- Cathy Barr, The Toronto Western Hospital
- Ruth Benca, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Paul Emmelkamp, University of Amsterdam
- Secondo Fassino, Turin University
- Morten Hesse, University of Aarhus
- Ute Lewitzka, Dalhousie University
- Paul Lysaker, VA Medical center
- Frank Neuner, Bielefeld University
- Lon S Schneider, University of Southern California
- Florian Seemüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
- Martin Teicher, Harvard Medical School
- Wei Wang, Zhejiang University School of Medicine
- Simon Harold, BioMed Central
Pomaglumetad methionil, a potential new glutamatergic based antipsychotic drug, has a low association with side effects such as weight gain and extrapyramidal symptoms, although evidence for treatment efficacy is low.
People with a spider phobia have a significantly smaller left amygdala volume, with greater fear associated with smaller volume, although whether this is a cause or consequence of the phobia remains to be determined.
Clumsy children are more likely to experience peer victimization in childhood and be lonely as adults, with psychaitric implications as poor motor skills commonly reported in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders.
People with schizophrenic-spectrum disorders are more likely to be a victim of violent crime compared to the general community, which may be a result of deinstitutionalisation of the mentally ill.
The negative effects of antipsychotic drugs on cognitive function in patients with bipolar disorder may be related to the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene, with a Val polymorphism having a negative effect.
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