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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

Association Between Stress Levels, Skin Problems in College Students

Nov. 23, 2015 — College is a stressful time in the lives of students, and a new study has found that heightened levels of psychological stress are associated with skin complaints.The study aimed to assess the ... read more

New Advanced Computing Systems Under Investigation

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are studying how to improve the development of advanced computing systems to create faster software under the auspices of RePhrase, a new research project from the European Union Horizon ... read more

Innovative Health Program Reduces Depression, Unhealthy Weights in Teens

Nov. 9, 2015 — An innovative high school health program helped students maintain healthier weights and even alleviated severe depression for a full year after the program ... read more

Negative Body Image, Not Depression, Increases Adolescent Obesity Risk

Nov. 9, 2015 — Negative body image significantly increases the risk of obesity regardless of whether youth have depression, according to researchers. For the study's purposes, persons with a body mass index of ... read more

Feeling Feverish? It Might Be Stress

Nov. 6, 2015 — Psychogenic fever is a stress-related, psychosomatic condition that manifests itself in a high body temperature. It is caused by exposure to emotional events or to chronic stress. A new review ... read more

Better Options for People With Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

Nov. 6, 2015 — In real-world settings, patients with schizophrenia whose symptoms do not respond to standard antipsychotic medications have better outcomes if they are switched to clozapine instead of another ... read more

Brain Imaging Reveals Possible Depression Signature in Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov. 5, 2015 — Individuals with depression in addition to traumatic brain injury (TBI) are prone to poorer recovery, reductions in cognitive performance, greater functional disability, increased suicide attempts ... read more

Mindfulness Training Helps Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Nov. 5, 2015 — Training in meditation and other mindfulness-based techniques brings lasting improvements in mental health and quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), according to a ... read more

Better Sleep and Tai Chi Reduce Inflammation and Promote Health

Nov. 5, 2015 — Inflammatory processes occur throughout the body, with a primary function of promoting healing after injury. However, when too active, these inflammatory processes can also damage the body in many ... read more

Expert System for Early Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

Nov. 5, 2015 — The opinion of a qualified professional is unlikely to be replaced by a computer algorithm for the diagnosis of schizophrenia. However, additional medical evidence based on such an algorithm might be ... read more

As Menopause Approaches, Fluctuating Estrogen Increases Sensitivity to Stress, Depression

Nov. 4, 2015 — If you're feeling a little blue during the transition to menopause, there's good reason. A study from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ... read more

Depression, Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Sitting Down

Nov. 3, 2015 — A link between depression in pregnancy and long periods of sitting down has been identified by researchers. The study found those suffering from symptoms of depression during pregnancy are more ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — Depressive thoughts are maintained for longer periods of time for people with depressed mood, and this extended duration may reduce the amount of information that these individuals can hold in their ... read more

New Genetic Risk Marker for Late-Life Depression

Nov. 3, 2015 — One of the most powerful predictors in neuropsychiatry is the epsilon 4 (?4) allele of the apolipoprotein gene (APOE). Individuals who carry this ?4 variant of APOE are at increased risk for ... read more

Lack of Exercise Linked to Alcohol Misuse

Nov. 2, 2015 — A large-scale survey of African-American men and women found that those who rarely or never exercised had about twice the odds of abusing alcohol than those who exercised frequently, a finding that ... read more

Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits People With Depression, Anxiety

Nov. 2, 2015 — Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with clinical care has been shown to benefit people with depression, anxiety and emotional distress from illness, according to an ... read more

Hypersexual Disorder Linked to Overactive Stress Systems

Nov. 2, 2015 — Hypersexual disorder – known popularly as sex addiction – can be linked to hyperactive stress systems, new research shows. In a stress regulation test using the cortisone drug dexamethasone, men ... read more

Self-Injury: Raising the Profile of a Dangerous Behavior

Oct. 30, 2015 — Nonsuicidal self-injury is not officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as a mental disorder, which means insurance may not cover treatment - despite estimates that ... read more

Adults With Schizophrenia More Likely to Die; High Cardiovascular Death Rates

Oct. 28, 2015 — Adults with schizophrenia were more than 3.5 times as likely to die as adults in the general US population, particularly from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and that implicates tobacco as a ... read more

Complete Symptom Resolution Reduces Risk of Depression Recurrence, Study Finds

Oct. 27, 2015 — People who have had an episode of major depression are at high risk for having another episode. Now, researchers have found that the risk of recurrence is significantly lower for people with ... read more

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