Air Pollution & Depression; World’s Youngest Alzheimer’s Patient? Key to Happiness


More evidence suggests a link between air pollution exposure and depression, particularly among older Americans. (JAMA Network Open)

Nearly half of children who go to the emergency department in mental health crisis don’t get proper follow-up care within 30 days of discharge, research in Pediatrics found.

Some eating disorder specialists are raising concerns over the American Academy of Pediatrics’ new obesity guidelines for kids. (NPR)

During a meeting with NRx Pharmaceuticals, the FDA suggested broadening the indication of its investigational severe bipolar depression treatment NRX-101 to also include recently acutely suicidal patients.

The world’s youngest Alzheimer’s disease patient? A 19-year-old man from China with gradual memory decline for 2 years was diagnosed with probable Alzheimer’s disease. (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Oral naltrexone may be able to curb binge drinking. (New York Times)

A program in Massachusetts has the goal of getting children and teenagers in mental crisis out of the emergency department and back home again in a timely manner. (NPR)

The University of California Davis launched the new Institute for Psychedelics and Neurotherapeutics, which is set to focus on researching psychedelics for various mental disorders.

What did this Harvard psychiatrist say is the secret to happiness? (CNN)

The sodium channel blocker lamotrigine may have potential for alleviating some autism symptoms, according to a mouse study. (Molecular Psychiatry)

Clubbers in Europe describe how they are replacing stimulants with small-dose psychedelics. (Vice)

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    Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and nephrology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company since 2015.

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