Addressing sleep problems often improves psychiatric symptoms in children and teens, including those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and chronic pain.
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.
Variations in a gene involved in blood pressure control are associated with decreased hippocampal volume and faster volume loss over time.
Higher levels of sociability and verbal ability in people predisposed to bipolar disorder may provide an explanation for the genetic persistence of mood disorders.
A primary treatment for Parkinson’s motor symptoms appears to increase impulse control disorders and daytime sleepiness and to decrease fatigue.
A new low-field magnetic stimulation technique shows potential as an intervention to rapidly improve mood in people with depressive disorders.
The genetics of schizophrenia enters the modern era, as a landmark, genomewide analysis identifies 108 risk loci for this disorder—most of them new.
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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