Psychiatric Disorders Resource Center

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C-Section and Autism Risk

Children who were born via cesarean section delivery were 21% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but this link was not found to be causal upon further analysis of sibling pairs.

Live Coverage of SLEEP 2015

Don't miss LIVE coverage of SLEEP 2015 from June 8 through 11.

Certain Drugs May Up Homicide Risk

In a first-of-its-kind study, use of certain medications that impact the central nervous system are linked to an increased risk of committing a homicide.

No Link Between PTSD, Cancer

While the potential relationship between stress and cancer has been a topic of discussion and research for over 70 years, no association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cancer was found in the largest study to date.

Treating Depression in Youth Using SSRIs

Two new strategies have been developed by Johns Hopkins researchers to treat depression in young patients using serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while mitigating the risks and potential negative effects such as increased suicidal thoughts.

Lithium Resistance Treated With Insulin-Like Hormone?

Research indicates that an insulin-like hormone could increase the lithium sensitivity of blood cells in bipolar disorder patients who previously did not respond to lithium therapy.

Preschoolers on ADHD Meds Despite Recommendations

The CDC announced the results of the first national study on the use of behavioral therapy, pharmacologic treatment, and dietary supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children ages 4–17 with special health care needs (CSHCN).

News

Autism Spectrum Disorder Care Costs Could Top $500B by 2025

Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending

USPSTF: New Recommendations for Depression Screening in Primary Care

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation today stating that all adults over the age of 18, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression in a primary care setting.

First Marijuana-Linked Death in CO Since 2012 Reported

U.S. health officials on Thursday revisited the first reported marijuana-linked death in Colorado since voters there legalized recreational use of the drug in 2012.

Is More Propofol Needed for MRI Sedation in ADHD?

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) undergoing sedation for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) do not have a higher dose requirement for propofol.

Guidelines on Nutrition Management in Autism Issued

New nutrition guidelines on the management of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Feature Articles

Unconventional, Psychedelic Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Unconventional, Psychedelic Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

MPR reports on unconventional treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Possessed by Possessions: Hoarding Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

Possessed by Possessions: Hoarding Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

MPR reports on the impacts of hoarding disorder and provides insight into currently available and novel treatment approaches.

Diabetes, Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis: How to Tailor Treatment

Diabetes, Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis: How to Tailor Treatment

Dietary supervision may have driven the patient out of his facility.

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