Consistent with research on adults with bipolar disorder, lithium is associated with decreased suicidality, better psychosocial functioning, and fewer depressive symptoms in children and adolescents.
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Patients with mental illness who received discontinuous or no primary care between age 17 and 18 had an increased rate of mental health-related hospitalization in young adulthood.
The compensatory strategies employed by individuals with autism spectrum disorder might be a barrier to an official, timely diagnosis of autism, and might have negative consequences on individual’s mental health and well-being.
Using virtual reality, investigators found that women with eating disorders paid more attention to weight-related areas of an avatar’s body, while their male counterparts paid more attention to non-weight-related body parts.
Older adults reporting passive suicidal ideation may not be depressed, but may be experiencing worse health and functioning.
Intermittent theta-burst stimulation was associated with improved social and occupational function in veterans with PTSD.
Riluzole may be linked with a maintained response to acute treatment and improved response posttreatment in patients who had not responded immediately to acute-phase treatment.
The relationship between depression and diabetes complications appears to be bidirectional, although depression was associated with an increased risk for incident macrovascular and microvascular disease.
Associations were observed between sexting and sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, anxiety/depression, and substance use in adolescents.
Older adults with severe depressive symptoms are more likely to be taking high-potency opioid medications compared with older adults without such symptoms.