Psychiatry

The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - Garrod Symposium 2015

Progress and Challenges in Recognizing Inborn Errors of Metabolism Presenting with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Vancouver, BC / May 21-23, 2015

Vancouver - Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NP-C) often remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for > 5 years due to a lack of physician awareness and the rarity and clinical heterogeneity of the disease. Improved awareness amongst psychiatrists...

PRIORITY PRESS - 26th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

The Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders: Insights from ECNP 2013

Barcelona, Spain / October 5-9, 2013

Barcelona - ECNP is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of scientific research on the brain. During the 2013 congress, investigators from around the world shared current insights into the workings of the brain...

PRIORITY PRESS - 28th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology

Resetting the Internal Master Clock: A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Depression

Stockholm, Sweden / June 3-7, 2012

Stockholm - It has long been argued that human health and well-being are tied to synchronization of circadian rhythms. This is particularly relevant in depressive patients in whom circadian rhythms are often profoundly disrupted. This...

PRIORITY PRESS - 28th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology

Novel Atypical Antipsychotic Seeks Balanced Control of Symptom Complexes

Stockholm, Sweden / June 3-7, 2012

Stockholm - Improved control of both positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia was one of the defining advances of atypical vs. typical antipsychotic agents. In bipolar disease, the most effective atypicals are those that control both...

PRIORITY PRESS -49th Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)

Optimizing Antipsychotic Drug Treatment

Miami, Florida / December 5-9, 2010

Miami - The ability to measure degree and duration of central nervous system (CNS) receptor occupancy appears to provide substantial new insight into the relative activities of second-generation (atypical) antipsychotic therapies. While it...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) & American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Improving Relationships Outside School for Children with ADHD

Toronto, Ontario / September 26-28, 2010 & New York, New York / October 26-31, 2010

Data presented during the CACAP and AACAP conferences have expanded the evidence that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be effectively controlled in most children and adolescents. While a holistic approach is needed to...

PRIORITY PRESS - 23rd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Management of Major Depressive Disorder: The Role of Atypical Antipsychotics

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / August 28-September 1, 2010

“Severe depression is the most important dimension of a complex and heterogeneous condition that includes anxiety, suicidality and multiple medical comorbidities that are urgent to treat,” according to Dr. Michael E. Thase, Director, Mood...

PRIORITY PRESS - 163rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

Update on the Management of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disease

New Orleans, Louisiana / May 22-26, 2010

New Orleans - As reported here this week, the disconnect between the efficacy of antipsychotic therapies for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in clinical trials and the long-term control of symptoms has encouraged focus on...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 163rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

Treatment of ADHD Across the Lifespan: Effective Therapies in Children Demonstrate Benefits in Adolescents and Adults

New Orleans, Louisiana / May 22-26, 2010

It is now well recognized that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not limited to childhood but is a disease that can persist indefinitely. In a new analysis of a large dataset of children, adolescents and adults with ADHD...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Based on reviews from literature on Sleep Disorders

Narcolepsy Therapeutics: Targeting Dominant Symptoms

May 2010

INTRODUCTION Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and other symptoms suggesting rapid eye movement sleep dysregulation. EDS is a relatively non-specific symptom with a wide variety of causes, but the presence...

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