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Diagnosis and Treatment Challenges of PTSD and Comorbid Depression

Diagnosis and Treatment Challenges of PTSD and Comorbid Depression

Combat veterans face an elevated risk of developing PTSD and comorbid depression, which severely affects quality of life.

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Guidelines Update: Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Guidelines Update: Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

A panel of clinicians from different pediatric fields have developed new guidelines for the treatment of PANS.

Youth Bipolar Disorder Does Not Impact Cognitive Function in Adulthood

Youth Bipolar Disorder Does Not Impact Cognitive Function in Adulthood

Youth who have bipolar disorder are not affected by a decline in cognitive function into adulthood.

SSRI vs tDCS for Depression: Which is Better?

SSRI vs tDCS for Depression: Which is Better?

Escitalopram may be better for the treatment of depression than tDCS.

Can Prolonged Estrogen Exposure Stave Off Depression?

Can Prolonged Estrogen Exposure Stave Off Depression?

The longer women are exposed to estrogen during reproductive years, the less likely they are to be depressed.

ADHD Treatment May Lower Risk for Alcohol, Drug Abuse

ADHD Treatment May Lower Risk for Alcohol, Drug Abuse

Patients who take medication for ADHD may have a lower risk of developing a substance abuse disorder.

Social Stigma May Negatively Impact Treatment Adherence in Schizophrenia

Social Stigma May Negatively Impact Treatment Adherence in Schizophrenia

Poor adherence to antipsychotic treatment in schizophrenia may be attributable to socially negative representations of schizophrenia.

Gender Differences in Depression Evident in Early Adolescence

Gender Differences in Depression Evident in Early Adolescence

Overall, depression affects significantly more women than men.

Polypharmacy in Schizophrenia May Have Adverse Effect on Cognition

Polypharmacy in Schizophrenia May Have Adverse Effect on Cognition

Patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and psychotic bipolar disorder were examined for anticholinergic burden.

Strategies for Treating Benzodiazepine Dependence

Strategies for Treating Benzodiazepine Dependence

Prescriptions for benzodiazepine lasting 2-3 months or more and marked dose increases should be avoided.

Depression, Schizophrenia Identified With Objective Blood Biomarker

Depression, Schizophrenia Identified With Objective Blood Biomarker

NMDA receptor signaling is increased in patients with depression and reduced in those with schizophrenia.

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