Volume 1 Issue 2

Volume 1 Issue 2

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Research Article

Identifying Depression and Suicide Displays on Twitter: Key Search Terms and Characteristics

Megan Pumper, BA*,Erin Kelleher, Jennifer M. Whitehill, PhD  Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH

Depression is a pervasive health issue, which often goes untreated. The social media website, Facebook, has been examined as a potential innovative tool to identify and engage individuals in treatment. Twitter, another social media website, has yet to be examined. The purpose of this study was to examine if and how depression and suicide references are being displayed on Twitter.

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Review Article

The Immune and Metabolic Factors of Schizophrenia

Kumlesh K. Dev and Kara E. O’Connell*

Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental illness where involvement of both environmental and genetic triggers is proposed. While a neuronal cell-autonomous view of schizophrenia has been suggested, increasing evidence is pointing beyond intrinsic neuronal dysfunction to help explain reasons for this illness. In particular, the role of immune and metabolic systems, unifying the behavioral and physical factors of schizophrenia is being debated. In this model of disease, abnormal function and communication between cells of the immune, metabolic and/or central nervous systems, in part, play a role.

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