JCP Weekly January 09, 2018

Original Research

CAST-SR Psychometrics in Stimulant Use Disorder

The self-report Concise Associated Symptoms Tracking Scale (CAST-SR) was designed to track symptoms such as mania and anxiety in depressed outpatients being treated with antidepressants. This study used data from the multisite STRIDE study to further investigate its utility in individuals with stimulant use disorder who were enrolled in aerobic exercise or health education interventions and were receiving an antidepressant at study baseline.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.17m11707 | Posted: 01/09/2018

Original Research

Restless Legs Syndrome and Psychopathology in Adolescents

Little is known about restless legs syndrome in pediatric populations. A survey of 11,831 adolescents that probed symptoms of restless legs syndrome, as well as sleep duration, sleep problems, behavioral/emotional problems, and hopelessness, was recently conducted in China. Read this article to discover the associations they found between restless legs syndrome and insomnia and emotional problems.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.16m11358 | Posted: 01/09/2018

Original Research

Remission Strategies for MDD

Most patients with major depressive disorder will not achieve remission with initial treatment. Strategies to increase the likelihood of achieving remission include regularly measuring response, assessing adverse effects and adherence, addressing non-mood symptoms, and knowing when to switch or augment antidepressants. In this CME Health Spectrum activity, follow 2 patient cases that illustrate these topics.

DOI: 10.4088/JCP.tk16027hs1cj | Posted: 01/09/2018

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