Short- to intermediate-term exposure to atypical antipsychotic medications may dysregulate adaptive immune responses, increasing susceptibility to respiratory infections like COVID-19.
Researchers assessed data from short-term studies with open-label extensions among adults and adolescents with bipolar depression to assess the impact of lurasidone on treatment-emergent mania.
Research was conducted to assess the impact of initiation of treatment with second-generation antipsychotics and treatment interruptions on weight gain in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar 1 disorder.
Investigators conducted a comprehensive literature search to identify key characteristics that best differentiate between bipolar I disorder and major depressive disorder.
Sleep abnormalities and cognition in bipolar disorder may be related, and may affect cognition in this patient population.
Investigators conducted a population-based study in which a survey was deployed to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and well-being.
Polygenic risk scores predict the progression from unipolar depression to bipolar or psychiatric disorders.
Artificial light at night was positively associated with markers of social disadvantage, including minority status, lower family income, lower parental education, and having 1 or more first relatives born outside the US.
Dexmedetomidine is currently available as a solution for intravenous infusion for use in clinical anesthesia and sedation in an intensive care setting.
The researchers concluded that the correlation between interregional cortical thinning during maturation and expression patterns of genes associated with multiple psychiatric disorders suggested a common molecular process.