Bullying of Adolescents Increases the Risk for Psychotic Symptoms

In the July issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry Ian Kelleher from Dublin and colleagues from an international research consortium report on the relationship between traumatic childhood experiences and the occurrence of psychotic symptoms (Kelleher et al., Am J Psychiatry 2013; 170: 734-741). Continue reading

Which Antipsychotic is the Best?

In the online edition of the Lancet of June 27th, 2013, Stefan Leucht from the Technical University of Munich and colleagues report on their recent meta-analysis entitled “Comparative efficacy and tolerability of 15 antipsychotic drugs in schizophrenia: a multiple-treatments meta-analysis.” (Leucht et al., Lancet 26.6.2013; Epub ahead of print). The authors conducted a so-called “multiple-treatments” meta-analysis, which is based not only on direct, but also indirect comparisons of the investigated compounds. Continue reading

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