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Hundreds of thousands of genomes shed light on psychiatric disorders
A massive undertaking by the Brainstorm Consortium to analyze the genomes of nearly 900,000 people has revealed important insights into the genetic overlap among some psychiatric diseases, as well as among personality traits. (2018-06-21)

Childhood epilepsy not linked with later psychiatric disorders
For decades, experts have been studying potential links between childhood epilepsy and various behavioral and psychiatric conditions and some have hypothesized that that they are part of a larger spectrum of brain disorders with shared mechanisms. (2015-09-21)

Health care providers should be prepared for high prevalence of co-occurring disorders
People who have major mental illnesses often have co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Conversely, individuals with substance abuse disorders often have co-occurring psychiatric disorders. But are the substance abuse problems of patients with major mental illnesses less severe than those of patients in substance abuse treatment? Are the psychiatric disorders of patients receiving substance abuse treatment less severe than those of psychiatric patients? NIDA-funded scientists conducted a study that addressed these questions. (2004-05-03)

Talk with the experts: The American Psychiatric Association's 1999 Fall Components Meeting
Over 1,000 of the nation's leading psychiatric experts will be attending committee meetings of the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Fall Components Meeting 9:30 am -- 5:00 pm, Friday, September 24 through Saturday, September 25. (1999-09-21)

Study shows family psychiatric history increases risk of postpartum psychiatric episodes
A new mother's risk of postpartum psychiatric conditions increases when she has an immediate family member with a psychiatric disorder, especially bipolar disorder, according to research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The increased risk occurs with both male or female family members. (2018-05-07)

Voices in the head not to be ignored
A study of 103 patients with major psychiatric disorders found that those who experience command hallucinations to harm others are more than twice as likely to be violent. This study is in the October 2000 Psychiatric Services. (2000-09-25)

American Psychiatric Association issues statement on compulsive shopping
There have been a number of erroneous reports in the media indicating that the American Psychiatric Association is planning to add (2003-08-18)

Psychiatric disorders do not increase risk of Alzheimer's disease
Psychiatric disorders do not increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. However, the prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses increased before the Alzheimer's diagnosis, which might be due to prodromal symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The results were published in European Psychiatry. (2017-04-04)

Co-occurring disorders increase risk of suicide attempt by adolescents
Research has shown that adolescents with substance use disorders are most likely to attempt suicide when they also have a co-occurring mood disorder. NIDA-funded scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have extended this research and found that generally, both male and female substance abusers who attempt suicide begin taking drugs at an early age and have more symptoms of psychiatric and substance use disorders than adolescents who do not attempt suicide. (2004-05-03)

Assisted dying for psychiatric disorders: Serious public health impact
Offering medical assistance in dying to people in Canada on the basis of psychiatric illnesses could put vulnerable people at risk, argues a commentary in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2016-06-21)

Study examines for risk factors associated with initiation of substance use
Not all individuals who initiate use of a substance such as nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine eventually develop a substance use disorder, indicating that the risk factors for substance use and for substance use disorder (SUD) differ to some extent. A new study has evaluated the overlap in risk factors for substance initiation and SUD, which may be useful for developing interventions to reduce both initiation and SUD. The findings are published in The American Journal on Addictions. (2018-08-08)

Routine screening for psychiatric, cognitive, and social comorbidities could enhance quality of care and quality of life for children and adults with epilepsy
The intricate relationship between epilepsy and cognitive, psychiatric, and social problems is explored in a new paper published as part of the Lancet series on epilepsy. (2012-09-27)

Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention
Juvenile offenders with multiple psychiatric disorders when they are incarcerated in detention centers appear to be at high risk for disorders five years after detention, according to a report published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (2014-11-26)

Psychiatric disorders after first birth reduce likelihood of subsequent children
Women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, mania and schizophrenia following the live birth of their first child are less likely to go on to have more children, according to the first study to investigate this in a large nationwide population. It is published in Human Reproduction. (2020-03-29)

Researchers challenge myth of the relationship between mental illness and incarceration
Researchers examined the relationship between psychiatric diagnoses and future incarceration by merging data from psychiatric interviews that took place in the 1980s with 30 years of follow-up data. Among other things, they found that diagnoses of substance use and antisocial personality were predictors of future incarceration but that other psychiatric diagnoses (i.e., schizophrenia, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, as well as some other psychiatric disorders) were not independent predictors. (2019-11-07)

Teens with migraine at greater risk of suicide
Teens who have chronic daily headache, especially those with migraine headaches, are at greater risk for suicide than teens who don't have migraines, according to a study published in the May 1, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Teens with migraine are also more likely to have other psychiatric disorders such as depression and panic disorder. (2007-04-30)

Psychiatry And The Media Consensus Conference
An opportunity to explore and determine consensus among the media and psychiatry on controversial psychiatric issues in today's news, including use and misuse of psychiatric diagnosis, St. John's Wort and other herbal remedies, psychopharmaceutical advertising, and confidentiality of psychiatric medical records. (1998-02-19)

Psychiatric Genomics Center established at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has received one of the largest gifts in its history from Theodore and Vada Stanley to establish the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Genomics on its Long Island campus. The goal of the center is to unambiguously diagnose patients with psychiatric disorders based on their DNA sequence in 10 years time. (2007-06-26)

High resting heart rate and blood pressure linked to later mental health disorders
A high resting heart rate and blood pressure in youth predict an increased susceptibility for anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder later in life, reveals an extensive study conducted by the University of Helsinki, Finland, and the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. (2016-10-26)

