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

Unknown-4On 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 and other specialists from Baltic countries (in Kaunas, Lithuania): "Anxiety and Stressor-Related Disorders: from diagnostic challenge to evidence-based treatment".   ...continue reading

actaThe journal Acta Neurochirurgica has recently published a study showing that aneurysm clipping surgery is associated with increase of heart rate and blood pressure of experienced neurosurgeons. These findings imply that complex neurosurgical procedures are associated with significant cardiovascular system response. However, it remains unclear whether such physiologic response can have adverse health consequences.

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lsmuThe journal Medicina published results of a study led by the Lithuanian Biological Psychiatry Association late members Margarita Staniute and Robertas Bunevicius showing that left ventricular function impairment predicts worse quality of life after a heart attack. Study authors investigated the relationship between health-related quality of life and left ventricular systolic and diastolic function parameters in stable coronary artery disease patients with mild and moderate heart failure. ...continue reading

sleepNew data on insomnia symptoms and mortality by Lithuanian Biological Psychiatry Association member Aurelija Podlipskyte in the Journal of Sleep Research. Authors examined the association between insomnia symptoms and mortality in cohorts from three countries  Finland, Norway and Lithuania to show common and unique patterns. The Lithuanian cohort comprised 1602 participants from the City of Palanga, aged 35-74 years at baseline in 2003. ...continue reading