can decrease a person’s chances of being infected or spreading the deadly virus. With […]

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Nurture trumps nature in determining severity of PTSD symptoms

Nurture trumps nature in determining severity of PTSD symptoms

Researchers at Yale and elsewhere previously identified a host of genetic risk factors that help explain why some veterans are especially susceptible to the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new Yale-led study published Sept. 30 in the journal Biological Psychiatry has now identified a social factor that can mitigate these genetic risks: the […]

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Cost-Effectiveness of Esketamine Nasal Spray for Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression in the United States

Cost-Effectiveness of Esketamine Nasal Spray for Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression in the United States

Objective: This study aimed to estimate the cost-effectiveness of esketamine, a novel intranasally dosed antidepressant, for patients in the United States with treatment-resistant depression. Methods: A decision-analytic model parameterized with efficacy data from phase 3 randomized trials of esketamine was used to simulate the effects of treatment with esketamine versus oral antidepressants over a 5-year […]

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, it was noted that psychologists and psychiatrists are bracing for rising rates of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is defined as a disorder that occurs after a person was exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence. The […]

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FDA orders stronger warnings on benzodiazepines

FDA orders stronger warnings on benzodiazepines

The Food and Drug Administration wants updated boxed warnings on benzodiazepines to reflect the “serious” risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions associated with these medications. “The current prescribing information for benzodiazepines does not provide adequate warnings about these serious risks and harms associated with these medicines so they may be prescribed and […]

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Fort Myers, FL

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Fort Myers, FL

Millions of individuals are impacted by hormone imbalance every day. From fatigue, and weight gain to severe mood changes, and low libido, many are left with feelings of discomfort, unaware of how they may help alleviate these common issues. Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, FL specializes in addressing these and other early […]

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Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults Aged 20 to 59 Years, 2005 to 2016

Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults Aged 20 to 59 Years, 2005 to 2016

IMPORTANCE Despite studies showing that repeated cannabis use may worsen depressive symptoms, the popular media increasingly presents cannabis as beneficial to mental health, and many members of the public view cannabis as beneficial for depression. Therefore, cannabis useamong individuals with depression may be becoming more prevalent. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of depression with past-month […]

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AMA campaign urges Americans to wear face masks

The AMA recently launched the #MaskUp campaign to normalize mask wearing in the fight against COVID-19. “COVID-19 respects no geographic, demographic or ideological boundaries, and unfortunately it shows no signs of going away any time soon,” AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, said in a press release. “Make masks part of your daily wardrobe and regular routine. […]

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Accelerated iTBS at PASWFL

Accelerated iTBS at PASWFL

PASWFL is Now Offering Accelerated iTBS Treatment What is Accelerated iTBS? Accelerated iTBS shortens the treatment time for Theta Burst Stimulation even further. Where TBS consists of daily, 6 min 24 sec minute treatments for 2 weeks, Accelerated iTBS offers the same results in just 5 days of consecutive treatment with 10 iTBS treatments administered […]