Multiple Mental Health Woes? Blame It on Genetics

Different psychiatric disorders often share the same architecture, which may help explain why many genetic individuals diagnosed with one psychiatric disorder will be diagnosed with another in their lifetime, new research suggests. Investigators conducted a genetic analysis of 11 major psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. “Our findings confirm that high comorbidity across some … Read more

Navigating Patient Requests for an Emotional Support Animal

When Serena-Lian Sakheim-Devine’s best friend from childhood died of cancer, she felt sad and lonely while away at college. Wanting something warm to snuggle, she got a guinea pig and named her Basil. Then she got two more and called them Nutmeg and Paprika. The three became her Spice Girls. “They were of great comfort … Read more