Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Intoxication without alcohol: Auto-brewery syndrome

How can someone have alcohol intoxication without consuming alcohol? Auto-brewery syndrome, a rare condition in which gut fungi create alcohol through fermentation, is described in a case study in the Canadian Medical Association ...


Schizophrenia linked to increased risk for subsequent CVD events

Schizophrenia is associated with an increased risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, with the association stronger in women, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in the Journal of the American Heart ...

Medical economics

Study finds scant coverage for seniors' mental health care

Amid heightened demand for mental health care, a new study finds that nearly two-thirds of Medicare Advantage psychiatrist networks contain less than 25% of all psychiatrists in a given service area.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Catatonic person's body may be frozen, but their minds are not

Occasionally, as a doctor, I am asked to see a patient in the emergency department who is completely mute. They sit motionless, staring around the room. I lift up their arm and it stays in that position. Someone takes a blood ...

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