The Latest Journal Articles in Psychiatry

1Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation modulates default mode network in major depressive disorderBiological Psychiatry, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
2Posttraumatic stress disorder in critical illness survivors: A meta analysisCritical Care Medicine, April 24, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine
3The dissociative subtype of posttraumatic stress disorder: unique resting-state functional connectivity of basolateral and centromedial amygdala complexesNeuropsychopharmacology, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
4The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study: Overview of the first 40 years, with an eye to the futureSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, April 24, 2015  Review Article
5Living with mentally ill parents during adolescence: a risk factor for future welfare dependence? A longitudinal, population-based studyBMC Public Health, April 24, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
6Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive declineAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
7Memantine in the prevention or alleviation of electroconvulsive therapy induces cognitive disorders: A placebo controlled trialAsian Journal of Psychiatry, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
8Mental disorder and partnership: The influence and potential burden of affective disorders on the quality of partnershipsPsychiatrische Praxis, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
9Neuropsychology, autobiographical memory, and hippocampal volume in “younger” and “older” patients with chronic schizophreniaFrontiers in Psychiatry, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
10Treatment of sleep disturbances in post-traumatic stress disorder: A review of the literatureCurrent Psychiatry Reports, April 24, 2015  Review Article
1Emotional problems in schoolgirls rose dramatically over past 5 yearsUniversity College London New, April 24, 2015
2Online program to combat OCDQueensland Brain Insitute News, April 24, 2015
3Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, UCF study saysUniversity of Central Florida Health News, April 24, 2015
4Mindfulness-based therapy may offer alternative to antidepressantsUniversity of Oxford News, April 24, 2015
5Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: NicotineUniversity of Kansas Cancer Center news, April 24, 2015
6High death rate from alcohol and drug misuse in former prisonersKarolinska Institutet, April 24, 2015
7Demanding jobs may increase survival in frontotemporal dementiaAmerican Academy of Neurology News, April 24, 2015
8How oxytocin makes a mom: Hormone teaches maternal brain to respond to offspring's needsNYU Langone Medical Center, April 24, 2015
9Book update released to help parents and teachers understand medications for behavioral and emotional problemsAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago News, April 24, 2015
10Higher-level occupations may increase survival in patients with a common form of early-onset dementia, finds new Penn Medicine researchPenn Medicine, April 24, 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).

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.

Children’s Depression Screener is a useful tool

As reported in Psychiatry Research, the Children’s Depression Screener (ChilD-S) has been shown to have a diagnostic accuracy of 0.97 in children with depression and at a cut-off level ≥ 12, the sensitivity and specificity are 0.91 and 0.81, respectively.

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