What relationship do stressful life events, neglect and abuse have with functional neurological disorder (conversion disorder)?


Mark Edwards considers the findings of a new meta-analysis of case-control studies, which looks at the relationship between stressful life events, neglect and abuse with functional neurological disorder.

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Prognosis of brief psychotic episodes


Samei Huda presents the findings of a new meta-analysis, which explores the prognostic significance of competing ways of defining and measuring brief psychotic episodes.

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Cutting across diagnostic categories: Does stimulant medication improve ADHD symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder?

Young girl with pills

Until fairly recently, it was thought that autism spectrum disorder (ASD; previously known as PDD or pervasive developmental disorder) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were two entirely separate childhood-onset conditions and that they could not both be diagnosed in one individual. Numerous studies in the last decade have shown that, in reality, a number of [read the full story…]

The DSM-5 and the complexities and capitalising of classification


Today we feature another guest blog from Professor Simon Hatcher’s excellent blog. We’ll be posting one blog every month from Simon who is Full Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Ottawa – Editor. Well it’s not actually a journal article but as everyone and their dog has an opinion on the launch of DSM-5 (the Fifth [read the full story…]