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Light Therapy Effective for Older Adults with Nonseasonal Depression

Rapid onset of antidepressant effects, mild and infrequent adverse effects, and cost-effectiveness position light therapy as an alternative to pharmacologic treatments for depression.

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Appetitive Symptoms, Fluoxetine, and Light Therapy: Predicting Treatment Response for Nonseasonal Major Depression

Researchers examined whether more severe appetitive symptoms predicted a positive response to light therapy.

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Bipolar Disorder Patients Benefit From Coping Strategies for Amplified Emotionality

The findings confirmed amplified emotionality associated with bipolar disorder and demonstrated fluctuations in different components of coping flexibility and mood states across time.

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Rapid Cycling in Bipolar Disorder: Overview and Expert Perspectives

Research has been insufficient to elucidate the prevalence, course, and clinical correlates of rapid cycling in bipolar disorder.

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ADHD Medications Compared for Efficacy, Tolerability in Children and Adults

The 7 treatments included in the study were amphetamines (including lisdexamfetamine), atomoxetine, bupropion, clonidine, guanfacine, methylphenidate, and modafinil.

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Short Form of Geriatric Depression Scale May Be Useful Assessment Tool Across Adult Lifespan

The GDS-15 uses short sentences and a yes/no format, which is easier for patients who are struggling with depression, fatigue, or cognitive impairment to tolerate.

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First-Episode Drug-Naive Patients With Schizophrenia More Likely to Attempt Suicide

Researchers found a suicide attempt rate of 12.0% in first-episode, drug-naïve inpatients.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Associated With Reduced Brain Volume

Investigators compare brain changes in PTSD because they could be associated with the comorbid major depressive disorder rather than the diagnosis of PTSD.

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Disease Specific Variables Effecting Quality of Life in First-Episode Psychosis

Quality of life has emerged as an important factor for research because it may be valuable to measure treatment outcomes.

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Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

This finding suggests that clinicians should monitor anxiety among individuals with testosterone deficiency and XXY.

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Pharmacologic Treatment of First-Episode Psychosis: Advances in Research

The NAVIGATE program shows great promise toward optimizing pharmacologic management of psychosis.

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Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Adolescents with bipolar I disorder whose symptoms are in remission are significantly less likely to experience conduct disorder or antisocial personality disorder.

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Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

Meditation techniques have an ever-growing evidence base to support their use and have become increasingly accepted in Western medicine as helpful adjuncts to other therapies.

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Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias

Stigmatizing terms used to describe individuals who have a substance addiction, including “addict,” alcoholic,” and “substance abuser,” may be associated with negative explicit and implicit biases and should be replaced with positive terms that still describe the conditions accurately.

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Parity Legislature Associated With Financial Protections for Youths With Mental Illness

MHPAEA enforcement was positively associated with lower spending for mental illness treatment among those with parity-associated policies.

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How ketamine is revolutionizing the way we treat depression

How ketamine is revolutionizing the way we treat depression

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