Posted by
Sources of Parent-Offspring Resemblance for Major Depression

Sources of Parent-Offspring Resemblance for Major Depression

Question: How do effects of genetics and rearing each contribute to the transmission of risk for major depression from parents to children?   Findings: In this population register–based study of 2 269 552 offspring of intact, adoptive, not-lived-with father, stepfather, and triparental families from the general Swedish population, the effects of genes and rearing were […]

Posted by
More evidence links high-potency marijuana use to first-episode psychosis

More evidence links high-potency marijuana use to first-episode psychosis

Publish date: December 14, 2017 By Randy Dotinga Clinical Psychiatry News SAN DIEGO – High-potency marijuana use appears to be associated with an increased risk of a first psychotic episode, based on a case-control study conducted in Europe. “Daily users of a strong type of cannabis face a significant increase in the probability of developing a psychotic disorder,” reported […]

Posted by
Synergistic effects of Ketamine and TBS (Theta Burst Stimulation) in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Synergistic effects of Ketamine and TBS (Theta Burst Stimulation) in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

A.F. Leuchter, R. Espinoza, N. Suthana, A. Hunter, I.A. Cook University of California Los Angeles, USA [0601] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.438 Introduction: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) applied to dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) causes acute changes in neuronal excitability in this region as well as changes in functional connectivity of brain circuitry involving DLPFC. Theta burst stimulation […]