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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.
Suicide
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.
General Psychiatry
The US Drug Enforcement Administration will set new guidelines to expand marijuana research and potentially lead to products that could be sold nationwide.
Addiction Professional
Fewer U.S. adolescents are participating in programs designed to prevent substance abuse, a study suggests.
Depression
Extending olanzapine treatment beyond remission of psychotic-depression symptoms may lower relapse rates, according to findings from the STOP-PD II randomized clinical trial.
Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
The use of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) is associated with an increased risk of cataracts in people with schizophrenia, researchers report.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
Keeping blood pressure in check in mid-life and avoiding low BP in late life both appear linked to a lower risk of developing dementia, according to two new studies.
Addiction Professional
Naltrexone may be effective for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women who choose to completely detoxify off opioid drugs, researchers report.
Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients have extensive tau inclusions and severe neuron loss in wake-promoting nuclei of the brain, new research shows.
ADHD
Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show changes in brain white matter (WM) after four months of treatment with methylphenidate (MPH), according to a new randomized controlled trial.
Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
Deficits in amplitude of the auditory P300 event-related potential, a measure that can be detected by EEG, may be a prognostic biomarker of outcomes in patients with psychosis risk syndrome (PRS), researchers say.
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