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    5-a-day keeps psychological distress at bay?

    Daily consumption of five portions of fruit and vegetables was associated with reduced psychological distress in a Swiss population, thus following the 5-a-day recommendation may contribute to better mental health

    BMC Psychiatry 2015, 15:213
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    Common or distinct pathways to psychosis?

    This systematic review identifies developmental risk factors for schizophrenia spectrum disorders and highlights the need for investigation of the risk factors associated with affective psychoses

    BMC Psychiatry 2015, 15:205
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    The drugs don’t work?

    Combination of pharmacotherapies in patients with medication refractory schizophrenia reduces unnecessary prescriptions and maximises the use of clozapine by augmenting its beneficial effects compared to monotherapy

    BMC Psychiatry 2015, 15:174



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