BMC Neurology logoRare, prion caused, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was diagnosed for the first time in a live person in Lithuania. Disease manifestation created a conundrum for specialists in Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics. Clinicians from five departments - neurology, psychiatry, radiology, pathology and neurosurgery have been working in close cooperation.

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virselis-2016-18-2Dear colleagues,

I hope that you will enjoy reading the latest 2016 issue of the Biological Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology.

In this Journal issue Musneckis and colleagues present results of a study that evaluated the association of sexual function with personality traits in medical students. Sexual functioning was not associated with big-five personality traits, but the study revealed other important predictors of sexual health among future medical doctors.

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logoThe Journal “BMC Psychiatry” (IF 2,576) has recently published a study presented by research group from Behavioral Medicine Institute, LUHS Violeta Zaliunaite, Vesta Steibliene, Aurelija Podlipskyte and Robertas Bunevicius in cooperation with members of Freelance Bornavirus Workgroup from Germany Liv Bode and Hanns Ludwig “Primary psychosis and Borna disease virus infection in Lithuania: a case control study”. https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-016-1087-z

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1543-3633_coverpageWhile studies have linked depression, anxiety and cognitive decline, very little research to date has focused on how mental distress symptoms might affect cognitive functioning in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. “These findings underscore the need to consider depressive and state anxiety symptoms when interpreting the cognitive function of patients with CAD” says Julius Neverauskas, an author of the new paper just published in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.

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ecnpOn the 6 -7  of May, 2016, Lithuanian Society of Biological Psychiatry (LSBP) and  Psychiatry Clinic of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS) were organizing the Conference for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, general practitioners, art and music therapist and specialists from Baltic countries (in Kaunas, Lithuania).

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BMC CDNew publication by Lithuanian Biological Psychiatry Association members in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders (Impact factor 1.88) analyses thyroid hormones (i.e., fT4 level and fT3/fT4 ratio) and N-terminal pro-B-Type natriuretic peptide level as predictors of long-term outcomes of coronary artery disease patients.

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LBPD_logoWe invite authors to submit research reports (original research articles, case reports and literature reviews) for the upcoming 2016 issue of the Biological Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology.

More information regarding requirements for papers can be found here. Manuscripts should be send via e-mail to aurelija@ktl.mii.lt.

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inaProfessor Robertas Bunevicius memorial award for the best presentation by the young scientist was awarded at the 10th International Congress of the International Neuropsychiatric Association that took place in October 14-16, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. This award was established by the INA and Lithuanian Society of Biological Psychiatry in memory of Prof. Robertas Bunevicius, who has as an active INA member for many years and he had been repeatedly elected at the Executive Committee, a position that he held at the time of his death. ...continue reading