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Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor: An Effective Biomarker for ECT Response in MDD?

Researchers found no association between depression severity and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels, and no correlation between BDNF levels and response to electroconvulsive therapy.

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Doctoring Thoughtfully Through Trauma-Informed Care

It’s no surprise that recent events, including the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, have elicited a number of painful memories for people across the United States.

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Youths Who Use Marijuana Are at Increased Risk for Acute Psychotic Symptoms

Investigators examined whether adolescents who use marijuana heavily develop acute psychotic symptoms at a much higher rate than youths who use marijuana minimally or not at all.

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Food Insecurity Increases Risk for Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity

Investigators observed a link between food insecurity — difficulty affording enough food to support regular, balanced meals — and increased probability of binge-eating disorder and obesity, according to study results.