Sexual minorities, especially women, who misuse substances more likely to have psychiatric disorders
More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who misuse alcohol or tobacco also have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder, compared to one-third of heterosexuals, a new University of Michigan study finds. (2020-11-20)

New patterns found in the genetic relationship of 5 major psychiatric disorders
An international consortium has shown for the first time evidence of substantial overlap of genetic risk factors shared between bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia and less overlap between those conditions and autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, according to a study published this week in Nature Genetics' Advance Online publication. (2013-08-11)

New biomarker identified in women with mental illness
Psychiatric disorders can be difficult to diagnose because clinicians must rely upon interpreted clues, such as a patient's behaviors and feelings. For the first time, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report identifying a biological marker: the over-production of specific genes that could be a diagnostic indicator of mental illness in female psychiatric patients. (2015-06-19)

Teen drug use associated with psychiatric disorders later in life
Children who start to use alcohol, marijuana or other illicit drugs in their early teen years are more likely to experience psychiatric disorders, especially depression, in their late 20's. Initiating tobacco use in late adolescence also was associated with depression and other psychiatric disorders in the late 20s. (2003-01-13)

Exposure to SSRIs during pregnancy associated with increased risk of speech/language disorders
The children of mothers who had depression-related psychiatric disorders and purchased selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) at least twice when they were pregnant had an increased risk for speech/language disorders but further studies are needed before conclusions can be drawn about possible clinical implications, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (2016-10-12)

Depression With Physical Illness Doubles Psychiatric Hospital Stays
Psychiatric patients hospitalized for depression stay twice as long in the hospital if they have a physical illness as well, researchers report after examining the diagnostic records of 2,323 psychiatric patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Cleveland between 1987 and 1992. (1999-01-29)

In Teens, Poor Social Skills Signal Emotional And Behavioral Problems
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health have found that how well or poorly a young person interacts with family and peers, participates in school, and controls behavior can reveal the presence or absence of psychiatric disorders. Social role dysfunction can also help indicate whether a teen's psychiatric problems will be acted out as behavior problems or turned inward to cause emotional difficulties. (1998-05-27)

Further evidence linking suicide risk to family history (p 1126)
A Danish study in this week's issue of THE LANCET provides further evidence linking a family history of psychiatric illness and suicide to increased suicide risk--the study also shows how a family history of suicide and psychiatric illness act independently and are not influenced by socio-economic factors. (2002-10-10)

Psychiatric disorders highly prevalent among juvenile jail detainees
Mental health professionals have speculated for years that many adolescents with serious psychiatric disorders are arrested instead of treated. Yet, there have been few studies. Now, a Northwestern University study has found that the majority of boys and girls currently detained in a juvenile facility in the United States have one or more psychiatric disorders. (2002-12-11)

Study shows genetic counseling helps psychiatric patients
A new University of British Columbia study shows that genetic counseling helps patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions understand and cope with their illness. (2016-02-24)

Study addresses misconceptions about electroconvulsive therapy
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has long had a stigma of being a painful and barbaric method of treatment, but a new study found that patients undergoing ECT for a variety of psychiatric disorders view the therapy in a positive light. (2017-06-05)

Ethnic inequalities in mental health care prompt call for review
Individual ethnic groups use psychiatric and mental health services in Scotland very differently, a study suggests. (2013-07-15)

Evolution of psychiatric disorders and human personality traits
How and why human-unique characteristics such as highly social behavior, languages and complex culture have evolved is a long-standing question. A research team led by Tohoku University in Japan has revealed the evolution of a gene related to such human-unique psychiatric traits. (2018-09-07)

Mental disorders don't predict future violence
Most psychiatric disorders -- including depression -- do not predict future violent behavior, reports a new longitudinal study of delinquent youth. The only exception is substance abuse and dependence. (2015-04-24)

High rates of substance abuse exist among veterans with mental illness
A new study published in the American Journal on Addictions reveals that veterans who suffer from mental health disorders also have high rates of substance use disorders. (2011-04-19)

Asthma and hay fever linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders
A new study is the first to find a significant link between asthma, hay fever and a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Over 15 years, 10.8 percent of patients with allergic diseases developed a psychiatric disorder, compared to only 6.7 percent of those without allergies. Monitoring the mental health of patients with allergies could help doctors care for their patients more effectively. (2018-04-23)

People with coronavirus symptoms more likely to have psychiatric disorders and loneliness
People who have or had COVID-19 symptoms are more likely to develop general psychiatric disorders and are lonelier, with women and young people more at risk, says a just-published study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. (2020-07-13)

Zebrafish could hold the key to understanding psychiatric disorders
Research from Queen Mary, University of London shows that zebrafish could be used to study the cause and prognosis of psychiatric disorders. Scientists found that zebrafish exhibit (2012-05-17)

Largest study of its kind reveals that many psychiatric disorders arise from common genes
In the largest-ever study of its kind, published in the journal Cell, researchers identified more than 100 genetic variants that affect the risk for more than one mental health condition. (2019-12-12)

Nicotine dependence & psychiatric disorders
First national estimate of overlap of nicotine dependence and other psychiatric disorders, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. (2004-11-01)

Largest study of its kind reveals 5 major psychiatric disorders share common genetic risk factors
For the first time, scientists have discovered that five major psychiatric disorders -- autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia -- share several common genetic risk factors. In particular, variations in two genes involved in the balance of calcium in brain cells are implicated in several of these disorders and could be a target for new treatments. (2013-02-27)

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