Suicidal behavior encompasses the deliberate attempt of self-harm and injury with the intent to kill oneself. Compounded with other psychiatric disorders including borderline personality disorder and depression see higher rates of suicide attempts. Here is the latest research on suicidal behavior.
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.
Bipolar disorder is characterized by manic and/or depressive episodes and associated with uncommon shifts in mood, activity levels, and energy. Discover the latest research this illness here.
Catatonia is a psychomotor syndrome with motor and behavioral symptoms, and can occur in both patients with or without psychiatric illness. Discover the latest research on Catatonia 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, also known as major depressive disorder, is a medical condition associated with negative emotional, behavioural, and cognitive symptoms. Discover the latest research 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.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a well-established effective treatment strategy in treatment-refractory depression. Discover the latest research on ECT here.
Psychiatric disorders are known to be multifaceted in their pathophysiology. Because epigenetic changes can be sensitive to the environment, inherited, and reversible, the study of epigenetics in psychiatric disease is a logical way to understand the natural history of the disease as well as to develop therapeutics. Find the latest research on epigenetics and psychiatry here.