An RCT study showing few weeks of music lessons enhance audio-visual temporal processing

Music involves different senses and is emotional in nature, and musicians show enhanced detection of audio-visual temporal discrepancies and emotion recognition compared to non-musicians. However, whether musical training produces these enhanced abilities or if they are innate within musicians remains unclear. Thirty-one adult participants were randomly assigned to a music training, music listening, or control …

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Psychiatric Patients Who Do Not Believe They Deserve to Get Better

Seven years ago, our clinical research group began towork in our hospital’s partial hospital program. Patientsare most commonly referred to the partial hospital becausethey are in crisis, are being transferred from a more intensivelevel of care (ie, inpatient services), or are referred fromoutpatient settings because they have not responded totreatment. While the average length of …

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A novel adverse effect of the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine: First episode of acute #mania with #psychotic features

Dear Editor;A vaccine against SARS-CoV2, which is causing the global COVID-19 pandemic, was developed for the first-time using mRNA technology. Although the short- and long-term side-effects of the vaccine were unknown, emergency use authorization (EUA) was granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2020(Parkash et al., 2021). Adverse effects such as tiredness, …

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#Aggressive incidents in #psychiatric hospitals on #heat days

This study explores the relationship between temperature and the number of aggressive incidents and coercive interventions in the years 2007–2019 in six psychiatric hospitals in the south of the Germany with a total of 1007 beds. The number of aggressive incidents among 164 435 admissions was significantly higher on ‘heat days’ (≥30°C). Furthermore, there was …

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Lower risk of #SARS-CoV2 infection in individuals with severe #mental disorders on #antipsychotic treatment: A retrospective epidemiological study in a representative Spanish population

To the editors, The population with severe mental disorders (SMD) is a medically and socially vulnerable group for a worse outcome in COVID-19. This population has been identified as high-risk group for COVID-19 due to lower awareness of risk, higher prevalence of cognitive impairment and who have limitations to maintain adequate barriers against virus propagation …

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