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American teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) continue to face serious challenges, new research suggests.
In a national survey of about 12,000 LGBTQ teens, 77% reported feeling depressed, and 70% reported having feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness in the previous week.
The survey also points to some positive trends for LGBTQ teens: 91% report feeling pride in being an LGBTQ person, 93% are proud to be part of the community, and 3 in 5 say they have access to an LGBTQ student club, which has been shown to have a positive impact for LGBTQ youth.
Long-term antidepressant use was associated with a sustained increase in weight gain lasting at least 5 years, according to research published in The BMJ.
Mounting evidence suggests that patients who first present with a drug-induced psychotic episode tend to be at substantial risk of developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Cannabis is the substance most frequently implicated in conversion from substance-induced psychosis to either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Clinicians need to follow-up frequently and for several years after the initial presentation of drug-induced psychosis.
Socioeconomic factors, particularly wealth, played an important role in determining the risk for dementia among a nationally representative sample of English people aged 65 years and older, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.