APA 2016

Genetic Influences on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Genetic Influences on Autism Spectrum Disorders

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New technologies and methodological approaches are starting to elucidate the relationship between DNA and complex human behavior.

Marriage May Protect Against Risk of Alcohol Use Disorder

Marriage May Protect Against Risk of Alcohol Use Disorder

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A direct causal link has been established between marital status and lower risk for development of alcohol use disorder.

Discussing Suicide With Maria Oquendo, MD, APA President-Elect

Discussing Suicide With Maria Oquendo, MD, APA President-Elect

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Maria Oquendo, MD, president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses her goals for the association.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effective for Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effective for Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Findings from 2 studies establish transcranial magnetic stimulation as a safe, effective and durable treatment option.

Immune Activation and Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Immune Activation and Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

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Study provides further evidence for the effects of inflammation on executive function in patients with schizophrenia.

Childhood Trauma, Not Impulsivity, Linked With Suicide Attempts

Childhood Trauma, Not Impulsivity, Linked With Suicide Attempts

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These findings contradict previous data that impulsivity is a risk factor for suicide attempts.

Factors Influencing ADHD Persistence Into Adulthood Identified

Factors Influencing ADHD Persistence Into Adulthood Identified

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More than 50% of youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder will have persistence of the condition into adulthood.

Advanced Maternal Age Associated With Increased Odds of OCD in Offspring

Advanced Maternal Age Associated With Increased Odds of OCD in Offspring

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There is a greater risk of OCD in children born to older mothers but not older fathers.

Study Identifies Barriers to Prevention for Depression

Study Identifies Barriers to Prevention for Depression

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Nearly one-fifth of adolescents will have experienced a major depressive episode by the time they reach adulthood.

Emotional Flexibility May Affect PTSD, Depression Severity

Emotional Flexibility May Affect PTSD, Depression Severity

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Emotional enhancement ability predicts symptom severity of PTSD and depression.

Likely Connection Between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome

Likely Connection Between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome

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Lower abundance and diversity of microbial populations have been identified in individuals with obsessive compulsive behavior.

Prevalence of Pseudobulbar Affect in Patients With Dementia

Prevalence of Pseudobulbar Affect in Patients With Dementia

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Symptoms of PBA were observed in nearly three-quarters of patients with dementia.

Assessing Capacity for Decision Making in Schizophrenia: A Case Report

Assessing Capacity for Decision Making in Schizophrenia: A Case Report

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People with psychiatric impairment may be capable of making wise and thoughtful decisions about their lives.

PTSD Prevalent, Underrecognized in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

PTSD Prevalent, Underrecognized in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

Comorbid PTSD and other psychiatric illness has been linked to increased rates of suicidal ideation and substance use disorders.

Synthetic Cannabinoids: A Public Health Concern

Synthetic Cannabinoids: A Public Health Concern

The increased use of synthetic cannabinoids presents a public health threat.

Assessing Clinician Knowledge of Patient Sexual Self Identification

Assessing Clinician Knowledge of Patient Sexual Self Identification

There is room for improvement in the delivery of culturally competent healthcare.

Coping With Patient Suicide Among Psychiatry Trainees and Clinicians

Coping With Patient Suicide Among Psychiatry Trainees and Clinicians

Strategies are needed to help physicians cope with patient suicide.

Is Compassion Missing From the Medical Curriculum?

Is Compassion Missing From the Medical Curriculum?

Compassion, empathy, and sympathy are necessary for delivery of ethical medical care.

Campus Suicide Crisis: A Need for Prevention

Campus Suicide Crisis: A Need for Prevention

The lifetime prevalence rate for serious suicidal ideation on campuses is on the rise.

APA 2016: New Research Sampling

APA 2016: New Research Sampling

This brief sampling illustrates the diversity of content being presented at the annual meeting.

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