Statins May Curb Depression After Cardiac Events

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 05 – Statin use after cardiac intervention reduces the risk of depression, Australian researchers report…

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Chronic Anxiety Requires Long-Term Treatment to Prevent Relapse

December 16, 2010 Patients with chronic generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) who are receiving antidepressant therapy need to be continuously treated…

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Journal of Anxiety Disorders ,Volume 25, Issue 1 (january 2011)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Examining the relation between posttraumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideation in an OEF/OIF…

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Flexible Treatment Intervention Significantly Better Than Usual Care for Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care

May 24, 2010 A flexible program designed to treat 4 common anxiety disorders in primary care leads to significantly greater…

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Anxiety, Stress & Coping An International Journal, Volume 24 Issue 1 2011

The main Features in this Issue are: -Anxiety buffer disruption theory: a terror management account of posttraumatic stress disorder -Impact…

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Open general medical wards versus specialist psychiatric units for acute psychoses – (10/07/2009 )

Decisions regarding admission to institutions or hospitals for people with severe acute mental illness often depend on risk assessment. If…

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Intensive Case Management for severe mental illness – (01/06/2010 )

Worldwide, more than 25% of people develop one or more mental or behavioural disorders, during their entire lifetime (WHO 2001)….

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Top 10 Psychiatry Articles of 2010

1New Diagnostic Entity in DSM-5? 2. Child Psychiatry * Is Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed in Children and Adolescents: A Virtual Debate…

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Contemporary and Emerging Approaches to Treating Schizophrenia

The annual meeting provided participants with a number of opportunities to learn about the treatment of schizophrenia from the experts…

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Statement Updated for Screening and Treatment of Teens at Risk for Suicide

“Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for adolescents 15 to 19 years old,” write Benjamin N. Shain, MD, PhD,…

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Adult ADHD: New Data to Inform Treatment

In the absence of clinical practice guidelines for adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there is widespread uncertainty not only about which…

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Zolpidem Impairs Balance and Cognition on Awakening

The nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic zolpidem produces clinically significant impairments in balance and cognition on awakening after 2 hours of sleep in…

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Probability of Full Recovery From Body Dysmorphic Disorder Good Over Time

With enough time, and proper treatment, many patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) are likely to recover and not relapse,…

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Do Video Games Fuel Mental Health Problems?

There might be trouble brewing behind the glassy eyes of kids who spend too much time and energy on video…

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Mode of action of electroconvulsive therapy: an update

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 01/07/2011 Scott AIF – The article is intended as a reminder of these studies and illustrates…

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Prospective cohort study of mental health during imprisonment

British Journal of Psychiatry, 01/07/2011 Hassan L et al. – Mental illness is common among prisoners, but little evidence exists…

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Improves Seizure Control at 10 Years

January 4, 2010 – New long-term data show vagus nerve stimulation is a viable option for patients with refractory epilepsy….

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Association of temperament with subjective sleep patterns

Journal of Affective Disorders, 12/28/2010 Ottoni GL et al. – Emotional and cognitive functioning have been involved in insomnia etiology,…

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Effects of opt-in letters in a National Health Service psychotherapy service

Psychiatric Bulletin, 12/10/2010 Houghton S et al. – It appears that although an opt-in system can reduce non-attendance at first…

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Survey of general practitioners- attitudes towards psychiatry

Psychiatric Bulletin, 12/10/2010 Thompson C et al. – General practitioners in Shropshire have a positive attitude towards psychiatry. Associations between…

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Cognitive Deficits of Sleep Deprivation Kick in Early and Linger

December 7, 2010 (Miami Beach, Florida) – It may take more than sleeping-in on the weekend to reverse the effects…

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Persecutory ideation and insomnia: Findings from the second British National Survey Of Psychiatric Morbidity

Journal of Psychiatric Research, 11/10/2010 Freeman D et al. – In a path analysis the association of paranoia and insomnia…

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Impact of a smoke-free policy in a large psychiatric hospital on staff attitudes and patient behavior

General Hospital Psychiatry, 10/22/2010 Voci S et al. – A smoke-free policy can be implemented in a large psychiatric hospital…

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Family physician involvement in cancer care and lung cancer patient emotional distress and quality of life

Supportive Care in Cancer, 10/20/2010 Aubin M et al. – This study aims to describe emotional distress and quality of…

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Self-Injury in Adolescents With Eating Disorders: Correlates and Provider Bias

Journal of Adolescent Health, 10/20/2010 Peebles R et al. SIB was common in this population, and supports extant literature on…

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An evaluation of a managed clinical network for personality disorder: breaking new ground or top dressing

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 10/18/2010 Hogard E et al. This article describes an evaluation of an innovative managed…

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Self and other justice beliefs, impulsivity, rumination, and forgiveness: Justice beliefs can both prevent and promote forgiveness

Personality and Individual Differences, 10/04/2010 Lucas T et al. – Structural equation modeling strongly supported an indirect effects model in…

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Alexithymia in the interpersonal domain: A general deficit of empathy

Personality and Individual Differences, 10/04/2010 Grynberg D et al. – The findings suggest specific associations between cognitive and affective components…

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The relationship between lateral differences in tympanic membrane temperature and behavioral impulsivity

Brain and Cognition, 10/04/2010 Helton WS – The finding is in line with previous research and theory indicating a hemispheric…

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Diagnosis and classification of personality disorder: difficulties, their resolution and implications for practice

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 09/03/2010 Sarkar J et al. – There are many difficulties associated with the diagnostic guidelines for…

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Genetic Polymorphism Involved in Organophosphate Breakdown Linked to Neurodevelopmental Delay

Polymorphisms in a gene associated with the enzyme that breaks down organophosphate pesticides has been linked to neurodevelopmental delay in…

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Evidence mapping: illustrating an emerging methodology to improve evidence-based practice in youth mental health

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 08/17/2010 Hetrick SE et al. – Evidence mapping is emerging as a rigorous methodology…

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Lateralized human hippocampal activity predicts navigation based on sequence or place memory

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 08/17/2010 Igloi K et al. – These…

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Researchers Probe Links Between Cardiovascular Health and Socioeconomic, Environmental Factors

The effort to reduce cardiovascular disease must go beyond the physician’s office to incorporate a variety of psychological, social, and…

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Race/Ethnicity and Potential Suicide Misclassification: Window on a Minority Suicide Paradox

Data disparities might explain much of the Black-White suicide rate gap, if not the Hispanic-White gap. Ameliorative action would extend…

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Wake Agent Eases Fatigue in HIV Patients

Modafinil, a central nervous system stimulant and wakefulness agent, has proved safe and effective in treating fatigue in HIV-positive patients…

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Tics Common in Orphanages, Disappear in Foster Care

Behavioral tics such as head banging, hand flapping, and body rocking are more common in toddlers living in orphanages, but…

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New National Drug Control Policy Includes More Prescription Monitoring

The federal government is expanding prescription drug monitoring programs and will link state systems, the White House announced Tuesday. The…

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No Negative Impact of Psychiatric Illness on Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is generally considered to be highly effective for the treatment of morbid obesity, but the success or failure…

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Borderline Personality, Bipolar Disorder Equally Likely for Positive MDQ Screens

Patients who score positive on the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ), the most widely used screening scale for bipolar disorder, are…

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Exploring Diabetes’ Link To Eating Disorders

Diabetics, under the gun to better manage their disease by controlling their food intake and weight, may find themselves in…

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Elderly Women Sleep Better Than They Think, Men Sleep Worse

A study in the Oct.1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that elderly women sleep better than elderly men even…

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Heavy Women Have Lower Quality Relationships, But Same Is Not True For Men, Study Finds

The research-conducted jointly by Professor Latner and New Zealand clinical psychologist Dr. Alice D. Boyes addresses body image, weight, romantic…

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Lack of Morning Light Keeping Teenagers Up at Night

“As teenagers spend more time indoors, they miss out on essential morning light needed to stimulate the body’s 24-hour biological…

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The Potential Role of Appetite in Predicting Weight Changes During Treatment with Olanzapine

Abstract Background: Clinically significant weight gain has been reported during treatment with atypical antipsychotics. It has been suggested that weight…

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Antecedents of Hospital Admission for Deliberate Self-harm from a 14-year Follow-up Study Using Data-linkage

Abstract Background: A prior episode of deliberate self-harm (DSH) is one of the strongest predictors of future completed suicide. Identifying…

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The One Patient I Knew I Couldn’t Treat

Introduction Actually, there were several. Every clinician in a real-world practice will regularly encounter patients who appear to defy all…

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Elevated Transaminases as a Predictor of Coma in a Patient with Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Abstract Introduction: Liver injury is a frequent complication associated with anorexia nervosa, and steatosis of the liver is thought to…

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Highlights From the 13th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Addiction Psychiatry

What defines gambling? Simply stated, gambling amounts to risking something of value on the outcome of an event when the…

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Psychiatry Via the Internet: Benefits, Risks, and Perspectives

The First International Symposium on the Internet and Psychiatry was assembled at Ludwig-Maximillian University (LMU) in Munich, Germany, to explore…

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SLEEP Volume 33 / Issue 12 – Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -Functional Neuroimaging Insights into the Physiology of Human Sleep -The Use of Exogenous…

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Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, Volume 21 Issue 5 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -Child murder and gender differences – A nationwide register-based study of filicide offenders…

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SLEEP Volume 33 / Issue 10 – Friday, October 01, 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: – Dopaminergic Regulation of Sleep and Cataplexy in a Murine Model of Narcolepsy…

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SLEEP, Volume 33 / Issue 08 – Sunday, August 01, 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: – Neurobehavioral Dynamics Following Chronic Sleep Restriction: Dose-Response Effects of One Night for…

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Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, Volume 21 Issue 4 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: – A quasi-experimental pilot study of the Reasoning and Rehabilitation programme with mentally…

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SLEEP Journal,Volume 33 / Issue 07 – Thursday, July 01, 2010

The main Features in this Issue are:-The Trouble with Tribbles: Do Antibodies Against TRIB2 Cause Narcolepsy? – In Vivo Evidence…

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International Journal of Eating Disorders,Volume 43 Issue 5 (July 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Mortality and predictors of death in a cohort of patients presenting to an…

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SLEEP Journal,Volume 33 / Issue 06 – Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -Can the MSLT be a Useful Tool to Assess Motor Vehicle Crash Risk…

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SLEEP Journal,Volume 33 / Issue 05 – Saturday, May 01, 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -Associations between Short Sleep Duration and Central Obesity in Women. – Sociodemographic and…

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Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, Volume 21 Issue 2 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -Prevalence of ADHD symptoms among youth in a secure facility: the consistency and…

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International Journal of Eating Disorders,Volume 43 Issue 4 (May 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – The changing profile of eating disorders at a tertiary psychiatric clinic in…

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SLEEP Journal,Volume 33 Issue 04 – Thursday, April 01, 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: – Chronic Caffeine Treatment Prevents Sleep Deprivation-Induced Impairment of Cognitive Function and Synaptic…

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SLEEP Journal, Volume 33 / Issue 03 – March 01, 2010

Main Topics Sleep Deprivation and Emotion Recognition The Case-Crossover Study: A Novel Design in Evaluating Transient Fatigue as a Risk…

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International Journal of Eating Disorders,Volume 43 Issue 2 (March 2010)

Main Topics Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of psychological and pharmacological treatments for binge eating disorder Effect on bone health of…

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Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology

Main Topics Confidence and accuracy in assessments of short-term risks presented by forensic psychiatric patients Are inmates- subjective sleep problems…

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Pregnant Veterans Twice as Likely to Suffer Mental Health Problems

December 29, 2010 – Female veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) are at…

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Later Effects of Psychological Abuse During Pregnancy

Abstract Postpartum depression risk increases with psychological abuse, even without physical or sexual violence. Introduction Intimate partner violence affects 4%…

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Psychological Violence During Pregnancy Linked to Postnatal Depression

September 9, 2010 – Psychological violence during pregnancy by an intimate partner is strongly linked to postnatal depression, independent of physical…

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Prenatal Tobacco Exposure Linked to Multiple Neurodevelopmental Problems

November 9, 2009 (Honolulu, Hawaii) – Prenatal tobacco exposure (TE) has been linked to irritability in neonates, poor attention and…

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Mood and Menopause

There has been much controversy over the relationship between menopause and women’s mental health. Earlier psychiatric terminology had a special…

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Young Women Vulnerable to ‘Toxic Triangle’ of Depression, Obesity, Alcohol Abuse

October 15, 2009 – Depression, obesity, and alcohol abuse appear to be interrelated conditions among young women but not their…

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Use of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale in a Collaborative Obstetric Practice

Despite the fact that postpartum depression (PPD) has been acknowledged and described since the time of Hippocrates, relatively little is…

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Mood and Menopause

There has been much controversy over the relationship between menopause and women’s mental health. Earlier psychiatric terminology had a special…

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Journal of Women’s Health,Volume 19, Number 10

The main Features in this Issue are: -Association of Physical Activity Level and Stroke Outcomes in Men and Women: A…

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Journal of Women’s Health,Volume 19, Number 9

The main Features in this Issue are: – Soy Isoflavones and Bone Mineral Density in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Western Women:…

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Journal of Women’s Health,Volume 19, Number 4

The main Features in this Issue are: – Combined Effects of Smoking and Systolic Blood Pressure on Risk of Coronary…

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Journal of Women’s Health,Volume 19, Number 3

The main Features in this Issue are: – Invasive and In Situ Cervical Cancer Reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event…

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Journal of Women’s Health,March 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: – Relative Effects of Tamoxifen, Raloxifene, and Conjugated Equine Estrogens on Cognition –…

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Journal of Women’s Health,February 2010

Main Topics A Randomized Clinical Trial of Secondary Prevention Among Women Hospitalized with Coronary Heart Disease Racial/Ethnic Differences in Early…

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Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Increase Miscarriage Risk

June 11, 2010 – Pregnant women who use antidepressants have a 68% increased risk of miscarriage compared with those who do not…

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Depressive Disorders in Pregnancy Exact a High Toll on Women and Children

October 26, 2010 – Major and minor depressive disorders are common in pregnant women and are associated with clinically relevant…

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Desvenlafaxine Safe, Effective for Treating Major Depression in Menopausal Women

August 24, 2010 – Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), can significantly decrease symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD)…

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Key Considerations in the Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in a Perimenopausal Woman

The patient is a 48-year-old woman who is visiting her physician’s office for a routine annual physical examination. She mentions…

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Somatic Depressive Symptoms Predict Worse CVD Outcomes in Women

May 19, 2009 Women with suspected myocardial ischemia who also have somatic depressive symptoms are likely to have worse outcomes…

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Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Risk for Psychotic Symptoms in Adolescents.

