Brain Health in Aging Adults
Three studies highlight sedentary behavior and memory, cognitive decline in psychosis, and risk of dementia with anticholinergic drugs.
Advances in Predicting Tardive Dyskinesia
A prediction model may help identify treatment characteristics associated with TD among patients with psychiatric disorders taking antipsychotic medications.
Geriatric Psychiatry Research Update: December 2018
Three news studies show how eating habits and other lifestyle factors affect cognition and brain imaging may be useful in predicting dementia.
Psychocardiology in Older Adults
Three new studies shed light on the role of cardiac health in developing Alzheimer disease, depression, anxiety, and dementia.
Three New Studies in Major Depression
Results from these studies yield important clinical implications to improve treatment and prognosis for patients with major depression.
3 New Studies About Depression and Lifestyle
Three new studies highlight the link between depression and opioid overdoses; “early birds” are less prone to depression; and consuming fish may reduce the risk of depression.
3 Must-Read Stories in Geriatric Psychiatry
A research roundup about long-term prescribing guidelines, “psychogenic death,” and implications for patients with depression and pain.
Depression Research: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Omega-3 Supplementation, Adolescent Psychiatry
New studies in major depression find VNS improves the quality of life of patients with treatment-resistant depression and two other findings.
At the Heart of Depression: 3 New Studies
New research brings us closer to learning about the associations between psychological states, quality of life, and cardiovascular health.
3 New Studies on Dementia
New data indicate that dementia is largely undiagnosed or unrecognized; exposure to general anesthesia and surgery can lead to a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills in older adults; and sarcopenic obesity in older adults may predict dementia.
Geriatric Psychiatry Research: Herpesviruses, Brain Metals, DBS
New research suggests that viruses and metals in the brain may exacerbate Alzheimer disease and deep brain stimulation shows promise in slowing cognitive decline.
Depression Research Update: July 2018
Highlights of 3 new studies investigate how to choose the best therapy for depression as well as the negative influences of polypharmacy and social media.
New Insights on the Role of Brain Activity in Depression
For the first time, a study has shown comprehensive evidence for the effect of depression on decline in overall cognitive function. Plus, 2 more findings.
Geriatric Psychiatry Research Update: June 2018
Three new studies examine research on biomarkers to predict lifetime risk of Alzheimer disease; diet and brain tissue volume; and cognitive impairment in active older adults.
Sleepiness, Brain Proteins, and Fitness in Older Adults
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.
April Research Update: Major Depressive Disorder
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.
3 New Updates on Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
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.
3 Clinical Studies on ADHD
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.
3 New Findings in Geriatric Psychiatry
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.
3 New Things About ADHD
Who’s filling ADHD prescriptions now?
Lifestyle, Personality, and Metabolic Changes in the Elderly
Three new studies on genetic risk factors and lifestyle; the transition from cognitive health to Alzheimer disease; and metabolic syndrome in depressed older adults.
What Twitter and Brain Imaging Reveal About ADHD
The latest news includes revealing tweets, ADHD medications and STD risk, and new insights from functional MRI.
3 Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
These common conditions may affect the risk of Alzheimer disease or the ability to cope with daily activities.
Harbingers of Dementia-or Not?
Hypertension, loss of sense of smell, personality changes: which can predict dementia?
MDD: Predictors and Protectors
Researchers investigate links between depression and exercise, childhood sexual abuse, and diet.
What’s New in the Treatment of MDD?
The latest news in the treatment of depression covers patient self-management apps, antidepressant efficacy in older adults, and strategies to improve adherence.
3 Novel Technologies for Geriatric Psychiatry
New tools for the armamentarium: a patient self-management app, a retinal imaging system, and a computer program for Alzheimer diagnosis.
3 Common Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults: New Insights
Are you up-to-date on the latest findings in mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and depression in elderly patients?
New Portents of Alzheimer Disease
Researchers investigate Alzheimer disease in 3 key areas: sleep, seizures, and proton pump inhibitors.
Early Warnings of Dementia and Depression
Among the clues revealed in 3 recent studies: brain amyloid, saliva biomarkers, and microvascular dysfunction.
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