Psychiatry

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10 hours ago
Self-efficacy predicts psychological resilience among nonsmall cell lung cancer patients (NSCLC) who had undergone thoracic surgery, a new study finds.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 14 hours ago
In Singapore, only about 10 out of 1,000 adults seek help from an online support group for their mental health problems, as reported in a recent study.
3 days ago
Use of phenobarbital is effective for the prevention and treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in psychiatric inpatients, a study has shown. Moreover, it is safe and neither leads to severe adverse effects nor requires a higher level of care.
Dr Margaret Shi, 06 Aug 2020

Mental health in the UK population has declined substantially after the first month of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown, particularly among women, young people and those living with preschool children, a recent cohort study suggests.

Dr Margaret Shi, 05 Aug 2020

Early and frequent contact with community mental health (MH) services after an offence is linked to a reduced risk of reoffending in male offenders with psychosis, and with a lower rate of MH service use in individuals with a history of offence, a recent cohort study shows.

24 Jul 2020
The presence of anxiety and mood disorders appears to interfere with treatment adherence among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients initiating anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy, a study has found.
23 Jul 2020
Low serum prolactin levels may spell trouble for women, with a recent study linking hypoprolactinemia to impaired sexual functioning and well-being. Specifically, libido and arousal wane, and mild depressive symptoms ensue.
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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