October 16, 2009 The maternal use of tobacco while pregnant is associated with an increased risk for psychotic symptoms such…

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Trait Anxiety in Pregnant Women Linked to Smaller Infant Size

November 9, 2009 Trait anxiety in pregnant women at the second and third trimesters is linked to smaller infant size,…

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Smoking Tied to Miscarriage Risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 30 – A new study offers another reason to stop smoking before becoming pregnant: smoking…

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Methadone Exposure Tied to Poor Perinatal Outcome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 23 – Women on methadone are at risk for a variety of perinatal problems, Irish…

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Pregnant Veterans Twice as Likely to Suffer Mental Health Problems

December 29, 2010 – Female veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) are at…

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Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Daughter’s Puberty

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 03 – Women who smoke heavily during pregnancy tend to have daughters who start menstruating…

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Primary Ovarian Insufficiency and Depression Linked

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) November 29, 2010 – Women with spontaneous 46, xx primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) are at increased…

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High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Linked to Brain Inflammation in Offspring, Animal Study Suggests

December 7, 2010 (Miami Beach, Florida) – A high-fat diet in pregnant rats is linked to irreversible negative brain changes…

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Depressive Disorders During Pregnancy: Prevalence and Risk Factors in a Large Urban Sample

Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10/28/2010 Melville JL et al. – The aim is to estimate the prevalence of major and minor…

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Empathic and aversive responses to others among 16-month-olds: associations with maternal depressive and relational variables

Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 10/19/2010 Lyubchik AC et al. The findings are congruent with the assertion that infants’…

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Gestational stress influences cognition and behavior

Future Neurology, 10/18/2010 Sandman CA et al. Recently, a small number of prospective studies have been reported that have documented…

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Nutrition, mental health and violence: from pregnancy to postpartum cohort of women attending primary care units in Southern Brazil

BMC Psychiatry, 09/03/2010  Free full text Nunes MA et al. – This project will bring relevant information for a better…

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Excessive daytime sleepiness in depressed women

Psychiatry Research, 09/03/2010 Calati R et al. – The results offer valuable information to clinicians in the sense of the…

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Effects of Deployment on Depression Screening Scores in Pregnancy at an Army Military Treatment Facility

Obstetrics and Gynecology, 08/31/2010 Smith DC et al. – Deployment status has a measurable effect on the prevalence of elevated…

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Hormonal and psycho-relational aspects of sexual function during menopausal transition and at early menopause

Maturitas, 08/23/2010 Nappi RE et al. – Hormonal and some psychological variables are relevant to sexual function in symptomatic women…

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The Portuguese version of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale-Short Form

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 08/23/2010 Zubaran C et al. – The Portuguese version of the PDSS-SF demonstrated sound…

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The high-sweet-fat food craving among women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Emotional response, implicit attitude and rewards sensitivity

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 08/19/2010 Yen JY et al. – This study aimed to: (1) evaluate food craving and high-sweet-fat food craving across…

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Prenatal smoking exposure and offspring stress coping in late adolescence: no causal link

International Journal of Epidemiology, 08/20/2010 Kuja-Halkola R et al. – In utero exposure to tobacco smoking has been suggested to…

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Health-Led Interventions in the Early Years to Enhance Infant and Maternal Mental Health: A Review of Reviews

Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 08/16/2010 Barlow J et al. – A number of methods of working are recommended as…

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Neurobiological Mechanism for Postpartum Depression Identified

During the first postpartum week, when postpartum blues tend to occur, women experience a “dramatic” increase in monoamine oxidase A…

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Couples’ Risk of Break-Up Higher After Pregnancy Loss

Studies have shown that married couples’ risk of divorce can go up after the death of a child, and now…

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Acupuncture Eases Depression in Pregnancy

Acupuncture resulted in significantly greater improvements in depression among pregnant women than two control treatments, a small, randomized trial showed….

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Associated With Poor Sleep In Women

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) negatively affect women’s sleep, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday,…

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Stable Marriage Is Linked With Better Sleep In Women

Being stably married or gaining a partner is associated with better sleep in women than being unmarried or losing a…

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American Journal of Psychotherapy ,fall 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -tennis grunting interferes with opponent-s Performance -reseacher finds vicious cycle in overeating and…

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British Journal of Psychotherapy,November 2010 Volume 26, Issue 4

The main Features in this Issue are: -CAMBRIDGE, BLOOMSBURY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS -CLINICAL INNOVATIONS IN THE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITY CARE…

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Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, December 2010 – Volume 30 – Issue 6

The main Features in this Issue are: -Association Between the 1291-C/G Polymorphism in the Adrenergic a-2a Receptor and the Metabolic…

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Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, October 2010 – Volume 30 – Issue 5

The main Features in this Issue are: -Paliperidone Extended-Release in Schizoaffective Disorder: A Randomized, Controlled Study Comparing a Flexible Dose…

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Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental,August 2010 Volume 25, Issue 6

The main Features in this Issue are: – More evidence on additive antipsychotic effect of adjunctive mirtazapine in schizophrenia: an…

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Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, August 2010 – Volume 30 – Issue 4

The main Features in this Issue are: -Comparisons of the Efficacy and Tolerability of Extended-Release Venlafaxine, Mirtazapine, and Paroxetine in…

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Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental,Volume 25 Issue 5 (July 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Caffeine and stress alter salivary -amylase activity in young men – Behavioral arousal…

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Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, June 2010 – Volume 30 – Issue 3

The main Features in this Issue are: -Prazosin Versus Quetiapine for Nighttime Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Veterans: An Assessment…

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Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental,Volume 25 Issue 3 (April 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – A psychoneuroimmunological review on cytokines involved in antidepressant treatment response – Sensory…

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journal of clinical psychopharmacology,April 2010 – Volume 30 – Issue 2

The main Features in this Issue are: – Efficacy and Safety of Asenapine in a Placebo- and Haloperidol-Controlled Trial in…

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Human Psychopharmacology: clinical &experimental,Volume 25 Issue 2 (March 2010)

Main Topics Neurocognition and its influencing factors in the treatment of schizophrenia – effects of aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone…

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International Clinical Psychopharmacology Journal, March 2010 – Volume 25 – Issue 2

Main Topic Psychometric evaluation of a Patient-Rated Most Troubling Symptom Scale for Depression: findings from a secondary analysis of a…

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Journal of psychopharmacology February 2010 – Volume 30 – Issue 1

: Main topics Water Safety, Medication Disposal, and More: An Update Neuroleptic-Induced Catatonia: Clinical Presentation, Response to Benzodiazepines, and Relationship…

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Brief Psychological Therapies for Depression, Anxiety, May Be Effective in Primary Care

July 1, 2010 – Brief therapies – including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), problem-solving therapy (PST), and counseling – are all…

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Meta-Cognitive Therapy Effective for Adult ADHD

March 31, 2010 – A 12-week, group-administered, psychological intervention known as “meta-cognitive” therapy is effective in mitigating core inattentive symptoms…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Should Be First-Line Treatment Approach for Binge Eating

January 20, 2010 – The first randomized controlled trial to compare psychological treatments for binge eating disorder shows that, for…

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Group Psychotherapy May Be More Effective Than Other Treatments of Erectile Dysfunction

July 23, 2007 — Group psychotherapy is a more effective intervention to improve erectile dysfunction than being placed on a…

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Intensive Family Therapy Helps Stabilize Depression in Bipolar Teens

September 11, 2008 The first randomized controlled trial of psychotherapy for teens with bipolar disorder has shown that adding family-focused…

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Long-Term Psychotherapy Effective for Complex Mental Disorders

October 2, 2008 Psychodynamic psychotherapy lasting more than a year is more effective than shorter-term psychotherapy for patients with complex…

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Antiepileptic Drugs Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults

In individuals 50 years or older, most antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are associated with a significant increase in nontraumatic fracture risk,…

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The Healthy Quality of Mindful Breathing: Associations With Rumination and Depression

Cognitive Therapy and Research, 12/30/2010 Burg JM et al. – The present study examines the relationships between mindfulness and rumination,…

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Differential contributions of serotonin receptors to the behavioral effects of indoleamine hallucinogens

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 12/30/2010 Halberstadt AL et al. – The fact that 1-methylpsilocin displays greater pharmacological selectivity than psilocin indicates…

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Clinical practice with anti-dementia drugs: a revised (second) consensus statement from the British Association for Psychopharmacology

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 12/10/2010 O’Brien JT et al. – Although the consensus statement focuses on medication, psychological interventions can be effective…

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New Drug Application in the Works for Clobazam in Lennox Syndrome

December 7, 2010 – The largest clinical trial to date in Lennox syndrome has shown a statistically significant reduction in…

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Long-Term Results Show Lacosamide Continues to Reduce Seizures

Results from a phase 3 open-label extension study show adjunctive lacosamide reduces partial-onset seizures long term. “These data add to…

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Discriminative stimulus, subject-rated and cardiovascular effects of cocaine alone and in combination with aripiprazole in humans

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 10/22/2010 Lile JA et al. – The data are consistent with previous studies that have tested acutely…

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Salvia divinorum use and phenomenology: results from an online survey

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 10/22/2010 Sumnall HR et al. – Salvia divinorum is a hallucinogenic plant with ethnopharmacological and recreational uses….

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A hypnotic paradigm for studying intrusive memories

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Hill Z et al. – Results demonstrated that memories experienced after posthypnotic amnesia…

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Is successful electroconvulsive therapy related to stimulation of the vagal system

Journal of Affective Disorders, Bar KJ et al. – ECT increases vagal activity which might be associated with the beneficial…

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Relationship between respiratory, endocrine, and cognitive-emotional factors in response to a pharmacological panicogen

Depression and Anxiety, 08/20/2010 Lyubkin M et al. – Pentagastrin stimulates respiration, likely via increases in tidal volume. Respiratory stimulation…

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Adjunctive Aripiprazole, Olanzapine, or Quetiapine for Major Depressive Disorder: An Analysis of Number Needed to Treat, Number Needed to Harm, and Likelihood to be Helped or Harmed

Postgraduate Medicine, 08/16/2010 Citrome L – Three registration studies of adjunctive aripiprazole, 5 for olanzapine-fluoxetine combination, and 2 for quetiapine…

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Psychotropic Medications Linked to Serious Adverse Drug Reactions in Children

Psychotropic medications are associated with adverse drug reactions (ADRs), many of which are serious, in children younger than 17 years,…

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Metabolic parameters in patients treated with olanzapine or other atypical antipsychotics

Osuntokun OO et al. – The study concluded that there are changes with varying frequencies and magnitude in some metabolic…

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For Prescription Opioid Dependence, Relapses Associated With Shorter Treatment Course

In persons dependent on prescription opioids, tapering with buprenorphine during a 9-month period, whether initially or after a period of…

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Escitalopram: In the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescent Patients

Escitalopram 10-20 mg/day showed better efficacy than placebo for some secondary endpoints (e.g. the change in the Clinical Global Impression…

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Metabolic Abnormalities With Antipsychotics: A Management Update

It is well known that psychotropic drugs, in general — and antipsychotic drugs, in particular — have as one of…

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Olanzapine Treats Trichotillomania

Olanzapine is a safe and effective treatment for trichotillomania, or hair loss caused by compulsive pulling, according to results of…

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Effectiveness of Second-generation Antipsychotics: A Naturalistic, Randomized Comparison of Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Risperidone, and Ziprasidone

No clear recommendations exist regarding which antipsychotic drug should be prescribed first for a patient suffering from psychosis. The primary…

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Naltrexone Extended-Release Prescribing Information Strengthened

Language regarding injection-site reactions has been strengthened in the prescribing information for naltrexone extended-release injectable suspension (Vivitrol; Alkermes), according to…

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Risperidone, Olanzapine Reduce Neuroleptic-Induced Tardive Dyskinesia

Both olanzapine (Zyprexa) and risperidone (Risperdal) significantly reduced neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesia in schizophrenics in a head-to-head trial in Taiwan. While…

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FDA Approves Generic Form of Effexor (venlafaxine)

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd said on Thursday it has received final U.S. FDA approval for venlafaxine hydrochloride tablets. Venlafaxine hydrochloride tablets…

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FDA Approves New Formulation of Controlled-Release Oxycodone

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new formulation of controlled-release oxycodone HCl (Oxyontin, Purdue Pharmaceuticals) designed…

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Psychiatric Drugs Prescribed Largely for Psychiatric Illness

For the most part, US office-based physicians prescribe psychiatric medications for psychiatric conditions, according to the results of a survey…

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Naltrexone Nixed For Substance Abuse In Patients With Schizophrenia

Contrary to expectations, the opioid receptor antagonist naltrexone is no better than placebo and can be counterproductive in treating substance…

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DSM-V Draft Promises Big Changes in Some Psychiatric Diagnoses

Substantial changes are in the offing for the “psychiatrist’s bible,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, according to…

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Novel Alzheimer’s Drug Flops

The investigational Alzheimer’s disease drug dimebon failed in the pivotal CONNECTION trial of patients with mild-to-moderate disease, the drug’s makers…

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How Often Do You Prescribe More Than One Antipsychotic at a Time?

Summary Regional differences in treatment-setting characteristics and in physician and nurse attitudes toward antipsychotic polypharmacy and clinical guidelines were explored…

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Clarkin JF, Levy KN, Lenzenweger MF, Kernberg OF. Am J Psychiatry. 2007;164:922-928. Summary The efficacy of 3 different psychotherapy treatments…

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Maintenance Treatment for Old-Age Depression Preserves Health-Related Quality of Life: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Paroxetine and Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Depression is one of the major causes of decline in the health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) of elderly persons.[1,2] Because…

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The Role of Nonpharmacologic Therapy in Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol dependence is a psychiatric disorder characterized by maladaptive, compulsive use of alcohol that is associated with significant impairment in…

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an established option for the treatment of depression. There is more research on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for…

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Combined Psychotherapy, Antidepressants More Effective Than Medication Alone

May 6, 2004 (New York) – Supportive psychotherapy combined with antidepressant medication is more effective than pharmaceutical monotherapy in treating…

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Summary Pooled data from 19 prospective studies encompassing 1.46 million white adults, 19 to 84 years of age (median, 58…

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Does Psychiatric Comorbidity Affect Postoperative Mortality?

Summary What is the impact of psychiatric disorders on postoperative mortality? The authors used records of patients undergoing surgery in…

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Diabetes and the Psychiatric Patient

Abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) is more prevalent among patients with psychiatric illness compared with the general population. In addition to…

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How Is Thyroid Dysfunction Associated With Bipolar Disorder?

Question What significance does thyroid dysfunction have in patients with bipolar disorder? Does this condition contribute to the morbidity of…

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Acne, Treatment, and Suicide

Study Summary The synthetic oral retinoid isotretinoin can be an effective, life-changing therapy for individuals with disfiguring nodulocystic acne. Enthusiasm…

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Adult psychopaths have deficits in emotional processing and inhibitory control, engage in morally inappropriate behavior, and generally fail to distinguish…

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Interaction of Sleep Quality and Psychosocial Stress on Obesity in African Americans: The Cardiovascular Health Epidemiology Study (CHES)

Compared with whites, sleep disturbance and sleep deprivation appear more prevalent in African Americans (AA). Long-term sleep deprivation may increase…

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Telepsychiatry: Thirty-Five Years’ Experience

Telephone counseling has been used for decades in the form of suicide and crisis-intervention hotlines staffed by trained volunteers. This…

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RN Psychiatric Liaison Service: An Expert Interview With Jolie Gordon-Browar, BSN, RN-BC, PMHN

October 14, 2009 – Editor’s note: A registered nurse (RN) psychiatric liaison service developed in response to patient flow issues…

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The Journal of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry,November-December Volume 51 | Issue 6

The main Features in this Issue are: -Depression and Suicide Risk in Hemodialysis Patients With Chronic Renal Failure -Physician Staffing…

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The Journal of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry, September-October Volume 51 | Issue 5

The main Features in this Issue are: – Offensive Language in the General Hospital -Reliability of Self-Reported Nicotine Use as…

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The Journal of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry, July-August Volume 51 | Issue 4

The main Features in this Issue are: -Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Suicidal Patients: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Dilemmas – Timing of…

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The Journal of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry, May-June Volume 51 ,Issue 3

The main Features in this Issue are: -Tackling the Global Mental Health Challenge: A Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Perspective – The…

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The Journal of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry, April 2010 – Volume 31 – Issue 3

The main Features in this Issue are: -Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children With Down Syndrome: Population Prevalence and…

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The main Features in this Issue are: -Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children With Down Syndrome: Population Prevalence and…

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The Journal of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry,March-April Volume 51 | Issue 2

The main Features in this Issue are: – Impact of Treatment for Depression on Desire for Hastened Death in Patients…

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The Journal of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry,January-February Volume 51 | Issue 1

Main Topics Dysthymia Before Myocardial Infarction as a Cardiac Risk Factor at 2.5-Year Follow-Up Parental Bonding and Inflammatory Bowel Disease…

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Self-Harm Patients Need Better Follow-up

April 2, 2009 A collaborative intervention with primary-care physicians that combined clinician education, patient assessment, education, symptom monitoring, feedback, treatment…

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Communication Partner Training in Aphasia: A Systematic Review

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 12/10/2010  Evidence Based Medicine Simmons-Mackie N et al. – Evidence shows that communication partner…

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First Stroke Patient Treated With Neural Stem Cell Therapy

November 19, 2010 – The first patient in the landmark Pilot Investigation of Stem Cells in Stroke (PISCES) trial has…

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Risk of Mortality and Life Expectancy After Spinal Cord Injury: The Role of Health Behaviors and Participation

Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 11/10/2010 Krause JS et al. – Several behaviors identified may become targets of prevention…

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Somatic items in the assessment of depressive symptoms in pediatric patients with diabetes

Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 10/04/2010 Stewart SM et al. – In participants with diabetes and in controls, somatic and cognitive/affective…

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Psychological and neuroendocrinological characteristics associated with depressive symptoms in breast cancer patients at the initial cancer diagnosis

General Hospital Psychiatry, 08/31/2010 Seok JH et al. – This study investigated psychological characteristics and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function associated…

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Mildly negative social encounters reduce physical pain sensitivity

Pain, Borsook TK et al. – While previous research has demonstrated a reduction in physical pain sensitivity in response to…

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Psychological treatments for fibromyalgia: A meta-analysis

Pain, 08/23/2010 Glombiewski JA et al. – Meta-analytic integration resulted in a significant but small effect size for short-term pain…

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Spinal Cord Injury

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 08/16/2010 Krause JS et al. – PTSD does not appear to be highly prevalent…

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Family factors are associated with psychological distress and smoking status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

General Hospital Psychiatry, 08/16/2010 Holm KE et al. – Results of this study suggest that family relationships are an important…

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Preexisting Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions and Mortality in Nonsurgical Intensive Care Patients

Abstract Purpose To examine the effects of preexisting comorbid psychiatric conditions on mortality in a large cohort of patients admitted…

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Validation of an Adaptation of the Stress Process Model for Predicting Low Back Pain Related Long-term Disability Outcomes: A Cohort Study

Spine, 06/02/10 Truchon M et al. – The aim of the study was to examine the ability of an adaptation…

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Daily functioning and self-management in patients with chronic low back pain after an intensive cognitive behavioral programme for pain management

European Spine Journal, 06/02/10 van Hooff ML et al. – Study results on functioning were found to be 36% better…

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Further development of an instrument to assess psychological flexibility in people with chronic pain

Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 06/02/10 McCracken LM et al. – Recently, an expansion of traditional coping models for chronic pain…

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Spontaneous EEG Oscillations in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Some recent explorations of the links between arousal/activation and EEG activity may contribute to understanding of the functional nature of…

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The Attenuation of Very Low Frequency Brain Oscillations in Transitions from a Rest State to Active Attention

The results provide some initial EEG-based support for the default mode interference hypothesis and suggest that failure to attenuate VLFO…

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Effect of Brain Tumor Size and Location on Seizure Risk Varies With Tumor Grade

The goal of this retrospective imaging survey was to compare size and location for brain tumors presenting with seizures vs…

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Happy People May Have Better Heart Health

Individuals who find joy, excitement, and contentment in their daily lives may be protected from cardiovascular disease, researchers found. Higher…

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MORE than 850 nurses have been off work because of stress and depression in the past 18 months across the…

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Stress can raise risk of mental decline in diabetes sufferers

STRESS raises the risk of mental decline in older people with diabetes according to a team of Scots scientists. A…

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Subthalamic neuronal firing in obsessive-compulsive disorder and Parkinson disease

Annals of Neurology , 01/07/2011 Piallat B et al. The recording of burst neurons within the nonmotor subthalamic nucleus in…

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Anxiety and Depression in the Elderly: Do We Know any More?

