JCP Weekly May 22, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Reevaluating Sensitivity of Self-Reported Suicidal Ideation

Item 9 of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is a robust predictor of suicide attempt and suicide death. However, it still has a substantial false-negative rate. This study of data from insurance claims and EHRs takes a closer look at 51 apparent false-negative events in hopes of improving the sensitivity of this suicidality measure.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.17l12017 | Posted: 05/22/2018

Clinical and Practical Psychopharmacology

Sedative Hypnotics and the Risk of Falls and Fractures in the Elderly

Older age, poor sleep, and the use of the “Z” sedative hypnotic drugs (eg, zolpidem) commonly go together. In this Clinical and Practical Psychopharmacology article, Dr Andrade discusses the findings and implications of a recent meta-analysis that focused on the risk of falls and fractures associated with these drugs.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.18f12340 | Posted: 05/22/2018

Original Research

Decisionally Capable Individuals Determined to Die

How do mental health clinicians define their role in treating decisionally capable patients with advanced medical illness who wish to die? Read this narrative review to learn about different approaches that clinicians might take in interacting with these individuals.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.17r11767 | Posted: 05/22/2018

Original Research

Efficacy and Safety of Adjunctive Brexpiprazole in MDD

Finding effective treatment for depressed patients who do not adequately respond to antidepressant medications is a frequent challenge for clinicians. Read this article to learn about the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of the atypical antipsychotic brexpiprazole as adjunct to antidepressant treatment in patients with major depressive disorder.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.17m12058 | Posted: 05/22/2018

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