Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

[Physician Comment] Increased autism diagnoses observed in pregnant women with viral influenza, fever or...

Image: CC. Autism Ribbon.  Study author Dr. Hjördis Ósk Atladόttir, MD, PhD, talks to 2 Minute Medicine Department of Public Health - Institute of...

[Physician Comment] Children born to mothers with depression have more behavioral problems; depression meds...

Image: PD. Venlafaxine Study author Dr. Irena Nulman, M.D. talks to 2 Minute Medicine Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada “Untreated maternal depression...

Greater school night sleep associated with significant improvements in school-based emotional lability and impulsivity

Image: PD. EEG during deep sleep. Key study points Behavioral and emotional regulation is improved in children aged 7 to 11 years who slept just...

Paternal factors found to significantly influence certain adolescent sexual behaviours

Image: CC Key findings: Paternal factors are independently associated with adolescent sexual behaviour relative to maternal factors. Paternal communication, as opposed to paternal attitudes, about sex was...

Retired NFL players are at increased risk of death due to neurodegenerative disease

Image: PD Key study points: Death due to neurodegenerative disease was significantly more common in a cohort of NFL players in comparison to the general United...

Behavioral problems continue into adolescence for patients with cerebral palsy

Image: CC  Key study points: 1. 36.9% of adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) had co-existing behavioral problems, the most common being peer problems. There was evidence...

Parental stress linked to higher rates of child obesity and fast food consumption

Image: CC/Jef Poskanzer Key study points: 1. The number of stressors a parent endorsed was significantly associated with child obesity. 2. Raising a child in a single-parent...

Opiate substitution treatment associated with reduced risk of HIV transmission among injection drug users

Image: PD Key findings: This meta-analysis found a 54% reduction in risk of HIV infection associated with opiate substitution treatment among injection drug users. HIV incidence was...

Cognitive dysfunction is common in lacunar stroke patients

Image: CC/GGeek. Lacunar Infarct Key study points: Lacunar strokes are a common occurrence in patients with vascular risk factors and can lead to a wide range...

Diagnostic exome sequencing in persons with severe intellectual disability finds new candidate genes

Image: CC/Gwave  Key study points: 1.  Exome sequencing of patients and their parents can help diagnose the genetic cause of intellectual disability, especially when the cause...

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