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General Psychiatry
Genetic variants associated with left-handedness influence brain connectivity and might be related to the pathogenesis of such neuropsychiatric diseases as Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia, researchers from U.K. report.
Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
Use of a transdermal patch to administer the second-generation anti-psychotic blonanserin improves both positive and negative symptoms of acute schizophrenia with manageable adverse effects, a new industry study shows.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd said they would abandon two late-stage trials testing experimental Alzheimer's treatment elenbecestat, months after scrapping trials of another drug for the memory-robbing disease.
Suicide
Facebook Inc will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content.
Abuse, PTSD & Trauma
A diagnostic panel of 28 biomarkers confirmed a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis in male combat veterans with 77% accuracy, a phase 2 study revealed.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Kids who have more supportive experiences with family, friends, and people in their school and community may be less likely to have psychological or relationship troubles in adulthood, a new study suggests.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
An Alzheimer's vaccine developed by a privately held Slovakian biotech firm showed early signs of efficacy in a mid-stage trial, a rare step forward in the fight against the brain-wasting disease, the company said.
Anxiety Disorders
Certain psychiatric conditions may prompt some women to choose to have their ovaries removed even when there is no medical justification for it, a new study suggests.
ADHD
Children who have a parent in prison may be more than twice as likely as other kids to have depression, attention problems and conduct disorders by the time they reach adolescence, a U.S. study suggests.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
Current evidence does not support the use of second-generation antipsychotics or haloperidol to treat or prevent delirium in adult inpatients, two systematic reviews reveal.
ADHD
The combined results of 61 studies conducted in 19 countries suggest that when a woman gives birth by cesarean section, autism in the child is 33% more likely and the odds of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase by 17%.
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