“Toronto Shooting Rekindles Familiar Debate: Terrorist? Mentally Ill? Both?” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) Toronto Shooting Rekindles Familiar Debate: Terrorist? Mentally Ill? Both?

Religious fanaticism or mental disorder? After the Islamic State claimed the gunman who shot 15 in Toronto as one of its one, the debate was rekindled.

2) Access to Care Remains Problematic for Transgender Patients

Psychiatrists can help transgender patients by stepping in to fill needed gaps in care and serving as advocates.

3) Task Force on Gene Testing for Antidepressant Efficacy Concludes Tests Not Yet Ready for Widespread Use

One problem is lack of transparency regarding algorithms used by commercial entities to determine treatment recommendations on the basis of testing of genetic variations.

4) Neural inflammation plays critical role in stress-induced depression

A group of researchers has discovered that neural inflammation caused by our innate immune system plays an unexpectedly important role in stress-induced depression. This insight could potentially lead to the development of new antidepressants targeting innate immune molecules.

5) Novel intervention for anxiety symptoms among people with Bipolar Disorder

Psychologists have devised a novel psychological intervention to address Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder (AIBD). Anxiety is common in Bipolar Disorder (BD) and associated with worse clinical outcomes including increased suicidality. Despite effective psychological treatments for anxiety, research into treating anxiety in BD is underdeveloped.Psychologists have devised a novel psychological intervention to address Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder (AIBD). Anxiety is common in Bipolar Disorder (BD) and associated with worse clinical outcomes including increased suicidality. Despite effective psychological treatments for anxiety, research into treating anxiety in BD is underdeveloped.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for another edition of Best 5 Reads!

Best Regards,

Vikram


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