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APA Apologizes for Racism; Pot Abuse, Bipolar Disorder & Mortality

The American Psychiatric Association released an apology to Black, indigenous, and other people of color for the role it played in structural racism.

In young people with mood disorders — particularly bipolar disorder — cannabis abuse was tied to significantly higher probability of all-cause mortality. (JAMA Pediatrics)

An investigational extended-release amphetamine tablet effectively achieved an improvement in average Permanent Product Measure of Performance-Total (PERMP-T) score maintained to 13 hours after the first dose, Tris Pharma announced.

Peer support at school may be a vital tool in combatting teenage anxiety and depression. (ScienceDaily)

Blood levels of three different mature brain-derived neurotrophic factor proteins appeared highly predictive of clinical depression and bipolar disorder. (Journal of Psychiatric Research)

Psychiatry pioneer Kenneth Altshuler, MD, of UT Southwestern, passed away earlier this month at the age of 91.

Stemming from underlying dopamine system irregularities, people with schizophrenia may have higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. (Movement Disorders)

What is “diabulimia” and should doctors recognize it? (ABC Illawarra)

  • Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and dermatology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company for nearly five years.