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    When male voles drink alcohol, but their partner doesn’t, their relationship suffers

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A study of the effect of alcohol on long-term relationships finds that when a male prairie vole has access to alcohol, but his female partner doesn’t, the relationship suffers – similar to what has been observed in human couples. The study, published t… [...]

    Peer review policy cuts atypical antipsychotic use in children

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For young children, implementation of a peer review prior authorization (PA) policy can reduce the use of atypical antipsychotic (AAP) medications, according to a research letter published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Psychiatry. [...]

    Head injury does not worsen drinking behavior in heavy drinkers

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in people with heavy alcohol use, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscien… [...]

    Cognitive behavioural therapy for children and adolescents with OCD works in the long term

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The vast majority of children and adolescents who receive cognitive behavioural therapy treatment for OCD thrive and live without symptoms a year after the end of treatment. This is shown by new research from Aarhus University’s Centre for Child and Ad… [...]

    Legal implications of neuroscience research—Harvard Review of Psychiatry presents update

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research on the biological basis of psychiatric disorders has important implications for legal proceedings as well as mental health treatment, according to a special issue on “Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and the Law,” presented in the Harvard Review … [...]

    Psychiatry and the Law

    Original @ Science-technology & Health Edited by Dr. Tobias Wasser, assistant professor of psychiatry (Springer) [...]

    Online therapy proves effective for treating depression and anxiety

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Providing an online computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program, both alone and in combination with an Internet Support Group (ISG), is a more effective treatment for anxiety and depression than a doctor’s usual primary care, researchers f… [...]

    Lupus linked with increased risk of dementia

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study indicates that the risk of dementia may be elevated in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease affecting a range of systems including the peripheral and centra… [...]

    Startup Cognivive plans games as digital therapies

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A startup company founded by a University of California, Davis, neuroscientist is developing video games that act as “digital medicine” to treat children with cognitive impairments, as well as people with cognitive limitations resulting from brain inju… [...]

    Inflammatory biomarkers may impact risk of schizophrenia

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Specific inflammatory biomarkers may impact the risk of developing schizophrenia, with a protective effect noted for C-reactive protein (CRP) and a risk-increasing effect for soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R), according to a study published online Nov. 1 in JAMA Psychiatry. [...]