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.
Treatment with 42-mg lumateperone daily leads to significant improvement in depression symptoms, with no serious safety issues, among patients with major depressive episodes associated with both bipolar I and II disorders, a study has shown.
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.
In individuals who had been on antidepressant therapy for at least 9 months but felt well enough to consider discontinuing, the risk of relapse of depression was greater among those who stopped vs those who carried on with their current regimen, the ANTLER* trial has shown.