Neurobehavioral Disorders

PTSD Symptoms May Benefit From Closed-Loop Neurotechnology

PTSD Symptoms May Benefit From Closed-Loop Neurotechnology

Use of HIRREM, a closed-loop, allostatic, acoustic, stimulation neurotechnology can reduce PTSD symptoms, insomnia and depression in veterans.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Effective Add-On for Bipolar Depression

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Effective Add-On for Bipolar Depression

For adults with bipolar depression, tDCS seems to be safe and effective as an add-on intervention.

Understanding Poststroke Depression: Risk Factors and Treatment

Understanding Poststroke Depression: Risk Factors and Treatment

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Depression is one of the most commonly reported complications resulting from stroke.

Paternal Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use Linked to ADHD in Offspring

Paternal Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use Linked to ADHD in Offspring

Paternal use of SSRIs before conception is linked to an increased risk of ADHD in offspring.

Alterations in Cerebral Morphometrics Can Help Identify ADHD

Alterations in Cerebral Morphometrics Can Help Identify ADHD

No overall difference in terms of total brain volume or total gray and white matter volume for children with ADHD and control subjects was observed.

Suboptimal Neuromotor Development May Increase Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

Suboptimal Neuromotor Development May Increase Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

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Nonoptimal infant neuromotor development was linked to genetic risk for schizophrenia, but not bipolar disorder.

Brexanolone Shows Promise for Postpartum Depression

Brexanolone Shows Promise for Postpartum Depression

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Brexanolone was well tolerated among study participants.

Psychostimulants in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk of Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth

Psychostimulants in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk of Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth

There is an increased relative risk of preclampsia linked with psychostimulant use while pregnant.

Frequency of Migraine Associated With Depression, Anxiety

Frequency of Migraine Associated With Depression, Anxiety

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Frequency of migraine with or without aura may be correlated with symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation System Approved for Depression

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation System Approved for Depression

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The FDA has cleared Nexstim's NBT system for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Prenatal Use of ADHD Medication Linked to Neonatal Morbidity

Prenatal Use of ADHD Medication Linked to Neonatal Morbidity

There is an increased risk of neonatal morbidity associated with exposure to ADHD medication in utero.

Interleukin-6 Blockade, Low C-reactive Protein Levels May Increase Schizophrenia Risk

Interleukin-6 Blockade, Low C-reactive Protein Levels May Increase Schizophrenia Risk

Specific inflammatory biomarkers may have an impact on the risk of developing schizophrenia.

Near-Infrared Light Therapy Effective for Comorbid Depression, TBI

Near-Infrared Light Therapy Effective for Comorbid Depression, TBI

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For patients with comorbid depression and TBI, NILT is effective in bringing remission.

Increased Mortality in Parkinson's Disease Linked to Low Antidepressant Adherence

Increased Mortality in Parkinson's Disease Linked to Low Antidepressant Adherence

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Given the prevalence of depression in Parkinson's disease and the effectiveness of antidepressants, health care providers should promote adherence in clinical practice.

Patients With Intellectual Disability More Susceptible to Movement Side Effects of Antipsychotics

Patients With Intellectual Disability More Susceptible to Movement Side Effects of Antipsychotics

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Incidence of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, akathisia, and parkinsonism was higher in the ID group.

Guidelines Update: Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Guidelines Update: Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

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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

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

Association of Migraine and PTSD In Pregnant Women

Association of Migraine and PTSD In Pregnant Women

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The findings suggest the importance of screening for posttraumatic stress disorder in this population.

Epilepsy Diagnosis, Outcomes Associated With Depression Severity

Epilepsy Diagnosis, Outcomes Associated With Depression Severity

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Previous research has found a higher prevalence of depression before and after an epilepsy diagnosis.

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.

Medication May Influence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Link

Medication May Influence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia Link

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Treatment with psychotropic medications may influence dementia risk in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Social Stigma May Negatively Impact Treatment Adherence in Schizophrenia

Social Stigma May Negatively Impact Treatment Adherence in Schizophrenia

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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

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

Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics in Veterans With PTSD, Dementia

Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics in Veterans With PTSD, Dementia

Veterans with comorbid PTSD and dementia were more likely to be prescribed second-generation antipsychotics.

Epilepsy Risk May Increase After Incident Depression

Epilepsy Risk May Increase After Incident Depression

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Underlying pathophysiological mechanisms may connect depression and epilepsy.

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.

In Multiple Sclerosis, Anxiety May Signal Depression

In Multiple Sclerosis, Anxiety May Signal Depression

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A study aimed to clarify the relationship between anxiety and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis.

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