Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Ketamine helps clear treatment-resistant depressive symptoms

Intranasal formulation of ketamine helps clear treatment-resistant depressive symptoms https://t.co/oDFLGNjSXP — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) January 3, 2018 A ketamine-based nasal spray produces rapid improvement of depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of 67 adults with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder examined

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Electrical Stimulation Works as Add-On in Bipolar Depression

https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/bipolardisorder/70219 Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a safe and effective add-on therapy for type I or II bipolar depression, researchers found. In an intention-to-treat analysis of 52 patients in the randomized, double-blind, Bipolar Depression Electrical Treatment Trial (BETTER), active tDCS had significantly greater antidepressive effects than a sham procedure (differential effect

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Alcohol will be gone ‘in a generation’

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11961659 A top scientist said synthetic alcohol called alcosynth will replace real alcohol in just 10 or 20 years. Professor David Nutt, a former government drugs adviser of Imperial College London, said the man-made liquor will have the same intoxicating effect on us but won't harm our health. He also believes that cigarettes

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#Unsociable #individuals #more #creative

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320173.php While speculating about the reasons for this negative relation, Bowker says that "shy and avoidant individuals may be unable to use their solitude time happily and productively, maybe because they are distracted by their negative cognitions and fears." By contrast, "[U]nsociable youth[s] spend more time alone than with others, [but] we

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#Schizophrenia first #trimester of #pregnancy

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-11-schizophrenia-early-pregnancy-mini-brain.html Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely begins very early in development, toward the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. The finding opens up a new understanding of this devastating disease and the potential for new treatment

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