Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Pivotal response treatment improves social communication in children with autism spectrum disorder

1. Pivotal response treatment (PRT) is an intervention designed to increase motivation to interact by rewarding effort with natural reinforcement. Children with autism spectrum...

Adults with cerebral palsy at increased risk for mental health disorders

1. In this cross-sectional study, adult patients with cerebral palsy (CP) had a higher prevalence of mental health disorders compared to adults without CP.2....

Quick Take: Efficacy of short-term treatment of internet and computer game addiction

Internet gaming disorder, listed in the DSM-5, is characterized by preoccupation, withdrawal, tolerance and continued use despite negative consequences. The behavior that characterizes Internet...

Polygenic risk and lifestyle factors independently influence dementia risk

1. In this retrospective cohort study, patients with high polygenic risk scores and unhealthy lifestyle factors were more likely to be diagnosed with dementia...

Flexible ICU family visits not effective at reducing delirium incidence

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in the incidence of delirium between flexible family visitation and standard, restricted family visitation.2....

Quick Take: Association between androgen deprivation therapy use and diagnosis of dementia in men...

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is used in the treatment of prostate cancer, either alone or in combination with other treatment modalities. ADT, however, is...

Parental, neighborhood support decrease negative impact of adverse childhood events

1. In this cross-sectional study, researchers discovered that as children’s adverse childhood events (ACEs) scores went up, their school performance and attitude declined; conversely,...

Effective adolescent mental health programs incorporate interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and drug education

1. Of 25 psychosocial intervention components studied in adolescents, only interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and alcohol and drug education predicted positive effects across multiple...

Quick Take: Suicide in older adults living in or transitioning to residential long-term care,...

It is estimated that by the year 2050, 1 in 5 individuals will be 65 years or older. In addition to the growing number...

Social robots increase joy, decrease sadness in hospitalized pediatric patients

1. In this randomized control trial, researchers discovered that social robots were associated with improved affect in pediatric hospitalized patients as compared to plush...
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