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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.
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.
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.
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%.
New guidelines from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and US Department of Defense (DoD) offer 22 recommendations for screening, evaluating, treating and managing patients who may be at risk for suicide.
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