Weekly Risperidone Win; Meta Hides Harmful Teen Content; Breathing to Altered State?

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Derick Alison
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A once-weekly version of oral risperidone (LYN-005) was comparable to daily dosing with immediate-release risperidone (Risperdal) for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder in the phase III STARLYNG-1 trial, said developer Lyndra Therapeutics, which stopped the trial early due to the positive results.

Compared with high-dose levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems with 52 mg, low-dose versions (13.5 mg or 19.5 mg) were linked with a reduced risk of new-onset depression. (The Lancet Regional Health Europe)

The number of new prescriptions dispensed nationally for Schedule II stimulant and nonstimulant medications for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder had a significant bump during the pandemic — exceeding prepandemic rates. (JAMA Psychiatry)

Meta plans to restrict suicide, self-harm, and eating disorder content to teen users. (The Hill)

Cutting back on stimulant use is a valid outcome and significantly improves health and recovery in patients with stimulant use disorders, according to pooled data from 13 clinical trials. (Addiction)

Why are some psychiatrists no longer taking insurance? (STAT)

Women with perinatal depression were at an increased risk of suicidal behavior, especially in the first year after diagnosis. (JAMA Network Open)

The “standard classification procedures are not (yet) followed” for prolonged grief disorder, which was added to the DSM-5 in 2022, said authors of a paper in Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

Residential addiction treatment for adolescents is both scarce and expensive, an NIH-supported analysis published in Health Affairs found.

Can patients breathe their way into an altered mental state akin to psychedelic therapy? (New York Times)

Just 92 seconds of transcranial magnetic stimulation helped boost patients’ ability to be hypnotized, allowing them to be treated with hypnosis-based therapy for fibromyalgia syndrome. (Nature Mental Health)

Individual online racial discrimination was associated with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among Black adolescents, and these symptoms were associated with suicidal ideation. (JAMA Psychiatry)

U.S. counties with reduced broadband internet access were almost three times more likely to have no mental health physicians and no outpatient facilities. (Nature Mental Health)

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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.

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