Psychiatric Disorders Resource Center

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Antidepressants Don't Increase Chronic A-Fib Risk

In a new study, no association with chronic atrial fibrillation was observed among users of SSRIs, TCAs, and other types of antidepressants.

Teen Abuse of Anxiety, Sleep Rxs

Adolescents prescribed anxiety or sleep medications are up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs compared to those who have never received a prescription for these medications.

Omega-3s May Prevent Psychosis Development

New research demonstrates that patients who are at an increased risk for developing psychosis may also benefit from omega-3 supplementation.

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD

A new study suggests that transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) may not cause lasting physical damage but they may increase the risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

SSRIs, Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder?

Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social anxiety disorder, but a new report argues that psychotherapy is a better first option.

Blood Test for Psychosis

A blood test that measures expression of plasma analytes may help identify people at risk for psychosis.

Pricey Spice: Promising Depression Treatment

The world's most expensive spice may also be an alternative treatment for mild-to-moderate depression, according to a new study.

Chart: Psychotropic Drug Indications

Review this updated chart on psychotropic drug indications for quick information when you need it.

News

Wearables Predicted to Save 1.3 Million Lives By 2020

Smart wearable devices could help to save as many as 1.3 million lives by the year 2020, according to a report from Soreon Research.

Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Ups ASD Risk in Offspring

New research analyzed data from a nested case-control study participants in the Nurses' Health Study II to explore maternal exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution and odds of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk in offspring.

Benzodiazepine Rx Increase Seen in Elderly Despite Health Risks

Use of benzodiazepines has shown to increase with age despite the known risks for older patients, according to an analysis of benzodiazepine prescribing in the United States.

The Effects of Risperidone on Prolactin Levels in Children

According to a new study, an increase in serum PRL levels with risperidone therapy could be related not just to the drug and its dosage, but also to sex, pubertal stage, psychiatric disease, and associated autoimmune disorders.

Fewer Teens Abusing Narcotics and Alcohol, but E-Cigarette Rates High

Use of cigarettes, alcohol and prescription pain drugs for non-medical use by teenagers have declined since 2013, although rates of e-cigarette use among this population is concerning.

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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