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Early Risk Factors for Bipolar Disorder Found in Offspring of BD Parents

The most robust predictive risk factor for BD is a confirmed history of the illness in a first-degree relative, which is associated with an 8-fold to 10-fold lifetime risk for BD and a 2-fold to 3-fold lifetime risk for depressive disorder vs the general population.

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Link Identified Between Cured Meat and Mania in Bipolar Disorder

These results suggest that the nitrates in cured meat are driving the association between cured meat consumption and mania.

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First-Episode Delusional Disorder vs Schizophrenia: Assessment of Outcomes

A team of UK-based investigators assessed functional and symptomatic outcomes in individuals with a first episode of psychotic disorder vs those associated with schizophrenia.

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Prevalence of Schizophrenia in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes

In an attempt to identify the risk associated with the comorbidity of type 2 diabetes and schizophrenia, a team of investigators from Taiwan assessed the impact of public health promotion efforts targeted at this population.

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High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.

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Associations Among Gender Nonconformity, Mental Distress, and Substance Use Among High School Students

These findings demonstrate the importance of developing support systems within schools for gender-nonconforming students.

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Predicting Poststroke Depression: Biomarkers and Beyond

As depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders following acute stroke and can be predictive of poor outcomes, identifying biomarkers to recognize the disorder are imperative for improving the clinical course.

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Understanding the Cause is Necessary to Treating Physician Burnout

There is no widespread understanding of the pathophysiology of burnout, or conclusions about how it should be measured.

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The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

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Physician Perspectives: Examining the Intersections of White Privilege and Racism in Medicine

Racial insensitivity, stereotyping, and racially based decisions continue to occur in medical school admissions, recruitment, and management, as well as patient care.

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The Influence of Aerobic Exercise on Serum BDNF in Major Depressive Disorder

Investigators examine the effect of exercise on brain-derived neurotrophic factor in patients with major depressive disorder.

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Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.

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Poor Functional Outcomes Tied to Depressive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis

Higher depressive symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis was associated with lower employment and processing speed.

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Manufacturers Increase Drug Prices Twice as Fast During Drug Shortages

Prices of prescription drugs in short supply between 2015 and 2016 were found to increase more than twice as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage.

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Higher Recurrent Depression in Women With MDD During Childbearing Years

Women with major depressive disorder may have higher recurrent depression during the childbearing years.

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Color Vision Impairment in Schizophrenia May Be Due to Medication

Investigators sought to determine whether the type of medication used for the treatment of schizophrenia affects color vision.

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Sleep Disorders Linked to Nonaffective Psychosis in Young Adults

Investigators examined the correlation with sleep disorders such as insomnia, and sleep apnea with early psychosis.

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