Lithium use was associated with lower intensity of depressive symptoms, reduced clinical severity, and lower benzodiazepine use.
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The investigational fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor PF-04457845 may decrease cannabis withdrawal symptoms and dependence in men.
Exposure to trauma in childhood may be associated with an increased chance of having psychotic experiences in early adulthood.
Telepsychiatry services for elderly patients may increase access to geriatric specialists, reduce travel time for both providers and patients, and reduce healthcare costs.
The use of a polygenic risk score for schizophrenia can effectively predict an antipsychotic treatment response after a first episode of psychosis.
A new study examines a link between first-onset suicidal ideation and substance use disorders.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force updated the 2013 recommendation on screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults.
Investigators sought to determine predictors of long-term treatment outcomes in youths with mixed anxiety disorders.
Exposure to carbamazepine was associated with the highest risk for stroke, particularly ischemic stroke.
After a major depressive episode, sociability, activity, and self-esteem measures decreased, while emotionality and shyness scores increased.
Researchers analyzed neuroimaging data from a group of 1093 adolescents from the IMAGEN project.
Researchers found that people receiving treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids had a reduction in anxiety symptoms compared with those not receiving treatment.
Researchers found that children who were compliant with drug therapy had a significantly lower risk for oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder than those who were noncompliant.
In terms of efficacy, 3 randomized controlled trials demonstrated that treatment with lithium monotherapy improved overall functioning and symptoms of mania or mixed mania in children and adolescents with bipolar illness.
Researchers confirmed the existence of a direct link between clock genes and 2 comorbid diseases, as well as the genetic predisposition for alcohol abuse.
These findings suggest that child maltreatment affects physical health in adulthood.
Researchers are conducting a trial to determine whether 25 or 50 psychotherapy sessions in a year will be more effective at reducing symptoms of depression in patients with personality disorders.
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