Jeppe Henriksen found that death occurred with an incidence rate of 2.63 per 100 person-years and 2.09 per 100 person-years for lonely and non-lonely individuals, respectively, suggesting an association between loneliness and increased risk of mortality. Further, gender differences may exist. Read more here.
Johanne Kodal and Jesper Nørgaard Kjær investigated the incidence of mechanical restraint in relation to staffing level, staff demographics, patient characteristics, type of shift (day/evening/night) and change of shifts. They found that the incidence of mechanical restraint was higher with evening shifts and a higher number of male care workers on duty. Read more here.
Clara Reece Medici co-authored a study on quality of life and physical health in patients with schizophrenia. The authors found that patients with schizophrenia presented with low quality of life and elevated risk factors for poor physical health. Life style intervention added onto ‘treatment as usual’ improved some risk factors for poor physical health among long-term patients. The number of interventions had an elevating effect on quality of life. Read more here.
Joseph Bienvenu wrote an editorial ‘No luck with preadmission anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent postcritical illness psychiatric morbidity’ referring to Clara Reece Medici’s article ‘No Impact of Pre-admission Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use on Risk of Depression and Anxiety after Critical Illness’. Read the editorial here.
Presenters at the conference:
- Christina Blanner Kristiansen: Physical health problems in patients with severe psychiatric disorders: a focus group study (at the symposium Inequality in Health)
- Clara Reece Medici: Quality of life in patients with schizophrenia ‐ can this be improved through better health? (at the symposium Inequality in Health)
Se the full program here (in Danish).
Presenters at the meeting:
- Christopher Rohde: Real-world Effectiveness of Clozapine for Mental Retardation: Results from a Mirror-image and a Reverse-mirror-image Study (poster)
- Line Amalie Hellemose: Accidental deaths among persons with Schizophrenia (poster)
- Sakina Kousgaard Khan: Cerebral Folate Deficiency in Treatment-Resistent Depression: A literature review (poster)
- Clara Reece Medici: Typical and atypical antipsychotics in acute mania: Comparison of effectiveness (poster)
See the full program here.
Mikkel Højlund found marked differences in antipsychotic prescriptions between centers in young outpatients with schizophrenia, suggesting that there is a component of personal style, routine, or habit among the psychiatrists in the prescription of antipsychotics. Hjøllund et al. propose continuous and mandatory postgraduate training in psychopharmacology for psychiatrists as a solution to this potential problem. The letter will be published in Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Read more here.