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.
Different repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) modalities have minimal differences in clinical efficacy and acceptability for acute depressive disorder, new study shows.
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.
Antipsychotic switching method through immediate or gradual discontinuation are viable options in clinical practice. The strategy of choice should be based on individual patient needs, results of a systematic review and meta-analysis show.
The use of lithium does not appear to have a protective effect against dementia among elderly patients suffering from bipolar disorder, according to a retrospective cohort study.
There are different patterns of subcortical abnormalities in paediatric and adult patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with the pallidum and hippocampus appearing to be of importance in adult OCD and the thalamus in paediatric OCD, according to results of meta- and mega-analyses.
Regular and consistent exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with depressive symptoms in adolescent Korean males, a new study reports.
The use of the Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS) has been shown to be a reliable and valid companion to the Daily Record of Severity of Problems (DRSP) that standardizes and streamlines the complex, multilevel diagnosis of DSM-5 premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), according to a new study.
Findings of a cross-sectional study reveal altered norepinephrine transmission in patients with major depressive disorder.