Psychiatric Disorders Resource Center

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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.

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).

Chart: Psychotropic Drug Indications

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


Comparing Roseroot Herb, Sertraline for MDD Treatment

The roseroot herb (Rhodiola rosea) may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), a study published in Phytomedicine has shown.

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Up ADHD Symptoms, Depression Risk

Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems

DBT With Skills Training Can Benefit Borderline Personality Disorder

For patients with borderline personality disorder with high suicide risk, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) interventions that include skills training are most effective, according to a new study.

New Genetic Variant Linked to Severe Autism Identified

A newly discovered rare genetic variant linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could shed light on the role of synaptic function and cognitive defects associated with the disorder.

Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures induced by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use are rare and are more likely to be linked to larger doses and severe symptoms (such as those present in serotonin syndrome), but a new case study in the journal Pharmacotherapy described a patient that developed seizures after vilazodone treatment was initiated.

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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