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Acupuncture eases anxiety in patients with Parkinson’s disease
Acupuncture appears to be beneficial in the treatment of anxiety in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a study.
Treatment-resistant depression imposes high healthcare utilization
2 days ago
Patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD) have higher healthcare resource utilization (HRU) associated with psychiatric services, reports a recent study.
Patients with high-grade glioma are under high levels of distress
3 days ago
Distress levels are high among patients with high-grade gliomas (HGG) and demonstrate high unmet need for distress screening and referral services, a new study has found.
Telepsychiatry as reliable as face-to-face interviews for symptom assessment
Kanas Chan, 5 days ago
Assessments of depressive, anxiety and psychotic symptoms and suicidal risk by telepsychiatry have good reliability in general when compared with face-to-face interviews, according to researchers from the Queen Mary Hospital (QMH).
Vision impairment tied to depression, anxiety in children
Stephen Padilla, 6 days ago
Children with vision impairment are at higher risk of developing symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a study, noting that surgical treatment of strabismus may improve these symptoms.
Antipsychotic use tied to >30 percent increased risk of breast cancer
Kanas Chan, 26 Sep 2022
Antipsychotic use is moderately associated with breast cancer, with >30 percent increased observed risk, possibly mediated by prolactin-elevating properties of certain medications, researchers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have reported.
Foot massage yields multiple benefits in postmenopausal women
25 Sep 2022
Foot massage appears to do postmenopausal women good by helping them improve their sleep and reducing fatigue and anxiety levels, a study has found.
Conference Reports
Young cyberbullying victims at heightened risk of self-harm
Jairia Dela Cruz, 24 May 2021
For children, being at the receiving end of online bullying makes them 12 times more susceptible to suicidal thoughts and actions, with the risk exacerbated by increased use of social media, as shown in the results of a meta-analysis presented at the virtual American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2021 Annual Meeting.
Bright light therapy at midday: Does it help in bipolar depression?
Elvira Manzano, 07 May 2021
Bright light therapy done at midday may be an effective and affordable adjunct to antimanic medication in patients with bipolar depression (BD), according to an expert who presented at APA 2021. This brings renewed attention to this natural, somatic treatment primarily used for seasonal depression.
Anxiety in MCI may lead to Alzheimer’s disease
Roshini Claire Anthony, 01 Jan 2021

Anxiety symptoms in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may increase their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting (RSNA 2020).

Multidomain intervention effective for dementia prevention
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.

Ginkgo biloba extract improves cognition and overall condition after ischaemic stroke
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.