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Psychiatry Weekly is the first weekly psychiatric news, information, and education service in the country for clinicians providing mental health services. The service includes a weekly poster distributed to hospitals nationwide, a weekly e-Newsletter, and this website, which is consistently updated with features, clinician interviews, and breaking news.

 

A Family-Focused Intervention for Prodromal Schizophrenia in Young Adults

Family members are integral to seeking an intervention for individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis, and also play a sizable role in the preventative therapeutic processes that often follow. For example, family-focused therapy, developed originally for treatment of bipolar disorder, has recently been applied to treatment of young adults at high risk of psychosis.

 

CSF Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease: Are We There Yet?

There are still no reliable biomarkers of AD in accessible body fluids that afford the possibility of repeated sampling over the course of both the illness and medication trial. A recent study, however, exploring the ability of analytes in CSF to identify and quantify likely cases of AD, supports the value of the ratio of tau phosphorylated at threonine 181 (ptau181) to Aß1-42 as a continuous quantitative trait to avoid misclassification of controls and cases.