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October 24, 2014 - 8:01am

Adults with asthma may have a higher-than-average risk of developing dementia, new research has found.

October 23, 2014 - 11:21am

Pooled data suggest that anti-inflammatory medication may have a positive effect on depression, according to an international group of researchers.

October 23, 2014 - 8:01am

Cardiometabolic risk factors and abnormalities were evident in a group of patients in the earliest stages of schizophrenia, according to a new study.

October 22, 2014 - 8:01am

A short, intense workout improved episodic memory two days later by 10%, according to a new study.

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Fri
17
Oct

Healthcare providers are often in a position of influence in terms of the use of supplements, vitamins, and alternative therapies by their patients, but patients are also swayed by the latest medical “experts” in the media.

Mon
06
Oct

Promoting the physical dimension of mental illness may contribute positively to the way psychiatry is perceived.

Tue
30
Sep

The biblical proverb ‘Physician, heal thyself’ is interpreted literally by some psychiatrists who reach for pharmaceutical samples if they find themselves slipping into a depression.

Wed
03
Sep

Recently, two landmark studies have shown conclusively that genes play a definite role in the risk for major mental illness. I suggest that these studies are game changers for psychiatry not because they demonstrate the primacy of genes, but because the genes that most powerfully increase the risk for schizophrenia and autism point straight back to the environment.

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Exclusives

New Clues to the Neurobiology of Depression

To fully understand the neurobiology of major depression, mental health professionals must adopt a perspective that considers interactions between the brain, the outside world, and the body, including the immune system.

Fri
24
Oct

Adults with Asthma May Have a Higher Risk of Dementia

Adults with asthma may have a higher-than-average risk of developing dementia, new research has found.

Thu
23
Oct

Anti-Inflammatories May Have Anti-Depressant Properties

Pooled data suggest that anti-inflammatory medication may have a positive effect on depression, according to an international group of researchers.

Thu
23
Oct

Cardio Risk Factors Exist in Earliest Stages of Schizophrenia

Cardiometabolic risk factors and abnormalities were evident in a group of patients in the earliest stages of schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Wed
22
Oct

A Single Intense Workout Boosts Episodic Memory

A short, intense workout improved episodic memory two days later by 10%, according to a new study.