Rekkas et al investigate whether monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) total distribution volume (VT), an index of MAO-A density, is elevated in women of perimenopausal age (41-51 years). Epperson et al provide commentary in a related editorial.
Lasserre and colleagues aimed to determine whether the subtypes of major depressive disorder (MDD; melancholic, atypical, combined, or unspecified) are predictive of adiposity in terms of the incidence of obesity and changes in body mass index (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared), waist circumference, and fat mass.
Blumenthal and colleagues estimate weight gain associated with specific antidepressants over the 12 months following initial prescription in a large and diverse clinical population.
In a longitudinal, prospective cohort study of 2654 women who were recruited before 17 completed weeks of pregnancy, Yonkers and coauthors determine whether a likely diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder or antidepressant and benzodiazepine treatment during pregnancy is associated with risk of preterm birth.
Waszczuk and colleagues investigated the phenotypic associations between depression and anxiety disorder symptom subscales and tested the genetic structures underlying these symptoms (DSM-5–related, unidimensional and bidimensional) across 3 developmental stages: childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.
Van Dam et al identify structural neural characteristics independently associated with childhood maltreatment, comparing a sample with substance use disorders with a demographically comparable control sample, and they examine the relationship between childhood maltreatment–related structural brain changes and subsequent relapse.
Wegbreit et al test the hypothesis that youth with BD (<18 years) would show greater convergence of amygdala hyperactivation and prefrontal cortical hypoactivation vs adults with BD. PubMed and PsycINFO databases were searched for original, task-related coordinate-based fMRI articles. GingerALE software was used to compared pediatric and adult findings.
Lyall and coauthors examine the familiality of Social Responsiveness Scale scores of individuals with and without autism spectrum disorder.
Hoffman et al examine reproductive stoppage in a large, population-based cohort of families. Reproductive curtailment was compared between families with and without a child with autism spectrum disorder.
Alati and colleagues compare alcohol use by young women born in Australia from 1981 to 1983 at 21 years of age with that of their mothers at the same age.
Ljung et al explore whether attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and suicidal behavior share genetic and environmental risk factors.