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Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders
Biogen Inc revived plans on Tuesday to seek U.S. approval for Alzheimer's treatment aducanumab, surprising investors and saying data from more patients in two discontinued studies showed the drug reduced the decline of patients.
Anxiety Disorders
By Lisa Rapaport For young people with asthma, mood disorders are linked with higher odds of visiting the emergency room, a new study suggests. Compared to young people with asthma but without depression or anxiety, those with anxiety were 22%…
Eating Disorders
After weight-loss surgery, patients may be more likely to need mental health services, including psychiatric hospitalizations, a new study suggests.
Depression
Treating depression in patients with comorbid insomnia is associated with improved insomnia symptoms, new research shows.
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 UK 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.
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