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

How Prevalent is Antipsychotic Prescribing in Seniors with Dementia?

An analysis by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that about 1/3 of older adults with dementia who resided >100 days in a nursing home in 2012 were prescribed an antipsychotic.

Mitral Valve Repair Could Improve Mental Health

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Among Fibromyalgia Patients, Suicidal Ideation Is Prevalent

Strong correlations with depression, anxiety, sleep quality, and global mental health

Sleep Deprivation Could Derail Healthy Eating Habits

Sleep deprivation may lead to an increase in food intake, including consumption of more fat and less carbohydrates due to changes in brain activity.

Sleeping Longer Hours May Increase Stroke Risk

Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests.

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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