Psychiatric / Mental Health

July 2014 Vol. 9 No. 7

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

A study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research reports that population interventions (cigarette excise tax, smoke-free air policies) seem to reduce the incidence of suicide. Read more . . .

June 2014 Vol. 9 No. 6

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Which of the following does not help address issues related to post-intensive care syndrome?

a. Diaries kept jointly by family, ICU staff, and physicians

b. Post-ICU clinics for patients and families

c. Follow-up phone calls to discharged patients and their families

d. Reducing family visiting time during . . .

May 2014 Vol. 9 No. 5

Author: David Foley, MSN, RN, MPA

Maternal depression is more common at 4 years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, according to a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The results suggest that a greater focus on maternal mental health is needed. Read more . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports on an effective new delirium severity measure (CAM-S) based on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Read more and read the study abstract . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

Pursuing concrete, specific goals of benevolence, such as making someone smile or increasing recycling, instead of following similar but more abstract goals, such as making someone happy, is more likely to increase happiness, according to a study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Read more and read the study . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Nurses play a significant role in helping patients to get the sleep they need.

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

According to a study in Psychoneuroendocrinology, a positive self-esteem can buffer adults older than 60 years against health threats. Researchers found that if an individual’s self-esteem decreased, cortisol levels increased, and vice versa. This association was particularly strong for participants who already had a history of stress . . .

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

A study in Nursing Research found that 40% of patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) reported fatigue more than 3 days a week lasting more than one half of the day. Read more . . .

February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Nancy Hilton, MN, RN, NEA-BC

Thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties and emotional numbness as a result of anti-depressants may be more widespread than previously thought, according to a study of 1,829 adults in New Zealand that was published in Psychiatry Research. More than half who responded to the online questionnaire reported sexual difficulties . . .