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Everyone has their own daily rhythm of digital activity, shows study

Over the past decade, there has been a surge of scientific studies on the digital activity of people, such as making mobile calls, texting, e-mailing, and posting on social media. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

The digital therapist

Imagine this scenario: You’ve been feeling persistently blue lately, so you pull out your phone. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Digital Outreach May Slow Incidence of HIV

Traditionally, communication of HIV prevention strategies has been delivered to young men in a face-to-face format. New research suggests digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social networks may be a more effective way to reach at-risk younger men. The research review, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, […]

In Digital Age, Breaking Up May Be Even Harder to Do

In Digital Age, Breaking Up May Be Even Harder to Do

 Today’s digital environment allows quick deletion of digital photos and emails, but the proliferation of digital possessions makes erasing a relationship a difficult proposition. A new research study investigates how an individual can manage the digital records of an ex, across multiple devices, applications, web-services, and platforms “People are keeping huge collections of digital possessions,” said […]

Navigating the new insurance exchanges – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Navigating the new insurance exchanges – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Starting Oct. 1, individuals and small businesses will have the chance to shop for and purchase private insurance through the new health insurance exchanges, but they are likely to have plenty of questions about the products and the process for enrollment. With that in mind, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also mandates that the exchanges […]

Older adults with long-term depression respond to medication – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Older adults with long-term depression respond to medication – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

LOS ANGELES – Antidepressant medications have a robust effect in older patients with a long duration of major depressive disorder that is at least moderately severe, according to findings from a meta-analysis of data from seven trials. Since patients with a long duration of disease are also at increased risk for recurrence, and since the […]

Technology transforming the practice of psychiatry – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Technology transforming the practice of psychiatry – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

KAUAI, HAWAII – The way Dr. James (Jay) H. Shore sees it, current advances in technology are transforming the practice of psychiatry more than at any other time in history. “The information age holds this beautiful promise of crossing the quality chasm and getting to a patient-centered health care where we’re moving from centralization to […]

Try antidepressants and CBT for anxiety in older adults – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Try antidepressants and CBT for anxiety in older adults – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

LA JOLLA, CALIF. – When older adults with generalized anxiety disorder ask Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., for a nonmedication approach to deal with their symptoms, she faces a certain quandary. “One of the most striking things to me as a psychotherapist working with older adults is how relatively ineffective psychotherapy is for anxiety in later life, […]

Findings underscore value of support in late-life depression – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Findings underscore value of support in late-life depression – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

LOS ANGELES – Several types of psychotherapy are effective for late-life depression, studies show. However, the type of control used in those studies plays an important role in the magnitude of the effect size, findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis suggest. The findings underscore the value of the supportive aspects of care and the […]

Providers order fewer tests when fees are listed – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Providers order fewer tests when fees are listed – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Providers order slightly fewer laboratory tests when presented with cost information at the time of ordering, and adopting this tactic on a widespread basis might help reduce the number of inappropriately ordered diagnostic tests, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found. Dr. Leonard S. Feldman and his colleagues compared ordering behavior among all providers, including nonphysicians, […]

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