After brief training in mindfulness meditation, specific brain changes that correlate with reduced anxiety are visible on imaging, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

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The CMS has updated its State Operations Manual and produced new mandatory training videos in a renewed effort to reduce use of antipsychotics to treat nursing home patients with dementia. Medscape Medical News

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Older patients with generalized anxiety disorder on maintenance escitalopram have a better chance of avoiding relapse when going off the medication if they are also receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. Reuters Health Information

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Patients with certain types of noncancer pain, including back pain, migraine, and psychogenic pain, have been found to have a significantly increased risk for suicide, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News

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Although there are a myriad of clinical topics up for discussion at this year’s annual meeting, it’s unlikely that any will garner as much attention as release of the DSM-5. Medscape Medical News

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Daily cycles of gene expression exist in healthy human brains, but these patterns are disrupted in clinically depressed individuals, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

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Neuroimaging studies show that the brains of people with treatment-resistant depression show altered metabolic activity in areas known to be linked to depression early after vagus nerve stimulation. Medscape Medical News

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New “meta-guidelines” combining recommendations from several expert organizations on the management and treatment of schizophrenia have been released. Medscape Medical News

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After almost a decade of development and more than 2 years of frequently searing controversy, the DSM-5 has been officially released. Medscape Medical News

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Cannabis users who start smoking the drug in adolescence show an irreparable decline in IQ, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

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