All articles by Nicola Davies, PhD
As an increasing number of patients are seeking professional treatment for attachment disorders, clinicians need to stay up to date on the latest developments to mitigate the far-reaching effects of these conditions.
Deficits in reward processing are evident in several psychological disorders, including anxiety, substance abuse, personality disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and psychotic disorders.
Investigators sought to determine whether there exists a mechanistic association between Alzheimer disease (AD) and depression, including whether progression of depressive symptoms is related to cognitive decline during beginning stages of AD or whether depression could predict risk of developing AD.
The unique attribute of agomelatine to reset circadian rhythms might be a cause for renewed interest within the pharmaceutical and medical communities.
Depression is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease, with more than 300 million individuals suffering from depression.1 Yet, the limited scope of therapeutics for the condition has left patients with few treatment options and low rates of remission. This may change as progress is made on the pathophysiology of depression. Indeed,…
Peer support is recognized by such bodies as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the American Psychiatric Association as a valuable component of recovery-oriented services within systems of care.
Researchers in Germany found that metacognitive intervention is effective in schizophrenia, specifically for patients with schizophrenia who make quick conclusions with their thoughts that in turn reinforce their delusions. They have created and implemented the use of a computer application to facilitate metacognitive intervention, which they believe is effective for patients with mental illness.
As rates of physician burnout continue to climb, a diverse group of researchers weigh in on enhancing resilience and particularly emphasize enlightening educators about how resilience develops during residency.
Prioritization of patients’ well-being can lead physicians to neglect their own well-being, including their mental health.
Dr Pransky shares some examples of robots that have shown impressive psychiatric applications, as well as her thoughts on giving robots the critical role of delivering healthcare to human beings.
Psychosis, or a psychotic episode, is characterized by a distorted perception of reality that is often exacerbated by hallucinations or delusions.
While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.
Although research has filled some of the knowledge gaps in the association between psychosis and hearing impairment, more data about this phenomenon and its confounding factors are needed.
While pharmacotherapy research has revealed some promising findings, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the gold standard for treating hoarding disorder.
Not all abused children become serial killers, and not all serial killers are victims of childhood abuse. However, the connection between the two cannot be dismissed as just coincidence.
Offenders with major psychopathic traits can be identified in all ethnic groups that have been studied, including European Americans, African Americans, and Latino Americans, but some of the evidence pointing to the validity of psychopathy is stronger in European Americans.
Stress is the key link between occupation and presentation of mental illness.
“Diabulimia” may or may not be associated with bulimia or any of its symptoms.
You have probably heard the term ‘Big Data’ being bandied around, but what does it actually mean for the psychiatry sector? Dr Nicola Davies explains what Big Data is, before exploring how it’s currently being applied within psychiatry.
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