Bringing together of different families in the context of early psychosis treatment, with the goal of working mutually to overcome each of their specific and very individual problems, is effective in Singaporean families, helping them face up to the challenges of psychotic episodes and rebuild relationships, according to a study.
Among patients with epilepsy, quality of life (QOL) declines with antiseizure medication (ASM) polytherapy, and this effect is mediated by depression and the side effects of ASMs, as reported in a study.
A significant presence of psychosis exists among patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Singapore, potentially indicating a more rapid cognitive decline and progression of PD severity, reports a study.
Feelings of loneliness seem to contribute to worse frailty among older adults, while social participation appears to have a protective effect, according to a recent Singapore study. Such interactions are independent of demographic indicators, such as age, sex, ethnicity, education, and lifestyle.
Amid movement restrictions due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, home gardening activities appear to help improve mental resilience among people, especially in the domains of emotional regulation, confidence, and positive thinking, according to a recent Singapore study.
Researchers at the Castle Peak Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital have shown in a 10-year retrospective review study that the estimated crime rate for mentally ill patients and estimated prevalence of mental disorders among prisoners are relatively low in Hong Kong.
REL-1017 (esmethadone), a novel N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) channel blocker, has demonstrated a favourable safety and tolerability profile when given as an adjunctive treatment to patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), and may have a rapid and sustained antidepressant effect vs placebo.
Boys who adhere to a diet rich in animal protein in middle childhood are less likely to externalize problems and become aggressive during adolescence, while adherence to the traditional/starch dietary pattern is associated with attention problems among girls, according to a study in Colombia.
Mindfulness training (MT) delivered through an app (Unwinding Anxiety) significantly alleviates anxiety, a study has shown. Increases in psychological nonreactivity and reductions in worry mediate the effects of this app, which suggests a specific targeting of reinforcement learning.