Parents of Children with Autism Curtail Reproduction After Signs of Disorder

Main Point: Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear to curtail attempts to have more children after the

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PTSD, Major Depressive Episode Appears to Increase Risk of Preterm Birth

Main Points: Diagnoses of both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a major depressive episode appear to be associated with a

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Depression With Atypical Features Associated With Obesity

Main Point: Major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical features (including mood reactivity where people can feel better when positive things

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Weight Gain Following Antidepressant Use Examined

Main Point: Modest differences exist between antidepressants with regard to weight gain among patients. Published in: JAMA Psychiatry Authors: Sarah

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Demographics of Heroin Users Change in Past 50 Years

Main Point: Heroin users nowadays are predominantly white men and women in their late 20s living outside large urban areas

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Imaging Examines Risky Decision Making on Brains of Methamphetamine Users

Main Point: Methamphetamine users showed less sensitivity to risk and reward in one region of the brain and greater sensitivity

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Reduction in Volume in Hippocampus Region of Brain Seen in Psychotic Disorders

Main Points: Reduction in brain volume in the hippocampus (a region related to memory) was seen in patients with the

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Study Examines Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke on Inhibition Control

Main Point: Individuals prenatally exposed to tobacco smoke exhibited weaker response in some regions of the brain while processing a

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Atypical Brain Connectivity Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Main Points: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents appears to be associated with atypical connectivity in the brain involving the

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Smartphone App Helps Support Recovery After Treatment for Alcoholism

Main Point: A smartphone application appears to help patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD) reduce risky drinking days compared to

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