Blood Biomarkers for Anxiety

June 6, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Toward precision medicine for anxiety disorders.
“We (Indiana University School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry) endeavored to discover blood biomarkers for [MORE]

Paper Test Measures Lithium in Blood Drop

July 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lithium sensor
Bipolar patients rely on lithium carbonate medication, but the amount they take is close to a toxic effect.  An [MORE]

Handheld Eye Scanner Detects Autism

May 5, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Handheld eye scanner to identify children with autism spectrum disorder
“Researchers at Flinders University in Australia have developed a handheld eye [MORE]

AI in Mental Health

February 11, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Identifying mental health disorders with AI
“In the future, patients might go to the hospital with a broken arm and leave [MORE]

A Biomarker for Suicide

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Psychiatry scientists at Yale University have found that in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but not from major depressive [MORE]

Telepsychiatry Cuts Wait Times from Days to Hours

August 19, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mercy Health Telehealth Center
Psychiatrists are in the shortest supply of all medical doctors; and only Rhode Island has a sufficient [MORE]

Brain Stimulators for Military Use

July 22, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain Machine
Brain-implanted devices are gaining traction in part because so many soldiers in recent wars have sustained limb loss or [MORE]

Methylome Biomarkers for Schizophrenia

February 11, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Not all genetic diseases arise from mutations.  Some result from DNA methylation—i.e. post translational modification.  With schizophrenia, oxygen deprivation, [MORE]


November 12, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Psychiatric researchers at the University of Zurich conducted a study which showed that tele-sessions were as good as or [MORE]

Schizophrenia Diagnosed with Nasal Neurons

July 30, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

What does a nematode have to do with schizophrenia in humans?  Nothing directly, but in 1993 the first micro [MORE]

Telecounseling for Postpartum Depression

June 18, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

One of telemedicine’s strengths is in supporting patients with psychiatric problems—particularly for medication adherence.  But this piece reports findings [MORE]

A Stressometer on Your Wrist

February 26, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neumitra Stress Monitor
Psychiatrists know that unrelenting stress can have serious consequences, from depression and panic attacks to violence [MORE]

Loneliness as a “Co-Morbidity”

September 4, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Elderly Depression
According to a Harvard study, one in seven adult Americans living alone is at greater risk for cardiovascular [MORE]

Psychiatric Patients in the ED

August 7, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hospitals that claim a 30 minute waiting time in their Emergency Departments must have found a solution to handling [MORE]