Month: March 2019

Could A Common ADHD Medication Increase Psychosis Risk in Younger Patients?

ADHD medications are on the rise, particularly among teens and young adults, and that is something of great concern.  The latest data shows that some medications used to treat this condition could cause extreme side effects in some younger patients.  These symptoms could include things like delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, and hearing voices.  

$25 Million Philanthropic Donation for VA Patients

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be providing VA patients with precision medicine through a partnership with a private donation from South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and a matching amount from Sanford Health Systems.  The Sanford HealthSystem will provide genetic testing that will help physiciansprescribe medication and dosages that

Diet is No Substitute for Depression Medication (But It Could Help Prevent It)

If depression medications operate on the function that the body is simply not making the right balance of neurotransmitters, it should make sense that nutritional intervention should help correct that imbalance, right? Well, apparently that is not the case.  A new study testifies that dietary changes and nutritional supplementation are

Serious Infection During Pregnancy Can Increase Fetal Autism and Depression Development Risk, Study Says

Pregnant women who have severe infections while carrying their child have an increased natal risk for autism spectrum disorder and depression. This the alarming result of a new study that suggests serious infections—like sepsis, pneumonia, and even the flu—during pregnancy, can have a profound impact on the stasis of the