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22-06-2018 | Rheumatology | News

Biologic treatment alone unlikely to improve mental health in RA patients

Pharmacotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis does not meaningfully improve mental health outcomes for the majority of patients, researchers report.

15-06-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Self-harm risk increased following ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis

Researchers have found an increased risk for self-harm in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

03-05-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Depressive symptoms predict pain and disability in children with JIA

Depressive symptoms are common in adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and could predict future pain and disability, suggests an analysis of the Childhood Arthritis Prospective Study.

20-03-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Depression treatment does not improve cancer survival

Use of a depression treatment program does not improve survival in patients with cancer and comorbid major depression, even though it was highly effective in reducing depressive symptoms, UK researchers report.

16-11-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

Anxiety, depression medication use high in cancer survivors

Cancer survivors are twice as likely as the general US population to report use of medication for anxiety and depression.

09-05-2016 | Alzheimer's disease | News | Article

Depression course predicts dementia risk

Patients with late-life depression have an increased risk of dementia if their symptoms increase over time, whereas a single episode of depression, even if severe, does not carry a significant risk, study findings indicate.

04-05-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

Mental disorder risk increase begins at cancer diagnosis workup

Research in JAMA Oncology highlights the need for psychological management and support as early during the course of cancer as the initial workup leading to a diagnosis.

19-01-2016 | Alzheimer's disease | News | Article

Citalopram of limited use for dementia-associated agitation

The use of citalopram for the treatment of agitation in Alzheimer’s disease may be limited to a small group of people with moderate agitation and low levels of cognitive impairment, study findings suggest.

11-01-2016 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Compensatory neural connections stave off bipolar disorder onset

Patients at high genetic risk of bipolar disorder may be able to avert onset of the condition due to natural adaptive neuroplasticity that allows the brain to compensate for underlying network dysfunction associated with the condition, researchers report.

23-12-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Add-on lamotrigine enhances bipolar depression treatment

Combining lamotrigine with quetiapine improves the treatment of depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, with the benefits maintained for at least a year, show findings from the CEQUEL trial.

18-12-2015 | Epilepsy | News | Article

Common mechanism may underlie epilepsy, suicidality

Patients with epilepsy have an increased risk of attempting suicide, which precedes their epilepsy diagnosis, say researchers.

02-12-2015 | ADHD | News | Article

Methylphenidate for ADHD requires ‘careful monitoring’

A Cochrane review of evidence to date has cast uncertainty over the magnitude of benefit children with attention deficit/hyperactivity gain by taking methylphenidate.

18-11-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Atypical antipsychotic shows bipolar I depression efficacy

The atypical antipsychotic cariprazine may be effective for the treatment of bipolar I depression, phase II study findings show.

09-11-2015 | ADHD | News | Article

Medication not psychotherapy intensity sways treatment outcome in adult ADHD

Psychological interventions for adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are best combined with methylphenidate, show findings from the COMPAS trial.

02-11-2015 | Multiple sclerosis | News | Article

General psychiatric support warranted in MS patients

Multiple sclerosis has a nonspecific effect on psychiatric morbidity, increasing the risk of all psychiatric disorders, shows a large population-based study.

20-10-2015 | Neurodegeneration | News | Article

Psychiatric symptoms predate motor onset in Huntington’s disease

Prodromal psychiatric symptoms may be more common in patients with Huntington’s disease than previously thought and worsen as the condition progresses, longitudinal study findings show.

14-10-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Long-term lithium exposure does not increase renal dysfunction risk

Stable lithium maintenance therapy does not increase the risk of renal dysfunction in patients with bipolar affective disorder, findings from a population-based study suggest.

03-08-2015 | ADHD | News | Article

Drug treatment mitigates injury risk in ADHD children

Study findings show the importance of pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in ameliorating the increased risk of injuries associated with the condition.

01-07-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Comorbid anxiety ‘a crucial target’ for treatment in bipolar disorder

Almost half of patients with bipolar disorder will have comorbid anxiety disorder in their lifetime, show the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis.

28-05-2015 | Mental health | News | Article

Adult ADHD could be distinct condition

Longitudinal analysis of a birth cohort raises the possibility that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and in adults may be distinct and unrelated disorders.