Women who were exposed to sexual harassment and/or assault were found to experience higher blood pressure, poorer sleep, and mood changed that can affect mental health.
Management of alcohol abuse, suicidal ideation or behavior, and manic symptoms may reduce aggression among patients with bipolar disorder with psychotic features.
Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for maternal depression may increase the risk for low birth weight in children.
Investigators sought to determine clinical predictors to identify risk for perinatal recurrence in women with bipolar disorder.
These data support the clinical use of combinatorial pharmacogenetics for patients with major depressive disorder.
Significant increases in prevalence in subgroups by age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, geographic region.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction integrated into personal, professional settings over 12 months.
Investigators aimed to assess the effect of psychotropic medications, BMI, duration of schizophrenia, number of hospitalizations, and physical activity on the risk for T2D.
A 25-item true and false questionnaire was used to assess knowledge of bipolar disorder.
Prevalences of diabetes and prediabetes higher among racial/ethnic minorities with mental illness.
Children with abdominal pain commonly had clinically significant anxiety, moderate disability, pain.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.
In survey of independent practices in NYC, higher adaptive reserve linked to lower odds of burnout.
Findings seen across spectrum of care -- outpatient, emergency department, inpatient.
Results showed an increased risk of bleeding with SRIs by 1.16-2.36 times with an even higher 3.17- to 10.9-fold risk with concomitant NSAIDs.
The researchers noted that these findings highlight the complexity of obesity as a disease that shares a common etiology with some psychiatric and addictive disorders.
Perseris, an atypical antipsychotic, has an extended-release delivery system that releases sustained levels of risperidone over 1 month.
Therapy Focusing on Mindfulness, Interoception Improves Outcomes for Women With Substance Use DisorderJuly 18, 2018
These findings are consistent with emerging neurocognitive models linking interoception to emotion regulation and related health outcomes, providing valuable input in improving substance use disorder treatment.
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.
History of involvement with criminal justice system increased with intensity of drug use.
These data show that ASD may arise from an early neurobiological difference in response to rewarding social stimuli, which could result in reduced social motivation.
Repeated assessments improved the patients' ability to assess their own situation and the case workers' understanding of the patients' situations.
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.
New policy recommends state licensing boards to only inquire about current conditions
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.
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.
A meta-analysis reviewing the effect of parent-child book reading interventions revealed a positive correlation between such interventions and a broad range of beneficial psychosocial outcomes, including social-emotional competence, quality of life, and parenting competence.