The Latest Clinical Articles in Psychiatry

1Assessing the critical parameters of eSMART-MH: A promising avatar-based digital therapeutic intervention to reduce depressive symptomsPerspectives in Psychiatric Care, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
2Risk of oesophageal cancer among patients previously hospitalised with eating disorderCancer Epidemiology, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
3Persistence of poor sleep predicts the severity of the clinical condition after 6 months of standard treatment in patients with eating disordersEating Behaviours, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
4Chronic conditions and coexisting ADHD- a complicated combination in adolescentsEuropean Journal of Pediatrics, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
5A qualitative exploration of internet-based treatment for comorbid depression and alcohol misuseInternet Interventions, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
6Dialectical behavior therapy for high suicide risk in individuals with borderline personality disorder: A randomized clinical trial and component analysisJAMA Psychiatry, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
7Social impairment in schizophrenia: New approaches for treating a persistent problemCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry, April 01, 2015  Review Article
8Current research and trends in the use of smartphone applications for mood disordersInternet Interventions, April 01, 2015  Review Article
9Passive smoking in the etiology of non-syndromic orofacial clefts: a systematic review and meta-analysisPLOS ONE, April 01, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
10Dissociation of explicit and implicit responses during a change blindness task in schizophreniaNeuropsychologia, April 01, 2015  Clinical Article
1Could yoga lessen prenatal depression?Brown University News, April 01, 2015
2Mental health disorders complicate standards readmissionsHenry Ford Health System, April 01, 2015
3In anorexia nervosa, brain responds differently to hunger signalsUC San Diego Health System, April 01, 2015
4Boosting a natural protection against Alzheimer's diseaseUC San Diego Health System, April 01, 2015
5Study links thin air, higher altitudes to depression in female ratsUniversity of Utah Health Care, April 01, 2015
6NCCN publishes new guidelines for smoking cessation, effort led by Ohio State oncologistThe OSUCCC–James, March 31, 2015
7Brain networks differ among those with severe schizophrenia, CAMH study showsCentre for Addiction and Mental Health News, March 31, 2015
8Who will develop memory problems? New tool may help predictAmerican Academy of Neurology News, March 31, 2015
9Strong regulations on gun sales prevent high-risk individuals from accessing firearms and can reduce violent crime, study findsJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, March 31, 2015
10New Tobacco Atlas details scale, harms of tobacco epidemicAmerican Cancer Society News, March 31, 2015

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Risk factors for suicidal ideations in bipolar disorder

As reported in Bipolar Disorders, the following risk factors were associated with suicidal ideations in patients with bipolar disorder (n=130): grade of severity of current episode (OR=22.601); family history of suicide attempt (OR=18.06); preceding life event (OR=3.797); and past history of suicidal event (OR=3.11).

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.

Elderly depressed patients at increased risk for metabolic syndrome and elevated CRP

As reported in Psychosomatics, of 30 patients with newly diagnosed depression, the risk for metabolic syndrome (OR=4.75 [waist circumference OR=6.00]) and CRP (OR=3.86) was increased.

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