A robust association exists between substance-induced psychosis and the development of severe mental illness, a recent study has shown, adding that a long-follow-up period is warranted to identify most of these cases.
Patients with early-stage breast cancer experience distinct long-term trajectories of cognitive function, a recent Singapore study has shown. Moreover, the risk of cognitive impairment during survivorship appears to be higher in those with self-perceived declines in cognitive function during chemotherapy.
Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have lower odds of testing seropositive for measles despite previous immunization, according to a study. This suggests that MDD may increase susceptibility to the infection due to impaired maintenance of vaccine-related protection against measles.
Adolescents and young adults appear to have a significantly increased risk of suicide following nonfatal self-harm, a study reports. Among this high-risk population, those who have used violent self-harm methods, particularly firearms, are at especially greater risk.
Patients with schizophrenia may benefit from cannabidiol treatment, which produces significant improvements in psychotic symptoms and modest positive effects on cognitive performance and overall functioning, according to a recent study.