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Study: Psychological adverse effects of antidepressants

Thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties and emotional numbness as a result of anti-depressants may be more widespread than previously thought, according to a study...

Recovery lessons from the Sandy Hook trauma

Children are people with small hearts and big emotions that often come from the people around them, particularly family members. As a pediatric nurse...

Study: Incidence of mental disorders in mid-life, older adulthood may be underestimated

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry has found that common methods of assessing mental or physical disorders may consistently underestimate the prevalence of mental...

Study: Alcohol, tobacco, drug use higher in those with psychotic disorders

Rates of smoking, drinking, and drug use are significantly higher among those who have psychotic disorders than among those in the general population, according...

Guiding your patients through menopause

The more you know about menopause, the more you can help patients understand and cope with symptoms.

FDA approves first generic versions of Cymbalta

On Dec. 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules). Read more.

Prescription opioids: A growing epidemic of abuse

Many people who take prescription opioids underestimate the abuse potential.

From your ANA President and ANF Chair

ANA and the American Nurses Foundation are embracing the power of partnerships to advance initiatives that will benefit patients and nurses.

FDA approves Brintellix for major depression

On Sept. 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) to treat adults with major depressive disorder. Read more.

Study: Antidepressants may pose risk for type 2 diabetes

A systematic review published in Diabetes Care reports that that people taking antidepressants are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, although it’s...

Improving depression screening in patients with chronic illness

Don’t miss an opportunity for health promotion and improvement in disease management by failing to assess patients with chronic illness for depression.

A woman’s reproductive health: Clues to future heart disease?

Reproductive status, hormonal therapy, oral contraceptives, irregular menstrual cycles, and pregnancy complications may raise woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease.

The new health insurance marketplace

Our editor-in-chief discusses the upcoming insurance requirement related to the Affordable Care Act and emphasizes the need for nurses to be knowledgeable about the requirements so they can help friends, family, and patients navigate the health insurance marketplace.