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Most antidepressants ineffective for children

Study reveals some drugs cause harmRelated items from OnMedicaCBT and some antidepressants equally good for depressionAntidepressants double the risk of aggression and suicide in children Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescentsDoctors debate long-term use of psychiatric drugsLithium safe and effective in children with bipolar disorder
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Authors: Aggarwal A, Schrimpf L, Lauriello J Abstract Bipolar I disorder is a serious and disabling psychiatric illness. It is associated with a significant reduction in quality of life and an increased risk for suicide. Pharmacotherapy is essential for both the acute and maintenance treatment of bi-polar I disorder. While multiple oral medications are recommended for the maintenance treatment, there are not many long-acting injectable medications approved for this indication. New treatments that would improve patient adherence have the potential for decreasing relapses and improving patients' ability to remain fun...
Source: Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses Source Type: research
In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss the potentially disastrous effects of mental illness on romantic relationships, especially those in which one individual has a mental illness and the other does not. Drawing from their own failed marriages (two each), Gabe and Vincent talk about the role mental illness played in the ending of the relationships, including when they were undiagnosed or diagnosed but with little or no treatment. Gabe also shares advice for those in such relationships on how to minimize the impact of mental illness on the relationships themselves, ba...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Marriage and Divorce Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
Since September, when all of UCLA ’s incoming students were offered free screening for depression, more than 2,600 students have opted to complete a volunteer online screening. Those whose results showed they were at risk of suicide, severe depression or other serious mental health problems were offered access to treatment at UCLA .The screenings are an important part of the  Depression Grand Challenge, an ambitious effort launched by UCLA in 2015 to reduce the burden of depression worldwide by developing better methods of detecting, evaluating and treating depression. The initiative is led by  Dr. Nelson F...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mental illness characterized by severe mood disturbances, disability and suicide. BD is associated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and excess mortality (Westman et al., 2013; Birkenaes et al., 2007). While some of the risk for cardiac disease in BD can be explained by lifestyle and access to care, shared genetic risk factors between cardiac illness and BD may also contribute (Andreassen et al., 2013). Among the genetic risk factors for BD is CACNA1C, a gene encoding the CaV1.2 L-type calcium channel.
Source: Psychiatry Research - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Mbaba M, Brown SE, Wooditch A, Kiss M, Murphy A, Kumari S, Taxman F, Altice F, Lawson WB, Springer SA Abstract BACKGROUND: Individuals involved in the criminal justice system have disproportionately high rates of psychiatric disorders when compared to the general U.S. POPULATION: If left untreated, the likelihood of subsequent arrest increases and risk for adverse health consequences is great, particularly among opioid users. OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalence, characteristics, and treatment of mood disorders among justice involved opioid-dependent populations. METHODS: The current study enr...
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Impulsivity is a core characteristic of bipolar disorder and it was observed as elevated in individuals with the disorder and in their relatives. Both impulsivity and history of maltreatment are risk factors for suicide attempts, however, the...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Van Lunen Emergency department (ED) utilization has increased due to factors such as admissions for mental health conditions, including suicide and self-harm. We investigate direct and moderating influences on non-emergent ED utilization through the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use. Through logistic regression, we examined correlates of ED use via 2014 New York State Department of Health Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System outpatient data. Consistent with the primary hypothesis, mental health admissions were associated with emergent use across models, with only a slight decrease in effect size in ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Bipolar Depression;   Suicidal Ideation Interventions:   Drug: Ketamine Hydrochloride;   Drug: Placebo Sponsors:   NeuroRx, Inc.;   Target Health Inc.;   Bracket, Inc.;   Stats Collaborative Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
  In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales talk with Lisa Klein, director of the powerful documentary about suicide, The S Word. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly everyone has lost someone to suicide, whether a family member, friend, coworker, etc. Despite this, we don’t talk about it enough. In this episode, the director speaks of why she chose to make this film and how it affected her personally. Additionally, she talks about some of the stories that didn’t make it into the movie, the diverse perspectives featured, and m...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Grief and Loss Suicide The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
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