Abstract Purpose of review The advent of global population ageing raises understandable concerns about the high-prevalence mental disorders in older…

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Pharmacogenomic Implications of Variants of Monoaminergic-related Genes in Geriatric Psychiatry

Abstract Response to psychiatric medications in later life is highly heterogeneous and complex. Monoaminergic-related polymorphisms may influence medication response and…

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Advances in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Long-term Care Homes

Abstract Purpose of review Psychiatric disorders are common among older adults in long-term care (LTC) homes and the LTC population…

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Effects of Childhood Development on Late-life Mental Disorders

In recent years, a considerable body of evidence has documented that early life circumstances may have lifelong programming effects on…

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Problem-Solving Therapy Curbs Disability in Depressed, Cognitively Impaired Elderly

January 13, 2011 – Problem-solving therapy (PST) is more effective than supportive therapy (ST) alone in reducing disability in older…

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Lilly Says Brain Swelling Seen in Alzheimer’s Study Patient

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) Jan 12 – The chief executive of Eli Lilly said a patient in ongoing…

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Incidence, Prevalence, and Under-recognition of Delirium In Urology Patients

Abstract Unrecognized delirium may lead to negative outcomes, such as increased morbidity, longer hospital stays, and increased health care costs….

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Quetiapine in the Treatment of Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease

Psychosis (delusions and/or hallucinations) is a common nonmotor feature of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Use of the older ‘typical’ antipsychotic drugs…

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Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease: The Dark Side of the Moon

Nonmotor symptoms may appear during the course of Parkinson’s disease, complicating the advanced phase in particular, but are also common…

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Walking Slows the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

November 29, 2010 ( UPDATED November 30, 2009 ) (Chicago, Illinois) – Walking might slow cognitive decline in both healthy…

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Mercury Exposure May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Risk

December 2, 2010 – Inorganic mercury, which is still widely used in dental amalgams, is likely a contributing cause of…

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Medical Comorbidities in Older Patients

PD is a disorder caused by the degeneration of the nigrostriatal tract neurons. Laura Marsh, MD,[2] of Johns Hopkins University,…

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Comprehensive Management of Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia

The average life span has been steadily increasing. With this increase in longevity, we are now confronted with new healthcare…

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A Nursing Guide to the Prevention and Management of Falls in Geriatric Patients in Long-term Care Settings

As clinicians caring for the elderly, we hear many different versions of the same story — an elderly patient falls….

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Hospitalization Associated With Cognitive Decline in Elderly Patients

March 11, 2010 – Older individuals hospitalized for acute care or a critical illness are more likely to experience cognitive decline,…

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Subjective Memory Impairment an Independent Risk Factor for Dementia

April 14, 2010-Subjective memory impairment (SMI) or mild deficits in memory that may, or may not, worry an individual appear…

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Opioids Linked to More Adverse Events in Older Adults With Arthritis

December 20, 2010 – The comparative safety of nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs), selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors (coxibs), and opioids varies,…

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Higher HDL-C Levels May Curb Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

December 20, 2010 – High levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) may help protect older adults from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease…

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New Guidelines Address Care of Patients With Alzheimer’s Dementia

July 20, 2006 – The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) developed a position paper to guide clinicians with evidence and…

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Medical Comorbidities in Older Patients

PD is a disorder caused by the degeneration of the nigrostriatal tract neurons. Laura Marsh, MD,[2] of Johns Hopkins University,…

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Side Effects of Atypical Antipsychotics: Issues for Geriatric Psychiatry

The development of antipsychotics that minimize the risk of drug-induced neurologic side effects — parkinsonism, tremor, dystonias, and tardive dyskinesia…

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Sedatives and Hypnotics May Increase Risk for Suicide in Elderly Patients

June 11, 2009 Sedatives and hypnotics may increase the risk for suicide in elderly patients, according to the results of…

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Primary Care Clinicians Key in Preventing Major Depression in the Elderly

November 4, 2009 – Primary care clinicians are emerging as the front line in efforts to reduce the growing numbers…

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Declining Muscle Strength Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

There is an important link between physical and brain health in aging, report researchers. The new study, published in the…

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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,January 2011 Volume 26, Issue 1

The main Features in this Issue are: -Effects of educational interventions on primary dementia care: A systematic review -Depression and…

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American Journal of geriatric Psychiatry, january 2011 – Volume 19 – Issue 1

The main Features in this Issue are: -Neuroimaging in Geriatric Psychiatry: Integrative Research as the Next Frontier -Hippocampal Volumes and…

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Current Alzheimer Research, Volume 7, Number 8, December 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -Tau Pathology and Future Therapeutics -TAU Aggregation is a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer-s…

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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,December 2010 Volume 25, Issue 12

The main Features in this Issue are: -Effectiveness of melatonin treatment on circadian rhythm disturbances in dementia. Are there implications…

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American Journal of geriatric Psychiatry, December 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 12

The main Features in this Issue are: -Course of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Residents with Dementia in Nursing Homes Over 2-Year…

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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,November 2010 Volume 25, Issue 11

The main Features in this Issue are: -Impact of early onset dementia on caregivers: a review -Ageism in first episode…

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American Journal of geriatric Psychiatry, November 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 11

The main Features in this Issue are: -Plasma Amyloid Beta-42 Independently Predicts Both Late-Onset Depression and Alzheimer Disease -Home-Delivered Problem…

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American Journal of geriatric Psychiatry, October 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 10

The main Features in this Issue are: -Schizophrenia in Later Life: Emerging From the Shadows -Social Functioning Among Older Community-Dwelling…

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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,September 2010 Volume 25, Issue 9

The main Features in this Issue are: -Care for dementia in Spain: the need for a nationwide strategy -Developments in…

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American Journal of geriatric Psychiatry, September 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 9

The main Features in this Issue are: – The Future of Dementia: A Case of Hardening of the Categories -Screening…

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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,Volume 25 Issue 8 (August 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Neuropsychiatric correlates of white matter hyperintensities in Alzheimer’s disease -Health and well-being…

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American Journal of geriatric Psychiatry, August 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 8

The main Features in this Issue are: -How Can We Best Categorize Cognitive Impairment in Nondemented Older Adults? -Optimizing Mild…

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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,Volume 25 Issue 7 (July 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Primary care and dementia: 2. long-term care at home: psychosocial interventions, information provision,…

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American Journal of geriatric Psychiatry,July 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 7

The main Features in this Issue are: -Older Adults’ Perspectives on Successful Aging: Qualitative Interviews – When Help Becomes a…

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The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, June 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 6

The main Features in this Issue are: -Research on Late-Life Depression and Dementia Care: Across Disciplines, Across Settings – Mental…

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The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, May 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 5

The main Features in this Issue are: – Transient Ischemic Attack and Incidence of Depression in Old Age: Evidence From…

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Journal of Psychogeriatrics,Volume 9 Issue 4 (December 2009)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Physical complications for elderly inpatients with senile dementia in the Imaise Branch…

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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,Volume 25 Issue 4 (April 2010) )

The main Features in this Issue are: – Are abnormal premorbid personality traits associated with Alzheimer’s disease? – A case-control…

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Psychogeriatrics,The Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society Volume 9 Issue 3 (September 2009)

Main Topics Preliminary application of processed electroencephalogram monitoring to differentiate senile dementia from depression The role of psychostimulants in psychogeriatrics:…

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American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, March 2010 – Volume 18 – Issue 3

Main Topics Subsyndromal Depression and Services Delivery: At a Crossroad? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Ethnic Differences in Use…

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Lower Plasma Beta-Amyloid 42/40 Linked to Greater Cognitive Decline

January 19, 2011 – In a study of older dementia-free individuals, lower plasma β-amyloid 42/40 levels were associated with an increased…

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FDA Committee Rejects Florbetapir, but Will Reconsider if Training Improved

January 21, 2011 – An advisory committee for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended against approval of the…

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Problem-Solving Therapy Curbs Disability in Depressed, Cognitively Impaired Elderly

Problem-solving therapy (PST) is more effective than supportive therapy (ST) alone in reducing disability in older adults with major depression…

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Lilly Says Brain Swelling Seen in Alzheimer’s Study Patient

The chief executive of Eli Lilly said a patient in ongoing trials of the company’s experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug solanezumab…

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Mediterranean Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline With Age

Older adults who stick close to a traditional Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) experience slower rates of cognitive decline as they age,…

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Lasting Relationships Good for Mental Health

January 6, 2010 – Individuals in long-term relationships are less likely to be depressed, to think about or attempt suicide,…

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First National Action Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease Passed Into Law

January 5, 2011 – On January 4 President Obama signed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) into law, providing the…

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Electroconvulsive Therapy Safe and Effective in Elderly

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 24 – Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) helps relieve severe depression in elderly patients, at the cost…

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Dementia in Later Years an Independent Risk Factor for Death

December 29, 2010 – Having dementia in later life more than doubles the risk of death, and this risk is…

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Anxiety disorders, depressive episodes and cognitive impairment no dementia in community-dwelling older men and women

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 12/27/2010 Potvin O et al. – Anxiety symptoms are highly prevalent in elders with mild…

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Future costs of dementia-related long-term care: exploring future scenarios

International Psychogeriatrics, 12/30/2010 Comas-Herrera A et al. – The paper attempts to bridge the gap between qualitative forecasting methods and…

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Mental and psychological conditions, medical comorbidity and functional limitation: differential associations in older adults with cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms and co-existence of both

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 12/31/2010 Millan-Calenti JC et al. – Cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms are common among the…

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The Presentation of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in an Octogenarian: Converging Evidence from Multiple Sources

Clinical Gerontologist, 12/10/2010 Balsis S et al. – A starting point for better understanding these disorders in older adults is…

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Psychometric Properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale: Comparison to the Beck Anxiety Inventory and Geriatric Anxiety Inventory

Clinical Gerontologist, 12/10/2010 Yochim BP et al. – This study explored the convergent and discriminant validity of the Geriatric Anxiety…

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A Memory and Organizational Aid Improves Alzheimer Disease Research Consent Capacity: Results of a Randomized, Controlled Trial

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 12/10/2010 Rubright J et al. – Early and progressive cognitive impairments of patients with Alzheimer…

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Mandatory Cognitive Assessments Set to Become Part of Annual Wellness Visits

December 7, 2010 – The Alzheimer’s Association is establishing a new workgroup of field experts to provide primary care physicians…

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Speech Monitoring Could Track Parkinson’s: Study

LONDON (Reuters Health) Nov 17 – The severity of Parkinson’s disease symptoms could be monitored remotely by analyzing speech patterns,…

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False recollection of emotional pictures in Alzheimer’s disease

Neuropsychologia, 10/28/2010 Gallo DA et al. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) can reduce the effects of emotional content on memory for studied…

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The more physical inactivity, the more agitation in dementia

International Psychogeriatrics, 10/28/2010 Scherder EJA et al. Epidemiological studies show a close relationship between physical activity and cognition. A causal…

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Depressive Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Elderly Korean Immigrants and Elderly Koreans: Cross-Cultural Comparison

Research in Gerontological Nursing, 10/20/2010 Sin MK et al. Depression among minority older adults is a prevalent underrecognized medical illness….

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Towards the development of a technology for art therapy and dementia: Definition of needs and design constraints

The Arts in Psychotherapy, 10/18/2010 Mihailidis A et al. The research shows both a need for technological solutions in the…

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Ethical and practical concerns of surveillance technologies in residential care for people with dementia or intellectual disabilities: an overview of the literature

International Psychogeriatrics, 10/15/2010 Niemeijer AR et al. No ethical consensus has yet been reached, underlining the need for clear(er) policies….

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International Psychogeriatrics, 10/15/2010 Bourbonnais A et al. The study advances knowledge of the meanings of screams in older persons living…

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The effects on cognitive functions of a movement-based intervention in patients with Alzheimer’s type dementia: a pilot study

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10/04/2010 Yaguez L et al. – The present study shows that a short course of…

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Plasma Homocysteine and Cognition in Elderly Patients with Dementia or Other Psychogeriatric Diseases

Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, Nilsson K et al. – Plasma tHcy itself seems to play a minor role in…

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A 12-Year Population-Based Study of Psychosis in Parkinson Disease

Archives of Neurology, 08/23/2010 Forsaa EB et al. – Psychotic symptoms affect most patients with PD, with increased risk in…

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Ankle brachial pressure index as a marker of apathy in a community-dwelling population

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 08/20/2010 Sugawara N et al. – In a community-dwelling population, a lower ABI score was…

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Worse Mental Health Linked to Osteoarthritic Pain and Pain Flares

Worse mental health is linked to osteoarthritic (OA) pain and pain flares, according to the results of a study reported…

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Sleep Behavior Disorder May Precede Neurodegenerative Disorders by Decades

Idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) may be the initial manifestation of the synucleinopathies Parkinson’s disease (PD), dementia…

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Delirium Linked to Death and Other Poor Outcomes in Elderly Patients

Delirium in elderly patients is associated with an increased risk for death, institutionalization, and dementia, and the association is independent…

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Combination of FDG-PET and Episodic Memory Predict Conversion From MCI to Alzheimer’s

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) finds that the combination of positron emission tomography with 18fluorodeoxyglucose…

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Practice Parameter Guides Evaluation of Driving Risk in Dementia

Patients with dementia progressively lose their functional abilities due to cognitive decline. Driving remains a task that most patients and…

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Practice Parameter Guides Evaluation of Driving Risk in Dementia

Patients with dementia progressively lose their functional abilities due to cognitive decline. Driving remains a task that most patients and…

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New Alzheimer’s Association Report Models Future Cost Trajectories for AD Care With and Without Effective Treatment

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association suggests that in the absence of any new effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease…

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Global Functional Coupling of Resting EEG Rhythms is Abnormal in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease

The results suggest that in the AD process an impairment of brain networks and global cognition is associated with a…

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APOE Genotype Modulates Alzheimer’s Disease Phenotype

The ε4 allele of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene, which is the major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD),…

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Rivastigmine Linked to Improvement in Parkinson’s Disease Dementia and Cognitive Skills

Patients with Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) given oral rivastigmine for 24 weeks showed improvement on all symptom domains of the…

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CSF Biomarkers Signal a More Malignant Course in Alzheimer’s Disease

The presence of extreme levels of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) signals a faster progression…

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DOMINION Study Drills Down on Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease

Results of a large cross-sectional study show that impulse control disorders (ICDs), including such behaviors as compulsive gambling, shopping, and…

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Donepezil Improves Cognition But Not Global Function in Vascular Dementia

The acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil, used primarily to treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also improves cognition in patients with vascular dementia, according…

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Combination of Physical Exercise and Computer Use Protective Against MCI in Late Life

Combining moderate physical exercise with computer use, even in late life, may help reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment…

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New Gene for Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Identified

The identification of a new gene for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) that is involved in folate metabolism appears to confirm…

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New AF Predicts Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Other Dementias

Onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a community population followed for five years predicted development of dementia of any kind…

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Subjective Memory Impairment an Independent Risk Factor for Dementia

Subjective memory impairment (SMI) or mild deficits in memory that may, or may not, worry an individual appear to predict…

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Biomarker Tracks Bapineuzumab’s Effect on Amyloid Burden in Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients

A phase 2, double-blind trial has demonstrated the usefulness of a specialized biomarker in tracking the effect of a drug…

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Alzheimer’s Disease More Prevalent in Blacks, Hispanics

African Americans and Hispanics are much more likely than whites to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to new…

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Old-Age Vision Problems Linked to Dementia

Untreated vision problems in older age are associated with an increased risk of decline in cognitive function and Alzheimer’s disease,…

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Hospitalization Associated With Cognitive Decline in Elderly Patients

Older individuals hospitalized for acute care or a critical illness are more likely to experience cognitive decline, new research suggests….

