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Even though substance users and people with a high level of physical activity are two population groups that have been the subjects of many studies, the general link between substance use and level of physical activity is much less discussed.
Decades of research in affective neuroscience have been devoted to identifying the underlying neuropsychological mechanisms that can lead to compulsive reward-seeking behaviours where the amount of effort mobilised to obtain an outcome is no longer justified by its value.
Interventional psychiatry in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a qualitative review
Pharmaceutical options for the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are limited. This article invetigates the potential role of interventional techniques, considering the possible overlapping role of specific neurocircuits underlying BPSD.
In recent years, there has been a revival in research on hallucinogenic drugs. One of the most interesting questions is how the typical effects of LSD are represented on a neuronal level. This question was recently addressed by three clinical trials.
Significant strides have been made in developing and refining psychotherapeutic treatments. However, there is significant room to improve them, and they may benefit from innovations such as extracellular matrix modification.
There is an ongoing debate concerning the connection between lunar cycle and psychiatric illness, a belief that dates back to the ancient cultures of Assyria, Babylonia and Egypt.
Suicide by firearm in Switzerland: who uses the army weapon? Results from the national survey between 2000 and 2010
Suicide prevention by restriction of means is particularly promising in the case firearms. Numerous studies have shown that the occurrence of households with firearms correlates with the frequency of suicides by this method.
Coercion in substance use disorders: clinical course of compulsory admissions in a Swiss psychiatric hospital
Some psychiatric addictions units in Switzerland have aimed to reduce the use of coercion in the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD), but in a recent study SUD was the second most prevalent diagnosis in involuntarily admitted patients.
Recommendations for genetic testing and counselling after sudden cardiac death: practical aspects for Swiss practice
Genetic testing can reveal substrates for cardiomyopathies and channelopathies, as well as aortic diseases and premature atherosclerosis, which may explain some sudden cardiac deaths.