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Effects of a depression-focused internet intervention in slot machine gamblers: A randomized controlled trial

By Lara Bücker , Julia Bierbrodt, Iver Hand, Charlotte Wittekind, and Steffen Moritz Background Problematic and pathological gambling have been linked to depression. Despite a high demand for treatment and negative financial consequences, only a small fraction of problematic and pathological gamblers seek professional help. The existing treatment gap could be narrowed by providing [...]

Alzheimer’s Therapy Elenbecestat Reduces Brain Amyloid Levels, Trial Shows, but Decline of Clinical Symptoms Still a Question

Treatment with the investigational compound elenbecestat reduced brain amyloid beta levels and was safe and well-tolerated, according to Phase 2 clinical trial results. The presence of amyloid beta plaques is a major characteristic of the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Amyloid beta is produced through the work of a key enzyme called [...]

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Improves PTSD

MIAMI — Adding methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy, to intensive psychotherapy appears to relieve posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), regardless of the cause, pooled data from six phase 2 studies show. The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2018 annual meeting. The pooled data from the [...]

An Alzheimer’s Antibiotic Receives Initial Funding

Alzheimer’s disease startup Cortexyme was able to round up $76 million in funding for a potentially first-in-class treatment, while other companies are looking to move away from the field, according to a posting today on FierceBiotech. The healthy sum comes after the company completed an early safety study of its [...]

Latest Research on Cannabis and Cannabidiols: Autism, Stress Anxiety and Depression

Autism Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are preparing a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary investigation to determine if and how cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, provides therapeutic benefit to children with severe symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study, scheduled to launch [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Featured, We Know Psychiatry|

Physician Who Gave Asperger Syndrome Its Name is Tied to Nazi Killing of Children

A new study by the medical historian, Herwig Czech, has shed more light on the revelations that Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician for whom a form of autism is named, had collaborated with the Nazis and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, according to a report in The [...]

By |April 20th, 2018|Featured, We Know Psychiatry|
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