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Pre-Pregnancy Weight Not Tied to Kids’ Behavior

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 29 – Despite some evidence to the contrary, being overweight before pregnancy may not be…

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Bladder Control Problems More Common in ADHD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 20 – Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely than their peers…

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Among Longer-term Prison Inmates is a Prevalent, Persistent and Disabling Disorder

Abstract Background: ADHD is a common and disabling disorder, with an increased risk for coexisting disorders, substance abuse and delinquency….

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Optimism a Buffer Against Depression in Teens

January 12, 2011 – A prospective study on the effects of optimism on adolescent health risks concludes that optimistic thinking is…

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Urinary Porphyrin Excretion in Neurotypical and Autistic Children

Abstract Background: Increased urinary concentrations of pentacarboxyl-, precopro- and copro-porphyrins have been associated with prolonged mercury (Hg) exposure in adults,…

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Effects of Childhood Development on Late-life Mental Disorders

Abstract Purpose of review To explore recent findings bridging childhood development and common late-life mental disorders in the elderly. Recent…

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Neural Pathways for Language in Autism: The Potential for Music-based Treatments

Abstract Language deficits represent the core diagnostic characteristics of autism, and some of these individuals never develop functional speech. The…

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Children at Risk for Suicide Attempt and Attempt-related Injuries: Findings from the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Abstract Purpose: The current study examines the associations between a range of risk factors and reports of suicide attempts and…

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Using Vagus Nerve Stimulation Correctly

The vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) is a pacemaker-like device implanted in the chest that delivers intermittent electrical signals to the…

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‘Manic’ Kids Are Usually Not Bipolar

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Oct 29 – Children with elevated symptoms of mania (ESM) are far more likely to meet…

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Increasing Prevalence of Parent-reported Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children – United States, 2003 and 2007

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that typically begins in childhood and often persists into adulthood. ADHD is characterized…

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ADHD: Is the Prevalence Really Increasing?

Hello. My name is Dr. Robert Findling. I’m the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University…

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Decline in Antidepressant Use Limited to Children With Less Severe Depression

December 1, 2010 – The decline in antidepressant prescribing in children following the March 2004 warning on suicidality by the…

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Biological Test Provides Accurate, Objective Evidence of Autism

December 2, 2010 – A joint research project between Harvard University and University of Utah scientists has resulted in the…

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Melatonin Helpful for Delayed Sleep Onset in Children With ADHD

Oct. 21, 2003 – Melatonin may be helpful for treating delayed sleep onset in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according…

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Paradoxically, the growth of communications technology has enabled us to ‘experience’ catastrophic natural disasters, confrontations, conflict and war from the…

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During the past century, health-related research in children has gone from one extreme to the other. At one time, children,…

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Individualizing Treatment for Adult ADHD: An Evidence-Based Guideline

Although attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood, the diagnosis is often delayed until adulthood,[1] leaving behind a trail of academic…

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Childhood ADHD May Raise Risk for Adolescent Depression, Suicidality

October 11, 2010 – Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between 4 and 6 years of age are at greater risk…

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Studies in Pediatric ADHD: Spring 2010

This review from the Harvard Mental Health Letter briefly reviews evidence on neurofeedback for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including a recent…

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Children With Tourette’s Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorders Respond to Behavioral Therapy

May 24, 2010 – Results from a new randomized trial show that children with Tourette’s syndrome and chronic tic disorders have…

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New Evidence in Pediatric ADHD: An Expert Interview With Paul G. Hammerness, MD

Dr. Hammerness: Our group from Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to generating clinical studies that are relevant to the real…

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Introduction There was a significant amount of new research presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 49th…

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Debate still exists in the psychiatric field over whether pediatric bipolar disorder is a valid diagnosis. Many clinical features of…

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New Data on the Pharmacotherapy and Neurobiology of ADHD: An Expert Interview With Floyd R. Sallee, MD, PhD

At the 2009 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual meeting and the US Psychiatry and Mental Health Congress,…

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Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents: Balancing Safety and Efficacy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee convened on June 9-10, 2009, to discuss 3 atypical antipsychotic…

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Journal of child psychology &psychiatry, January 2011 Volume 52, Issue 1

The main Features in this Issue are:-Intervening in infancy: implications for autism spectrum disorders -Brief parent training in pivotal response…

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Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Volume 50, Issue 1, Pages 1-100 (January 2011)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Integrating Science and Clinical Practice -Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Future Substance Use Disorders:…

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Journal of child psychology &psychiatry, December 2010 Volume 51, Issue 12

The main Features in this Issue are: -Intervening in infancy: implications for autism spectrum disorders -Brief parent training in pivotal…

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Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, November/December 2010 – Volume 31 – Issue 9

The main Features in this Issue are: -Primary Health Care Quality in a National Sample of Children and Youth with…

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Journal of child psychology &psychiatry, November 2010 Volume 51, Issue 11

The main Features in this Issue are: -Feeling, caring, knowing: different types of empathy deficit in boys with psychopathic tendencies…

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Journal of child psychology &psychiatry, September 2010 – Volume 51, Issue 9

The main Features in this Issue are: – Behavior, Brain, and Genome in Genomic Disorders: Finding the Correspondences -Gene-Environment Interaction…

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Autism research,August 2010 Volume 3, Issue 4

The main Features in this Issue are: – Role for antibodies in altering behavior and movement -Restricted and repetitive behaviors…

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Journal of child psychology &psychiatry, July/August 2010 – Volume 31 – Issue 6

The main Features in this Issue are: – Can State Early Intervention Programs Meet the Increased Demand of Children Suspected…

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Journal of child psychology &psychiatry,Volume 51 Issue 7 (July 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Loneliness in adolescence: gene × environment interactions involving the serotonin transporter gene -5HTT…

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Autism research,Volume 3 Issue 3 (June 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Susceptibility to the Shepard illusion in participants with autism: reduced top-down influences within…

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Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, June 2010 – Volume 30 – Issue 3

The main Features in this Issue are: -Conditioned Placebo Dose Reduction: A New Treatment in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? – Prospective…

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Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, June 2010 – Volume 30 – Issue 3

The main Features in this Issue are: -Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-occurring Developmental, Psychiatric, and Medical Conditions Among Children in…

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Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, May 2010 – Volume 31 – Issue 4

The main Features in this Issue are: -Childhood Behavior Problems and Unintentional Injury: A Longitudinal, Population-Based Study – Perinatal Risk…

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Autism Research ,Volume 3 Issue 2 (April 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – A unified theory of autism revisited: linkage evidence points to chromosome X…

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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,Volume 51 Issue 5 (May 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Research Review: Cholinergic mechanisms, early brain development, and risk for schizophrenia –…

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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,Volume 51 Issue 4 , (April 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Developmental origins of disruptive behaviour problems: the ‘original sin’ hypothesis, epigenetics and…

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The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry ,Volume 51 Issue 3 (March 2010)

Main Topics The influence of sex on the course and psychiatric correlates of ADHD from childhood to adolescence: A longitudinal…

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Autism Journal , January 2010, Volume 14, No. 1

Main Topics Attentional blink in young people with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s disorder The atypical development of metaphor and metonymy…

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FDA Approves Lisdexamfetamine for Teenagers With ADHD

November 16, 2010 – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lisdexamfetamine dimesylate capsules (Vyvanse; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc) for…

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Medical Establishment Buried Concerns About MMR/Autism Study, BMJ Charges

the medical establishment “closed ranks” to protect Andrew Wakefield, the researcher whose 1998 study linked the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to…

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Internet Time Tied to Teen Depression Symptoms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 18 – Spending time online is normal behavior for teenagers. But too much Internet use…

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Myelination Mapped in the Infant Brain for the First Time

January 20, 2011 – A neuroimaging technique developed by researchers in England provides new insight into normal brain myelination during the…

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Mental health in children with severe hearing impairment

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 01/07/2011 Gentili N et al. – Deafness does not in itself cause emotional/ behavioural or cognitive…

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Shaky Evidence Behind Massage Therapy for Autism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 05 – Massage has become a fairly popular alternative therapy for autism, but there is…

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Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Benefit From Trauma-Focused Therapy

January 7, 2011 – Children who witness domestic violence in the home and show signs of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can…

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Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Valid Condition?

Bipolar (BP) disorder, also referred to as manic depression, is characterized by severe and disabling shifts in mood and energy…

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction More Common in Children With Autism

December 2, 2010 – Impaired mitochondrial function and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) abnormalities, including overreplication and deletions, are more common in children…

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Autism Intervention Improves Social and Communication Skills in Toddlers

December 17, 2010 – Early intervention aimed at teaching very young children with autism spectrum disorders how to interact socially can…

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Medicaid-Funded Treatment for Pediatric ADHD Failing

December 29, 2010 – There is a substantial need for improved quality of care for Medicaid-funded attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment for…

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Distortions and disconnections: Disrupted brain connectivity in autism

Brain and Cognition, 12/28/2010 Wass S – The past few years have seen considerable interest in findings of abnormal brain connectivity…

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Breastfed Baby Boys May Do Better in School Later

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 21 – School-age boys who were breastfed for at least the first six months of…

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MRI Scans May Help Evaluate Asperger’s Syndrome

December 7, 2010 (Chicago, Illinois) – Researchers are a step closer to developing new treatments that are tailored to the…

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Children in Lesbian Families Less Likely to be Abused by Parent, Other Caregiver

November 18, 2010 – Adolescents raised in lesbian families are less likely than their peers to be abused by a parental…

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Laterobasal Amygdalar Enlargement in 6- to 7-Year-Old Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Archives of General Psychiatry, 11/10/2010 Kim JE et al. The current study demonstrates bilateral enlargement of laterobasal subregions of the…

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A prospective examination of the role of childhood sexual abuse and physiological asymmetry in the development of psychopathology

Child Abuse and Neglect, 10/22/2010 Shenk CE et al. -Childhood sexual abuse may sensitize females to respond to moderate daily…

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Self-presentation in children and adolescents with high functioning autism spectrum disorder in hypothetical and real life situations

Autism, 10/20/2010 Scheeren AM et al. The self-presentation skills of children and adolescents with high-functioning autistic spectrum disorder (HFASD) and…

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Stimulant-Responsive and Stimulant-Refractory Aggressive Behavior Among Children With ADHD

Pediatrics, 10/20/2010 Blader JC et al. Among children whose aggressive behavior develops in the context of ADHD and of oppositional…

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Relationships between parents use of corporal punishment and their children’s endorsement of spanking and hitting other children

Child Abuse and Neglect, 10/15/2010 Simons DA et al. Findings supported an intergenerational cycle of violence; parents who experienced frequent…

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Discrepancy between how children perceive their own alcohol risk and how they perceive alcohol risk for other children longitudinally predicts alcohol use

Addictive Behaviours, 10/04/2010 De Los Reyes A et al. – The highest percentage of childhood alcohol use at one-year follow-up…

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Differentiating adolescents at clinical high risk for psychosis from psychotic and non-psychotic patients with the Rorschach

Psychiatry Research, 09/03/2010 Ilonen T et al. – These results suggest perceptual and thought disturbance as an important indicator of vulnerability…

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Developmental dyslexia: clinical aspects

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 09/03/2010 Thambirajah MS – Developmental dyslexia (reading disability) is a specific impairment in learning to read that…

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Adolescent Family Factors Promoting Healthy Adult Functioning: A Longitudinal Community Study

Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 09/03/2010 Paradis AD et al. – Findings provide evidence about the salient relationships between positive family…

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Reduced Gray Matter Volume of Pars Opercularis Is Associated with Impaired Social Communication in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Biological Psychiatry, 09/03/2010 Yamasaki S et al. – The current findings support an important role of pars opercularis, a center of…

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Patient Education and Counselling, Fiks AG et al. – Parents- terms reflected ADHD’s effects on the child and family, while…

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The opinion of adolescents and adults on Dutch restrictive and educational alcohol policy measures

Health Policy, 08/23/2010 Van Der Sar R et al. – The 16-22 year olds are more negative regarding restrictive availability measures…

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Fetal androgen exposure and pragmatic language ability of girls in middle childhood: Implications for the extreme male-brain theory of autism

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 08/20/2010 Whitehouse AJO et al. – This is the first prospective study to identify an association between early life testosterone…

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Anxiety in medically ill children/adolescents

Depression and Anxiety, 08/20/2010 Pao M et al. – Anxiety disorders are thought to be one of the most common psychiatric…

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Treatment research for children and youth exposed to traumatic events: moving beyond efficacy to amp up public health impact

General Hospital Psychiatry, 08/16/2010 Kolko DJ et al. New approaches that reflect the contexts in which these practices are implemented…

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Distinguishing between attention-deficit hyperactivity and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in children: clinical guidelines

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 08/17/2010  Free full text Peadon E et al. – There is some evidence that ADHD in FASD…

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High School Incompletion Rates Highest in Teens With ADHD

Teenagers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to drop out of high school or delay high school graduation than…

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Pediatrics Group Urges Eye Exams to Rule out Abuse

Thorough eye exams should be done whenever small children die unexpectedly or have acute, life-threatening events, an American Academy of…

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Physically Active Teenagers at Reduced Risk for Late-Life Cognitive Impairment

Being physically active at any age appears to guard against late-life cognitive impairment but new research suggests teenage physical activity…

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Speech Pitch More Variable in Autistic Children Than Typical Children

Contrary to a common impression of monotonic speech in autism, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were found to have…

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Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adolescents Needs Earlier Intervention

In a study of adolescents with treatment-resistant depression who failed to respond initially to serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) therapy, switching…

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In preterm infants, more rapid weight gain in the first year of life is associated with modest neurodevelopmental advantages and…

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Differences in Neurophysiological Markers of Inhibitory and Temporal Processing Deficits in Children and Adults with ADHD

ADHD-related ERP differences in children were more prominent at posterior scalp sites but more pronounced at anterior scalp sites in…

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Cardiovascular Effects of Medications for the Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What is Known and How Should it Influence Prescribing in Children?

The effective medications currently marketed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have central and peripheral catecholaminergic effects that have been shown…

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Children With Tourette’s Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorders Respond to Behavioral Therapy

Results from a new randomized trial show that children with Tourette’s syndrome and chronic tic disorders have greater improvement in…

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Moms’ Smoking, Depression Influence Teens’ Smoking

Adolescents whose mothers smoke or have had a major depressive episode (MDE) are at increased risk of taking up cigarette…

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Obesity Makes Children a Target for Bullying

Obese children are more likely to be bullied than their nonobese peers regardless of sex, race, socioeconomic status (SES), social…

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Teens With Suicidal Ideation Need Lengthy, Intensive Follow-Up

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Thalamic Morphologic Abnormalities Revealed in Youth With ADHD

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) maps of the thalamic surface of youth with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show marked volume…

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Rates of Metabolic Screening Low in Children Undergoing Antipsychotic Drug Therapy

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An Australian-German team of scientists at Freie Universität and the Queensland Brain Institute in Brisbane, Australia, has found a way…

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January 10, 2011 – In patients with sleep apnea, perioperative pulmonary complications after orthopaedic and general surgery are significantly more frequent…

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January 20, 2011 – The nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic zolpidem produces clinically significant impairments in balance and cognition on awakening after 2 hours…

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Objective To determine the validity of the Danish urban myth that it is possible to get drunk by submerging feet…

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This study examined the potential association between prescriptions of antipsychotics and antidiabetic medications. All people who purchased antipsychotics in Denmark…

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Introduction Atypical or second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) have become the mainstay of therapy for treating schizophrenia since their emergence in the…

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Alcohol Increases Circulatory Disease Mortality in Russia: Acute and Chronic Effects or Misattribution of Cause?

