Psychosocial Interventions and Immune System Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials

Many therapies are shown to improve immune function and can improve health outcomes in patients 56 randomized clinical trials with over 4,000 participants were analyzed to determine if various kinds of psychosocial therapies positively impact the immune system of patients who sought treatment for a variety of mental and physical problems. A large body of… Continue reading Psychosocial Interventions and Immune System Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials

Patients with Abrupt Early-onset OCD due to PANS Tolerate Lower Doses of Antidepressants and Antipsychotics

PANS children tolerate lower doses of psychotropic medications This is the first published study of its kind measuring tolerability of psychiatric medications in PANS children.  It is a retrospective review of charts of 188 PANS patients (mean age 8.5 yrs) seen in the Stanford PANS clinic, were studied for side effects, and dose tolerance, as… Continue reading Patients with Abrupt Early-onset OCD due to PANS Tolerate Lower Doses of Antidepressants and Antipsychotics

Association of Primary Humoral Immunodeficiencies with Psychiatric Disorders & Suicidal Behavior & the Role of Autoimmune Diseases

A Swedish Database of 14 million individuals was studied to Discover the link between immune deficiency and mental health disorders A collaboration between a Harvard PANDAS researcher and the Karolinska Institute of Sweden was carried out.  Data was studied from more than 14 million individuals living in Sweden from January 1, 1973, through December 31,… Continue reading Association of Primary Humoral Immunodeficiencies with Psychiatric Disorders & Suicidal Behavior & the Role of Autoimmune Diseases