Expert Says Early Identification of Psychosis Should Be Priority

A leading researcher discusses a unique endeavor in Philadelphia looking at genetic, neurodevelopmental, and behavioral observations to track thousands of individuals over time.  Early identification of psychosis should be a priority, made possible by a growing research base that is bringing together genetic, neurodevelopmental, and behavioral observations to provide a picture of the unfolding psychotic

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Study Links Anxiety To Stroke Occurrence

Individuals for whom anxiety is a common state appear to be most at risk for stroke, independent of other stroke risk factors.  Prolonged elevated anxiety has been suggested by both scientists and clinicians to be a risk factor for stroke. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard School of Public Health conducted a study

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Telepsychiatry Proves Crucial Adjunct in Primary Care

A collaborative care model using telepsychiatry along with primary care improves response and remission in patients with depression in rural, underserved areas. The usual model for collaborative mental health care locates specialists at primary care clinics, but including a full-time psychiatrist or psychologist at small practices, especially those in rural areas, can be impractical. With

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