Investigators confirmed that people with schizophrenia have higher levels of antibodies to some but not all Epstein-Barr virus proteins, which indicates an aberrant response to Epstein-Barr virus infection that may be a factor in the immunopathology of schizophrenia and related disorders.
Weighted and combined multi-gene pharmacogenomic testing significantly increased clinical response and remission rates for patients with major depressive disorder.
Researchers retrospectively reviewed data regarding children and youths who were beginning treatment with antipsychotic vs control medications to assess their risks for unexpected death.
Researchers investigated a potential link between increased risk for autism and prenatal exposure to air pollution.
People with pulmonary arterial hypertension display higher levels of depression and anxiety than previously estimated by healthcare workers.
For part 2 of this article, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed Dr Brenda L Curtis, whose research focuses on “big data” generated from social networking sites, technology-based interventions for substance use disorders and related issues, and Internet research ethics.
The co-occurrence of obesity and mood disorders increases the risk for physical comorbidities, poor mental health and psychological well-being, and less healthy behaviors.
Although treatment as usual for psychosis is guideline-congruent and well implemented, there appears to be no added value for adjunct cognitive behavioral therapy for social activation, according to the results of a study from the Netherlands.
A study compared participants with clear diagnoses of either generalized anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder with each other, as well as with controls, in order to identify cognitive differences between both groups.
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As major depressive disorder is common among college students, researchers sought to determine factors that contribute to this condition, particularly among college freshmen.
Intensive residential treatment was found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, although different response trajectories were observed.
Investigators used neuroimaging to examine relationships between late-life depression, cerebral blood flow, and white matter hyperintensities.
Symptoms of depression and PTSD may be increased in veterans with insomnia, which may be associated with an increased risk for suicidal behavior.
Valacyclovir was not efficacious in the study, perhaps because HSV-1 was in the dormant, nonactivated state and therefore non-responsive to valacyclovir effects.