Handgrip is a simple proxy for physical strength and a clinically useful measure of muscular function. What about cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia? A large study looked into just that.
Hot off the press: Three new studies, including one that reports middle-age physically fit women are nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia decades later.
Consider these travel tips to help alleviate your patients’ fears that, if left unchecked, can trigger full-blown psychosis.
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.
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.
Empirically supported psychotherapeutic treatments have been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and build problem-solving skills in adolescents. Three of those treatments are discussed in this 10-question quiz.
Up to 50% of cases of cannabis-induced psychosis covert to schizophrenia. A new study provides striking evidence for abuse of other substances and schizophrenia onset.
Is there a link between childhood and parental asthma and risk of schizophrenia?
Patients with difficult conditions such as delusional parasitosis tend to resist the notion that a psychiatric problem underlies their symptoms.
News from around the web includes reports on physician burnout, the effects of diet on brain inflammation, written exposure therapy for PTSD, Parkland, psychedelics, benzodiazepines, and social media to gauge mental health.