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Parental Religiosity May Lower Risk for Suicidal Ideation in Offspring

This study suggests that parental spirituality may affect offspring mental health, particularly regarding suicidal behaviors.

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Children With Subsyndromal ADHD Have Significant Morbidity and Disability

Compared with controls, those with subthreshold ADHD experienced greater impairments in social functioning and had higher rates of requiring extra help in school.

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Depression in Youth: Underdiagnosed and Deadly

The mechanics of therapy look quite different for younger patients, whose experiences with depression vary by age, emotional vocabulary, cognitive development, and experiences with trauma.

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Family Border Separation Policy Has Long-Term Effects on Child Health

Despite a reversal of the Trump administration family separation policy, more than 2000 children are still separated from their parents or legal guardians.

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Mortality Gap Widens in Bipolar Disorder vs General Population

Investigators examined whether the mortality gap has increased over the last 20 years in patients with bipolar disorder.

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Predictors of Suicide Attempt and the Effect of Treatment-Seeking Behavior

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.

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Psychotic-Like Experiences in Adolescence Could Cause Neural Changes During Reward Processing

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.

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Polypharmacy Therapy for Schizophrenia Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators aimed to assess the effect of psychotropic medications, BMI, duration of schizophrenia, number of hospitalizations, and physical activity on the risk for T2D.

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Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.

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Screening for Bipolar Disorder in Women With Postpartum Depression

Several studies have reported a high prevalence of hypomanic and manic symptoms in women with postpartum depression.

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Peer-Supported Self-Management in Mental Healthcare Patients Reduces Readmission to Acute Care

Time to readmission was significantly longer in the intervention group than in the control group.

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Predictors of Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder Vary by Sex

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.

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Psilocybin Study Gets Green Light From FDA for Treatment-Resistant Depression

The trial will be a Phase 2b dose-ranging study (N=216) with patients from 12-15 research centers across Europe and North America.

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Symptoms of Sleep Disorders Prevalent in Psychiatric Illnesses

The authors argue that identifying and treating sleep disorders during early stages may have a positive impact on outcomes in psychiatric patients.

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Tobacco Smoking May Be an Independent Risk Factor for Schizophrenia

Maternal smoking may be a modifiable risk factor for the development of schizophrenia in offspring.

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Video-Feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Foster Parenting

The current study aims to test the effectiveness of a video-feedback intervention in increasing caregiver sensitivity to foster children.

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Cannabis Use in Bipolar Disorder Presents a Treatment Challenge

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.

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