Category Archives: Psychiatry

Psychiatry: clinical news and the latest informational articles on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness including specialties such as geriatric psychiatry and types of treatment like psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Antipsychotic medications help prevent relapses in schizophrenia, but increase side effects too

Taking another step in the discussion about the benefits of antipsychotic medications vs side effects such as weight gain, a recently published meta-analysis examined 116 reports involving 65 trials and data for 5,493 patients. Using a primary outcome of relapse between 7 and 12 months, the researchers found that use… 

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Severe or nonsevere depressed patients benefit from antidepressant medication

Patients diagnosed with nonsevere depression can benefit from antidepressant medication, a recently published study has found. This finding, which is contrary to the findings of previous meta- or mega-analyses, was based on the reanalysis of 6 randomized placebo-controlled antidepressant studies conducted at a large psychiatric hospital’s outpatient clinic from 1977… 

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