We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Antipsychotic-induced weight gain in first-episode psychosis patients: A meta-analysis of differential effects of antipsychotic medicationsEarly Intervention in Psychiatry, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
2Fatty acid metabolism and its longitudinal relationship with the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis in major depression: Associations with prospective antidepressant responsePsychoneuroendocrinology, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article
3Treatment with escitalopram improves the attentional bias toward negative facial expressions in patients with major depressive disordersJournal of Clinical Neuroscience, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article
4The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) birth cohort as a resource for studying psychopathology in childhood and adolescence: A summary of findings for depression and psychosisSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article
5Metabolic syndrome in drug-naïve and drug-free patients with schizophrenia and in their siblingsSchizophrenia Research, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article
6Time to response to citalopram treatment for agitation in Alzheimer's diseaseThe American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article
7Lifestyle change recommendations in major depression: Do they work?Journal of Affective Disorders, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article
8Clinical significance of auditory target P300 subcomponents in psychosis: Differential diagnosis, symptom profiles, and courseSchizophrenia Research, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article
9Expanding horizons: A pilot mentoring program linking college/graduate students and teens with ASDClinical Pediatrics, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article
10The utility of Thin Slice ratings for predicting language growth in children with autism spectrum disorderAutism, May 29, 2015  Clinical Article

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Weak electric current to the brain may improve thinking in people with schizophreniaJohns Hopkins Medicine, May 29, 2015
2Access to mental health care for teens improving, but less for communities with disparitiesUniversity of Michigan Health System, May 29, 2015
3World No Smoking Day: The fear of quitting is unfoundedMedical University of Vienna, May 29, 2015
4Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer’s diseaseRadiological Society of North America News, May 29, 2015
5GW researcher finds differences in brain expression of RORA gene may contribute to sex bias in autismGeorge Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences News, May 29, 2015
6A patient’s budding cortex — in a dish?NIH News, May 29, 2015
7Menthol reduces sensitivity of airway nervesEuropean Respiratory Society News, May 28, 2015
8Tiny spheres of human cells mimic the brain, researchers sayStanford School of Medicine News, May 28, 2015
9Moderate drinking in later years may damage heartAmerican Heart Association News, May 28, 2015
10Cocaine addiction, craving and relapseMcGill University News, May 28, 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).

Salivary markers for alcohol dependence identified

As reported in Alcohol & Alcoholism, salivary levels of α-fucosidase, β-glucuronidase, and α-mannosidase are elevated (7-18-fold) in patients with alcohol dependence compared to healthy controls.

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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