Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers describe catatonia in Down syndrome

Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, thyroid cancer, celiac disease and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

IL-6 levels predict response to ECT in depressive disorder

(HealthDay)—For patients with major depressive disorder, interleukin-6 (IL-6) may predict benefit from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), according to a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Could an experimental brain surgery make you happier?

It was a gloomy, rainy October day in 2007 when Kathryn began to see in colour again. This day marked the moment she started to recover —from a 19-year battle with a profoundly disabling treatment-resistant depression.

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