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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…
Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

September 19, 2019

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of…
Growing Pains

September 12, 2019

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and…
Review reveals impact of nutritional supplements on mental health

September 11, 2019

We’ve all heard that ‘food is good for your mood’. Now, a new study into mental health and…
Teens who don’t date are less depressed

September 9, 2019

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build…
Hearing Aids Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia, Depression and Falls, Study Finds

September 6, 2019

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being…
Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

September 5, 2019

Researchers and clinicians have long understood that depression and other mood disorders in mothers can have substantial, detrimental…
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use in older women with breast cancer

August 27, 2019

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to…
Anxiety, Depression Linked to More Opioid Use After Surgery

August 26, 2019

Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients,…
Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

August 26, 2019

It was long believed the FMR1 premutation — an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene…
How Adults Can Spot Signs of Mental Illness in Children

August 21, 2019

A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by…
Depression and Alzheimer’s

August 13, 2019

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?

August 12, 2019

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…
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