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One way childhood trauma leads to poorer health for women

September 18, 2019

Researchers have long known that childhood trauma is linked to poorer health for women at midlife. A new…
Genetic study shows that anorexia nervosa is more than a psychiatric disorder

July 17, 2019

A new large-scale genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics, has identified eight genetic variants significantly associated with…
Psychiatric Diagnoses have Little to no Scientific Validity, New Study Suggests

July 9, 2019

Diagnostic manuals of mental disorders, such as the latest version of the DSM, have been developed to provide…
Understanding how tics are suppressed may help some at risk for tic disorders

June 27, 2019

At least 20 percent of elementary school-age children develop tics such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or sniffing, but for…
The Pangs of A Mental Health Disorder

June 23, 2019

Mental health, the topic itself sends shockwaves through the spines of all those who have lived through it,…
A Psilocybin Plus Therapy Combo Shows Promise in Correcting Pessimism Bias in Depression

January 21, 2019

One of the most notable effects (or perhaps even causes) of depression is the tendency to view future…
The way to determine alcohol use disorders must change

December 5, 2018

By even the broadest of definitions, psychology researchers at the University of Missouri say the current methods for…
New approaches for treating psychiatric disorders

November 22, 2018

The collaboration will combine the University’s large scale genomic data, and world-class expertise in psychiatric genetics, genomics and…
Improving lives of children with brain disorders

September 28, 2018

Cerebra, a national charity based in Wales, aims to exploit Cardiff’s world-leading research in genetics, psychiatry and brain…
Psychiatric Disorders share a new underlying genetic basis

June 25, 2018

Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often run in families.  A new international study led by…
Goal conflict linked to psychological distress

May 28, 2018

Being torn about which personal goals to pursue is associated with symptoms of psychological distress, new research shows.…
Abnormal eye movements and emotion recognition difficulties in boys and girls with severe antisocial behaviour

September 12, 2017

Teenagers with severe antisocial behaviour have difficulty recognising facial expressions and look less at important parts of the…
Playing action video games can actually harm your brain

August 9, 2017

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain…
Brain Responds Differently to Food Rewards in Bulimia Nervosa

July 11, 2017

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in how the brain responds…
The brain basis of “hatred of sound:” Misophonia

July 5, 2017

“Munch, munch, munch.” For most of us, the sounds of our lunch date chewing or a coworker clicking…
Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders lag in emotional understanding

July 3, 2017

A new study reveals that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) show a striking developmental delay in…
Self-transcendent Experiences Linked With Mental Health

June 2, 2017

Many people report deep feelings of connection and self-loss while listening to music, meditating or during intense experiences…
Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression

March 31, 2017

Depression affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, each year.…
How to Help a Loved One with SAD

November 4, 2016

When a friend or loved one suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), you might feel helpless and unsure…
High resting heart rate and blood pressure linked to in psychiatric disorders

November 2, 2016

A high resting heart rate and blood pressure is linked to a huge variety of different conditions and…
Yoga may help reduce worrying in generalized anxiety disorder

October 8, 2016

People suffering from the generalized anxiety disorder are overly worried about future events and activities. It does not…
Large-Scale Survey Finds no Evidence for Seasonal Affective Disorder

January 27, 2016

According to a large-scale survey of U.S. adults, recently published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, the severity…
Unveiling Psychiatric Diseases

November 16, 2015

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital have completed the first stage of an important collaboration…
Out of balance: Rates of narcissism lower than national perception

September 24, 2015

Americans consistently reported a perception of the typical U.S. citizen as highly narcissistic—even meeting diagnostic criteria for the…
Why people with borderline personality disorder cannot maintain interpersonal relationships?

August 28, 2015

Borderline personality disorder, commonly known as BPD, is a cluster-B personality disorder. People who suffer from BPD often…
Toward smarter selection of therapy for psychiatric disorders

August 12, 2015

For patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD), current behavioral and pharmaceutical treatments work about half the time. After…
Seniors get mental health drugs at twice the rate of younger adults, but see psychiatrists less, study finds

July 31, 2015

Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health medications at more than twice the rate that younger adults do,…
New Meta-Analysis Suggests CBT is Only Half as Effective as it Was 30 Years Ago

July 11, 2015

Thanks to a steady trickle of encouraging trials, CBT – a type of talking therapy, which focuses on…
Cancer drugs may be helpful in treating brain disorders

May 20, 2015

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have found that cancer drugs may hold key to…
Desynchronized body timers may lead to abnormal “ups” and “downs” in psychiatric disorders

February 17, 2015

Most living beings, such as ourselves, respond well to routine – we usually sleep and wake in regular…
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