Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral anterior limb of the internal capsule (vALIC) is well tolerated and effective for patients with treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a recent study has shown.
Elderly patients with cognitive impairment may have trouble understanding and complying with medical instructions provided during hospitalization, suggests a study. Pharmacy students, however, can perform Mini-Cog assessments to examine cognitive function, which allow them to tailor education content and involve caregivers when needed.
Among community-dwelling patients diagnosed with dementia, less than a third have benefitted from antipsychotic treatment, while more than half endure a higher risk of adverse events, according to a recent study.
In the management of patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), vortioxetine proves to be safe and well tolerated but exerts neutral effects on GAD symptoms, quality of life (QoL) and functional status, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at greater odds of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and are more likely to be diagnosed with ASD themselves, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Anaemia diagnosed earlier in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and particularly intellectual disability (ID) in the offspring, according to results of a recent study.