Postpartum Dads; Obits Now Naming Suicide; N.J. Doubles Involuntary Hold Time

— News and commentary from the psychiatry world

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One in 10 dads experience postpartum depression and anxiety. (USA Today)

This is the last week the FDA is accepting comments on its new guidance for sponsors developing psychedelic drugs for treatment of medical conditions.

No surprise here: older adults with more severe neuropsychiatric behavioral symptoms like agitation and aggression were more likely to get divorced. (PLOS One)

Ben Young, MD, the first Native Hawaiian psychiatrist, discusses how he got young Hawaiians to become interested in a career in medicine. (STAT)

Surprisingly enough, first-year residents training during the first COVID-19 pandemic wave were less likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and workplace trauma than trainees in prepandemic years. (JAMA Network Open)

More obituaries are now reporting suicide as a cause of death. (Washington Post)

Using augmented reality helped alleviate anxiety before a surgery, though it's less clear if it helped anxiety levels after surgery. (JAMA Network Open)

Problematic use of social media was found to be interconnected with other behavioral addictions, like gambling, gaming, and the internet. (PLOS One)

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a new law doubling the length of time people can be held against their will during a mental health crisis. (NJ Spotlight News)

Binge drinking and use of marijuana and hallucinogens among adults ages 35 to 50 hit record highs in 2022, according to the Monitoring the Future panel study annual report.

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    Kristen Monaco is a senior staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and nephrology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company since 2015.