Abstract Background There is a consensus that the large fluctuations in mortality seen in Russia in the past two decades…

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Genetics and Metabolism: How Ethanol and Nicotine Feed Each Other’s Habits

A man walked into a bar and complained to the bartender: “My doctor said if I want to stay alive,…

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December 3, 2010 – Physicians are increasingly prescribing controlled medications, such as opioids, sedatives, and stimulants, to adolescents and young adults,…

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Psychiatrists working with juvenile courts or corrections face unique clinical and ethical challenges. Youth who come before the juvenile court…

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Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

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The American Journal on Addictions,November-December 2010 Volume 19, Issue 6

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Journal of Substance Use,Volume 15, Number 6 (2010))

The main Features in this Issue are: -The effect of personal use and family history on the attitudes of medical…

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Journal of Substance Use,Volume 15, Number 5 (2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Embarrassing, degrading, or beneficial: Patient and staff perspectives on urine drug testing…

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The American Journal on Addictions,September-October 2010 Volume 19, Issue 5

The main Features in this Issue are: – Anxiety Disorders among Methamphetamine Dependent Adults: Association with Post-Treatment Functioning -The Safety…

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Journal of Substance Use,Volume 15, Number 4 (2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – The development of the recreational drug outreach educational concept “Drug Idle” -Rates…

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The American Journal on Addictions,Volume 19 Issue 4 (July-August 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -A Tobacco Reconceptualization in Psychiatry: Toward the Development of Tobacco-Free Psychiatric Facilities –…

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The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse July 2010, Volume 36, Number 4

The main Features in this Issue are: -Is Crack Cocaine Use Associated with Greater Violence than Powdered Cocaine Use? Results…

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Journal of Substance Use, June 2010, Volume 15, Number 3

The main Features in this Issue are: -Childhood perceptions of family, social support, parental alcoholism, and later alcohol use among…

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The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse,May 2010, Volume 36, Number 3

The main Features in this Issue are: -Opium and Heroin Alter Biochemical Parameters of Human’s Serum – The Role of…

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The American Journal on Addictions,Volume 19 Issue 3 (May-June 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Vietnam Veterans Three Years after Vietnam: How Our Study Changed Our View…

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The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse,March 2010, Volume 36, Number 2

The main Features in this Issue are: – Adolescent Drug Dealing and Race/Ethnicity: A Population-Based Study of the Differential Impact…

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Journal of Substance Use,2010, Volume 15, Number 2

The main Features in this Issue are: – Impact of Self-Reported Life Events on the Profile of Opioid Dependence Syndrome…

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The American Journal on Addictions,Volume 19 Issue 2 (March-April 2010)

Main Topics Age at Regular Drinking, Clinical Course, and Heritability of Alcohol Dependence in the San Francisco Family Study: A…

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The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse,January 2010, Volume 36, Number 1

Main Topics Substance Use and Survival after Treatment for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) or Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Impact of Self-Reported…

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Study Debunks Heart Disease, Cocaine Link

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 18 – Young patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who admit to…

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Subset of Fragile X Patients May Benefit From mGluR5-Blocking Drugs

January 6, 2010 – A study to determine whether inhibition of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) relieves behavioral problems in fragile…

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Smoking Reduces Response to Early RA Treatments

Patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who smoke are likely to develop more aggressive disease progression that does not respond…

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Vaccine Blocks Cocaine High, Animal Study Shows

January 7, 2011 – A new vaccine consisting of a cocaine analog coupled to the capsid proteins of noninfectious, disrupted adenovirus…

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Pharmacotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

This is an updated “Cochrane” review of the pharmacotherapy for borderline personality disorder. The authors identified 27 reports of completed…

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Perception of the Amount of Drinking by Others in A Sample of 20-Year-Old Men

Alcohol and Alcoholism , 12/31/2010 Bertholet N et al. – The study confirms prior findings within selective student populations. It sets…

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Baseline Trajectories of Drinking Moderate Acamprosate and Naltrexone Effects in the COMBINE Study

Alcoholism, 12/30/2010 Gueorguieva R et al. – Acamprosate benefited very frequent drinkers and contrary to expectations was associated with poorer response…

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Opioids Linked to More Adverse Events in Older Adults With Arthritis

December 20, 2010 – The comparative safety of nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs), selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors (coxibs), and opioids varies,…

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Smoking May Worsen Pain for Cancer Patients

December 29, 2010 -Patients with cancer who continue to smoke despite their diagnosis experience greater pain severity than their counterparts…

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Agreement between Maternal Cannabis Use during Pregnancy according to Self-Report and Urinalysis in a Population-Based Cohort: The Generation R Study

European Addiction Research, 10/28/2010 El Marroun H et al. The authors findings illustrate the difficulties in obtaining valid information on…

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Topiramate for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence: Comparison with Naltrexone

European Addiction Research, 10/28/2010 Florez G et al. Topiramate at a mean dose of 200 mg/day was better than naltrexone…

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Influence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder on Opioid Dependence Severity and Psychiatric Comorbidity in Chronic Methadone-Maintained Patients

European Addiction Research, 10/28/2010 Carpentier PJ et al. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients is…

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Varenicline for tobacco dependence treatment in recovering alcohol-dependent smokers: An open-label pilot study

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 10/22/2010 Hays JT et al. – The authors enrolled 32 smokers with 6 months or more…

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Cycle of sexual assault and womens alcohol misuse

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 10/20/2010 Kalmakis KA The evidence and models discussed here suggest that when…

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The ethnic density effect on alcohol use among ethnic minority people in the UK

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 10/19/2010 Becares L et al. Results confirmed a protective ethnic density effect for current…

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The role of parental alcohol-specific communication in early adolescents alcohol use

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 10/18/2010 Van Der Vorst H et al. These findings highlight the need for future research that…

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Relationship of mental health and illness in substance abuse patients

Personality and Individual Differences, 10/04/2010 Alterman AL et al. – Correlational and exploratory factor analyses revealed that mental health (MH) and…

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Parents who use drugs: Accounting for damage and its limitation

Social Science & Medicine, 10/04/2010 Rhodes T et al. – The authors find that the interview accounts operate in response to…

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Event-level associations between affect, alcohol intoxication, and acute dependence symptoms: Effects of urgency, self-control, and drinking experience

Addictive Behaviours, 10/04/2010 Simons JS et al. – Heavier drinkers exhibited the greatest number of symptoms, yet the association between intoxication…

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Generalizability of clinical trials for cannabis dependence to community samples

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 09/03/2010 Okuda M et al. – The results also support the notion that clinical trials tend to…

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The effect of motivational status on treatment outcome in the North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI) study

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 09/03/2010 Nosyk B et al. – The results suggest that HAT successfully retains opioid dependent patients who…

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Smoking Behavior Among Low-Income Black Adults: Patterns and Correlates of Smoking Trajectories

Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 09/03/2010 Scott-Sheldon LAJ et al. – Results from this study show that Blacks- smoking patterns are associated…

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The role of alcohol misuse in PTSD outcomes for women in community treatment: A secondary analysis of NIDAs Women and Trauma Study

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 09/03/2010 Hien DA et al. – The findings suggest that the type of substance abuse at treatment…

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Adolescents expectancies for smoking to regulate affect predict smoking behavior and nicotine dependence over time

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 09/03/2010 Heinz AJ et al. – Outcome expectancies for affect management emerged as an important risk factor…

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Blockade of Nicotine Reward and Reinstatement by Activation of Alpha-Type Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors

Biological Psychiatry, 09/03/2010 Mascia P et al. – These findings indicate that PPAR-alpha might provide a valuable new target for antismoking…

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Testing for illicit drug use in mental health services

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 09/03/2010 Abraham A et al. – Testing for illicit drug use is used in pre-employment checks, the…

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The association between self-forgiveness and alcohol misuse depends on the severity of drinkers shame: Toward a buffering model

Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment , Ianni PA et al. – The authors examined whether symptoms of pathologic drinking are positively…

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Study of Metamemory in Patients With Chronic Alcoholism Using a Feeling-of-Knowing Episodic Memory Task

Alcoholism, Berre APL et al. – Chronic alcoholism affects both episodic memory and metamemory for novel information. Patients were relatively…

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Increased Risk of Esophageal Varices, Liver Cancer, and Death in Patients With Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcoholism, Stokkeland K et al. – The authors found that the prognosis for patients hospitalized with chronic liver diseases had not…

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Reduced Expression of Circadian Clock Genes in Male Alcoholic Patients

Alcoholism, Huang MC et al. – This is the first study demonstrating the overall lowering of circadian clock genes among patients…

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Relationship Between Tobacco Consumption and Health-related Quality of Life in Adults Living in a Large Metropolitan Area

Lung, 08/23/2010 De Miguel Díez J et al. – Following adjustment for a significant number of covariables, sociodemographic as well as…

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Total Quality Management and Performance in Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Health Services Research, 08/23/2010 Fields D et al. – Substance abuse treatment centers’ implementation of TQM processes may be positively related…

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Partner smoking characteristics: Associations with smoking and quitting among blue-collar apprentices

American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 08/20/2010 Okechukwu CA et al. – Smokers were more likely to have partners who smoke. Partner’s…

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Psychoneuroendocrinology, 08/20/2010 Riebe CJN et al. – The data provide a putative biochemical mechanism mediating the observed behavioral and physiological sex…

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Effects of anhedonia on days to relapse among smokers with a history of depression: A brief report

Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 08/17/2010 Cook J et al. – Results suggest that anhedonia may constitute a proximal risk factor identifying…

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Circadian Clock Gene Polymorphisms in Alcohol Use Disorders and Alcohol Consumption

Abstract Aims: Circadian clock genes are involved in the development of drug-induced behaviors and regulate neurotransmission pathways in addiction. Our…

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Predictors of Adherence to Nicotine Gum and Counseling among African-American Light Smokers

Journal of General Internal Medicine, 06/02/10 Okuyemi KS et al. – A high proportion of African-American smokers are light smokers, and…

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Mechanisms of change in extended cognitive behavioral treatment for tobacco dependence

Hendricks PS et al. – The results of the present study are consistent with theories of relapse and studies of more…

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FDA Warns of Suicide Risk for Tramadol

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Retrospective data from 2002 to 2007 were analysed on 353 alcohol-dependent subjects in outpatient treatment, who, according to the patient’s…

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Regimen Aids Withdrawal From Overused Headache Medication

Headache brought on by chronic overuse of headache drugs responds well to a regimen of withdrawal, fluid replacement and anxiolytics,…

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New Policy Statement Underscores Need to Curtail Underage Drinking

According to the statement, which was released online April 12 in Pediatrics, despite the fact that the legal drinking age…

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Debate Sharpens Over Menthol Cigarettes

Representatives from three major tobacco companies, speaking before a committee tasked with advising the federal government on tobacco regulation, defended…

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Altered Blood Flow in Lungs Predicts Emphysema

Early emphysematous changes in smokers’ lungs appear as patchy areas of blood perfusion on multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT), new…

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New Clues Emerge for Understanding Morphine Addiction

Scientists are adding additional brush strokes to the revolutionary new image now emerging for star-shaped cells called astrocytes in the…

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Increasing Neurogenesis Might Prevent Drug Addiction and Relapse

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center hope they have begun paving a new pathway in the fight against drug dependence….

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The Current Management of Delusional Parasitosis and Dermatitis Artefacta

Abstract Psychocutaneous disorders involve a unique and somewhat difficult patient population, whose treatment requires the use of drugs unusual to…

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Feasibility of Identifying Eligible Trauma Patients for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Intervention

AbstractObjective: This research report examines the feasibility of identifying eligible trauma patients for a study providing an early therapeutic intervention…

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The Course of Untreated Anxiety and Depression, and Determinants of Poor One-year Outcome: A One-year Cohort Study

Abstract Background. Little is known about the course and outcome of untreated anxiety and depression in patients with and without…

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Change in Quality of Life and their Predictors in the Long-term Follow-up after Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Prospective Cohort Study

Abstract Background: Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders. The efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy…

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Psychological Distress as a Negative Survival Factor for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies who Underwent Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Abstract Study Objective. To evaluate the influence of distress on overall survival of patients with hematologic malignancies who underwent allogeneic…

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Emotional Distress in Partners of Patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Systematic Review and Recommendations for Future Research

Both patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and their partners face challenges when adapting to the ICD. Distress is…

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A Pilot Controlled Trial of Bupropion XL vs. Escitalopram in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) has a lifetime prevalence of 1.1% to 3.6%.1 Both cognitive behavioral therapies and medications have proved…

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Highlights of the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association held its 115th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, on August 17-20, 2007. Below are summaries…

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“The Rust of Life”: Impact of Anxiety on Cardiac Patients

Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. — Tyron Edwards It is the rare…

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Brief Psychological Therapies for Depression, Anxiety, May Be Effective in Primary Care

July 1, 2010 – Brief therapies -including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), problem-solving therapy (PST), and counseling – are all effective for treating depression…

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Flexible Treatment Intervention Significantly Better Than Usual Care for Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care

May 24, 2010 – A flexible program designed to treat 4 common anxiety disorders in primary care leads to significantly greater…

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Combined Pharmacotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are common, persistent and disabling mental disorders. The efficacy of various psychotropic medications (mainly antidepressants and benzodiazepines) as…

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Posters & Abstracts: New Research in Anxiety Disorders

Several reports from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD) were presented. The ESEMeD is a large…

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Anxiety Disorders: Science and Clinical Understanding

In order to comprehensively understand the anxiety disorders, multiple viewpoints must be taken into account. These vantage points include cognitive…

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Journal of Anxiety Disorders ,Volume 24, Issue 8 (December 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Distinguishing features of intrusive images in obsessive-compulsive disorder -Quality of life and clinical…

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Journal of Anxiety Disorders,Volume 24, Issue 7, (October 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – The moderated effects of video feedback for social anxiety disorder -A confirmatory…

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Journal of Traumatic Stress ,Volume 23 Issue 3 (June 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are:-A randomized trial of a reconciliation workshop with and without PTSD psychoeducation in Burundian…

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Journal of Anxiety Disorders ,Volume 24, Issue 6, Pages 547-656 (August 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Does cognitive-behavioral therapy response among adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder differ as a function…

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Journal of Anxiety Disorders ,Volume 24, Issue 5, (June 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Evaluation of the Atypical Response scale of the Trauma Symptom Inventory-2 in detecting…

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Journal of Traumatic Stress ,Volume 23 Issue 2 (April 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Introduction to Special Section: Advancing mental health services and research for victims…

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Journal of Anxiety Disorders ,Volume 24, Issue 3, (April 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Training implicit social anxiety associations: An experimental intervention – Moral thought-action fusion…

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Journal of Anxiety Disorders ,Volume 24, Issue 2,(March 2010)

Main Topics Minority Participation in Randomized Controlled Trials for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder The effect of single-session interpretation modification on attention bias…

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Subthalamic neuronal firing in obsessive-compulsive disorder and Parkinson disease

Annals of Neurology , 01/07/2011 Piallat B et al. The recording of burst neurons within the nonmotor subthalamic nucleus in…

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Acute Stress Disorder Poorly Predicts PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 28 – Years ago, “acute stress disorder” was considered a precursor to posttraumatic stress disorder…

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Posttraumatic Stress Exacerbates Crohn’s Disease

December 8, 2010 – Patients with Crohn’s disease are frequently affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is, in turn, linked…

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The Characterization of Beliefs in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Psychiatric Quarterly, 10/22/2010 Brakoulias V et al. – Although the characteristics of non-delusional beliefs may vary, especially on the dimension of…

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Posttraumatic stress disorder and soluble cellular adhesion molecules at rest and in response to a trauma-specific interview in patients after myocardial infarction

Psychiatry Research, 10/14/2010 Von Kanel R et al. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and circulating cellular adhesion molecules (CAMs) predict cardiovascular…

