Attention deficit disorders could stem from impaired brain coordination

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have discovered how two brain regions work together to maintain attention, and how discordance between the regions could lead to attention deficit disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
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ConclusionMemory specificity was improved as indicated by increased AMS from pre ‐intervention measurement to 1‐month follow‐up. Other improvements in symptoms were not observed. Rather, some related maladaptive psychological processes and symptoms worsened during the training phase and regressed to baseline during follow‐up.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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, ...
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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...
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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]
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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
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Publication date: Available online 30 October 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Tian Tian, Yongtao Yang, Bing Xu, Yinhua Qin, Guangchao Zang, Chanjuan Zhou, Peng Zheng, Jin Chen, Ke Cheng, Jianjun Chen, Xue Gong, Peng XieAbstractPigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF, also known as SERPINF1) is a secreted glycoprotein with neuroprotective effects. However, the potential role of PEDF in major depressive disorder (MDD) remains largely unknown. Here, applying two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) proteomics, we found that PEDF levels were significantly decreased in the ...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Ayyagari R, Thomason D, Mu F, Philbin M, Carroll B Abstract Aims: To evaluate the association of relapse and healthcare resource utilization in patients with schizophrenia (SZ), bipolar disorder (BD), or major depressive disorder (MDD) who switched antipsychotic medication versus those who did not.Materials and Methods: Medicaid claims from six US states spanning 6 years were retrospectively analyzed for antipsychotic switching versus non-switching. For all patients with SZ, BD, or MDD, and for the subset of patients who also had ≥1 extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) diagnosis at baseline, times to the follo...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
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