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La psichiatria forense è una branca della psichiatria che assiste le persone affette da disturbi mentali che rappresentano un rischio per il pubblico. La disciplina valuta e tratta i criminali nelle carceri, negli ospedali di sicurezza e i membri della comunità affetti da disturbi mentali. La specialità studia inoltre la correlazione tra i disturbi mentali […]

Allarme “treatment gap”. In Europa è il 23%. I dati presentati al Congresso nazionale della Società italiana di psichiatria in corso a Torino

Un eccesso di glutammato nel sistema limbico del cervello potrebbe essere alla base del disturbo neurologico funzionale. Lo studio italiano riscrive la storia della malattia e apre a interessanti risvolti pratici

NON solo chirurghi, infermieri e medici al pronto soccorso. A scarseggiare, in Italia, sono anche gli psichiatri.

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are reliable in children as young as 14 months, new data show. That is 2 to 3 years younger than the age at which children usually receive the diagnosis — a difference that could allow children to receive treatment during a critical growth period for the brain. The findings underscore the […]

Profound religious experiences are linked to lasting mental health benefits, new research suggests. In a survey study of more than 4000 individuals, those who reported having profound personal experiences with “ultimate reality” or God, whether spontaneously or through use of a psychedelic drug, often reported lasting, positive changes in their psychological health even decades after […]

Physicians do not consistently follow the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) opioid prescribing guideline, potentially jeopardizing patient health and safety, experts say. Although the medical community has largely embraced the advice for safer opioid prescribing to reduce opioid-related harms, some policies and practices purportedly derived from the guideline have been inconsistent with, […]

LISBON (Reuters) – Fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness can be a battle but a new studio in Portugal’s capital Lisbon is using arts and creativity to help those affected in a free and easy environment. One in five Portuguese suffers from mental health issues, according to a report published by OECD last year, which […]

ORLANDO, Florida — A gluten-free diet may reduce symptoms in a particular subset of patients with schizophrenia, early research suggests. In a small pilot study, investigators found individuals with schizophrenia who have elevated serum antibodies to gluten, specifically antigliadin antibodies (AGA IgG) and who were put on a gluten-free-diet for 5 weeks showed greater improvement […]

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Two rarely encountered genetic variants that already have roles in dementias also appear to be associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a large genetic study. For example, as Dr. Lindsay A. Farrer told Reuters Health by email, “mutations in one of the genes (NOTCH3) had been previously implicated in […]