Ripple Effect of Celebrity Suicides; COVID-19 Hits Michigan Psych Hospitals

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A meta-analysis finds that, following media coverage of celebrity suicides, rates of suicide in the general population rose an average of 13% — and by 30% with the same suicide method. (The BMJ)

Among Chinese healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients, women, nurses, and those in Wuhan experienced the highest rates of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress. (JAMA Network Open)

COVID-19 has hit Michigan psychiatric hospitals, with three patients testing positive so far. (Fox 2 Detroit)

And as COVID-19-related anxiety and depression continues to spike, New York state announced plans for residents to access free telehealth mental health services. (ABC News)

In patients with comorbid schizophrenia and alcohol use disorder, olanzapine/samidorphan (ALKS 3831) was no better than just olanzapine (Zyprexa) alone. (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry)

The once-daily oral schizophrenia treatment lumateperone (Caplyta) approved late last year has now reached U.S. pharmacy shelves, drugmaker Intra-Cellular Therapies announced.

Nearly 12% of transgender adolescent girls and young women reported nonmedical prescription opioid use. (JAMA Network Open)

Former patients at a British mental hospital said drug dealers would regularly deliver crack cocaine to patients in the ward. (BBC)

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