Relapse in MDD is associated with morphologic brain changes; stopping exercise may increase depressive symptoms; and inflammatory biomarkers may predict which treatment-resistant MDD patients benefit from ECT.
Mark L. Fuerst
This report includes a study on patterns of prodromal psychiatric symptoms that may help identify young persons at increased risk of bipolar disorder; sibling bullying and risk of psychotic disorders; and a new smartphone app that tracks moods and predicts bipolar disorder episodes.
Highlights of 3 studies find that novel genetic variants for ADHD are linked to educational attainment; the prevalence of parent-reported ADHD diagnoses has not increased recently; and a video game-like intervention targets cognitive processes implicated in ADHD.
Lifestyle changes—more exercise, taking omega-3 supplements—may help those with dementia, and a protein found in the brain may be a marker for Parkinson disease. Details here.
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Three new studies on genetic risk factors and lifestyle; the transition from cognitive health to Alzheimer disease; and metabolic syndrome in depressed older adults.
The latest news includes revealing tweets, ADHD medications and STD risk, and new insights from functional MRI.
These common conditions may affect the risk of Alzheimer disease or the ability to cope with daily activities.
The latest news in the treatment of depression covers patient self-management apps, antidepressant efficacy in older adults, and strategies to improve adherence.
New tools for the armamentarium: a patient self-management app, a retinal imaging system, and a computer program for Alzheimer diagnosis.