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Can Technology Mend Our Broken Minds?

January 6, 2020

Anxiety. Depression. ADHD. Dementia. The human brain is in trouble. More than half a billion people worldwide suffer…
Inflammation predicts response to anti-depression medication

January 3, 2020

Children and teens with bipolar depression responded better to an antipsychotic medicine if they had increased markers of…
Science seeks a better way to measure stress, anxiety and depression

December 30, 2019

Doctors and researchers are equipped with objective tests to detect and measure many serious illnesses. But when it…
Brains of teens with mental illness may be wired differently, study suggests

December 23, 2019

New research by University of Alberta neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental health issues…
Online therapy helped cardiovascular disease patients with depression

December 21, 2019

Researchers at Linköping University have developed a treatment for depression among people with cardiovascular disease. The results, recently…
Scientists develop new method that predicts vulnerability to stress

December 18, 2019

Stress is part of life for everyone, but how we respond to it seems to vary from person…
Depression, anxiety may hinder healing in young patients with hip pain

December 13, 2019

New research suggests that physicians evaluating young patients with hip pain should consider more than such patients’ physical…
‘Depression in pregnancy alters male infant behaviour – but mothers don’t notice’

December 6, 2019

As many as one in four women experience depression and/or anxiety in pregnancy and evidence suggests it can…
When depression drives you to drink

December 6, 2019

When you drink, do you get depressed? Or is it the reverse: when you’re depressed, do you drink?…
Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients

December 5, 2019

About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe…
Scientists found a receptor believed to be linked to negative moods

December 5, 2019

Medial habenula is a mysterious little-studied region in the centre of the human brain. Its function is not…
How Stress Disrupts the Brain, Leading to Anhedonia, or the Inability of Feel Pleasure in Daily Activities

December 3, 2019

Much maligned as it tends to be in the media, stress is not all bad, and in smaller…
Need a self-image boost? Stop checking the mirror

November 22, 2019

Women worried about their appearance could boost their self-image by reducing certain behaviors such as mirror checking, according…
Ketamine could help men suffering from alcohol use disorder

November 21, 2019

Research from Florida State University is giving physicians a better understanding of ketamine, a potentially useful tool in treating…
Side effects mild, brief with single antidepressant dose of intravenous ketamine

November 18, 2019

National Institutes of Health researchers found that a single, low-dose ketamine infusion was relatively free of side effects…
Anger, Anxiety, Insomnia: Tweets from Twitter Users Could Predict Loneliness

November 14, 2019

Loneliness is estimated to affect roughly one in five adults in the United States. It also stands as a…
Weill Neurohub will fuel race to find new treatments for brain disease

November 13, 2019

With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley (Berkeley), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and…
Just 35 Minutes of Daily Exercise may Significantly Lower the Risk of Depression even in Predisposed Individuals

November 11, 2019

The idea that exercise may confer both physical and psychological benefits on those who engage in it on…
Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

November 7, 2019

A new study published in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco…
In the Long Run, Drugs & Talk Therapy Hold Same Value for Depression Patients

November 4, 2019

Spending an hour in talk therapy with a trained counselor costs much more, and takes more time, than…
New findings could improve diagnosis, treatment of depression

October 29, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified biomarkers — genes and specific brain circuits in mice…
Antidepressant medications appear to be generally safe

October 23, 2019

Antidepressants are generally safe, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. The researchers did…
Gut feelings

October 23, 2019

A team of researchers at McMaster University has taken a significant step toward understanding how the most commonly…
Large Study Reveals PTSD Has Strong Genetic Component Like Other Psychiatric Disorders

October 14, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting some 8 million adults at…
Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk

October 14, 2019

Researchers at University of Utah Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have identified brain circuitry differences that…
Deep brain stimulation effective to relieve treatment-resistant depression, long-term data shows

October 7, 2019

Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can experience long-term relief through deep brain stimulation, according to research conducted…
Monthly Phone Check-In May Mean Less Depression for Families of Patients with Dementia

October 1, 2019

A monthly, 40-minute phone call from a non-clinical professional may suppress or reverse the trajectory of depression so…
Benefits for Mind, Body and Work Ability Seen in Medicaid Expansion

September 26, 2019

Expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults helped many of them feel healthier, and do a better job at work…
ER Visits Escalate When Kids with Asthma Also Have Depression, Anxiety

September 25, 2019

Children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression, and when all three…
New AI program better at detecting depressive language in social media

September 23, 2019

A new technology using artificial intelligence detects depressive language in social media posts more accurately than current systems…
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