Lifestyle Linked to Brain Health in Psychosis Patients Lifestyle Linked to Brain Health in Psychosis Patients
Just as in the general population, patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder should follow a healthy lifestyle, which includes being physically and cognitively active.Medscape Medical News
ConclusionsThe presence of TD is associated with worse HRQoL and social withdrawal. The most severe impact of TD is on physical aspects of patients ’ HRQoL.
CONCLUSIONS: The current study shows how most individuals in Finland depend solely on income transfer payments after an onset of a severe mental disorder. PMID: 31722646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This week’s Psychology Around the Net explores positive morning affirmations to tell your reflection (yep!), offers tips for surviving holiday family gatherings, what hiding Instagram likes could mean for your mental health, and more. The 6 Best Things to Say to Yourself in the Mirror According to Mental Health Pros: Think of these morning affirmations as an act of self-care. It might feel awkward at first, but starting the day in front of your mirror, taking a deep breath, and saying to the reflection “I’m so proud of you” (or “I’m a f****** bad***!”) can boost your self-esteem, ...
ConclusionsPatients who experienced a different level of participation in decision-making than desired more frequently had compulsory admissions. We propose to assess participation preferences each time a relevant treatment decision is about to be made and tailor care accordingly. We identified several factors leading to compulsory admissions that can be modified to prevent further coercive measures.
Authors: Muneer A Abstract Major psychiatric disorders are linked to early mortality and patients afflicted with these ailments demonstrate an increased risk of developing physical diseases that are characteristically seen in the elderly. Psychiatric conditions like major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may be associated with accelerated cellular aging, indicated by shortened leukocyte telomere length (LTL), which could underlie this connection. Telomere shortening occurs with repeated cell division and is reflective of a cell's mitotic history. It is also influenced by cumulative...
Authors: Aydin O, Unal Aydin P, Arslan A Abstract This chapter presents an overview of accumulating neuroimaging data with emphasis on translational potential. The subject will be described in the context of three disease states, i.e., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, and for three clinical goals, i.e., disease risk assessment, subtyping, and treatment decision. PMID: 31705495 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The PRS discriminates psychosis converters from nonconverters and modestly improves individualized psychosis risk prediction when added to a psychosis risk calculator. The schizophrenia PRS shows promise in enhancing risk prediction in persons at high risk for psychosis, although its potential utility is limited by poor performance in persons of non-European ancestry. PMID: 31711302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Anagnostopoulos GC, Basta M, Vgontzas AN, Rigas AG, Vassiliadis VG, Baloyannis SJ, Koutsomitros TS Abstract Electromagnetic radiation influences in many ways humans and animals, while earthquakes are known to be related with electromagnetic phenomena. We recently showed that large earthquakes reduced admissions of psychiatric patients, whereas small earthquakes were associated with increased number of admissions. Our aim was to examine the effect of seismic-related electromagnetic activity on two chronic and severe psychiatric disorders varying in terms of etiology and treatment, i.e. bipolar disorder and ...
Mendelian randomisation technique suggests cause-and-effect relationship exists between smoking and depression and schizophrenia Related items fromOnMedica Child mental health linked to families who struggle Bipolar disorder is frequently misdiagnosed as depression Family, friends and work key to mental wellbeing Forcible admissions to psychiatric care have soared Mental health patients being sent long distances for treatment
European Journal of Human Genetics, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41431-019-0526-yA multimodal attempt to follow-up linkage regions using RNA expression, SNPs and CpG methylation in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder kindreds