Search Tag: Psychiatry

Health Management

Psychiatric Drug Development – A Dry Pipeline?

2014 08 Nov

Key Points • Psychiatric drugs are among the most profitable products for the pharmaceutical industry. • Despite this, investment in psychiatric drug development continues to decline. • A major reason may be the fact that there has been no major breakthrough in this area of drug development for the last thirty years. • Several “me-too” products have... Read more

ICU Management

Critical Illness Raises Risk of Psychiatric Problems

2014 22 Jul

Latest advances in medical care are enabling more patients to survive critical illness. However, based on a recent study, a person who has suffered a critical illness and spent time in an ICU may also be at risk of having a psychiatric diagnosis. The study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Often critically ill patients are... Read more

Executive Health Management

Botox: An Injection to Treat Depression?

2014 03 Apr

New study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research reports that patients injected with onabotulinumtoxin A (“Botox”) demonstrated substantial improvement in their depressive symptoms. The findings of a recent study on the effects of OnabotulinumtoxinA (referred to as Botox) on depression, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research,... Read more

ICU Management

Critical Illness Survivors at Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses, Increased Medication Use

2014 19 Mar

Findings of a study published in the March 19 issue of JAMA show that following their hospital discharge, critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation had a higher prevalence of prior psychiatric diagnoses and an increased risk of a new psychiatric diagnosis and medication use.As medical care advancements lead to a larger number of critical... Read more

Executive Health Management

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated with Premature Death

2014 17 Jan

Findings from a psychiatric study conducted by Seena Fazel, M.D., of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and her team of colleagues, show that patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a higher risk of premature death, particularly from suicides, injuries and assaults. According to the study background, TBI is a substantial cause of disability.The... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI May Help to Identify Mental Illness

2013 24 Jun

MRI may be an effective way to diagnose mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, according to experts from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In a landmark study using advanced techniques, the researchers were able to correctly distinguish bipolar patients from healthy individuals based on their brain scans alone. The data are published... Read more

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