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Suicidal ideation link to suicide strong in schizophrenia spectrum disorders

Suicidal ideation link to suicide strong in schizophrenia spectrum disorders

The association between suicidal ideation and later suicide is much stronger in patients with schizophrenia spectrum psychosis than in those with mood disorders, show results of a systematic meta-analysis. [More]
Study analyzes difference between day hospital and inpatient stay in depression

Study analyzes difference between day hospital and inpatient stay in depression

A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has analyzed the difference between day hospital and inpatient stay in depression. [More]
Unexpected death may trigger mania in loved ones

Unexpected death may trigger mania in loved ones

The unexpected loss of a loved one can trigger a range of psychiatric disorders, including mania, in patients with no history of mental illness, a study shows. [More]
UT Southwestern researchers identify potential new treatment for depression

UT Southwestern researchers identify potential new treatment for depression

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that could benefit people suffering from depression. [More]
Simple skin test gains traction as suicide marker

Simple skin test gains traction as suicide marker

A large study of psychiatric inpatients supports the notion that electrodermal hyporeactivity may be an accurate marker of suicide risk. [More]
Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related dizziness

Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related dizziness

Patients with chronic subjective dizziness that is related to anxiety may substantially benefit from a short course of cognitive behavioral therapy, report researchers. [More]
Family history of schizophrenia ups risk for nonpsychotic disorders

Family history of schizophrenia ups risk for nonpsychotic disorders

Individuals with a family history of schizophrenia are at a significantly increased risk for a wide range of nonpsychotic DSM-IV axis I psychiatric disorders, US research shows. [More]
Family history of schizophrenia ups risk for nonpsychotic disorders

Family history of schizophrenia ups risk for nonpsychotic disorders

Individuals with a family history of schizophrenia are at a significantly increased risk for a wide range of nonpsychotic DSM-IV axis I psychiatric disorders, US research shows. [More]
Bone quality reduced in mood disorder patients

Bone quality reduced in mood disorder patients

Results from an Australian study show that men and young women with mood disorders have significantly lower bone quality than their mentally healthy counterparts. [More]
MDD with subthreshold hypomania ‘should be merged with bipolar II’

MDD with subthreshold hypomania ‘should be merged with bipolar II’

Patients with major depressive disorder plus subthreshold hypomania exhibit significant differences in disease course, symptoms, treatment-seeking rates, and other characteristics compared with those with major depression alone, research shows. [More]
MDD with subthreshold hypomania ‘should be merged with bipolar II’

MDD with subthreshold hypomania ‘should be merged with bipolar II’

Patients with major depressive disorder plus subthreshold hypomania exhibit significant differences in disease course, symptoms, treatment-seeking rates and other characteristics compared with those with major depression alone, research shows. [More]
Nutrient intake linked to depression risk

Nutrient intake linked to depression risk

Increased intakes of zinc, magnesium, and folate are associated with a reduced risk for depression in women, results from an Australian study show. [More]
Social phobia prevalent in OCD patients

Social phobia prevalent in OCD patients

Social phobia is common among patients with obsessive compulsive disorder and frequently co-occurs with other related disorders, researchers report. [More]

Exposure-based CBT for primary PD/AG effectively reduces anxiety and depressive symptoms

A new study that is published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics examines the role of a specific form of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), when depression aggravates panic. [More]
Individuals with mood and anxiety disorders may be more likely to abuse opioids

Individuals with mood and anxiety disorders may be more likely to abuse opioids

Individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders such as bipolar, panic disorder and major depressive disorder may be more likely to abuse opioids, according to a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They found that mood and anxiety disorders are highly associated with non-medical prescription opioid use. [More]
Jefferson experts review most commonly used CAM practices for mood disorders

Jefferson experts review most commonly used CAM practices for mood disorders

Mood disorders are among the most prevalent mental health issues today. While medication is available, more and more people are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including herbal remedies, acupuncture, and meditation to help manage their mood disorders. [More]

Mexican-born migrants may face high risk of developing depressive, anxiety disorders

People who migrate to the United States from Mexico have a significantly higher risk of developing depressive or anxiety disorders than family members of migrants who remain in Mexico, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. [More]
Clinicians should specify subtypes of depression and combine antidepressants and psychotherapy

Clinicians should specify subtypes of depression and combine antidepressants and psychotherapy

It is unlikely that different types of depression can be combined to one single disease called Major Depression. When testing the efficacy of antidepressants or psychotherapy, clinicians should make an attempt to specify the subtypes of depression and to combine antidepressants and psychotherapy in a sequential approach. [More]
Study finds children with ADHD have high risk for adolescent depression

Study finds children with ADHD have high risk for adolescent depression

Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempts five to 13 years after diagnosis, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. [More]
UW researchers suggest approaches for treating depression in older cancer patients

UW researchers suggest approaches for treating depression in older cancer patients

Depression in older cancer patients is very common, and has debilitating effects on their quality of life both during and after treatment. University of Washington (UW) researchers are showing that there are ways to better this situation. [More]