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Clinical & Research

Addressing sleep problems often improves psychiatric symptoms in children and teens, including those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and chronic pain.

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Targeting disturbed sleep in older adults may be a novel way to reduce the risk of suicide in a population in whom such risk is elevated.

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Variations in a gene involved in blood pressure control are associated with decreased hippocampal volume and faster volume loss over time.

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Higher levels of sociability and verbal ability in people predisposed to bipolar disorder may provide an explanation for the genetic persistence of mood disorders.

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A primary treatment for Parkinson’s motor symptoms appears to increase impulse control disorders and daytime sleepiness and to decrease fatigue.

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A new low-field magnetic stimulation technique shows potential as an intervention to rapidly improve mood in people with depressive disorders.

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The genetics of schizophrenia enters the modern era, as a landmark, genomewide analysis identifies 108 risk loci for this disorder—most of them new.

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An initiative that involved redecoration of a psychiatric facility’s physical environment is credited with reducing the need for seclusion or restraint over the long term.

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