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Research Updates Episodes

A Landmark Adoption Study [60 Sec Psych]

September 2, 2020 | Podcasts

Dr. Kenneth Kendler's latest compares biological siblings where one was adopted and the other raised by the birth parents. The study found that children adopted into a stable adoptive home had a reduced rate of depression by 23%. [Link] Published On: 9/2/2020 Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds Transcript: Over the past 40 years Dr. Ken Kendl


Lithium and Cognition: The Largest Study to Date [60 Second Psych]

August 12, 2020 | Podcasts

This study is the largest longitudinal study of cognition in lithium to date. Katherine Burdick and colleagues started with 262 patients with bipolar I – 64% were taking lithium [Link]. They made two key measurements, with the main limitation that neither were controlled. Here's the findings. Published On: 8/12/2020 Duration: 2 minutes, 49 s


Good Advice for Hypochondriacs [60 Sec Psych]

May 30, 2020 | Podcasts

Today’s study was a randomized controlled trial comparing a self-guided online therapy to face-to-face CBT for health anxiety. Even if you’re not a therapist, stay tuned for a practical take-away at the end. Published on: 5/30/2020 Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds Transcript: The study enrolled 204 patients with hypochondriasis.  Actuall