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Depression and Alzheimer’s

6 days ago

Increasingly, Alzheimer’s disease research has focused on the preclinical stage, when people have biological evidence of Alzheimer’s but…
Do you feel excluded, what kind of social support is really effective?

6 days ago

Feeling socially excluded creates and brings to life a very painful experience that can have many negative consequences…
Scientists manipulate brain cells using a smartphone

August 8, 2019

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural…
People who love dark chocolate more often live depression-free life

August 3, 2019

Life is stressful and our modern lifestyle is not doing us any favours. More and more people are…
Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety

July 29, 2019

Like to unwind with a glass of red wine after a stressful day? Don’t give alcohol all the…
Study ‘ignites’ link between genes and drug response

July 29, 2019

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is leading a national study to determine whether genetic testing can help physicians choose…
Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 29, 2019

It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in…
Researchers discover the science behind giving up

July 26, 2019

What happens when we give up? Inside the brain, a group of cells known as nociceptin neurons get…
Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

July 24, 2019

It’s long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily…
Early and Ongoing Experiences of Weight Stigma Linked to Self-Directed Weight Shaming

July 23, 2019

Weight bias is a common form of prejudice against people who are viewed as having excess weight. Some…
Link between diabetes and heart failure stronger in women than men

July 19, 2019

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health determined that this differential was greater in type 1 than…
Teen depression linked to use of social media and TV

July 16, 2019

Using social media and watching TV might increase symptoms of depression in teenagers, according to a new study…
How a popular antidepressant drug could rewire the brain

July 11, 2019

Prozac®, the trade name for the drug fluoxetine, was introduced to the U.S. market for the treatment of…
Patients with mental health conditions denied access to ‘best available’ stop smoking treatments

July 11, 2019

A new study from researchers at the universities of Bristol and Bath suggests that doctors should rethink which…
“Chaos” in the home linked to poor asthma control in children

July 9, 2019

A chaotic household – one where things just don’t seem to run smoothly, there’s lots of noise, little…
Study finds psychiatric diagnosis to be ‘scientifically meaningless’

July 9, 2019

A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify…
In Philadelphia’s Mental Health Clinics, Use of Evidence-based Therapies for Youth Psychiatric Treatment is Slow to Catch On, Despite Investments

July 8, 2019

We all hope—and probably expect—that clinicians use only mental health therapies that are scientifically proven to improve symptoms.…
Some children are more likely to suffer depression long after being bullied

July 2, 2019

Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due…
Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers’ emotions

June 28, 2019

Smart wearable technology that changes colour, heats up, squeezes or vibrates as your emotions are heightened has the…
Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 28, 2019

Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected against depression than…
Facebook Posts Better at Predicting Diabetes, Mental Health Than Demographic Info

June 26, 2019

Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according…
Lifestyle Factors Partly Explain the Relationship between Low-Grade Inflammation and Depressive Symptoms

June 25, 2019

In addition to biological factors, lifestyle choices play an important role in the association between mental health and…
UVA Engineers seeking to help caregivers of dementia patients through new technology

June 25, 2019

More than 80% of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are cared for at home by family…
Bisexual Individuals Can Suffer from Identity Denial, May Increase Risk for Depression

June 20, 2019

Bisexual individuals may feel discriminated against and have high rates of stress and depression because they believe that…
Predicting Postinjury Depression and PTSD Risk

June 13, 2019

Although injury is unexpected and acute, it can result in long-term health problems and disability. Up to half…
Life isn’t over: how best to communicate with people living with dementia

May 31, 2019

When Sandie Read was diagnosed with dementia at 57, she felt a mixture of fear, anxiety and depression.…
Study Identifies Biological Mechanism whereby Fatty Foods Increase the Likelihood of Depression

May 30, 2019

It is safe to say that most people are probably well aware of the benefits of maintaining a…
Multiple Brain Regions Moderate and Link Depressive Mood and Pain

May 22, 2019

Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research…
What Does the Microbiome Have to Do with Stress and Depression?

May 22, 2019

In one aspect of her most recent National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research, the UC San Francisco School…
New study to help uncover childhood risks for self-harm or eating disorders

May 22, 2019

A new study led by the University of Bristol will help uncover risk factors and links between self-harm…
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