While major eating disorders share common genetic psychiatric risk, the genetics of body weight regulation may predispose a person to develop a particular eating disorder over others, according to a new study.
Network connectivity can estimate trauma-related dissociative symptoms, distinct from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and childhood trauma, suggests a study. In addition, between-network brain connectivity may provide a fair estimate of symptom severity, resulting in more objective, clinically useful biomarkers of dissociation and improving our understanding of its neural mechanisms.
The psychological resilience of mothers appears to have a healthy effect on the telomere biology of their offspring, stressing the importance of improving maternal mental health and well-being during pregnancy, reveals a study.
For patients with schizophrenia, a switch to brexpiprazole appears to be safe, carrying low long-term risk of metabolic abnormalities, hyperprolactinemia, extrapyramidal symptoms, and QT interval (QTc) prolongation, with minimal changes in psychiatric symptoms, according to a study.
Treatment with intravenous (IV) dexamethasone for 10 days significantly reduces duration of mechanical ventilation at 28 days and 60-day mortality in patients with established moderate-to-severe acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) compared with no dexamethasone, results of the DEXA-ARDS trial have shown.