Older adults who felt lonely were less likely to visit physicians, regardless of whether the loneliness was chronic or recently developed, according to data from the PHASE* national survey in Singapore.
A suite of interactive smartphone applications designed to help manage or treat anxiety and depression shows potential for improving symptoms in patients who use the apps for up to four times daily.
Influenza infection anytime during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their children, and the initial association with influenza vaccination during the first trimester was insignificant after accounting for multiple comparisons, according to data from the KPNC* cohort.
There is a high demand for provision of mental health care services in areas afflicted by humanitarian emergencies, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Ana Cecilia Andrade de Moraes Weintraub, et al.
A cognitive remediation programme (REHACOP) that combines cognitive rehabilitation, social cognitive intervention and functional skills training may induce marked improvements in neurocognition, social cognition, as well as negative and functional disability in patients with schizophrenia, a study has found.
New users of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may have an elevated risk for spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage, a recent study found.
Elderly patients with insomnia should be managed with cognitive behavioural therapy in the first-line setting, with the goal of treating comorbid conditions and using benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine receptor agonists as last resorts, according to a recent literature review.
Eating disorder (ED) symptoms—including food restriction, weight, shape and food concerns, and daily functioning—tend to be more severe among patients with a history of childhood abuse, a study suggests.
The antidementia drugs memantine and rivastigmine patch appear to be associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in older people with Alzheimer’s dsease (AD), a new study found.
Dr Helen Chen, head and senior consultant of the Department of Psychological Medicine at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) in Singapore talks about factors affecting PND and how clinicians can help their patients cope with this condition.