Friday, 25 January 2013

Childhood Adversity Linked to Stroke Risk in Adulthood

"Researchers at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center in Chicago and the departments of Neurological Sciences and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, have found an association between experiencing serious adverse events in childhood and an increased risk for stroke in late adulthood. Their findings were reported online yesterday in the journal Neurology."

Source: Psychiatric News Alert, 20September 2012

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Stress-related Gene and Child Abuse Can Interact t...

"A gene called FKBP5 is an important regulator of the stress hormone system. When individuals who possess a particular variant of that gene are victims of child abuse, they appear to be more susceptible to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) later in life than individuals who possess another variant of the gene. This was a key finding of a study published in Nature Neuroscience, led by Elisabeth Binder of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany."

Source: Psychiatric News Alert, 20 December 2012

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Patients Who Self-Harm Have Shorter Life Expectancy

"Researchers reported today that people who self-harm have an increased risk of premature death. As published online in Lancet, they studied patients of all ages presenting to emergency departments in Oxford, Manchester, and Derby, England, after self-poisoning or self-injury from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2007. Patients were followed up to the end of 2009."

Psychiatric News Alert, 18 September 2012

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