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Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Having vaccination against influenza during pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring, a large cohort study reveals — providing more support for vaccination during pregnancy.
2 days ago
Psychiatrists appear to need psychiatric help themselves as seen in the substantial rates of burnout and depression in the profession, reports a North American study.
3 days ago
Combining acute aerobic exercise with technology-guided mindfulness interventions is feasible and effective at making breast cancer survivors (BCS) more resilient against fatigue, a new study has found.
3 days ago
There appears to be a moderately strong transmission of suicide attempt from parent to child, which equally results from genetic and rearing effects, a recent study has found. Parental psychiatric illness is accounted for half of genetic transmission of suicide but none of the rearing effect.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 4 days ago
Peri- and postmenopausal women who have an active sex life and exercise regularly have proven to be quite resilient in confinement in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a study has found. On the other hand, those who use antidepressants are more likely to succumb to adversity and hence have poorer quality of life.
Tristan Manalac, 4 days ago
Poor lifestyle during pregnancy, such as physical inactivity, inappropriate sleep and diet, and smoking, appear to aggravate the risk of developing depression, according to a recent Singapore study.
5 days ago
Women with a history of mental illness may be at a greater risk of developing postpartum mood disorder, a new study has found.
Special Reports
29 Jun 2020
The Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium was held at Sofitel KL Damansara over 2 days, with extensivediscussions on the management of various mental illness. On the first day, eminent local and internationalexperts weighed in on the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), including in the elderly and incases of coexisting anxiety.
20 Jun 2020
The Lundbeck Neuroscience Symposium was held at Sofitel KL Damansara over 2 days, with extensivediscussions on the management of various mental illnesses. The second day of the symposiumaddressed the topic of schizophrenia management, focusing on treatment goals, the rationale forpartial dopamine D(2) receptor agonism and the use of long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics topromote adherence.
Conference Reports
Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 28 Nov 2018

Multidomain intervention which includes nutrition, exercise, cognitive training and vascular risk monitoring is effective in preventing dementia, findings from the FINGER study have shown.

Christina Lau, 23 Nov 2018

Use of a ginkgo biloba extract on top of standard preventive treatment is shown to improve cognitive function and overall condition after acute ischaemic stroke.

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