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Researchers have identified a “multiple-deficit” model of the comorbidity between ADHD and dyslexia in which each disorder has multiple predictors—some specific and some shared.

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By writing a series of profound pieces after he found out that he had a terminal illness, Oliver Sacks, MD, the renowned neurologist and writer, taught us much about how to live and die.

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The topics selected for this special issue highlight the broad relevance of this symptom domain to clinical practice in psychiatry and beyond.

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The authors explore ways to address aggression in clinical practice and examine the potentially dangerous impulsivity-violence link across a broad range of conditions.

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Suicide and self-harm are often linked to impulsivity, but what do empirical evaluations of this link actually show? This association is discussed and challenged in this article.

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The challenges of recognizing behaviors such as hypersexuality, gambling, and excessive buying in Parkinson disease are discussed, as are ways to address them while still managing the underlying condition.

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Now placed “substance-related and addictive disorders” in DSM-5, gambling disorder has similiarities to other behavioral addictions, such as “food addiction” and “Internet gaming disorder.”

The authors summarize findings from the first study to compare suicide risk for veterans who do and those who do not use VA services.

Anxiety is a fundamental aspect of the human experience, but if it impacts social, psychological, or physiological functioning, it can lead to symptoms that cause distress and impairment. Here: the latest on anxiety disorders by experts in the field.

Simply telling patients “we don’t know how ECT works” neglects our abundant knowledge of what this treatment does. The authors review biological actions of ECT and discuss future directions for research.

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