Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: pharmacotherapy

Adults Treated for ADHD Report Low Quality of Life

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Adults receiving ADHD medications and therapy frequently experience adverse events that interfere with employment and daily life.

Study Examines US Mortality Rates for First-Episode Psychosis

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At 12 months, rates of mortality for those diagnosed with first-episode psychosis are 24 times higher than the general population.

Psychiatrist Calls for Increased Attention to Therapeutic Alliance

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Sandra Steingard, writing in the journal Psychiatric Services, reviews a recent article finding that the quality of the therapeutic relationship impacts the efficacy of medication treatment.

Patients More Likely to Refuse Drug-Only Treatment, Study Finds

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The American Psychological Association (APA) recently published a study finding that patients assigned to drug-only treatments were more likely to refuse treatment, and more likely to drop out before treatment completion, than patients assigned to psychotherapy only.

Trials Comparing Treatments for Depression Favor Pharmacotherapy when Statisticians Involved

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A meta-analysis looks at the effects of researcher background on study findings for trials comparing pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for depression.