The case of an older woman who underwent treatment with accelerated intermittent theta burst stimulation for major depressive disorder is reported.
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Compared with usual treatment, the use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics significantly increased the time to first hospitalization in patients with early-phase schizophrenia.
While insomnia medication efficacy has been studied in meta-analyses, this efficacy has largely been focused on study endpoints rather than time-course responses.
At 16 weeks, both CBT treatments significantly reduced accommodation frequency more than standard treatment, with no significant differences between the CBT treatments.
The majority of older adults in the sample did not report any depression, anxiety, or stress symptoms, and almost no respondents indicated severe or extremely severe symptoms.
Dissociative seizures are paroxysmal episodes distinctive from epileptic seizures or syncope, and patients with dissociative seizures often have comorbid psychiatric difficulties.
Patients with schizophrenia and a history of catatonia had greater deficits in the cognitive domains of immediate memory, verbal fluency, and processing speed compared to patients with schizophrenia alone.
Patients with major depressive disorder and active suicidal ideation with intent treated with esketamine experienced significantly reduced depressive symptoms, but not suicide severity, compared to those treated with placebo.
For services such as medication management, individual and group counseling, assessment, consultation, and crisis services, reliance on telemedicine has been increasing.
Prisoners in the jailed population are disproportionately black, and black people are less likely to receive psychiatric treatment.
In low and middle income countries, mental health conditions are considerably undertreated, and efforts to expand the availability of mental health services have not increased levels of use.
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Smoking has shown a positive dose-response relationship with suicide-related behaviors after controlling for potential confounding factors such as psychiatric symptoms and alcohol consumption.
Biological alterations and unhealthy behaviors associated with MDD may cause type 2 diabetes, and conversely, disability and comorbidity may cause MDD.
Schizophrenia liability of the mother and child were significantly correlated with childhood trauma in both cohort studies.
When perseveration is caused by metacognitions about worry, anxiety is more likely compared with metacognitions about rumination, in which depression is more likely.
The importance of workplace psychosocial stress should be considered when evaluating patient’s mental health and work capacity.
The degree of overlap between MDD and burnout is unclear. However, dysfunctional sleep patterns are known risk factors for both conditions.
The study confirmed a continuation of the trend for elevated placebo response and reduced treatment effect in clinical trials of schizophrenia medications.
Depersonalization can be described as feeling disconnected from one’s body, whereas derealization is characterized by feeling disconnected from the world, with environments, objects, and people seeming unreal or unfamiliar.
In patients with schizophrenia, cannabis use may be linked to elevated risk of all-cause mortality but decreased risk of mortality from digestive organ diseases.
Alcohol consumption frequency in the entire sample and alcohol consumption amount in regular drinkers were genetically and phenotypically correlated, although genetic correlations between the 2 measures and external phenotypes displayed opposite directions.
Connectivity was significantly higher in nonrecovered than recovered patients, and there were fewer connections in recovered patients compared with nonrecovered patients, indicating significant differences in network structure.
Early-life stress caused by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has been linked to alterations in HPA axis activity that persist into adulthood, which may play a role in mental health disorders, including depression.
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