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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Increased Risk of Depression for Mothers Undergoing Fertility Treatment

Aug. 18, 2015 — Women giving birth after undergoing fertility treatment face an increased risk of depression compared to women ending up not having a child following fertility treatment, according to new research. ... read more

COPD Patients With Psychological Conditions Have Higher Rate of Early Hospital Readmission

Aug. 13, 2015 — People with a psychological condition such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, or alcohol/drug abuse are more likely to be readmitted early into a hospital for complications of chronic obstructive ... read more

Birth Factors May Predict Schizophrenia in Genetic Subtype of Schizophrenia

Aug. 13, 2015 — Low birth weight and preterm birth appear to increase the risk of schizophrenia among individuals with a genetic condition called the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a new study ... read more

Sequestered Prion Protein Takes the Good Mood Away, Suggests New Hypothesis on Depression

Aug. 13, 2015 — The discovery of antidepressant drugs led to the first biochemical hypothesis of depression, known as the monoamine hypothesis. However, this hypothesis does not seem to fully explain the complexity ... read more

Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Anger Compound Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Aug. 13, 2015 — Depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, and anger and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were linked to atherosclerosis—a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries ... read more

New Biomarkers Show Exercise Helps Reduce Daytime Sleep Disorder

Aug. 11, 2015 — Aerobic exercise can help alleviate excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed individuals, researchers have found. Researchers looking at blood samples identified two biological markers for the ... read more

Vortioxetine in Depression: No Hint of Added Benefit

Aug. 11, 2015 — A review of the drug Vortioxetine has concluded that there is no suitable data for acute treatment or for relapse prevention. The evidence was only partly considered for the indirect comparison with ... read more

Study Examines Top High School Students' Stress, Coping Mechanisms

Aug. 11, 2015 — There is growing awareness that many subgroups of youth experience high levels of chronic stress, to the extent it impedes their abilities to succeed academically, compromises their mental health ... read more

One Technique Therapists Use That Really Helps Depressed Patients

Aug. 11, 2015 — Some depressed patients may be hoping for answers from their therapists, but a new study suggests questions may be the key. The study is the first to show that depressed patients see substantial ... read more

Depressed Teens at Risk of Heart Disease, Early Monitoring Urged

Aug. 10, 2015 — Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are at high risk of early heart and blood vessel disease. For the first time, experts urge early monitoring and assertive intervention to reduce risk ... read more

Kids, Teens Win When Mental Health Providers Team With Family Doctors

Aug. 10, 2015 — Children and adolescents who receive integrated mental health and medical treatment are 66 percent more likely to have a good outcome than those who receive more traditional primary care, a study ... read more

How Spiritual Beliefs Relate to Cancer Patients' Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being

Aug. 10, 2015 — Research reveals that most individuals with cancer have religious and spiritual beliefs, or derive comfort from religious and spiritual experiences. But what impact does this have on patients' ... read more

Siblings of Children With Schizophrenia Show Resilience to the Condition as They Grow Up

Aug. 6, 2015 — Fundamental differences between how the brain forms during adolescence have been discovered in children with schizophrenia and their siblings, a new study ... read more

Picking Up the Phone to Improve Mental Health in Seniors

Aug. 5, 2015 — Therapy provided via telephone for older adults in rural areas is effective in treating anxiety disorder, a new study has demonstrated. Experts write that the health-care system lacks the capacity to ... read more

Consuming Highly Refined Carbohydrates Increases Risk of Depression

Aug. 5, 2015 — A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study. The study looked at the dietary glycemic index, glycemic ... read more

How to Tell the Difference Between Bipolar Disorder, Depression

Aug. 5, 2015 — Many patients with bipolar disorder, a debilitating mental condition that can take a person from the sluggishness of severe depression to super-human energy levels, are often misdiagnosed as having ... read more

Smoking Prevalence Has Not Decreased for Individuals With Poor Mental Health

Aug. 4, 2015 — Despite a significant decline in tobacco use by adults, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking rates in individuals with poor mental health remained the same for ... read more

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Decreases PTSD Symptom Severity Among Veterans

Aug. 4, 2015 — In a randomized trial that included veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those who received mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy showed greater improvement in self-reported PTSD ... read more

Cures for PTSD Often Remain Elusive for War Veterans

Aug. 4, 2015 — Our nation's veterans continue to suffer emotional and psychological effects of war -- some for decades. And while there has been greater attention directed recently toward post-traumatic stress ... read more

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