MADRID — Individuals diagnosed with traumatic stress disorder have a significant and persistent risk of subsequently developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, a large-scale registry study indicates.
Niels Okkels, MD, Department of Affective Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital Risskov, in Denmark, found that there was an eightfold increased risk of developing schizophrenia and a fourfold increased risk for bipolar disorder 5 years after experiencing trauma.
Read the the article on Medscape.com
Presenters at the congress:
•Christian Kirkedal: Endocannabinoid signaling in a genetic rat model of depression (Young scientists speakers competition: the Pontoppidan competition)
•Clara Reece Medici: Impact of anti-inflammatory drugs on risk of depression after critical illness depression (Young scientists speakers competition: the Pontoppidan competition) and Seasonal variation in admissions for mania: effect of weather conditions (Poster presentation)
•Morten Bækgaard Thorsen: Autism Spectrum Disorders – a “childhood disorder” is growing up – from the clinical presentation to innovative research strategies – an introduction v. Tanja Sheldrick-Michel (Symposium)
The Hede Nielsen’s Family foundation donated 25,000 kr (~3,662 USD), to support the participation of the members of the Psychiatric Research Academy in the 24th European Psychiatric Association Congress in Madrid, 2016.
Clara Reece Medici has been awarded the European Psychiatric Association’s travel grant for the 24th congress in Madrid and one year free membership of European Psychiatric Association.
Presenters at the congress:
•Linda Marie Kai: Affectivity during Social Behaviour in a Schizophrenic-like Rat (oral presentation)
•Clara Reece Medici: The Impact of Climate on Risk of Mania (oral presentation) and Impact of Anti-inflammatory Drugs on the Risk of Anxiety Disorders after Critical Illness (e-poster walk)
•Johanne Sofie Kodal: Mechanical Restraint and Staffing Level in a Psychiatric Ward (e-poster)
•Morten Bækgaard Thorsen: Oxidative Stress in Autism Spectrum Disorders (e-poster walk)
•Christina Sjo: Second-Generation Antipsychotics and the Metabolic Syndrome in Drug-Naive Adolescents (e-poster walk)
•Troels Schmidt: Differences in psychiatrists’ and psychologists’ classification of trauma-related changes of consciousness in PTSD (e-poster)
•Anja Friis Elliott: Computer-Based Cognitive Training for Patients with Unipolar Depression (e-poster)
•Anne-Katrine Bundgaard: Disturbed sleep and activity as early signs of ADHD in preschool children (e-poster)
•Niels Okkels: Traumatic stress and risk of severe mental illness: a nationwide cohort study (oral)
•Jesper Nørgaard Kjær: New Models for Research and Development in the Treatment of Mental Illness (e-poster)
•Christina Blanner Kristiansen: Understanding Adverse Health Effects of Widowhood in Old Age – a Cross-Countries Mixed Methods Study (e-poster walk)
•Jeppe Henriksen: Loneliness and Mortality: A Community-Based Prospective Study (e-poster)
More information on the presenters and their projects.
Johanne Sofie Kodal won the first prize (5000 dkk) in the poster competition presenting her poster ‘Do poor staffing levels and change of shifts contribute to the use of restraint?‘. The judges emphasized that ‘she contributed with important new knowledge and that the colors and composition of her poster was very good’.
Linda Marie Kai won the second prize (2500 dkk) in the speakers competition presenting ‘The characteristic secret whistles of a depressive-like rat’. The judges emphasized that ‘she was quite a performer and added important new aspects to preclinical research’.
Congratulations to both for their well-deserved awards!
Clinical Psychiatry News writes article based on Clara Medici‘s article Mortality and Secular trend in the incidence of bipolar disorder. Read the piece by Katie Lennon here.