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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Addressing Trauma in Juvenile Offenders Should Be Larger Focus of Rehabilitation, Study Finds

Feb. 3, 2016 — Treating trauma in juvenile offenders can aid social relationships that help them stay out of trouble, according to a new study. Between 65 and 75 percent of juveniles in the criminal justice system ... read more

Chronic Stress, Anxiety Can Damage the Brain, Increase Risk of Major Psychiatric Disorders

Jan. 21, 2016 — People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even dementia, a new scientific review paper ... read more

No Evidence of Seasonal Differences in Depressive Symptoms

Jan. 20, 2016 — A large-scale survey of US adults provides no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary from season to season, according to new research. The findings are inconsistent with the notion of ... read more

Depression Experts Question Effectiveness of Stress Hormone Drug

Jan. 20, 2016 — Pioneering research by mood disorder experts has questioned the effectiveness of metyrapone, a drug suggested to treat ... read more

Social Anxiety Is Highly Heritable but Is Affected by Environment

Jan. 20, 2016 — Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and avoidant personality ... read more

Depression, Obesity Common Among Bipolar Patients With Exhausted Stress System

Jan. 19, 2016 — Older bipolar patients often have decreased activity in the hormone system responsible for the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol. Low levels of cortisol in bipolar patients were also ... read more

Mental Health Conditions Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Jan. 12, 2016 — Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study. Bariatric surgery is an accepted ... read more

Exercise Reduces Heart Disease Risk in Depressed Patients

Jan. 11, 2016 — Symptoms of mild to minimal depression were associated with early indicators of heart disease, say researchers. However, the study found regular exercise seems to reduce the adverse cardiovascular ... read more

Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication Use in Active-Duty Personnel

Jan. 11, 2016 — Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — Mood-based disorders are one of the top-ten causes of disability worldwide. However the genes underpinning these disorders have proven to be remarkably elusive, say ... read more

Wage Gap Could Explain Why Women Are More Likely to Be Anxious, Depressed Than Men

Jan. 5, 2016 — The odds of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder were markedly greater among women who earned less than their male counterparts, with whom they were matched on education and ... read more

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in 25-Year-Old Former Football Player

Jan. 4, 2016 — Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with repetitive head impacts and can be diagnosed only by autopsy after death. Authors write an observation letter ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — New findings could help explain the apparent 'sixth sense' we have for danger in social situations, with the direction of a person's gaze being a crucial cue. People with non-clinical ... read more

Psychotherapies Have Long-Term Benefit for Those Suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dec. 28, 2015 — The beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting, a new meta-analysis has ... read more

Mental Disorders Associated With Subsequent Chronic Physical Conditions

Dec. 23, 2015 — International survey data suggest an assortment of mental disorders were associated with increased risk of the onset of a wide array of chronic physical ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Even under repeated stress, the brain maintains the potential to adapt and recover. Researchers have shown how changes in gene expression cause these transitory opportunities to open up. Their ... read more

Brain Tumor Revealed by Treatment-Resistant Depression

Dec. 23, 2015 — A woman who was thought to have treatment-resistant depression was later found to have a tumor in her brain, according to a recent ... read more

Long-Term Effectiveness of Family-Level Intervention for U.S.military Children, Families Affected by Wartime Deployments

Dec. 21, 2015 — Family-level preventive intervention can lead to improved behavioral health outcomes for military families affected by wartime deployment, a new study reports. Results highlight significant ... read more

Overeating and Depressed? There's a Connection, and Maybe a Solution

Dec. 21, 2015 — Chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and in a new study, researchers explain why that happens and suggest a possible solution. The researchers report ... read more

Pelvic Pain Is Associated With Poorer Mental Health Outcomes in Women With Endometriosis

Dec. 21, 2015 — Women who suffer from pelvic pain caused by endometriosis may need psychological intervention in order to help improve their mental health and quality of life, new research indicates. The study also ... read more

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