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Clinical & Research

A program called Fast Track shows the potential of early mental health interventions and could serve as a prototype for future models geared at specific ages and populations.

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A new sequencing technique identifies non-inherited mutations present in only a fraction of cells; such mutations may be key players in autism, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders.

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Women had relatively intact social connections but spoke of past trauma and family history of psychosis—factors that can guide development of outreach efforts and treatment.

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A nationwide study in Denmark finds diagnosis of OCD in an individual or a parent increases the relative risk of future schizophrenia several-fold; absolute rates of co-occurrence are still very low.

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The study reveals many pathways to schizophrenia, which converge on eight classes of the disorder.

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Puberty signals a change in adolescents’ biological clock that compels them to stay up about two hours longer than they did when they were younger, but their schools rarely consider this fact.

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The results of clinical trials indicate that the new weight-loss drug is almost three times more effective than placebo in helping obese individuals shed pounds.

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Researchers caution physicians to take more care when prescribing benzodiazepines.

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A monograph offering CME credit reports that there are few clinically significant differences between first- and second-generation antipsychotics.

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