Psychiatric Disorders Resource Center

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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).

First Study Explores Autism in Elderly

Leslie Baxter, PhD, from the Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, and colleagues, are conducting the first-ever study regarding the impact of autism on the elderly.

Narcolepsy: An Autoimmune Disease?

While the precise cause of narcolepsy has previously challenged researchers, scientists from Tel Aviv University suggest that the mechanism causing the disease could be due to a particular autoimmune process in the brain.

Antidepressants and PTSD-Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seem more likely than others to develop type 2 diabetes, with the use of antidepressants and higher body weight accounting for almost half the increased risk.

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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.

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.

Chart: Psychotropic Drug Indications

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

News

Study Finds Droperidol Safe, Effective to Calm Aggressive ER Patients

Study authors have found that the use of droperidol is safe and effective for calming aggressive emergency room (ER) patients.

Dementia Risk Can Skyrocket With Depression + Diabetes

Depression and diabetes both appear to significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research.

Delays Seen Between Initial Parental Concerns, ASD Diagnosis in Children

A new study on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has found there are still long delays between when parents first have developmental concerns and when their child is actually diagnosed with ASD.

Long-Acting Inj Delays Schizophrenia Relapse Longer than Oral Tx in Study

Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate; Janssen) was effective six months longer than common oral antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia, according to results from the PRIDE study.

Paternal Sperm "Tags" May Play a Role in Child's Autism Risk

Results from a small study have shown that the sperm of fathers whose children had early signs of autism show specific "epigenetic tags" that could contribute to the condition.

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

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