Antipsychotic drugs are a class of medication primarily used to manage psychosis (including delusions, hallucinations, paranoia or disordered thought), principally in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Discover the latest research on antipsychotic drugs here
Antipsychotic-induced weight gain (aiwg) is a common adverse effect of this treatment, particularly with second-generation antipsychotics, and it is a major health problem around the world. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to AIWG.
Attention is involved in all cognitive activities, and attention disorders are reported in patients with various neurological diseases. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to attention disorders.
Catatonia is a psychomotor symptom in which patients present with stupor, although catatonic excitement may also present at the other end of the spectrum. Catatonia has been historically associated with schizophrenia although it is also associated with other neuropsychiatric disorders. Find the latest research on catatonic schizophrenia here.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health.CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Discover the latest research on CBT here.
There is ongoing debate regarding the handling of comorbidity in psychiatric disorders, and determining whether the issue lies with the categorizations of diagnostic conventions or if there is an underlying pathology that links multiple diseases. Understanding how to give the proper diagnosis/diagnoses would allow for optimal management of the patient. Find the latest research on comorbidity in psychiatry here.
Depression is at least twice as common in people with diabetes as in the general population, but this common comorbidity is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated. As chronic depression can reduce treatment adherence and worsen glycaemic control, there is a pressing need to improve clinical diagnosis and management of depression in patients with diabetes to minimise the risk of long-term diabetes complications and improve quality of life. Discover the latest research on depression and diabetes here.
Dysthymia or persistent depressive disorder is a chronic form of depression with typically less severe symptoms than major depressive disorder. Find the latest research on dysthymia/persistent depressive disorder here.