A program called Fast Track shows the potential of early mental health interventions and could serve as a prototype for future models geared at specific ages and populations.
A new sequencing technique identifies non-inherited mutations present in only a fraction of cells; such mutations may be key players in autism, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders.
Women had relatively intact social connections but spoke of past trauma and family history of psychosis—factors that can guide development of outreach efforts and treatment.
A nationwide study in Denmark finds diagnosis of OCD in an individual or a parent increases the relative risk of future schizophrenia several-fold; absolute rates of co-occurrence are still very low.
The study reveals many pathways to schizophrenia, which converge on eight classes of the disorder.
Puberty signals a change in adolescents’ biological clock that compels them to stay up about two hours longer than they did when they were younger, but their schools rarely consider this fact.
The results of clinical trials indicate that the new weight-loss drug is almost three times more effective than placebo in helping obese individuals shed pounds.
Researchers caution physicians to take more care when prescribing benzodiazepines.
A monograph offering CME credit reports that there are few clinically significant differences between first- and second-generation antipsychotics.
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