- Cathy Barr, The Toronto Western Hospital
- Ruth Benca, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Secondo Fassino, Turin University
- Morten Hesse, University of Aarhus
- Ute Lewitzka, TU Dresden
- Paul Lysaker, VA Medical center
- Nexhmedin Morina, University of Amsterdam
- Frank Neuner, Bielefeld University
- Mark Powers, University of Texas at Austin
- Lon S Schneider, University of Southern California
- Florian Seemüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
- Emanuel Severus, TU Dresden
- Martin Teicher, Harvard Medical School
- Wei Wang, Zhejiang University School of Medicine
- Alice Murray, BioMed Central
Compared to other adolescents, ‘alternative’ teenagers are found to self-injure more frequently and were 4-8 times more likely to attempt suicide, with a small minority self-injuring to reinforce their group identity.
Prof Felice Jacka and colleagues discuss the wealth of research linking dietary choices to mental illnesses such as depression, highlighting the need to incorporate food policy action with mental health organizations.
This debate addresses the growing issue of depression and anxiety disorders found in the workplace, arguing the case for an integrated intervention approach to tackling this problem using the fields of public health, medicine, and psychology.
Prof Michael Berk and colleagues review a variety of lifestyle modifications that may have potential front-line clinical application alongside pharmacotherapies and psychological techniques to better manage depression.
A systematic review indicates that 6% of individuals with epilepsy have a co-morbid psychotic illness and that patients have an almost eight fold increased risk of psychosis.
BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:229
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