Both term and preterm infants with antenatal exposure to betamethasone are likely to have any mental and behavioral disorders, as well as psychological development and behavioral and emotional disorders, in early childhood, a study suggests.
Tattoos have long been associated with unhealthy behaviours and a deviant lifestyle, and a recent study suggests that inked individuals are more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and engage in risky behaviours such as smoking, ever spending time in jail or prison, and having multiple sex partners compared with their noninked counterparts.
Guanfacine and computerized cognitive remediation therapy plus social skills training are both well tolerated in patients with schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), with no side effects or dropouts, a recent study has shown.
Olanzapine confers a modest therapeutic effect on weight compared with placebo in adult outpatients with anorexia nervosa, a study has shown. However, it does not appear to offer significant benefit for psychological symptoms.
Buprenorphine–naloxone is the preferred first-line treatment for opioid use disorder compared with extended-release naltrexone when both options are clinically appropriate and patients require detoxification before initiating extended-release naltrexone, suggests a study.
The severity, patterns over time and predictors of anxiety in children and adolescents undergoing chemotherapy or haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) change with different instruments used, a new study has found.