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Pharmacogenetic tests don't provide much information for prescribing antidepressants or antipsychotics

Pharmacogenetic tests don't provide much information for prescribing antidepressants or antipsychotics

Brain imaging study reveals 'hot spot' for cue-reactivity in substance users

Brain imaging study reveals 'hot spot' for cue-reactivity in substance users

MDMA could help gain trust but does not make one naive find researchers

MDMA could help gain trust but does not make one naive find researchers

Smokers at greater risk of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders

Smokers at greater risk of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders

Study: Personality, mental health affect how people value personal control in decision making

Study: Personality, mental health affect how people value personal control in decision making

In-person social contact may offer protection against depression and PTSD symptoms

In-person social contact may offer protection against depression and PTSD symptoms

Cessation fatigue predicts relapse rate after attempts to quit smoking

Cessation fatigue predicts relapse rate after attempts to quit smoking

Online communication technologies could stave off depression among seniors, shows study

Online communication technologies could stave off depression among seniors, shows study

Researchers identify genetic changes that could increase risk for death by suicide

Researchers identify genetic changes that could increase risk for death by suicide

Vision impairments may increase risk of falls in older adults

Vision impairments may increase risk of falls in older adults

Concomitant use of sleeping pills and opioids found to prevalent among people with Alzheimer’s disease

Concomitant use of sleeping pills and opioids found to prevalent among people with Alzheimer’s disease

Drug used to treat PTSD does not reduce suicidal thinking, may worsen nightmares and insomnia

Drug used to treat PTSD does not reduce suicidal thinking, may worsen nightmares and insomnia

Cardiff University collaborates with Takeda to identify new treatment approaches for psychiatric disorders

Cardiff University collaborates with Takeda to identify new treatment approaches for psychiatric disorders

Abnormalities in development of the brain could be involved in onset of autism, finds new study

Abnormalities in development of the brain could be involved in onset of autism, finds new study

One-hour cognitive behavioral therapy session reduces insomnia symptoms in prisoners

One-hour cognitive behavioral therapy session reduces insomnia symptoms in prisoners

Study identifies unique functional brain networks associated with ASD behaviors in infancy

Study identifies unique functional brain networks associated with ASD behaviors in infancy

With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

Suicidal patients with prescribed access to psychotropic drugs should be closely monitored

Suicidal patients with prescribed access to psychotropic drugs should be closely monitored

Saliva-based RNA test could improve ability to accurately identify children with ASD

Saliva-based RNA test could improve ability to accurately identify children with ASD

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows