Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of DisorderJuly 16, 2018
Investigators sought to determine the differences between youth with cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.
Patients receiving treatment with antipsychotic agents would benefit from screening for tardive dyskinesia as these repetitive movements can negatively affect quality of life.
Repeated assessments improved the patients' ability to assess their own situation and the case workers' understanding of the patients' situations.
These findings are in line with previous research, which suggested that abuse and neglect in childhood have different effects on the brain.
As antipsychotic medications are vital to the effective management of severe psychiatric disorders, investigators sought to examine reasons for medication nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and other psychotic disorders.
Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Linked With Abnormal Functional ConnectivityJune 22, 2018
Local functional connectivity may serve as neuroimaging marker to investigate the human brain connectome.
A meta-analysis of 18 studies examining the association of prenatal antidepressant exposure with motor development in children showed a small overall effect of worse motor development outcomes among children exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy.
In this cross-sectional study, the use of medications with depression as an adverse effect was associated with a higher prevalence of depression while a similar association was not observed for medications without depression as a possible side effect.
Prevalence of depression higher for adults reporting use of multiple meds with depression as side effect
These data may lead to a more nuanced understanding of bipolar disorder and to a better definition of the effectiveness of interventions directed at treating both personality disorders and bipolar disorder.
Results were slightly attenuated but remained mostly significant with adjustment for prognostic factors
Increased implementation of integrated primary care could help to improve the availability of psychological treatment for this patient population.
Primary care providers should screen for depression and other health-related risks associated with the use of social media by adolescents.
The broad use of antidepressants among the general population may be linked to weight gain.
As this and previous research on dose increase strategies have produced inconsistent findings, the researchers recommended clinicians consider other responses to antidepressant treatment failure, at least for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Investigators summarize data regarding the management of bipolar disorder during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
Compassion fatigue can lead to decreased quality of patient care and increases in medical errors.
Active major depression in women not associated with negative fertility outcomes.
Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of acute pain and pain interference in low-income inner city women.
Researchers emphasized the need for outcomes research in pediatric populations to elucidate the long-term effects of early and sustained psychotropic medication exposure.
Further investigation into the family-based mechanisms of childhood-onset bipolar disorder may assist in the development of future targeted, effective therapies.
Reduction in relative amplitude tied to higher risk of lifetime major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder
Meta-analysis shows reduction in depressive symptoms with RET, with considerable heterogeneity
Review of 4 studies shows positive link for clinically significant anxiety in midlife, future dementia
Children with chronic irritability, including depressive or anxious moods, may be at an increased risk for suicidality or suicidal thoughts as adolescents.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants, such as tricyclic antidepressants, are associated with increased adverse outcomes in patients aged 20 to 64 years diagnosed with depression.
After program initiation in 10 high schools, students responded positively to the campaign by having greater awareness, better identification skills of depression, and reduced stigma.
According to research presented at the 2018 American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.
Investigators sought to determine the national prevalence of adults with a major depressive disorder diagnosis according to DSM-5 from 2012 to 2013.
Implementing mental health services early on in pediatric oncology patients has significant benefits, as managing such distress before symptom severity worsens creates better short- and long-term outcomes.