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Psychiatric / Mental Health

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 . . .

February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

Author: Anka Roberto, MSN, MPH, RN

Children are people with small hearts and big emotions that often come from the people around them, particularly family members. As a pediatric nurse and mother of two girls ages 6 and 4 in the Sandy Hook, Connecticut community, I am seeing firsthand the effects of psychological trauma among children . . .

December 2013 Vol. 8 No. 12

Author: Nancy Duffy, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, and Shannon Bright Smith, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN

On Dec. 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules). Read more . . .

November 2013 Vol. 8 No. 11

Author: Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

ANA and the American Nurses Foundation are embracing the power of partnerships to advance initiatives that will benefit patients and nurses.

October 2013 Vol. 8 No. 10

Author: Nanette Yragui, PhD; Barbara Silverstein, MSN, RN, PhD, MPH; and Whitney Johnson, MPH

On Sept. 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) to treat adults with major depressive disorder. Read more . . .

October 2013 Vol. 8 No. 10

Author: Nanette Yragui, PhD; Barbara Silverstein, MSN, RN, PhD, MPH; and Whitney Johnson, MPH

A systematic review published in Diabetes Care reports that that people taking antidepressants are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, although it’s not certain whether the medication is responsible. Read more and read the abstract . . .

October 2013 Vol. 8 No. 10

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

Our editor-in-chief discusses the upcoming insurance requirement related to the Affordable Care Act and emphasizes the need for nurses to be knowledgeable about the requirements so they can help friends, family, and patients navigate the health insurance marketplace.

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