Clinicians assessing individuals with major depressive episodes are urged to inquire about prior suicide attempts, recurrent thoughts of death, quality of life, and the severity of depressive symptomatology.
These findings indicate that developmental changes are part of the etiology of psychotic disorders, and compensatory cognitive control could be a mechanism to contextualize the psychotic-like experiences precluding psychosis during adolescence.
Investigators aimed to assess the effect of psychotropic medications, BMI, duration of schizophrenia, number of hospitalizations, and physical activity on the risk for T2D.
Patients with bipolar disorder face a risk for suicide that is up to 20 times greater than that of the general population. However, the specific factors that contribute to this risk are not necessarily comparable across all populations.
The trial will be a Phase 2b dose-ranging study (N=216) with patients from 12-15 research centers across Europe and North America.
The authors argue that identifying and treating sleep disorders during early stages may have a positive impact on outcomes in psychiatric patients.
The current study aims to test the effectiveness of a video-feedback intervention in increasing caregiver sensitivity to foster children.
Cannabis use can complicate the management of bipolar disorder by virtue of causing mood instability and psychosis in certain patients with bipolar disorder. Other patients believe it helps manage their moods.
In addition to a better work-life balance, concierge medicine can reduce the number of patients a physician needs to see in order to make a living.
Medical comic books may be an acceptable form of patient education material, but clinicians should assess and honor patient preferences before providing these materials.
Despite the associated risk for death and cognitive decline, “off-label” prescribing of antipsychotics in patients with dementia has increased.