Psychiatry

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Tristan Manalac, 7 hours ago
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an effective holistic rehabilitation intervention even in non-Western cultures, leading to better probation completion rates, family functioning, and mental well-being among youth offenders in Singapore, according to a recent study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 2 days ago
Administering benzodiazepines during an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may spell trouble for patients, with a recent study showing that despite rapidly relieving anxiety, the drug can also contribute to increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.
2 days ago
Among postmenopausal women, short sleep duration and depression contribute to increased fall accidents, as reported in a study.
Stephen Padilla, 6 days ago
Initiation of prescription testosterone treatment does not appear to further increase the risk of serious injury for patients beyond the already high baseline risk, a study has shown.
6 days ago
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and associated lockdowns worsen depressive symptoms, a recent Italy study has found.
12 Jan 2021
Use of long-acting injectable risperidone appears to produce rapid and progressive reduction in symptoms of schizophrenia patients with acute exacerbation, eliminating the need for oral risperidone supplementation or loading doses, according to a study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 08 Jan 2021
In the treatment of selected patients with bipolar disorder and concomitant depression, adding a short course of antidepressant to a mood stabilizer and/or an antipsychotic is effective and safe, with a low risk of switch, mixed depression, and cycle acceleration, as shown in a study.
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
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).

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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