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The relationships of Psychoticism with a lack of fear and anxiety, and increased impulsivity

Personality and Individual Differences, 10/04/2010 Heym N et al. – An exploratory factor analysis distinguished between trait impulsivity (P, impulsivity and…

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Augmenting antidepressant medication with modular CBT for geriatric generalized anxiety disorder: a pilot study

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10/04/2010 Wetherell JL et al. – Findings suggest that modular cognitive-behavioral therapy (mCBT) may be an…

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Thought-Action Fusion in Childhood: Measurement, Development, and Association with Anxiety, Rituals and Other Compulsive-like Behaviors

Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 09/03/2010 Evans DW et al. – Consistent with structural developmental theories, TAF changes throughout development, but…

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Morphed emotional faces: Emotion detection and misinterpretation in social anxiety

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Heuer K et al. – The authors suggest that socially anxious individuals tend to…

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Neural sensitivity to social rejection is associated with inflammatory responses to social stress

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 08/23/2010 Slavich GM et al. – These data…

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Stress coping stimulates hippocampal neurogenesis in adult

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 08/23/2010 Lyons DM et al. – Psychotherapies designed…

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Effect of Acute Psychological Stress on Prefrontal GABA Concentration Determined by Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

American Journal of Psychiatry, 08/20/2010 Hasler G et al. – This result appeared compatible with evidence from preclinical studies in model,…

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Use of a resting control day in measuring the cortisol response to mental stress: Diurnal patterns, time of day, and gender effects

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 08/20/2010 Lovallo WR et al. – In particular the diurnal control method provided a wider range of stress values that…

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Potential use of Internet-based screening for anxiety disorders: a pilot study

Depression and Anxiety, 08/20/2010 Van Ameringen M et al. – Individuals with clinically significant disorder appear to be using the Internet…

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Posttraumatic stress and social anxiety: the interaction of traumatic events and interpersonal fears

Depression and Anxiety, 08/20/2010 Collimore KC et al. – Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) are frequently comorbid…

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Psychological distress and C-reactive protein: do health behaviours and pathophysiological factors modify the association

European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 08/20/2010 Puustinen PJ et al. – Psychological distress was associated with elevated hsCRP levels…

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Can we predict intensive care relatives at risk for posttraumatic stress disorder

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 08/17/2010  Free full text Pillai L et al. – HAD score greater than 11 was…

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Lack of Assertion, Peer Victimization, and Risk for Depression in Girls: Testing a Diathesis-Stress Model

Keenan K et al. – The results extend the published data on peer relations and depression by identifying a group of…

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Symptoms of Acute Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Prostate Cancer Patients Following Radical Prostatectomy

PTSD total scores were significantly higher in PC patients when compared with BPH patients, whose PTSD scores did not differ…

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Delivery of evidence-based treatment for multiple anxiety disorders in primary care: a randomized controlled trial

* A randomized controlled effectiveness trial of Coordinated Anxiety Learning and Management (CALM) compared with UC in 17 primary care…

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High Rate of Prenatal, Postpartum Depression Found in Fathers

More than 10% of fathers experience prenatal and postpartum depression, with the highest rates found 3 to 6 months after…

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Psychological Stress and Coeliac Disease in Childhood: A Cohort Study

Abstract Background: Psychological stress has previously been associated with several immunological diseases, e.g. inflammatory bowel disease. Through questionnaire data from…

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Anxiety is Associated with Diminished Exercise Performance and Quality of Life in Severe Emphysema: A Cross-sectional Study

Data from 1828 patients with moderate to severe emphysema enrolled in the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT), collected prior to…

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Psychotherapy Reduces PTSD-Related Nightmares

In people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychotherapies that lessen nightmares may fail to improve sleep, according to Leslie Swanson,…

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Vast Majority of Veterans With PTSD Do Not Receive Sufficient Treatment

Fewer than 10% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with new posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses receive the recommended number and…

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Development Of New Scale To Measure Anxiety Outcomes

A new questionnaire and outcomes measurement scale developed by the department of psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital has proven to…

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Antipsychotic switching for people with schizophrenia who have neuroleptic-induced weight or metabolic problems

Cochrane Reviews, 12/10/2010  Evidence Based Medicine Mukundan A et al. Evidence from this review suggests that switching antipsychotic medication to…

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Does Psychiatric Comorbidity Affect Postoperative Mortality?

Summary What is the impact of psychiatric disorders on postoperative mortality? The authors used records of patients undergoing surgery in…

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Smoking May Be an Independent Risk Factor for Suicidality

Smoking may be an independent risk factor for suicidality, new research suggests. A longitudinal study presented here at the Anxiety…

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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults with HIV – (02/03/2010 )

HIVIt is estimated that there are 38.6 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. The disease accounted for 2.8 million deaths…

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Psychological and pharmacological interventions for depression in patients with diabetes mellitus – (03/03/2010 )

Diabetes mellitus is a common and growing health problem. The prevalence of diabetes worldwide is projected to rise from 2.8%…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: More Bipolar Treatment Options

Vieta and Colleagues: Treatment Options for Bipolar Depression: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Controlled Trials[6] This systematic review and meta-analysis…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Treatment options for the acute treatment of bipolar mania have been established and reviewed. However, efficacy of combination treatments for…

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Association of Diet With Depression and Anxiety

Jacka and Colleagues: Association of Western and Traditional Diets With Depression and Anxiety in Women[3] This study cross-sectionally assessed the…

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Psychotic-Like Symptoms in Patients With Depression Linked to Poor Treatment Outcomes

December 17, 2010 – Irritability and psychotic-like symptoms, such as hearing voices or experiencing paranoia, are common in outpatients with major…

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Prevalence and Persistence of Depression in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A 2-year Longitudinal Study

Abstract Background: It is unclear whether depression persists in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). We evaluated the prevalence and…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: The Most Important Studies of 2010

Prevention is the Holy Grail of medicine. In the past decade, prevention of mental illnesses has become a topic of…

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Deficiencies in Circulating Testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulphate, and Depression in Men with Systolic Chronic Heart Failure

Abstract Aims Elderly men with androgen deficiencies are prone to develop late-onset depression. We investigated links between circulating androgens and…

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Internet-delivered Psychotherapy for Depression in Adults

Abstract Purpose of review The rapidly growing number of published research papers attests to the increasing interest in Internet-delivered psychotherapy…

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Using Gene-Environment Interactions to Target Personalized Treatment in Mood Disorder

Abstract Mood disorders account for a substantial social and financial burden on society. Although considerable efforts to delineate the underlying…

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Intimate Partner Violence, Physical Health, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Quality of Life in Latinas

Abstract Objectives: The purposes of this exploratory study were to a) describe physical health symptoms and diagnoses in abused immigrant…

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Religion and Assisted and Non-assisted Suicide in Switzerland: National Cohort Study

Abstract Background In the 19th century, eminent French sociologist Emile Durkheim found suicide rates to be higher in the Protestant…

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DSM-5 Proposals for Mood Disorders: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

AbstractPurpose of review The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-5 revision is underway. The review examines draft proposals…

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Reconsidering the Role of Social Disadvantage in Physical and Mental Health: Stressful Life Events, Health Behaviors, Race, and Depression

Prevalence of depression is associated inversely with some indicators of socioeconomic position, and the stress of social disadvantage is hypothesized…

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Second-generation Antipsychotics in Major Depressive Disorder: Update and Clinical Perspective

examine the efficacy and safety of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) in nonpsychotic major depressive disorder (MDD). Recent findings In MDD, SGA…

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Suicide in England and Wales 1861-2007: A Time-trends Analysis

Background: Suicide is one of the leading causes of premature mortality worldwide. Few studies have assessed long-term trends or sex…

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A Troublesome Trend In Depression Care?

This is a report of service utilization data from 2 large nationally representative surveys of the US population. The authors…

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Realities and Expectations of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine: Impact of Translating Genetic Knowledge into Clinical Practice

Abstract The implementation of genetic data for a better prediction of response to medications and adverse drug reactions is becoming…

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Chronic Anxiety Requires Long-Term Treatment to Prevent Relapse

December 16, 2010 – Patients with chronic generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) who are receiving antidepressant therapy need to be continuously treated…

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The Role of the Serotonin System in ADHD: Treatment Implications

Currently, there is a consensus that the best pharmacological treatments available for patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with clinical impairment…

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The Emergence of the Bipolar Spectrum:Validation Along Clinical-Epidemiologic and Familial-Genetic Lines.

There is much current disagreement about the boundaries of affective disorder subtypes. This is not a new phenomenon, as the…

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an established option for the treatment of depression. There is more research on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for…

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Major Depression: Recognition and Assessment in Primary Care

Managing major depression in primary care can improve depression outcomes and may reduce the development, morbidity, and mortality of comorbid…

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Bipolar Disorder Linked to Greater Suicide Risk vs Other Mental Disorders

November 11, 2010 – Veterans with bipolar disorder (BD) are at a significantly increased risk for suicide compared with their counterparts…

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The Biology of Depression: Guiding Treatment Selection

Historically, various observations of persons with mood disturbances suggested the involvement of abnormal biologic processes. The cyclical episodes of depression,…

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Clinical and Pharmacologic Strategies to Achieve Remission in Depression

Major depressive disorder is a common, chronic but episodic, and costly condition for which primary care physicians provide the majority…

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Adherence to Treatment in Mood Disorders

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Purpose of Review: Nonadherence to medication is common in mood disorders. Improving adherence should decrease risk…

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New Issues in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

New areas in the treatment of mood disorders are explored in this session from the 153rd annual meeting of the…

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New Research on Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Mood Disorders

Aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, and ziprasidone have US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of manic and…

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Low-Fat Diet Linked to Improved Mood

November 17, 2009 Obese or overweight patients lose about the same amount of weight after a year whether they follow…

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Bypassing the Blues: How Simple Collaborative Care Can Help Tackle Depression After CABG Surgery.

November 23, 2009 The first trial to examine the effectiveness of a collaborative-care strategy for treating depression after an acute…

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Bipolar disorder :an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences,November 2010 Volume 12, Issue 7

The main Features in this Issue are: -Lithium: the long road -Mood swing and mood stabilizer: how specific are these…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,November 2010 Volume 27, Issue 11

The main Features in this Issue are: -Potential use of Internet-based screening for anxiety disorders: a pilot study -Relationship between…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,October 2010 Volume 27, Issue 10

The main Features in this Issue are: – Conceptual background, development, and preliminary data from the unified protocol for transdiagnostic…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,September 2010 Volume 27, Issue 9

The main Features in this Issue are: – The contribution of precipitants to depression onset, diagnostic sub-type, and treatment paradigm:…

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Bipolar disorder :an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences,August 2010 Volume 12, Issue 5

The main Features in this Issue are: – Assessing oxidative pathway genes as risk factors for bipolar disorder -Circadian rhythms…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,Volume 27 Issue 8 (August 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – SSRI treatment during pregnancy: are we asking the right questions? -Previous experience…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,Volume 27 Issue 7 (July 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Child sexual abuse in the etiology of depression: A systematic review of reviews…

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Bipolar disorder :an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences,Volume 12 Issue 4 (June 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -The International Society for Bipolar Disorders-Battery for Assessment of Neurocognition – Valnoctamide as…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,Volume 27 Issue 6 (June 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Should OCD be classified as an anxiety disorder in DSM-V? – Obsessive-compulsive disorder:…

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Bipolar disorder :an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences,Volume 12 Issue 3 (May 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Antithetical asymmetry in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder: a line bisection study…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,Volume 27 Issue 5 (May 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Comparative outcomes among the problem areas of interpersonal psychotherapy for depression – Interpersonal…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,Volume 27 Issue 5 (May 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Multicenter, randomized, double-blind, active comparator and placebo-controlled trial of a corticotropin-releasing factor…

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Bipolar disorder :an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences,Volume 12 Issue 2 (March 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Antipsychotic and mood stabilizer efficacy and tolerability in pediatric and adult patients…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,Volume 27 Issue 4 (April 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Depression gets old fast: do stress and depression accelerate cell aging? –…

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Depression and Anxiety Journal,Volume 27 Issue 3 (March 2010)

Main Topics Antidepressant drug action: a neuropsychological perspective Distinct electrocortical and behavioral evidence for increased attention to threat in generalized…

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Journal of Traumatic Stress ,Volume 23 Issue 1 (February 2010)

Main Topics VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental…

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Rates of Suicidal Ideation Among US Surgeons ‘Very Concerning’

An anonymous survey of US surgeons finds that about 1 in 16 had suicidal thoughts in the past year, yet…

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Bright Light Treatment May Improve Nonseasonal Depressive Symptoms

January 21, 2011 – Bright light treatment (BLT) improves mood and sleep efficiency in elderly patients with nonseasonal major depressive disorder…

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Depression Not an , Invariable Complication , of Cancer

January 21, 2011 – Depression – the most extensively studied mood complication associated with cancer – is “less common in patients with cancer…

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Optimism a Buffer Against Depression in Teens

A prospective study on the effects of optimism on adolescent health risks concludes that optimistic thinking is protective against depression…

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High-Altitude Living an Independent Suicide Risk Factor

A new study provides more evidence that individuals who live at higher altitudes may be at increased risk for suicide….

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Depressive Symptoms and Patterns of Drug Use Among Street Youth

Journal of Adolescent Health, 01/07/2011 Hadland SE et al. – This is the first report of drug use typologies and depression…

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Efficacy of antidepressants and benzodiazepines in minor depression: systematic review and meta-analysis

British Journal of Psychiatry, 01/07/2011 Barbui C et al. – There is evidence showing there is unlikely to be a clinically…

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Early Menarche Linked to Increased Risk for Teen Depression

January 6, 2011 – Girls who begin menstruating early – before 11.5 years of age – are more likely to exhibit depressive symptoms…

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Deadly Combination of Depression and Diabetes Doubles Mortality Risk

January 7, 2011 – Women who have diabetes and depression have a significantly higher risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease…

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Second-generation Antipsychotics in Major Depressive Disorder: Update and Clinical Perspective

Purpose of review The aim of this systematic review was to examine the efficacy and safety of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs)…

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Treatments for bipolar disorder: can number needed to treat/harm help inform clinical decisions

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 12/30/2010 Ketter TA et al. – Clinical trials can help inform clinical decision making by quantifying the likelihood…

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Depression Scores Increased in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 23 – Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk of abnormal depression…

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Association between bipolar spectrum features and treatment outcomes in outpatients with major depressive disorder

Archives of General Psychiatry, 12/10/2010 Clinical Article Perlis RH et al. – The objective of this study was to assess the…

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Volume of the adrenal and pituitary glands in depression

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 12/09/2010 Kessing LV et al. – This study concluded that it remains unclear whether hyperactivity of the HPA axis results…

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Childhood social environment, emotional reactivity to stress, and mood and anxiety disorders across the life course

Depression and Anxiety, 12/09/2010 Clinical Article McLaughlin KA et al. – The authors investigate whether emotional reactivity to stress is a…

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Milnacipran Effective for Fibromyalgia Independent of Depression

November 22, 2010 (Atlanta, Georgia) – Milnacipran improves pain and global status independent of changes in depressive symptoms, and reduces the…

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Compelling Evidence” Supports Bidirectional Depression-Diabetes Relationship

November 23, 2010 – The relationship between depression and diabetes appears to be bidirectional, suggesting diabetes increases the risk for depression…

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Discrepancy between subjective and objective severity in treatment-resistant depression: Prediction of treatment outcome

Journal of Psychiatric Research, 11/10/2010 Rane LJ et al. Identifying predictors of outcome among patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is…

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Comorbidities and factors related to discontinuation of pharmacotherapy among outpatients with major depressive disorder

Comprehensive Psychiatry, 11/10/2010 Clinical Article Hung CI et al. The impact of the duration of depression (chronic depression) on adherence…

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The influence of mood on the processing of syntactic anomalies: Evidence from P600

Neuropsychologia, 10/28/2010 Virgillito D et al. The present event-related potentials (ERPs) findings demonstrate that mood interacts with processes of language…

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Preventing late-life depression: a clinical update

International Psychogeriatrics, 10/28/2010 Baldwin RC Interventions which work in preventing late-life depression include antidepressant medication in standard doses and Problem-Solving…

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Partner responses to patient pain and well behaviors and their relationship to patient pain behavior, functioning, and depression

Pain, 10/22/2010 Raichle KA et al. – The goals of the current study were to examine the associations between patient-reported spouse…

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Comparison of effects of automated peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis on health-related quality of life, sleep quality, and depression

Hemodialysis International, 10/20/2010 Guney I et al. – Few studies investigating the effects of automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) and continuous ambulatory…

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The role of child sexual abuse in the etiology of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 10/20/2010 Maniglio R – Seven databases were searched, supplemented with hand-search of reference lists from retrieved papers. The…

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One-week prevalence of depressive symptoms and psychotropic drug treatments among old people with different levels of cognitive impairment living in institutional care: changes between 1982 and 2000

International Psychogeriatrics, 10/15/2010 Lovheim H et al. The prevalence of depressive symptoms decreased between 1982 and 2000, in all levels…

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Database analysis of children and adolescents with Bipolar Disorder consuming a micronutrient formula

BMC Psychiatry, 10/04/2010  Free full text Rucklidge JJ et al. – The data are limited by the open label nature of…

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Epigenetics and depression: current challenges and new therapeutic options

Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 10/04/2010 Schroeder M – Because of the complex causal factors leading to depression, epigenetics is of considerable…

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What can low and high technologies do for late-life mental disorders?

Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 10/04/2010 Westphal A – Research in the use of low and high technology in late-life mental disorders…

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The Effect of Helping Behavior and Physical Activity on Mood States and Depressive Symptoms of Elderly People

Clinical Gerontologist, 09/03/2010 Sarid O et al. – The positive link between helping behavior and physical exercise can be explained by…

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Disgust Propensity as a Predictor of Intrusive Cognitions Following a Distressing Film

Cognitive Therapy and Research, 09/03/2010 Bomyea J et al. – Results indicated that disgust propensity predicted intrusions independent of anxiety and…

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The course of bipolar disorder

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 09/03/2010 Saunders KEA et al. – Bipolar disorder is arguably a pivotal diagnosis in adult psychiatry bounded…

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Fish and n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Intake and Depressive Symptoms: Ryukyus Child Health Study

Pediatrics, 09/03/2010 Murakami K et al. – Higher intake of fish, EPA, and DHA was independently associated with a lower prevalence…

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The effects of anhedonia and depression on hedonic responses

Psychiatry Research, 09/03/2010 Chentsova-Dutton Y et al. – These results may have important implications for assessing and managing anhedonia associated with…

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Increased plasma peroxides and serum oxidized low density lipoprotein antibodies in major depression: Markers that further explain the higher incidence of neurodegeneration and coronary artery disease

Journal of Affective Disorders, Maes M et al. – The results show that major depression is accompanied by increased oxidative stress…

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Association between catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism and psychotic features of bipolar disorder

Journal of Affective Disorders, Benedetti F et al. – The authors suggest that rs4680 could be an inheritable aspect of the…

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The stability of parental bonding reports: A 20-year follow-up

Journal of Affective Disorders, Murphy E et al. – The PBI is a robust measure of an important environmental risk for…

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Comorbidity of PTSD and depression in Korean War veterans: Prevalence, predictors, and impairment

Journal of Affective Disorders, Ikin JF et al. – Comorbid PTSD and depression, and PTSD alone, are prevalent among Korean War…

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Large Proportion of Individuals With Major Depression Also Experience Subclinical Bipolar Symptoms

Almost 40% of individuals with a history of major depressive disorder (MDD) also have a history of subthreshold hypomania, a…

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Inflammation-Induced Anhedonia: Endotoxin Reduces Ventral Striatum Responses to Reward

Biological Psychiatry, 08/23/2010 Eisenberger NI et al. – The data reported here show, for the first time, that inflammation alters reward-related…

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Cerebrovascular Damage in Late-Life Depression Is Associated With Structural and Functional Abnormalities of Subcutaneous Small Arteries

Hypertension, 08/23/2010 Greenstein AS et al. – Late-life depression is increasingly viewed as a vascular illness because of patients exhibiting characteristic…

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Safety and Efficacy of Sertraline for Depression in Patients With Heart Failure

JACC – Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 08/23/2010 O’Connor CM et al. – Sertraline was safe in patients with…

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Gender differences in depression and PTSD symptoms following combat exposure

Depression and Anxiety, 08/20/2010 Luxton DD et al. – CE was a stronger predictor of post-deployment depression and PTSD symptoms for…

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus as a risk factor for the onset of depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Diabetologia – Clinical and Experimental Diabetes and Metabolism, 08/20/2010 Nouwen A et al.  This study examined the association of diabetes…

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Therapeutic Armamentarium for Treating Depression

Postgraduate Medicine, 08/16/2010 Howland RH – This article provides a broad overview of the many strategies for treating depression. More than…

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Rasch-Based Depression Screening in Patients With Neurologic Disorders

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 08/16/2010 Forkmann T et al. The DESC shows good psychometric characteristics that suggest high…

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Reducing suicides through an alliance against depression

General Hospital Psychiatry, 08/16/2010 Hubner-Liebermann B et al. An intensive community-based campaign could be effective in lowering suicide rates. Especially,…

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Natural variations in maternal and paternal care are associated with systematic changes in oxytocin following parent-infant contact

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 08/17/2010 Feldman R et al. The findings underscore the need to provide opportunities for paternal care to trigger the…

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Downregulation and Upregulation of Glial Connexins May Cause Synaptic Imbalances Responsible for the Pathophysiology of Bipolar Disorder

CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, 08/17/2010 Mitterauer BJ If the expression of connexins is upregulated, the expression of the astrocytic receptors…

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Dendritic cell nuclear protein-1, a novel depression-related protein, upregulates corticotropin-releasing hormone expression

Zhou T et al.  The authors propose that full-length dendritic cell nucleus protein-1 may play a role in the pathogenesis…

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Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors During Pregnancy and Risk of Major and Cardiovascular Malformations: An Update

Postgraduate Medicine, 08/17/2010 Tuccori M et al. Although there is evidence to support the association between birth defects and first trimester…

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Detecting Emotional Disorder in Young People in Primary Care

Abstract Purpose of review Screening young people for emotional disorder in primary care has seemed sensible given most attend annually…

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Method of Suicide Attempt Influences Risk for Later Successful Suicide

The method used in an initial suicide attempt influences the risk for a later successful suicide, with those who attempt…

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Underlying Illness May Be More Important Than Antiepileptic Use for Suicide Risk

New research suggests that it might not be antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) themselves that raise the risk for suicide but the…

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Comorbidity of chronic disease and potential treatment conflicts in older people dispensed antidepressants

Age and Aging, 06/02/10 Caughey GE et al. The observed a high level of potentially inappropriate prescribing and treatment conflicts…

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Prospective prediction of major depressive disorder from cortisol awakening responses in adolescence

Adam EK et al .The CAR is a significant prospective risk factor for the development of MDD in young adults, providing…

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Divalproex extended-release in acute bipolar II depression

Wang PW et al. Divalproex-ER as monotherapy and adjunctive therapy was well tolerated and yielded an overall response rate of…

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Email Feasible, Inexpensive Way to Screen for Depression in College Students

Using email to screen college students for major depressive disorder (MDD) appears to be a feasible and inexpensive way to…

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Therapeutic strategies in migraine patients with mood and anxiety disorders: clinical evidence

When these conditions are present, drugs for migraine prevention that may worsen the psychiatric comorbid disorder have to be avoided….

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Depression Care Initiative Yields Significant Decrease in Suicides

A depression care quality improvement initiative has succeeded in significantly curbing the rate of suicide in some 200,000 members of…

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Pramipexole Successfully Treats Depressive and Motor Symptoms

The dopamine agonist pramipexole improves depressive symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to results of a new double-blind,…

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PTSD Linked to Epigenetic Changes in Immune Function Genes

Individuals who experience traumatic events leading to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) demonstrate altered DNA methylation levels especially in genes related…

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Depression an Independent Predictor of Conversion From Episodic to Chronic Migraine

Depression in individuals with episodic migraine (EM) appears to be an independent risk factor for conversion to chronic migraine (CM),…

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Depressed Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis at Risk for MI

Scherrer and colleagues studied a retrospective cohort of 15,634 patients (93% men and 7% women) who had rheumatoid arthritis (RA;…

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Bipolar Illness, Not Lithium, Impairs Cognitive Function

Lithium may not have harmful neuropsychological effects on patients with bipolar illness, new research suggests. Instead, the disease itself appears…

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Impaired Reward and Loss Processing May Precede Depressive Symptoms

Young girls at high risk for depression have the same anomalies in reward processing as individuals with diagnosed depression a…

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HIV-infected Prison Inmates: Depression and Implications for Release Back to Communities

High rates of both HIV and depression are seen in prison populations; depression has been linked to disease progression in…

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Clinical Significance Criterion for Major Depression Does Not Reduce False-Positive Diagnoses

Inclusion of clinical significance criterion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition) (DSM-IV) does not reduce…

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Combination Benefits Patients With Comorbid Depression, Alcoholism

A tentative observation from the study is that there may be relatively little advantage in prescribing an antidepressant alone for…

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Schizophrenia and treatment option

Tells that there is not enough reliable treatment for schizophrenia, talking about clozapine and aripiprazole particularly More Details>> Username: saudipsych…

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Exercise Beneficial for Physical and Mental Health Outcomes in Schizophrenia

May 25, 2010 – Regular physical exercise programs for individuals with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like illnesses are feasible and may help improve…

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Treatment of Early-Onset Schizophrenia

Purpose of review: Treatment of children who develop schizophrenia in childhood and early adolescence presents unique considerations. There has been…

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Exercise Beneficial for Physical and Mental Health Outcomes in Schizophrenia

May 25, 2010 – Regular physical exercise programs for individuals with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like illnesses are feasible and may help improve…

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Violence in Schizophrenia Rare in the Absence of Substance Abuse

June 2, 2009 – The increased risk for violent crime associated with schizophrenia is largely due to the subgroup of patients…

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Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training May Be Helpful in Schizophrenia

March 4, 2005 — Cognitive behavioral social skills training added to usual care improves social functioning for middle-aged and older…

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Advances in the Early Detection and Prevention of Schizophrenia

A number of sessions at the annual meeting featured presentations pertaining to the early detection and intervention paradigm for psychotic…

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Impaired Neuroplasticity in Schizophrenia and the Neuro-regenerative Effects of Atypical Antipsychotics

During the past decade, advances in the neurobiology of schizophrenia generated both grim and hopeful information. A flurry of neuroimaging…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: Treating Antipsychotic-related Metabolic Abnormalities

Maayan and Colleagues. 2010: Effectiveness of Medications Used to Attenuate Antipsychotic-Related Weight Gain and Metabolic Abnormalities: A Systematic Review and…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: Antipsychotic Cardiovascular Adverse Events

Antipsychotic-related weight gain and cardiometabolic adverse events are among the greatest challenges in treating patients with schizophrenia. Much still needs…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: Maintenance Treatment in Schizophrenia

Wang and Colleagues. 2010: Risperidone Maintenance Treatment in Schizophrenia: A Randomized, Controlled Trial[9] Practice guidelines regarding the optimal dose of…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: Predicting Response to Schizophrenia Treatment

Kinon and Colleagues: Early Response to Antipsychotic Drug Therapy as a Clinical Marker of Subsequent Response in the Treatment of…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: Treatment of Schizophrenia

The treatment of schizophrenia has greatly benefited from the discovery of “first-and second-generation” antipsychotic agents. Both raised high hopes that…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: Omega-3s and Psychosis Prevention

Amminger and Colleagues: Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Indicated Prevention of Psychotic Disorders. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial[4] The authors investigated…

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Reasons for Illicit Drug Use in People with Schizophrenia: Qualitative Study

Abstract Background: Drug misuse is an important clinical problem associated with a poorer outcome in patients who have a diagnosis…

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Metabolic Syndrome Tied to Clozapine Use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 14 – The risk of metabolic syndrome in clozapine-treated hospitalized patients with schizophrenia appears to…

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Impact of Race on Efficacy and Safety During Treatment with Olanzapine in Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform or Schizoaffective Disorder

Background: To examine potential differences in efficacy and safety of treatment with olanzapine in patients with schizophrenia of white and…

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Beta-Blocker Supplementation of Standard Drug Treatment for Schizophrenia

Many people with schizophrenia or similar severe mental disorders do not achieve a satisfactory treatment response with ordinary antipsychotic drug…

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ICSR 2009: New, Updated Recommendations for Schizophrenia Treatment in the Works

March 31, 2009 (San Diego, California) – New recommendations from the Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) for schizophrenia call for first-…

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Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for People With Schizophrenia

Over the past decade, the US Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health,[1] the President’s New Freedom Commission Report,[2] Schizophrenia Patient…

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Psychiatric Comorbidities and Schizophrenia

The clinical heterogeneity of schizophrenia is indisputable. Virtually no 2 patients present with the same constellation of symptoms. Moreover, even…

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Schizophrenia Research ,Volume 124, Issues 1-3 (december 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are:-Clinical significance of neurological soft signs in schizophrenia: Factor analysis of the Neurological Evaluation…

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Schizophrenia Research ,Volume 123, Issues 2-3 (November 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Aberrant salience network (bilateral insula and anterior cingulate cortex) connectivity during information processing…

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Schizophrenia Research ,Volume 123, Issue 1, (October 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Regional prefrontal cortex gray matter volumes in youth at familial risk for…

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Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses , Volume 4, Number 3 / October 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: – Incidence and Costs of Cardiometabolic Conditions in Patients with Schizophrenia Treated with…

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Schizophrenia Research ,Volume 122, Issues 1-3, (September 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – The catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) gene and its potential association with schizophrenia: Findings…

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Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses , Volume 4, Number 2 / July 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: – Social Cognitive Markers of Short-Term Clinical Outcome in First-Episode Psychosis -The Assessment…

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Schizophrenia Research ,Volume 121, Issues 1-3, (August 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Disorganization and reality distortion in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of the relationship between…

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Schizophrenia Research ,Volume 120, Issues 1-3, (July 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Should a Risk Syndrome for Psychosis’ be included in the DSMV? – Valuing…

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schizophrenia bulletin, Volume 36, Number 4, July 2010

The main Features in this Issue are:-The Intruder of the Mind – Migration, Ethnicity, and Psychosis: Toward a Sociodevelopmental Model…

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schizophrenia bulletin, Volume 36, Number 3, May 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -Revisiting Arieti’s “Listening Attitude” and Hallucinated Voices- Risperidone Versus Placebo for Schizophrenia -Should…

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Schizophrenia Research ,Volume 118, Issues 1-3, (May 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – Cognitive decline in schizophrenia from childhood to midlife: A 33-year longitudinal birth…

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schizophrenia bulletin, Volume 36, Number 2, March 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: – Schizophrenia in Translation-Feature Editor: Paul D. Shepard – Delirium Training Program for…

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Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses ,Volume 4, Number 1 / April 2010

The main Features in this Issue are:-Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents with First-Episode Psychosis -Association of Stigma, Self-Esteem, and Symptoms with…

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Schizophrenia Research,Volume 117, Issue 2-3, (April 2010)

The main Features in this Issue are: – CIRCUIT-SPECIFIC ALTERATIONS IN CORTICAL GABA NEUROTRANSMISSION IN SCHIZOPHRENIA- NOVEL ANIMAL MODELS FOR…

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Schizophrenia Research Volume 117, Issue 1 (March 2010)

Main Topics Anatomy of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia: A meta-analysis Amplitude of low-frequency oscillations in schizophrenia: A resting state fMRI…

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Schizophrenia Research Volume 117, Issue 1 (March 2010)

Main Topics Anatomy of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia: A meta-analysis Amplitude of low-frequency oscillations in schizophrenia: A resting state fMRI…

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Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses Volume 3, Number 4 / January 2010

main articlesThe Effects of Molindone as a Concomitant Medication on Aggressive Behavior Early Medication Adherence and Insight Change in First-Episode…

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schizophrenia bulletin Volume 36, Number 1, January 2010

Main features: First Person Account Schizophrenia in Translation-Feature Editor: Thomas H. McGlasham Genes and Schizophrenia-Feature Editor: Michael Owen Cochrane Corner-Feature…

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FDA Approves Long-Acting Olanzapine Injection

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved olanzapine extended-release intramuscular injection (Zyprexa Relprevv, Eli Lilly & Company) for…

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Exercise May Increase Hippocampal Volume for Patients With Schizophrenia

In fact, the volume increased by 12% in those with schizophrenia and by 16% in those without and was associated…

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Mother’s Flu During Pregnancy May Increase Baby’s Risk Of Schizophrenia

Rhesus monkey babies born to mothers who had the flu while pregnant had smaller brains and showed other brain changes…

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New Findings Boost Theory That Infection Causes Schizophrenia

A review of studies of maternal exposure to infectious agents and schizophrenia in their offspring suggests that eliminating certain infections…

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Acute Phase Dose Risperidone More Effective at Relapse Prevention in Maintenance Schizophrenia Than Reduced Dose Strategies

One year of maintenance risperidone administered at the initial therapeutic dose for acute schizophrenia is more effective at preventing relapse…

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Magnetic Stimulation Appears Useful for Schizophrenia

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may be a beneficial treatment for negative symptoms of schizophrenia, say researchers from the Netherlands….

