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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Wilkinson ST, Howard DH, Busch SH
Psychiatric practice patterns and barriers to the adoption of esketamine.
This paper discusses the psychiatric practice patterns and barriers to the adoption of esketamine in the treatment of depression. The authors indicate that the discovery of ketamine’s rapid-acting properties, culminating most recently with the FDA’s approval of esketamine, offers hope to the large numbers of patients whose symptoms do not resolve with traditional treatments. However, they suggest, many traditional psychiatric practices may be reluctant to invest in the costly infrastructure necessary to provide this therapy, especially because of the uncertainty regarding the reimbursement for patient monitoring.
Citation: Wilkinson ST, Howard DH, Busch SH . Psychiatric practice patterns and barriers to the adoption of esketamine. JAMA 2019 Sep 17;322(11):1039-40. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.10728.
Keywords: Depression, Behavioral Health, Practice Patterns, Medication
Sorkin DH, Billimek J, August KJ
AHRQ Author: Ngo-Metzger Q
Mental health symptoms and patient-reported diabetes symptom burden: implications for medication regimen changes.
The aim of this paper was to examine the relative contribution of glycaemic control (HbA1C) and depressive symptoms on diabetes-related symptom burden (hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia) in order to guide medication modification. The authors found that mental health symptoms are associated with higher levels of patient-reported diabetes-related symptoms, but the association between diabetes-related symptoms and subsequent regimen modifications is diminished in patients with greater depressive symptoms.
Citation: Sorkin DH, Billimek J, August KJ . Mental health symptoms and patient-reported diabetes symptom burden: implications for medication regimen changes. Fam Pract 2015 Jun;32(3):317-22. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmv014.
Keywords: Depression, Diabetes, Medication, Practice Patterns, Social Determinants of Health