Major depressive episodes reduce visual contrast suppression among patients with depressive disorders, a study shows.
This genome-wide associated study expanded on the gene-environment correlation for childhood maltreatment and causal relationship between childhood maltreatment and health.
Overall, in all patients with MDD, sleep ultradian cycle number was positively associated with REMS percentage, REMS duration, and REMS/NREMS ratio and negatively associated with REM latency.
The researchers concluded that the correlation between interregional cortical thinning during maturation and expression patterns of genes associated with multiple psychiatric disorders suggested a common molecular process.
People with epilepsy are more likely to experience psychiatric comorbidities, which can have a highly negative effect on their condition, their mental state, and their overall quality of life. What are some of the effects stress and depression can have on a patient’s epilepsy?
Researchers performed a double-blind randomized study to investigate the efficacy of tDCS as an augmentation strategy to sertraline in the treatment of vascular depression.
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
The researchers sought to estimate the age-specific incidence and prevalence of dementia diagnoses among older adults with schizophrenia in the United States compared to those without serious mental illness.
There is an emerging view that sleep disorders are not merely symptoms of psychiatric conditions; instead there may be a complex, bidirectional relationship between psychiatric and sleep disorders.
Common comorbidities in OSA such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic abnormalities, may confer a higher risk for the development of mental and cognitive impairment in patients with OSA compared with the general population.
Patients with depression can live with symptoms for a long period of time before finding an option that works. One possibility for patients who are unable to find relief through pharmacology is transcranial magnetic stimulation. An expert offers his view on this form of treatment.