Psychiatric Disorders Resource Center

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C-Section and Autism Risk

Children who were born via cesarean section delivery were 21% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but this link was not found to be causal upon further analysis of sibling pairs.

Live Coverage of SLEEP 2015

Don't miss LIVE coverage of SLEEP 2015 from June 8 through 11.

MPR Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Certain Drugs May Up Homicide Risk

In a first-of-its-kind study, use of certain medications that impact the central nervous system are linked to an increased risk of committing a homicide.

No Link Between PTSD, Cancer

While the potential relationship between stress and cancer has been a topic of discussion and research for over 70 years, no association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cancer was found in the largest study to date.

Treating Depression in Youth Using SSRIs

Two new strategies have been developed by Johns Hopkins researchers to treat depression in young patients using serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while mitigating the risks and potential negative effects such as increased suicidal thoughts.

Lithium Resistance Treated With Insulin-Like Hormone?

Research indicates that an insulin-like hormone could increase the lithium sensitivity of blood cells in bipolar disorder patients who previously did not respond to lithium therapy.

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).

News

Evekeo Improves ADHD Symptoms, Class Performance Scores in Study

Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate; Arbor) tablets administered once or twice daily to children aged 6 to 12 years was effective in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and improving performance in a laboratory classroom setting, reports a new study.

High Rates of Assault, Abuse Seen Among U.S. Children

More than one-third of U.S. children and adolescents have been physically assaulted - mostly by siblings and peers - in the past year, and one in 20 children have been physically abused by a parent or another caregiver in the same time period.

Women With PTSD May Face Much Greater CVD Risk

In the first major study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) exclusively in women, patients who experienced traumatic events or developed PTSD had a significantly greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those with no traumatic history or PTSD.

SSRIs Tied to Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women

Women prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to ease menopausal symptoms may face a long-term rise in their risk for bone fracture, a new study suggests.

fMRI May Help Guide Treatment for OCD

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help some patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and a new study suggests that brain scans can help spot those patients for whom the therapy will be most effective.

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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