• Mental disorders in early life may predict risk for physical disease, early mortality

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Mental disorders appeared to begin and peak during young adulthood, and they were linked to subsequent physical diseases and early mortality, according to study results published in JAMA Network Open.
    “Prior research had suggested that people who experience mental health problems when they are young also experience age-related physical diseases when they are older, but this work had not accounted for the possibility of reverse causation, in which having a physical health problem leads to a mental health problem,” Leah S. Richmond-Rakerd, PhD, of the department of psychology at the
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  • Fasting insulin levels, BMI in early childhood may predict psychosis, depression risk

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Changes in insulin sensitivity and adiposity beginning in childhood appeared to have disorder-specific links to psychosis and depression, according to study results published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    “It is now well understood that people with psychosis and depression are more likely than the general population to suffer from disorders of glucose-insulin homeostasis, such as insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, and obesity,” Benjamin I. Perry, MRCPsych, of the Inflammation and Psychiatry Research Group at the University of Cambridge, told Healio Psychiatry. “However, the
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