Mental Health Issues Increasingly Seen in Young Americans

Study Synopsis and Perspective: Depression has increased in the U.S. over recent years, with the fastest rise in youth and young adults, according to health insurance data. Certain aspects of digital media, such as the introduction of smartphones and social media, have also been linked to a higher likelihood of major depressive disorder, specifically among millennials. While […]

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Group Calls for Moratorium on FDA Opioid Approvals

The FDA needs to put a moratorium on approval of opioid drugs until it finishes developing a framework for such approvals, Public Citizen and the chairman of an FDA advisory committee said Thursday. “The agency has been given every opportunity to act in the interest of the American public,” said Raeford Brown Jr., MD, chairman […]

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Insomnia and Chronic Pain

Study investigates role of psychiatric disorders in sleep-pain relationship The presence of a psychiatric disorder did not appear to influence relationships between pain and sleep, researchers reported here. Sleep and pain were significantly correlated and their association was similar regardless of whether a patient had a psychiatric diagnosis, according to a poster presentation by Samir Sethi, MD, […]

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