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Gene Mutation May Be Key to Schizophrenia: Study

A genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia appears to disrupt communication between the two areas of the brain believed to be…

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New Clozapine Users Should Be Monitored for Myocarditis

Patients starting clozapine must be monitored for endocarditis during the first month, particularly at week 3, new research shows. The…

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Psychotic Symptoms in Childhood Linked to Same Risk Factors as Adult Schizophrenia

A significant minority of preadolescents in the community have psychotic symptoms, including hallucinations and delusions, and these symptoms are associated…

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Exercise Beneficial for Physical and Mental Health Outcomes in Schizophrenia

Regular physical exercise programs for individuals with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like illnesses are feasible and may help improve the mental and…

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Are cannabis use disorders associated with an earlier age at onset of psychosis? A study in first episode schizophrenia

Although cannabis use precedes the onset of illness in most patients, there was no significant association between onset of illness…

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First-Episode Schizophrenics Benefit From 2 Years of Maintenance Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jul 20 – Even when a year has passed since a first schizophrenia episode, maintenance therapy…

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Long-term maintenance lorazepam for catatonia: a case report General Hospital Psychiatry, 08/16/2010

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Regional prefrontal cortex gray matter volumes in youth at familial risk for schizophrenia from the Harvard Adolescent High Risk Study

Schizophrenia Research, 08/16/2010 Rosso IM et al. – We conducted a region-of-interest morphometric study of prefrontal subregions in adolescent and young…

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Cross-disorder genomewide analysis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression

American Journal of Psychiatry, 08/20/2010 Huang J et al. – The purpose of this study was to apply genomewide association study…

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Early identification of non-remission in first-episode psychosis in a two-year outcome study

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 08/20/2010 Simonsen E et al. – Long duration of untreated psychosis predicted both 3 month and 2-year non-remission…

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Comparing clinical and neurocognitive features of the schizophrenia prodrome to the bipolar prodrome

Schizophrenia Research, 08/20/2010 Olvet DM et al. – This study provides preliminary support for a bipolar prodrome, which may be indistinguishable…

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Negative schizophrenic symptoms and the frontal lobe syndrome: one and the same

European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 08/20/2010 Ziauddeen H et al. – The findings indicate that the negative syndrome in…

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Effects of age of onset on clinical characteristics in schizophrenia spectrum disorders

BMC Psychiatry, 08/20/2010  Free full text Kao YC et al. – The authors findings support the hypothesis of an influence of…

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Physical proximity in anticipation of meeting someone with schizophrenia: The role of explicit evaluations, implicit evaluations and cortisol levels

Schizophrenia Research, 08/20/2010 Norman RMG et al. – The findings suggest that there are aspects of emotional response to those with…

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Reduced intra-amygdala activity to positively valenced faces in adolescent schizophrenia offspring

Schizophrenia Research, 08/20/2010 Barbour T et al. – These results were independent of behavioral/cognitive performance (equal across groups) suggesting that an…

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Piloting the effective therapeutic dose of adjunctive selective estrogen receptor modulator treatment in postmenopausal women with schizophrenia

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 08/23/2010 Kulkarni J et al. – The demonstrated benefit of adjunctive treatment with 120mg/day raloxifene hydrochloride offers support for the…

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Increased schedule-induced polydipsia in the model following subchronic treatment with MK-801

Schizophrenia Research, 08/23/2010 Hawken ER et al. – Primary polydipsia, defined as excessive fluid intake not explained by medical causes, has…

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Co-morbid PTSD and suicidality in individuals with schizophrenia and substance and alcohol abuse

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 08/23/2010 Tarrier N et al. – This study aimed to investigate the effect of trauma and…

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Homicide in discharged patients with schizophrenia and other psychoses: A national case-control study

Schizophrenia Research, 09/03/2010 Fazel S et al. – There are a number of potentially treatable factors that are associated with homicide…

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Effects of benzodiazepine treatment on cortical GABAA and muscarinic receptors

Psychiatry Research, 09/03/2010 McLeod MC et al. – The data would therefore support previously stated hypotheses that changes in the cortical…

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Psychometric properties of two measures for the assessment of schizotypy in adolescents

Psychiatry Research, 09/03/2010 Fonseca-Pedrero E et al.-The TPSQ and MSTQ-R appear to have good psychometric properties and to be useful…

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Quality and correlates of specific self-esteem at the beginning stabilisation phase of schizophrenia

Psychiatry Research, 09/03/2010 Wittorf A et al. – The authors’ results suggest that specific self-esteem at the point of beginning stabilisation…

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Cognitive functioning in subjects with recent-onset psychosis from a low-middle-income environment: Multiple-domain deficits and longitudinal evaluation

Psychiatry Research, 09/03/2010 De Mello Ayres A et al. – These results reinforce the view that there are generalized cognitive deficits in…

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Detecting and defusing cognitive traps: metacognitive intervention in schizophrenia

Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 10/04/2010 Moritz S – Recent studies assert marked cognitive biases in schizophrenia. Metacognitive training (MCT) has evolved…

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Executive control in schizophrenia in task involving semantic inhibition and working memory

Psychiatry Research, 10/14/2010 Chan RCK et al. These results suggested impaired working memory context maintenance and semantic inhibition in schizophrenia…

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Non-synonymous variants in the AMACR gene are associated with schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Research, 10/19/2010 Bespalova IN et al. The AMACR gene is located in the schizophrenia susceptibility locus on chromosome 5p13,…

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Rapid acute treatment of agitation in individuals with schizophrenia: multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled study of inhaled loxapine

British Journal of Psychiatry, 01/07/2011 Lesem MD et al. – There is a need for a rapid-acting, non-injection, acute treatment for…

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Family Intervention for Schizophrenia May Reduce Household Stress

November 18, 2010 – A family intervention for schizophrenia is associated with fewer relapses and hospitalizations, according to the results of…

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Psychological therapies versus antidepressant medication, alone and in combination for depression in children and adolescents – (02/17/2010 )

As recently as the 1970s, it was widely believed that depression in young people was very rare (Baker 2006). However,…

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Depression Not an “Invariable Complication ” of Cancer

Depression the most extensively studied mood complication associated with cancer is “less common in patients with cancer than previously thought,”…

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Bright Light Treatment May Improve Nonseasonal Depressive Symptoms

Bright light treatment (BLT) improves mood and sleep efficiency in elderly patients with nonseasonal major depressive disorder (MDD), according to…

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Psychosocial interventions for the primary and secondary prevention of mental health problems in people who have sustained a traumatic physical injury – (09/16/2009 )

Injuries account for nine percent of the world’s deaths and 12% of the world’s disease burden (WHO 2002), and may…

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Top 10 Psychiatry Articles of 2010

1. New Diagnostic Entity in DSM-5? 2. Child Psychiatry * Is Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed in Children and Adolescents: A Virtual…

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Zolpidem Impairs Balance and Cognition on Awakening

The nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic zolpidem produces clinically significant impairments in balance and cognition on awakening after 2 hours of sleep in…

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Probability of Full Recovery From Body Dysmorphic Disorder Good Over Time

With enough time, and proper treatment, many patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) are likely to recover and not relapse,…

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The Potential Role of Appetite in Predicting Weight Changes During Treatment with Olanzapine

Abstract Background: Clinically significant weight gain has been reported during treatment with atypical antipsychotics. It has been suggested that weight…

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Antecedents of Hospital Admission for Deliberate Self-harm from a 14-year Follow-up Study Using Data-linkage

Abstract Background: A prior episode of deliberate self-harm (DSH) is one of the strongest predictors of future completed suicide. Identifying…

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SLEEP Volume 34 / Issue 01 – Saturday, January 01, 2011

The main Features in this Issue are: -Excellence from the Contributions of Many -Identifying Moderators of CPAP Efficacy -Neuropeptide B…

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SLEEP Volume 33 / Issue 11 – Monday, November 01, 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -The Association Between Sleep Disordered Breathing, Academic Grades, and Cognitive and Behavioral Functioning…

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Pregnant Veterans Twice as Likely to Suffer Mental Health Problems

December 29, 2010 Female veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) are at increased…

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Journal of Women’s Health,Volume 19, Number 12

The main Features in this Issue are: -Dietary Sodium Reduction in the United States: Its Importance for Women -Differences Between…

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Mind-body interventions during pregnancy for preventing or treating women’s anxiety – (02/11/2009 )

Being pregnant is considered by some to be a cause of specific anxiety (Huizink 2004), which can affect a woman’s…

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Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Increase Miscarriage Risk

June 11, 2010 Pregnant women who use antidepressants have a 68% increased risk of miscarriage compared with those who do…

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Smoking Tied to Miscarriage Risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 30 – A new study offers another reason to stop smoking before becoming pregnant: smoking…

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Dance therapy for schizophrenia – (06/17/2009 )

Dance has been used as a healing ritual since the earliest recorded history, but the establishment of dance therapy as…

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Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, February 2011 – Volume 31 – Issue 1

The main Features in this Issue are: -Predictors of the Discharge Dosage of an Atypical Antipsychotic Agent Among Hospitalized, Treatment-Naive,…

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Brief Psychological Therapies for Depression, Anxiety, May Be Effective in Primary Care

July 1, 2010 Brief therapies including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), problem-solving therapy (PST), and counseling are all effective for treating…

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The Healthy Quality of Mindful Breathing: Associations With Rumination and Depression

Cognitive Therapy and Research, 12/30/2010 Burg JM et al. The present study examines the relationships between mindfulness and rumination, repetitive…

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The Year in Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder: Optimal Metabolic Testing

Morrato and Colleagues, 2010: Metabolic Testing Rates in 3 State Medicaid Programs After FDA Warnings and ADA/APA Recommendations for Second-Generation…

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Tricyclic Antidepressants and Headaches: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Objective To evaluate the efficacy and relative adverse effects of tricyclic antidepressants in the treatment of migraine, tension-type, and mixed…

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If I’m a Little Overweight, Will I Die Sooner?

Summary Pooled data from 19 prospective studies encompassing 1.46 million white adults, 19 to 84 years of age (median, 58…

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Journal of Psychosomatic Research ,(January 2011)

The main Features in this Issue are: -Impact of childhood trauma, alexithymia, dissociation, and emotion suppression on emotional Stroop task…

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Consultation liaison in primary practice for mental health problems – (09/23/2009 )

Mental disorders are common in the community, particularly mood and anxiety disorders which have 12-month prevalence rates of 18.1% and…

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Studies in Adult ADHD: Spring 2010

This study compared measures of sleep-onset insomnia (SOI) in adults with and those without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and compared sleep…

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Sex, Sexuality, And Serotonin

Do the sexual side effects of most antidepressants jeopardize romantic love and marriage? Dr. Thompson and I would like to…

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Expert Collaboration Helps Primary-Care Docs Improve Chronic Pain Outcomes

April 2, 2009 A collaborative intervention with primary-care physicians that combined clinician education, patient assessment, education, symptom monitoring, feedback, treatment…

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Anxiety and Depression in the Elderly: Do We Know any More?

Abstract Purpose of review The advent of global population ageing raises understandable concerns about the high-prevalence mental disorders in older…

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Pharmacogenomic Implications of Variants of Monoaminergic-related Genes in Geriatric Psychiatry

Abstract Response to psychiatric medications in later life is highly heterogeneous and complex. Monoaminergic-related polymorphisms may influence medication response and…

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Advances in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Long-term Care Homes

Abstract Purpose of review Psychiatric disorders are common among older adults in long-term care (LTC) homes and the LTC population…

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Lower Plasma Beta-Amyloid 42/40 Linked to Greater Cognitive Decline

January 19, 2011 In a study of older dementia-free individuals, lower plasma β-amyloid 42/40 levels were associated with an increased…

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FDA Committee Rejects Florbetapir, but Will Reconsider if Training Improved

January 21, 2011 An advisory committee for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended against approval of the…

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Problem-Solving Therapy Curbs Disability in Depressed, Cognitively Impaired Elderly

Problem-solving therapy (PST) is more effective than supportive therapy (ST) alone in reducing disability in older adults with major depression…

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Long-term treatments for older depressed people – (09/30/2009 )

Title Long-term treatments for older depressed people Author(s) Wilson KCMMottram PG … More Details>> Username: saudipsych Password: saudipsych  

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Antidepressants versus placebo for the depressed elderly – (10/14/2009 )

Approximately ten percent of people over the age of 60 suffer from depression to the degree that warrants intervention (Saunders…

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Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and neuropsychiatric symptoms in elderly patients with dementia – (01/06/2010 )

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the need for health care services for elderly people with dementia will highly…

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Psychological interventions for reducing dental anxiety in children – (05/06/2009 )

Dental anxiety is relatively common in children and is a major factor that may lead to the failure to attend…

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Psychological therapies versus antidepressant medication, alone and in combination for depression in children and adolescents – (02/17/2010 )

As recently as the 1970s, it was widely believed that depression in young people was very rare (Baker 2006). However,…

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Journal of child psychology & psychiatry, January 2011 Volume 52, Issue 1

The main Features in this Issue are:-Intervening in infancy: implications for autism spectrum disorders -Brief parent training in pivotal response…

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FDA Approves Lisdexamfetamine for Teenagers With ADHD

November 16, 2010 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lisdexamfetamine dimesylate capsules (Vyvanse; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc) for…

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Medical Establishment Buried Concerns About MMR/Autism Study, BMJ Charges

the medical establishment “closed ranks” to protect Andrew Wakefield, the researcher whose 1998 study linked the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to…

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Internet Time Tied to Teen Depression Symptoms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 18 – Spending time online is normal behavior for teenagers. But too much Internet use…

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Psychological interventions for reducing postoperative morbidity in dental surgery in adults – (11/18/2009

The label ‘psychological intervention’ has a very broad remit, with many studies employing this umbrella term and utilizing various definitions….

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Psychological and pharmacological interventions for depression in patients with coronary artery disease – (10/28/2009 )

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the single leading cause of death for both men and women in developed countries (Budde…

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Haemodialysis for lithium poisoning – (10/07/2009 )

Lithium salts, particularly lithium carbonate, are frequently administered for the treatment of bipolar disorder and mania.Lithium is a metal, and…

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Second-generation antipsychotic drugs for anxiety disorders – (10/28/2009 )

Anxiety disorders are common, with a life-time prevalence of 17% in the general population (Somers 2006). Among the anxiety disorders,…

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Second-generation antipsychotic drugs for obsessive compulsive disorder – (11/04/2009 )

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric disorder which affects approximately 2.3% of Americans over the course of their lifetimes…

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Benzodiazepines for generalized anxiety – (12/16/2009 )

itle Benzodiazepines for generalized anxiety Author(s) Gale CKapczinski FBusnello JVIsolan LQuevedo… More Details>> Username: saudipsych Password: saudipsych

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Brief Psychological Therapies for Depression, Anxiety, May Be Effective in Primary Care

July 1, 2010 Brief therapies including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), problem-solving therapy (PST), and counseling are all effective for treating…

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Acute Stress Disorder Poorly Predicts PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 28 – Years ago, “acute stress disorder” was considered a precursor to posttraumatic stress disorder…

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Posttraumatic Stress Exacerbates Crohn’s Disease

December 8, 2010 Patients with Crohn’s disease are frequently affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is, in turn, linked…

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Phenotypic characteristics in metabolically obese but normal weight non-diabetic patients with schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Research, 10/22/2010 Wang JJ et al. The metabolically obese but normal weight (MONW) individuals in non diabetic schizophrenia patients…

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Early intervention services, cognitive behavioural therapy and family intervention in early psychosis: systematic review

British Journal of Psychiatry, 11/10/2010 Bird V et al. For people with early psychosis, early intervention services appear to have…

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Treatment effectiveness and adherence in patients with schizophrenia treated with risperidone long-acting injection

Psychiatry Research, 10/28/2010 Clinical Article Chang CL et al. This study investigated the variables related to the effectiveness and adherence…

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