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Posts Tagged ‘JAMA Psychiatry’

By On August 27th, 2013

Antipsychotic Medications Raise the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Children

While many parents have criticized the prescription of “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adult with behavioral problems or mood disorders, chances are most didn’t worry about diabetes. But, as a study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently showed, young people taking medications such as risperidone, quetiapine, aripiprazol, or olanzapine are three-times the risk…

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By On August 5th, 2013

Autism Can Be Identified By Chemical Changes in Brain

Researchers may have a new way to diagnose autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as they have discovered children with ASD between the ages of 3 and 10 undergo chemical changes in their brain distinguishable from children with other developmental disorders. Specifically, MedPage Today reports concentrations of N-acetylaspartate, which plays important roles in several functions, rises over…

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By On July 29th, 2013

Early Intervention May Help Lower Morbidity Rates for Bipolar Patients

According to recent research reported by Medwire News, the increased mortality risk associated with bipolar disorder may be related to delayed diagnosis and treatment of comorbidities. The Swedish national cohort study showed that men and women with bipolar disorder died an average of nine years earlier than members of the general population. The risk for…

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By On July 25th, 2013

Smoking While Pregnant Increases Chances of Childhood Conduct Issues

Smoking while pregnant has long been known to be the cause of numerous developmental disorders and complications, but it may also have more subtle effects on the children born. Researchers involved in three separate studies have found that women who smoke during pregnancy may also be increasing their children’s’ chances of conduct problems from an…

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By On July 11th, 2013

Schizophrenia Linked To Mutation In Serotonin Receptor

New research published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests doctors may have found a mutation in the gene for a serotonin receptor that plays a functional role in schizophrenia, including how patients respond to treatment. As reported by Michael Smith, correspondent for MedPage Today, the mutation in the gene for serotonin receptor 2a is a single nucleotide…

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