Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Verubecestat linked to worse outcomes among patients with prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease compared to placebo

1. Verubecestat, an orally administered beta amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE-1) inhibitor , did not slow or prevent the progression of dementia among patients...

Poor scam awareness may be associated with increased risk of dementia

1. In this prospective cohort study on aging, poor scam awareness measured by questionnaire was associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD),...

Quick Take: Effectiveness of a Brief Group Psychological Intervention for Women in a Post-Conflict...

In areas of Pakistan affected by recent conflict, epidemiological studies have shown a high prevalence of psychological distress in women. In the setting of...

In phase 3 trial, rituximab not associated with clinical improvement in patients with Myalgic...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, B-lymphocyte depletion through rituximab did not significantly improve fatigue symptoms of patients with ME/CFS compared to the placebo...

Parents of children diagnosed with cancer more likely to start psychotropic medications

1. Parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer had significantly increased risk for a first prescription of antidepressants, anxiolytics, and hypnotics in the initial...

Amyloid-PET imaging leads to changes in management in patients with dementia

1. In this prospective cohort study, changes in clinical management occurred after amyloid-PET imaging for a majority of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...

Quick Take: The contribution of cannabis use to variation in the incidence of psychotic...

Previous observational studies have supported a causal link between cannabis use and psychotic disorder. A recent meta-analysis has also shown a dose-response association with...

Melanoma as a possible cause of autoimmune encephalitis

1. A woman developed anti-AMPA receptor encephalitis in the setting of metastatic melanoma.2. Following a short delay, she responded well to vemurafenib and cobimetinib....

Psychiatric emergency visits increasing among youth, especially racial minorities

1. An analysis of emergency department (ED) visits across the United States showed a 28% overall increase in psychiatric ED visits per 1000 youth...

Midlife diet unlikely to affect dementia risk

1. In this prospective cohort study, a healthier diet in midlife did not affect the risk of developing dementia compared to unhealthier diets.2. Patients...
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