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.
Make the most of brief psychotherapeutic sessions with these practical tips.
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.
Finding and treating the underlying cause of sleep disturbance is critical to effective management. Here are a few medical conditions that may trigger key disrupting symptoms.