According to the results of a recently published nested case-control study, exposure to any benzodiazepine in early pregnancy may increase the risk of spontaneous abortion (SA).
Generalized fractional anisotropy reductions in bundles connecting regions involved in mood regulation and motor function were seen in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to SEP-363856 (Sunovion), an investigational treatment for schizophrenia.
Time to onset found to be 2 to 3 months for anxiety disorders and other conditions.
Patients with schizophrenia who participated in a telephone intervention problem-solving program were found to have higher rates of medication adherence compared with patients who received routine hospital care for schizophrenia.
Researchers found data to support the benefits of proactively helping patients with schizophrenia quit smoking, including the idea to try to create a substitute that would give patients the benefits that they find by self-medicating with cigarettes, but without the unhealthy adverse effects.
Adults who experienced less pleasure reported high levels of loneliness, and loneliness was the strongest predictor of depressive symptoms.
Proportion using psychotherapy decreased; proportion receiving drugs remained stable.
Patients with bipolar disorder may be at increased risk for suicide attempts if they live in a location with large changes in solar insolation between winter and summer.
Individual and group CBT were significantly better than guided self-help in terms of acceptability
Anti-inflammatory add-on treatment is beneficial for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) or depressive symptoms.
When combined with other serotonergic agents, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can lead to a potentially fatal condition called serotonin syndrome, the incidence of which is likely underestimated.
Proportion of emergency department visits increased for suicide attempts/suicide ideation.
Teen, adult women, including pregnant women, should be assessed for anxiety as part of routine care.
Ten of 18 reviewed treatment strategies linked to higher response vs sham therapy.
The designation is given to potentially expedite development and review timelines for promising therapies.
Compared with patients without HIV, the poorer cognitive performances of PLWHIV were partly mediated by a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms.
Major depressive disorder-related hospitalizations cost an average of $6700 per stay; rehospitalization within 30 days of discharge is common.
There has been a steady rise in mood disorder and suicide-related outcomes among individuals born from the early 1980s to the late 1990s/
Hospital patients with mental disorders have higher mortality than those without mental disorders.