People with schizophrenia had increased levels of antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus, the herpes virus behind infectious mononucleosis, in a study published online in Schizophrenia Bulletin.

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Current or recent use of benzodiazepines or related drugs may increase the risk of pneumonia, according to a study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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Children exposed to valproate in utero had a 48% increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared with children with no exposure to the drug, according to a new study.

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BLOG: On April 12, 2011, I tried to kill myself. I have bipolar II disorder, diagnosed after my suicide attempt. On that day, I had been in a mixed hypomanic/depressed state, forced to face the fact that I’d been doing something that was wrong and seen as bad by others.

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Clinicians who have wished for a team to consult on-the-spot, say about a rare condition or the pros and cons of a treatment approach, may benefit from a collaborative case-solving workshop at Elevate by Psych Congress.

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Psych Congress Year-Round

Dr. Kaftarian

Edward Kaftarian, MD, chief executive officer of Orbit Health Telepsychiatry, Encino, California, will share his zeal for telepsychiatry at Elevate by Psych Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, March 8-10, 2019.

Spotlight

Vania Manipod, DO, a psychiatrist in private practice in Ventura, California, discusses how health care professionals can identify, prevent, and overcome professional burnout.