Investigators recently developed parallel methods to study hallucination-like perceptions in humans and in mice.
Higher trait anxiety in mothers correlates with increased responsiveness to unfamiliar noise bursts in specific brain regions of 4-week-old infants.
Forty percent of patients with severe, treatment-resistant depression experienced remission of symptoms two weeks after a single, one-hour inhalation of nitrous oxide.
A history of mood disorders is associated with increased death rates and a decreased likelihood of discharge home for patients hospitalized for COVID-19.
Drugs used to treat schizophrenia are also effective in bipolar disorder. With advances in understanding of psychiatric illnesses, it may be becoming clearer why this is so.
To reach the large number of individuals suffering from depression and anxiety, health care models are being implemented where psychiatrists advise primary care teams.
A recent study investigated the efficacy of deep brain stimulation for severe, treatment-refractory OCD. Over half of the participants in this study showed significant improvement.
There is a striking relationship between a history of psychiatric symptoms and the rate of aging. This relationship is clearly evident by age 45.
Although traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves brain-related symptoms, other organs including the immune system, GI system, lungs, and heart also may become compromised.
A recent paper reported that 1.7% of persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders died by suicide. About half did so within five years of first diagnosis.