Psychiatric Disorders Resource Center

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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.

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.

Chart: Psychotropic Drug Indications

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

News

"Night Owl" Players May Swing Super Bowl Outcomes

The winner of this year's Super Bowl could depend on the number of "night owls" on the team, according to a study in the journal Current Biology.

Red Bull Consumption + Mental Stress Could Spell Trouble for the Heart

Increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, decreased cerebral blood flow velocity

Nutrition Plays Key Role in Mental Health, Argues Study

A new international collaboration published in The Lancet Psychiatry is encouraging the fields of psychiatry and public health to recognize the relationships between diet quality, potential nutritional deficiencies, and mental health.

Anxiety Moderates Amyloid-β Association With Cognition

Correlation moderated by elevated anxiety symptoms; greater decline in high-anxiety group

ADHD Linked to Earlier Substance Abuse, HIV-Risk Behaviors

A history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults is significantly associated with younger ages of initiation for illicit substance use and a greater risk of engagement in recent HIV-risk behaviors such as injection drug use and needle sharing, suggests a new article in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

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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