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Personality disorders, formerly referred to as character disorders, are a class of personality types and behaviors that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines as "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it".
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]
Depressive traits linked to greater suicide risk in bipolar disorder

Depressive traits linked to greater suicide risk in bipolar disorder

Previous suicide attempts, recent affective episodes and recent psychiatric inpatient care are the strongest indicators that a patient with bipolar disorder may attempt suicide, show results of a large Swedish study. [More]
Research may provide insight into identifying, helping children with emotional behavior issues

Research may provide insight into identifying, helping children with emotional behavior issues

Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions. [More]
Study focuses on delinquent adolescents diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder

Study focuses on delinquent adolescents diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder

Adolescents with antisocial personality disorder inflict serious physical and psychological harm on both themselves and others. However, little is yet known about the underlying neural processes. [More]
Suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia may herald future violence

Suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia may herald future violence

People with schizophrenia who threaten or attempt suicide have a propensity towards violence, UK researchers believe. [More]
Mood disorder patients seek explanation for symptoms

Mood disorder patients seek explanation for symptoms

The primary focus of many patients attending a psychiatric consultation for mood instability is to obtain an explanation for their symptoms, report researchers. [More]
Neuroscientists use new technique to enhance a form of self-control through brain stimulation

Neuroscientists use new technique to enhance a form of self-control through brain stimulation

If you have ever said or done the wrong thing at the wrong time, you should read this. Neuroscientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of California, San Diego, have successfully demonstrated a technique to enhance a form of self-control through a novel form of brain stimulation. [More]
Study identifies specific DCPR syndromes that could affect obesity

Study identifies specific DCPR syndromes that could affect obesity

A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has applied diagnostic criteria for psychosomatic syndromes to a sample of patients with morbid obesity. [More]
Cognition and illness course predict bipolar employment

Cognition and illness course predict bipolar employment

Patients with bipolar disorder are more likely to be successfully employed if they have good cognitive function and a more benign course of illness, suggest findings from a meta-analysis. [More]
Bipolar disorder treatment nonadherence ‘needs more attention’

Bipolar disorder treatment nonadherence ‘needs more attention’

More than half of patients with bipolar disorder fail to take their medication as prescribed, a study of Finnish inpatients and outpatients has found. [More]
Spirituality in teens linked with increased positive social behaviors, reduced narcissism

Spirituality in teens linked with increased positive social behaviors, reduced narcissism

If the spirit is truly willing, perhaps the flesh is not so weak, after all. Increased spirituality in teens undergoing substance abuse treatment is associated with greater likelihood of abstinence (as measured by toxicology screens), increased positive social behaviors, and reduced narcissism, according to a study by researchers from The University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Baylor University. [More]
Longer looks: Bad behavior treatment; end of life decisions

Longer looks: Bad behavior treatment; end of life decisions

Every week reporter Ankita Rao selects interesting reading from around the Web. [More]
Health anxiety therapies: an interview with Professor Peter Tyrer, Imperial College, London

Health anxiety therapies: an interview with Professor Peter Tyrer, Imperial College, London

Health anxiety is a relatively new diagnosis and has not been adopted fully. The nearest approximation and formal classification systems is ‘illness anxiety’ as diagnosed in DSM-5, published in May 2013 (DSM-5, American Psychiatric Association, p.315). [More]

Brain aging extends beyond schizophrenia

Accelerated brain aging may be a common feature of psychiatric disorders, say researchers. [More]
Multifactorial approach needed for early bipolar detection

Multifactorial approach needed for early bipolar detection

At-risk states for bipolar disorder require a multifaceted approach to be identified and appropriately treated, according to preliminary results from the Dresden High-Risk Project. [More]

Bipolar disorder ‘distinct’ from borderline personality disorder

Researchers say that there are clear clinical differences between depressed patients with bipolar II disorder and those with borderline personality disorder, which supports the two being treated as distinct conditions. [More]
Psychosomatics study shows prevalence of nightmares disorder in psychiatric patients

Psychosomatics study shows prevalence of nightmares disorder in psychiatric patients

A study published in the current issue of psychotherapy and psychosomatics provides data concerned with the prevalence of nightmares disorder in psychiatric patients. [More]

Researchers examine stability of adolescent psychopathic traits

Most youths are concerned about other people's feelings, they feel bad or guilty when they have done something wrong and they adhere to social rules. A small group of youths, however, does not. These youths express psychopathic personality traits that are associated with adult psychopathy, a serious personality disorder that is linked with antisocial behavior and criminality. [More]
Bipolar suicide characteristics found

Bipolar suicide characteristics found

Italian researchers have identified clinical and psychologic characteristics that could help predict the risk for suicide in patients with bipolar disorder. [More]
Oxytocin shows evidence of therapeutic value for autism, schizophrenia

Oxytocin shows evidence of therapeutic value for autism, schizophrenia

The hormone oxytocin could play a role in treating psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a review article in the September Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. [More]