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    Ketamine for depression encouraging, but questions remain around long-term use

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression, published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry, shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain unclear. [...]

    Ketamine for depression encouraging, but questions remain around long-term use

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression, published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry, shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain unclear. [...]

    Psychopaths are better at learning to lie, say researchers

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Individuals with high levels of psychopathic traits are better at learning to lie than individuals who show few psychopathic traits, according to a study published in the open access journal Translational Psychiatry. The findings indicate that people w… [...]

    Mothers with troubled childhoods more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural difficulties

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Mothers who had a difficult or traumatic upbringing are more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. [...]

    Pattern of marijuana use during adolescence may impact psychosocial outcomes in adulthood

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories How an adolescent uses marijuana, in particular a pattern of escalating use, may make an adolescent more prone to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments by the time they reach adulthood. Those findings come from a new study le… [...]

    Combination of CACNA1C-gene and stress increases risk for psychiatric disorders

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Using genome-wide association studies, researchers are identifying more and more genes associated with psychiatric disorders. However, these studies do not take into account the influence of the environment, which also plays an important role in the ri… [...]

    Findings link aldosterone with alcohol use disorder

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study led by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, demonstrates that aldosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands, may contribute to alcohol use disorder … [...]

    Low-dose diazepam can increase social competitiveness

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Psychologists speak of anxiety in two forms: “state” anxiety, which refers to anxiety arising from a particular situation; and “trait” anxiety, which refers to anxiety as part of a person’s overall personality. Studies have shown that high trait anxiet… [...]

    Clinical trial looks at tramadol for opioid withdrawal

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A randomized clinical trial published by JAMA Psychiatry compared tramadol extended-release with clonidine and buprenorphine for the management of opioid withdrawal symptoms in patients with opioid use disorder in a residential research setting. [...]

    Clinical trial looks at tramadol for opioid withdrawal

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A randomized clinical trial published by JAMA Psychiatry compared tramadol extended-release with clonidine and buprenorphine for the management of opioid withdrawal symptoms in patients with opioid use disorder in a residential research setting. [...]