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Improving Detection of Delirium in the Acute Setting

Delirium is highly prevalent in critical care, especially among elderly patients and individuals with dementia. Although rates vary widely across studies, findings suggest delirium affects more than 15% of hospitalized patients. For additional discussion regarding this topic, Neurology Advisor interviewed Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD, MBA, FACP, FACLP, clinical vice chair of psychiatry and psychology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
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Ketamine Changes Course of Major Depressive Disorder Treatment

Currently, there is an unmet need for the development of rapid-acting antidepressants aimed at treatment-resistant patients with either major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder. A review of existing treatment options, as well as future possibilities, was published in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.1 Approximately 320 million people worldwide are affected by MDD, with a noted…
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Metacognitive Interventions for Delusions in Schizophrenia

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.
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Treatment Nonadherence in Schizophrenia: The Patient’s Perspective

Researchers found that there a many factors that contribute to nonadherence to antipsychotic medication in patients with schizophrenia, including the patient’s perception that the physician is in alliance with their family, rather than listening to what he or she wants. Physicians who were interviewed by Psychiatry Advisor recommend listening to what is important to the patient. Weight gain associated with medications might be unacceptable to some patients, or medication-induced somnolence, which to some could be intolerable, might help severe insomnia in others.