Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 positivity lower for some with psychiatric disorders

(HealthDay)—Patients with psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and mood disorders, are less likely to test positive for COVID-19, but have increased COVID-19 mortality, according to a study published online Nov. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 stress may explain new tics in adults

Tics, the repetitive and uncontrollable movements or sounds associated with Tourette syndrome and related disorders, rarely develop out of the blue in adults. But pandemic-related stress could be triggering new tics that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression and insomnia should be treated individually

A common belief that insomnia is a secondary symptom of depression when they co-occur is not supported by scientific evidence, and doctors should direct targeted diagnostic and treatment attention to both disorders, according ...

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