Psychiatric Disorders

Foster Care of Children Reduces Risk for Psychopathology Associated With Institutionalized Care

Foster Care of Children Reduces Risk for Psychopathology Associated With Institutionalized Care

Between the age of 8 and 16, the foster care group showed significant declines in externalizing psychopathology while no change was seen in the institutionalized group.

Probiotics, Depression, and the Role of Inflammation

Probiotics, Depression, and the Role of Inflammation

Researchers examined evidence suggesting that probiotics may exert antidepressant effects via anti-inflammatory mechanisms.

Aggression in Bipolar I Disorder and Psychosis Associated With Suicidal Ideation, Alcohol Abuse

Aggression in Bipolar I Disorder and Psychosis Associated With Suicidal Ideation, Alcohol Abuse

Management of alcohol abuse, suicidal ideation or behavior, and manic symptoms may reduce aggression among patients with bipolar disorder with psychotic features.

Novel Psychological Intervention Feasible, Acceptable for Treating Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder

Novel Psychological Intervention Feasible, Acceptable for Treating Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder

Personal recovery improved more rapidly for participants in the anxiety in bipolar disorder intervention, but not social and personal functioning.

Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Adolescents with bipolar I disorder whose symptoms are in remission are significantly less likely to experience conduct disorder or antisocial personality disorder.

FAST Scores for Functioning Are Meaningful for Recovery in Bipolar Disorder

FAST Scores for Functioning Are Meaningful for Recovery in Bipolar Disorder

There is no distinct cut off for the Functional Assessment Short Test between none, mind, moderate, and severe functional impairment.

Once-Monthly Perseris Approved for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Once-Monthly Perseris Approved for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

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Perseris, an atypical antipsychotic, has an extended-release delivery system that releases sustained levels of risperidone over 1 month.

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Investigators sought to determine the differences between youth with cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.

Childhood Abuse Linked to Compromised White Matter Integrity in Bipolar Disorder

Childhood Abuse Linked to Compromised White Matter Integrity in Bipolar Disorder

These findings are in line with previous research, which suggested that abuse and neglect in childhood have different effects on the brain.

Anxiety symptoms linked to episodic memory reduction in older adults

Anxiety symptoms linked to episodic memory reduction in older adults

A significant affiliation between symptoms of anxiety and a decrease in episodic memory was reported in healthy seniors 60 years and older.

Escitalopram outperforms transcranial direct-current stimulation in depression

Escitalopram outperforms transcranial direct-current stimulation in depression

Escitalopram may outperform transcranial direct-current stimulation in major depressive disorder.

Residing near busy roads increases risk for dementia

Residing near busy roads increases risk for dementia

Approximately 11% of dementia cases for people living within 164 feet of a major roadway might be attributed to this proximity to traffic.

Suicide prevention: restricting access to lethal means is effective

Suicide prevention: restricting access to lethal means is effective

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While many suicide prevention techniques are effective, others have not been proven to be beneficial.

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

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Mothers who heavily used tobacco during pregnancy increased the risk of their children developing schizophrenia.

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

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Antidepressant use for anxiety, panic, and ADHD has increased.

Clozapine use and neutropenia

Clozapine use and neutropenia

Low dose lithium can bring return absolute neutrophil count (ANC) to normal levels.

CBT in primary care settings benefits adolescents diagnosed with depression

CBT in primary care settings benefits adolescents diagnosed with depression

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Teenagers assigned to receive CBT treatment recovered 8 weeks faster than those receiving only standard care.

CBT, antidepressants equally effective in treating major depressive disorder, per ACP guideline

CBT, antidepressants equally effective in treating major depressive disorder, per ACP guideline

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Moderate-quality evidence shows that both methods are efficacious in treating MDD.

Sexual assault—Intervention in primary care

Sexual assault—Intervention in primary care

Recognizing red flag symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and increased substance use, is important in helping victims who are reluctant to report the assault.

Overweight, obesity more likely in women with PTSD

Overweight, obesity more likely in women with PTSD

Body mass index gains more rapid among women with at least four symptoms of PTSD.

Critics question DSM-5 methodology, transparency

Critics question DSM-5 methodology, transparency

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Widespread over-diagnosis of certain conditions with new criteria among top concerns.

Understanding the 
changes in DSM-5

Understanding the 
changes in DSM-5

The latest revision of the diagnostic manual does away with the complex 
multiaxial organization in favor of a simpler chapter order of disorders.

Depression during pregnancy increases depression risk in offspring

Depression during pregnancy increases depression risk in offspring

Maternal education moderates the effects of postnatal, but not antenatal depression.

FDA investigating death of two patients on Zyprexa

FDA investigating death of two patients on Zyprexa

The FDA is looking into the cause of death of two patients who died several days after receiving injections of Zyprexa Relprevv.

CDC: Mental disorders on the rise in U.S. youth

CDC: Mental disorders on the rise in U.S. youth

As many as one-in-five U.S. children and teens experience a mental disorder.

Recognizing and treating PTSD in primary care

Recognizing and treating PTSD in primary care

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As more military personnel return to the United States with PTSD symptoms, now is the perfect time to refresh our knowledge on treating this disorder.

ADHD symptoms stable in early life despite meds

ADHD symptoms stable in early life despite meds

Medication status does not predict change in symptom severity among young children with moderate-to-severe ADHD.

Treating a paranoiac for dementia

Treating a paranoiac for dementia

What is the recommended treatment for patients diagnosed with dementia who are suffering with paranoia and/or hallucinations?

Postpartum depression in a primary-care setting

Postpartum depression in a primary-care setting

Experienced by up to one in five mothers, postpartum depression often goes untreated. Learn what risk factors to be alert for.

ADHD & antisocial personality disorder: Minimizing the risks

ADHD & antisocial personality disorder: Minimizing the risks

Around 20% of pediatric patients with ADHD will develop antisocial personality disorder in adulthood.

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