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Starting lithium prophylaxis early v. late in bipolar disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: Starting lithium treatment early following first psychiatric contact or a single manic/mixed episode is associated with increased probability of lithium response. PMID: 25012681 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science)
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - July 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Abstract Study shows effect of medications in reducing risk of violent crime Lithium exposure during pregnancy linked with cardiovascular defects Quetiapine‐induced pancreatitis Melatonin attenuates metabolic effects of some antipsychotics Violence in America: Is psychopharmacology the answer? Ketamine infusion reduces symptom severity in PTSD Oxytocin enhances effectiveness of cognitive training in schizophrenia Alcohol use medications result in drinking reduction SAMe, escitalopram fail to separate from placebo in depression trial Data on self‐harm point to need for caution on antidepressants Baclofen effective as ad...
Source: The Brown University Psychopharmacology Update - July 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Health-Related Quality of Life and Self-Efficacy of Managing Behavior Problems for Family Caregivers of Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Patients.
Conclusion: This study is the first to examine and compare the behavioral problems of AD and VaD patients in a Chinese population, along with their family caregivers' self-efficacy and health outcomes. Family caregivers of patients with VaD might warrant specific attention to their HRQoL, with interventions developed to enhance their self-efficacy. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel. PMID: 25011490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - July 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research

Anti-basal ganglia antibodies in primary obsessive-compulsive disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Odds of ABGA seropositivity are increased fivefold in primary OCD compared with controls, but are comparable to those associated with disorders previously associated with ABGA, providing circumstantial evidence of autoimmunity in a subset of those with primary OCD. Further experimental studies are needed to ascertain whether this relationship is causal. PMID: 24986387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science)
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Population study of disease burden, management, and treatment of bipolar disorder in Sweden: a retrospective observational registry study
ConclusionsIn Sweden, the incidence and prevalence of diagnosed bipolar disorder have increased during the last 20 years. Compared to the general population, these patients had similar education levels, lower employment levels, less disposable income, more sick leave, and twice the mortality. A trend towards earlier diagnosis, more use of antidepressants, and less use of lithium was seen. (Source: Bipolar Disorders)
Source: Bipolar Disorders - July 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andreas Carlborg, Lena Ferntoft, Marcus Thuresson, Johan Bodegard Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Overlap between ADHD and Autism – Clinical and Genetic Evidence
(Source: Current Psychiatry Reviews)
Source: Current Psychiatry Reviews - July 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gill, MichaelAnney, RichardMulligan, Aisling Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The efficacy and tolerability of cariprazine in acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder: a phase II trial
ConclusionCariprazine demonstrated superior efficacy versus placebo and was generally well tolerated in patients experiencing acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder. (Source: Bipolar Disorders)
Source: Bipolar Disorders - July 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suresh Durgam, Anju Starace, Dayong Li, Raffaele Migliore, Adam Ruth, György Németh, István Laszlovszky Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Emotion Reactivity and Regulation in Late-Life Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Functional Connectivity at Baseline and Post-Treatment.
CONCLUSION: FC during worry induction and reappraisal points toward abnormalities in both worry generation and worry reappraisal. Following successful pharmacologic treatment, we observed greater connectivity in the prefrontal nodes of the Executive Control Network during reappraisal of worry. PMID: 24996397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Bipolar disorder after stroke in an elderly patient.
We present a BD secondary to multiple subcortical biparietal lacunar infarctions, a lacunar infarction in left putamen and an ischemic lesion at the cerebral trunk evolving the right median portion, in a 65-year-old male patient who experienced manic, hypomanic, and depressive episodes, after 6, 10, and 16 months, respectively, of the cerebrovascular events. PMID: 24991445 [PubMed] (Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry)
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research

Neonatal jaundice and increased risk of attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder: a population‐based cohort study
ConclusionNeonates with jaundice are at high risk for developing physician‐diagnosed ADHD during their growth period. A risk alert regarding neurologic consequences is urgently required after a neonatal jaundice diagnosis. Additional studies should be conducted to clarify the pathogenesis of these relationships. (Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry - July 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chang‐Ching Wei, Chun‐Hung Chang, Cheng‐Li Lin, Shih‐Ni Chang, Tsai‐Chung Li, Chia‐Hung Kao Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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Abstract Adding risperidone for children with ADHD, ODD/CD, and aggression results in limited improvement Off‐label antipsychotic use rising in Medicaid population with less complex problems Small‐scale study finds atypical antipsychotics do not cause metabolic problems in prepubertal children Pharmacogenetics to be NIH focus for next decade AAP urges caution in prescribing ADHD medications CDC survey finds slight increase in youth suicide attempts NAC effective for self‐injurious behavior in 4‐year‐old with ASD Indictment of FedEx Corporation for Illegally Distributing Prescription Drugs (Source: The Brown Unive...
Source: The Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update - July 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnosing Dementia: A Dutch Outpatient Memory Clinics Survey.
Conclusion: MRI assessment by radiologists in Dutch MC probably underestimates the presence of cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative disease. The validity of standardized assessment protocols in routine clinical practice deserves further study, as the implementation of standardization outside research settings could improve diagnostic accuracy. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel. PMID: 24994453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research

Suspicious young minds: paranoia and mistrust in 8- to 14-year-olds in the UK and Hong Kong.
CONCLUSIONS: Mistrust may exist as a quantitative trait in children, which, as in adults, is associated with elevated risks of internalising and externalising problems. PMID: 25012682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science)
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - July 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Morning Break: Doc Brings Gun to Gunfight
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Maurice Benard - Actor
Maurice Benard, who plays Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, has spoken openly about having bipolar disorder for many years and acts as a spokesman for two major mental health organizations. Breakdowns, medication compliance and anxiety attacks are just some of the things he has taken into the public eye. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Can Tricyclic Antidepressants Help Your Bipolar...
This article covers how tricyclic antidepressants work, allergies, pregnancy and breast-feeding, side effects common to the medication family, and interactions with drugs and alcohol. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Real Stories: Can You Find Love With Bipolar...
“I am currently dating someone who has bipolar disorder. He's been honest since the beginning about everything. Something, that to me, means a lot. I was just wondering, though, how do I show him I accept him and his disease, that I support him and care about him? Does anyone have any tips?” In response, members of the About Bipolar Disorder community, offer insights and tips from their personal experiences. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Improving Clinician Competency in Communication About Schizophrenia: a Pilot Educational Program for Psychiatry Trainees.
CONCLUSION: This preliminary study provides support for the translation of a well-established educational model to psychiatric training addressing core clinical communication tasks and provides the foundation for the development of a more comprehensive evaluation and an extended curriculum regarding other aspects of care for patients with schizophrenia: ongoing management and recovery, dealing with conflict, and conducting a family interview. PMID: 25053274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training)
Source: The Journal of American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training - July 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acad Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Myth of Independence
This article discusses the often overlooked importance of effective dependency with others as a step along the road to independence. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

No Beneficial Effects of Adding Parent Training to Methylphenidate Treatment for ADHD + ODD/CD Children: A 1-Year Prospective Follow-Up Study
Conclusion: The results of this study highlighted the positive role of MPH in ADHD. No significant effects were observed after the addition of parent training to MPH treatment. Clinicians should carefully follow patients’ improvements and titrate the MPH dosage during long-term treatment. (Source: Journal of Attention Disorders)
Source: Journal of Attention Disorders - January 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ercan, E. S., Ardic, U. A., Kutlu, A., Durak, S. Tags: From Research to Practice Source Type: research