The Latest Journal Articles in Psychiatry

1Circulating levels of hormones, lipids, and immune mediators in post-traumatic stress disorder – A 3-month follow-up studyFrontiers in Psychiatry, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
2A randomised controlled trial of positive memory training for the treatment of depression within schizophreniaBMC Psychiatry, April 17, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
3Electroconvulsive therapy improves clinical manifestations of treatment-resistant depression without changing serum BDNF levelsPsychiatry Research, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
4Psychiatric disorders, psychotropic medication use and falls among women: An observational studyBMC Psychiatry, April 17, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
5The impact of obstetric mode of delivery on childhood behaviorSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
6Dietary chromium supplementation for targeted treatment of diabetes patients with comorbid depression and binge eatingMedical Hypotheses, April 17, 2015  Review Article
7A systematic review of the relationship between postpartum sleep disturbance and postpartum depressionJournal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
8Telomere length and telomerase in a well-characterized sample of individuals with major depressive disorder compared to controlsPsychoneuroendocrinology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
9Psychopharmacological treatment of ADHD in adults aged 50+: An empirical studyJournal of Attention Disorders, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
10Developmental differences in intra-individual variability in children with ADHD and ASDJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
1USF study of innovative therapy for PTSD expands to military sexual traumaUSF Health News, April 17, 2015
2Impact of domestic violence on women's mental healthUniversite de Montreal News, April 17, 2015
3World first study reveals antibodies that may trigger psychosis in childrenThe University of Sydney News, April 17, 2015
4Depression is genetic, not a pain in the backThe University of Sydney News, April 17, 2015
5Gene variant linked to smoking longer, getting lung cancer soonerWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis News, April 17, 2015
6Paternal sperm may hold clues to autismJohns Hopkins Medicine, April 17, 2015
7Synthetic drugs: Evidence that they can cause cancerMedical University of Vienna, April 17, 2015
8Your pain reliever may also be diminishing your joyOhio State University News, April 16, 2015
9Suffering from abuse during childhood increases the chances of depression, above all in those adults who are genetically predisposedUniversity of Granada Health Science and Technology News, April 16, 2015
10RTI International to test PTSD treatment for U.S. service membersRTI International News, April 16, 2015

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Obesity and hypertension associated with impaired cognition in BPD

As reported in Bipolar Diseases, obesity and treated hypertension are associated with decreased global cognitive ability in patients with bipolar disease (n=341), but not schizophrenia (n=417).

Psychomotor speed predicts social function in schizophrenics

As reported in the Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, slow psychomotor speed predicts poor 5-y social function (OR=3.37) in patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum. Global cognitive function and verbal learning ability had no association with subsequent social function.

Asenapine effective in treating agitation

As reported in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, treatment of agitation with sublingual asenapine (10 mg) was shown to be effective. Improvement in the PANSS-EC was comparable to the effect of intramuscular anti-psychotics.

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