Some patients still do not feel comfortable with the magnetic resonance (MR) environment, and changing patient positioning (ie, feet-in first) does not necessarily help in minimizing claustrophobia, suggests a Singapore study.
In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), sertraline does not appear to be significantly better than placebo in treating depressive symptoms, a recent study suggests.
Patients with first episode psychosis (FEP) experience different symptom and functioning trajectories, with schizophrenia, delusional disorders and a longer duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) predicting poor trajectories, a recent study from Singapore shows.
Compared with schizophrenic patients, those with depression seem to be more likely to engage in hazardous alcohol use, a recent Singapore study has shown. Moreover, the risk of hazardous alcohol use is also higher in current smokers than in those who have never smoked.
A psychosocial intervention called the Treatment Initiation and Participation Program (TIP) appeared to improve adherence to depression treatment in primary care, according to a two-site study in the US. Moreover, treatment adherence was associated with an improvement in depression symptoms.
Naturalistic use of psychedelic drugs among marginalized women who are street-involved is independently related to reduced suicidality, whereas crystal methamphetamine use and childhood trauma signal a high risk of attempting suicide in this population, according to a study from Canada.
Children who have experienced maltreatment may have altered autobiographical memory functioning, which entails reduced activation in areas encoding positive memories, leading to them according heightened salience to negative memories, a study has shown.
An inverse association exists between systolic blood pressure (SBP) in young adults and depression and anxiety score, independent of a range of lifestyle confounders, according to a recent study. Furthermore, the inverse association between SBP and self-reported history of depression is enhanced by adiposity despite a positive correlation between BP and body mass index (BMI).
A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) performed by investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has found potential new indications for existing drugs for the treatment of various psychiatric disorders.
The likelihood of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and completed suicides is substantially greater in patients with psoriasis, according to a recent study. Among these patients, those who are younger and whose psoriasis is more severe are at risk of suicidality.