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New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced.
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We examined the concentrations of chemokines and related substances in the brain tissue from these two groups using the Bio-Plex Pro™ Human Chemokine Panel 40-Plex. We performed multiple regression analysis with covariates. The levels of CCL1, CCL8, CCL13, CCL15, CCL17, CCL19, CCL20, CXCL11, and IL-10 were significantly decreased, whereas the IL-16 levels were significantly increased in the suicide completers after adjustment with the Benjamini-Hochberg method to control for type Ⅰ errors (Q 
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study determines the relationship between cognition and vascular burden in patients with SMD. Methods: Sixty SMD patients (61% men, mean age: 46) attending a psychosocial rehabilitation centre were included. We evaluated sociodemographic, clinical, laboratory, quality of life and functionality characteristics. And we analysed the association between cognitive performance and vascular burden. Results: SMD diagnoses were: 41.7% schizophrenia, 20.0% bipolar, 5.0% schizoaffective, 21.7% depressive and 11.7% other. Cognitive impairment was present in 55% of the cases. The average vascular burden was 3.2. Patients with cogn...
Source: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cogn Neuropsychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results indicate a potential mismatch between cerebral blood supply and oxygen metabolism in BD, suggesting inefficiency in energy homeostasis in the brain. Mapping CMRO2 would provide the spatial resolution to investigate regional alterations in metabolism, particularly in the brain regions where CBF is increased.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This article suggests that systems biology, emphasizing the epigenetic component of systems biology, could help identify clinically useful biomarkers in neuropsychiatric disorders like SZ, BD, and MDD.
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Are you always in control and always perfectly put together? Are you professionally successful, a great friend, and always showing a happy face to the world?  But what about on the inside? Is there something in the background or in the past that you don’t talk about?  Do you feel disconnected, like no one knows the “real” you? Deep down do you just know something is wrong? Well, you might have “perfectly hidden depression.” Today Gabe speaks with Dr. Margaret Rutherford who has done extensive work on the relationship between perfectionism and depression.  Dr. Rutherford tells u...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression General Happiness Interview LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Perfectionism Personality Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Research Self-Esteem Self-Help The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Depression, Bipolar;   Depression, Unipolar;   Dysthymia;   Anhedonia Intervention:   Drug: Pramipexole Pill Sponsors:   Region Skane;   Lund University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This article discusses the currently available treatments for depression in bipolar disorder and summarizes best practices for treatment.
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Objectives: This is the first study to investigate the oxidative stress (OxS) levels in drug-free bipolar disorder (BD) patients and their association with lithium response. Methods: A total of 61 drug-free BD patients and 49 controls were included. Patients treated with lithium were followed-up for 6 weeks. The levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), catalase (CAT) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were measured at baseline and at the end of the sixth week. Results: Compared to controls, the SOD levels were lower, whereas the MDA were higher in the BD-depression (BD-D) group (both P 
Source: The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: World J Biol Psychiatry Source Type: research
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of a region called the subcallosal cingulate appears to be safe and effective at reducing symptoms of depression in patients with treatment-resistant depression over time, according to asmall study inAJP in Advance.Previous studies suggest that up to one-third of all patients with major depression have treatment-resistant depression (that is, they fail to experience symptom improvements during two or more antidepressant trials). “Given that patients with treatment-resistant depression are highly susceptible to recurrent depressive episodes, the ability of DBS or any treatment to support l...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ajp in advance Andrea Crowell bipolar disorder DBS deep brain stimulation functioning HAM-D subcallosal cingulate surgery treatment-resistant depression Source Type: research
AbstractBipolar disorder (BD) is a debilitating psychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent depression, manic, and hypomanic episodes. Patients with BD are also likely to experience difficulties with executive functions and emotion regulation. The literature review states that little research has been done on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for BD, and there has not been an examination of this therapy on BD patients ’ executive functions and emotion regulation. The present study addresses this absence of research with a pilot study on 60 BD patients. Participants in the intervention group received twelve 90-mi...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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