Findings suggest VNS to be effective in the treatment of epilepsy and comorbid depression.
Polygenic risk scores predict the progression from unipolar depression to bipolar or psychiatric disorders.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Study researchers sought to address the gap in research regarding the association between poor sleep and executive function in children with ASD, ADHD, or typical development
OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single stranded, positive sense, RNA virus belonging to the family Flaviviridae and is the only member of the genus Hepacivirus. What patients should be treated? The FDA approval of multiple direct-acting antiviral regimens for HCV has ushered…
I. What every physician needs to know. Schizophrenia is a common mental illness that is typically characterized by positive symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions, disorganized speech; and negative symptoms such as a flat affect or poverty of speech, and impairments in cognition including attention, memory and executive functions. Patients with a first onset of…
Catastrophizing makes pain more painful, makes it last longer, and makes pain much harder to treat.
Prescriptions for benzodiazepine lasting 2-3 months or more and marked dose increases should be avoided.
For adults with bipolar depression, tDCS seems to be safe and effective as an add-on intervention.
I. What every physician needs to know. Depression and mania are serious disease states with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with depressive symptoms should be screened for active suicidality, and if present, should be hospitalized if they are high risk. Mania is a medical emergency. Most patients with a manic episode should be hospitalized and…
Overview A clear distinction must be established between acute, episodic constipation and chronic constipation. Acute constipation is experienced by nearly every person at some point and can be simply described as self-limited difficult or infrequent defecation. Chronic constipation is difficult defecation experienced for more than 12 weeks, which need not be consecutive, that is characterized…