Cholestene, a dietary supplement marketed for cholesterol management, has been found to contain a hidden drug ingredient, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Based on laboratory analysis, the product, which is sold on various websites and in some retail stores, has been found to contain lovastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). Consuming a supplement…
With depressive symptoms rising after an acute COVID-19 infection, study researchers looked at whether these symptoms are a consequence of stress associated with COVID or, do they reflect more specific sequelae associated with the pathophysiology of the illness.
With health experts across the country agreeing we are in the midst of a mental health pandemic, psychiatrist Aaron M. Hawkins, MD offers his view about the current state and the future of mental health in the United States.
The researchers sought to describe current research on exposure to suicide among mental health professionals and first responders, focusing on its prevalence and impact, and to identify gaps in the literature.
Data from the CDC on suicide deaths indicate a 5.6% decline in suicide deaths between 2019 and 2020 in the United States. We spoke with Christine Yu Moutier, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) about this data.
The researchers asked this question: Does having multiple prior generations affected by depression increase risk of psychopathology in children, and can it be reliably measured in large, diverse samples using informant-reported family history?