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Orbitofrontal Connectivity Associated With Mood, Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents Who Use Marijuana

Marijuana usage is increasing in adolescents, and the rate of comorbidity with mood and anxiety disorders is high. These findings may aid in identifying adolescents who are potentially at risk.

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Escitalopram Treatment After Acute Coronary Syndrome May Improve Long-term Outcomes

Depression is associated with poorer outcomes in ACS and these findings suggest that this course of treatment may improve long-term major adverse cardiac event outcomes.

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Predispositions to Violence Influenced by Early Life Conduct Disturbances in Schizophrenia

Investigators examined traits which may predispose to violence in patients with schizophrenia, including psychopathic and impulsive traits along with aggression traits.

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Sudden Parental Death Significantly Increases Incident Depression in Offspring

Incidence of depression occurred mostly within the first 2 years after parental death in patients whose parent died at the age of 12 or younger.

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Second Generation Long-Acting Injectable Drugs Effective for Schizophrenia

The findings support second generation long-acting injectable antipsychotic drug use as early treatment option to increase treatment adherence and to decrease the risk of relapse, hospitalization, and deteriorating social functions.

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Certain Neuroinflammatory Biomarkers Associated With Depressive Symptoms

These data substantiate claims that certain neuroinflammatory biomarkers may predict depression symptoms or severity and could be useful in developing diagnostic and treatment strategies.

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OCD Associated With Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health Comorbidities

A lower socioeconomic status, childhood maltreatment, and the presence of comorbid mental health conditions were associated with diagnosed OCD in the studied Canadian population.

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Sex-Related Cognitive Variations Disrupted in Bipolar Disorder

The potential effects of sex specific diagnosis on neurocognitive function was examined in patients with bipolar disorder.

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

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FAST Scores for Functioning Are Meaningful for Recovery in Bipolar Disorder

There is no distinct cut off for the Functional Assessment Short Test between none, mind, moderate, and severe functional impairment.

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Treatment-Resistant Depression Associated With Increased Risk for Mortality

Investigators examined mortality in patients with treatment-resistant depression compared with non-treatment resistant depression.

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Neural Pattern Classifier Distinguishes Between Acute Suicidal Acts and Current Suicidal Thoughts

The use of intrinsic brain activity to differentiate acute suicidal acts from current suicidal thoughts is a promising step toward the development of an objective measure of imminent suicide risk.

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How Medication-Assisted Treatment Affects Outcomes of Alcohol-Dependent Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Medicine-assisted treatment demonstrated strong benefits following the treatment period, including significantly lower odds for mental health hospitalization and fewer emergency department/crisis visits.

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Parent, Teacher Reports of Adolescent Behavior Important in Mental Health Monitoring

These data emphasize the important role of parents and teachers in detecting mental health needs in adolescents.

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High-Frequency, Repetitive TMS May Reduce Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents With Depression

Researchers believe this therapy shows potential as a brain-based approach for correcting cortical physiologic deficits in this population.

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Potential Utility of Adjunctive Withania somnifera in Schizophrenia Treatment

WSE treatment may be useful in addressing symptom exacerbation in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

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