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.