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Online Therapy Necessary To Address Growing Mental Health Burden

A “massive and growing” mental health burden across the world can only be tackled successfully with a major expansion of online psychiatric resources such as virtual clinics and web-based psychotherapies, specialists said on Tuesday.
With resources tight and the global mental health system only serving around 10 percent of patients even now, specialists speaking at the European Congress on Psychiatry (ECP) said the web is the only option for significant extra treatment capacity.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said last week mental disorders ― in particular depression ― are now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.
Rates of depression have risen by more than 18 percent since 2005, the WHO says, and a lack of support for mental health combined with a…

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Abuse-related effects of subtype-selective GABA A receptor positive allosteric modulators in an assay of intracranial self-stimulation in rats

ConclusionsThese results support a key role for α1-containing GABAA receptors in mediating GABAA PAM-induced ICSS facilitation. These results are concordant with drug self-administration studies in monkeys in suggesting that GABAA PAMs with low α1 efficacy and putative α2/α3 selectivity have lower abuse liability than high-efficacy non-selective or α1-selective GABAA PAMs. (Source: Psychopharmacology)

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Impairments of motor function among children with a familial risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder at 7 years old in Denmark: an observational cohort study – Burton BK, Thorup AA, Jepsen JR, Poulsen G, Ellersgaard D, Spang KS, Christiani CJ, Hemager N, Gantriis D, Greve A, Mors O, Nordentoft M, Plessen KJ.

BACKGROUND: Owing to the genetic overlap between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, we aimed to assess domain-specific motor aberrations and disorder specificity among 7-year-old children with a familial risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by co…

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