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Neuromodulation Techniques: State Of The Science

Clinicians managing patients with behavioral health issues are presented with various diagnostic and treatment challenges, spanning the areas of neurobiology, adherence, safety, and medication tolerability. Currently available pharmacotherapeutic, psychotherapeutic, and… Read More

Neurobiology Of Risk For Bipolar Disorder

Key Messages Tools that would facilitate early diagnosis, intervention, and prevention of new bipolar episodes may be of benefit to patients with bipolar disorder or who may develop bipolar disorder… Read More

Neuroinflammation & Psychiatric Illness

Key Messages Multiple lines of evidence support the role of neuroinflammatory processes in the pathogenesis of psychiatric illnesses. Neuropsychiatric disorders are frequently found among patients with autoimmune conditions; in addition,… Read More

Insulin: The Overlooked Neuromodulator

Interview with Thomas Stewart, MD, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and a consultation-liaison psychiatrist at Yale New Haven Hospital. Read More

Immunology Of Major Depression

Key Messages Evidence has indicated that the inflammatory system may play a key role in major depression (MD). Characteristics of immune activation have been observed in MD, and several cytokines… Read More

Pharmacokinetics: The Basics

During this recorded presentation, Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, provided a brief overview of the basics of pharmacokinetics. The presentation’s objectives included: Explain the concept and clinical relevance of pharmacokinetics Describe… Read More

Depression, Serotonin & Tryptophan

Key Messages Research into the pathophysiology of depression has moved beyond the serotonergic system to examine the interplay of wider body systems and processes. This article reviewed recent literature pertaining… Read More

Depression: From Psychopathology To Pathophysiology

Key Messages This review aimed to provide a coherent view of the underlying psychopathology and pathophysiology of depression by integrating findings from cognitive psychology and neurobiology. Cognitive psychology has developed… Read More

The Importance Of Norepinephrine In Depression

Key Messages The hypothesis that impaired serotonin (5-HT) and/or norepinephrine (NE) neurotransmission underlies depressive disorders continues to be central to treatment approaches. Several lines of evidence support a role for… Read More

The Neurobiology Of Relapse In Schizophrenia

Key Messages Relapse rates among patients with first-episode schizophrenia have been reported to exceed 80% within 5 years. This review of the neurophysiology of schizophrenia relapse suggests that dopamine may… Read More