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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Racial Anxiety May Alter Time Perception for Some White Americans, Research Finds

Nov. 4, 2015 — Time may appear to slow down for white Americans who feel threatened by an approaching black person, raising questions about the pervasive effects of racial bias or anxiety in the United States, ... read more

Military Sexual Trauma: Prevalent and Under-Treated

Nov. 3, 2015 — Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported, largely because of barriers associated with stigma, beliefs ... 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

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

Forget Counting Sheep Therapy Could Help Chronic Pain Sufferers Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Oct. 30, 2015 — Research indicates that chronic pain sufferers could benefit from therapy to help them sleep ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a stressful experience for many people, but clinicians have few ways to track the thoughts and feelings of their patients regarding this procedure. While the ... read more

Depression Too Often Reduced to a Checklist of Symptoms

Oct. 23, 2015 — How can you tell if someone is depressed? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) -- the 'bible' of psychiatry -- diagnoses depression when patients tick off a ... read more

Burnout, Depression: Two Entities or One?

Oct. 19, 2015 — Burnout and depression overlap considerably, according to the latest study on the subject. The findings are based on a survey taken by 1,386 public school teachers, from pre-K to 12th grade across ... read more

High-Fat Diet May Cause Changes in Brain That Lead to Anxiety, Depression

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new study in mice reveals that increased body weight and high blood sugar as a result of consuming a high-fat diet may cause anxiety and depressive symptoms and measurable changes in the ... read more

Early Childhood Stress Affects Brain's Response to Rewards

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new study has pinpointed how early childhood stress affects brain activity, related to risks for depression and other mental health problems in ... read more

Relaxation Response-Based Program May Reduce Participants' Future Use of Health Services

Oct. 13, 2015 — A new study finds that individuals participating in a relaxation-response-focused training program used fewer health care services in the year after their participation than in the preceding ... read more

No Proof That 85 Percent of Depression Treatment Apps Accredited by NHS Actually Work

Oct. 13, 2015 — There is no proof that 85 percent of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to manage their condition actually work, say ... read more

Exercise and Stop Smoking to Improve Depression After Heart Attack

Oct. 10, 2015 — Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after a heart attack, experts ... read more

Sex Change Hormonal Treatments Alter Brain Chemistry

Oct. 8, 2015 — Hormonal treatments administered as part of the procedures for sex reassignment have well-known and well-documented effects on the secondary sexual characteristics of the adult body, shifting a ... read more

Living in Fear: Mental Disorders as Risk Factors for Chronic Pain in Teenagers

Oct. 8, 2015 — One in four young people have experienced chronic pain and a mental disorder. According to a new report, the onset of pain is often preceded by mental disorders: an above-average rate of incidence of ... read more

Benzodiazepines Ineffective in Treating Anxiety Disorders May Increase Dementia Risk

Oct. 5, 2015 — Patients taking benzodiazepines to treat psychiatric conditions should consider transitioning to other therapies because of heightened risks for dementia and death. Despite updated psychiatric ... read more

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Intervention Effective for Depression but Not Self-Care for Heart Failure

Sep. 28, 2015 — A cognitive behavior therapy intervention that targeted both depression and heart failure self-care was effective for depression but not for heart failure self-care or physical functioning compared ... read more

Breaking the Anxiety Cycle

Sep. 25, 2015 — Children of anxious parents are at increased risk for developing the disorder. Yet that does not need to be the case, according to new research. Researchers tested a one-year therapy intervention in ... read more

Kenyan Journalists Covering Life-Threatening Events at Increased Risk of Psychological Harm

Sep. 24, 2015 — The first major study of the emotional well-being of journalists covering violent events in an African country replicates findings from Western media, namely that journalists who report on ... read more

Unemployment Takes Its Toll on Young People's Mental Health

Sep. 21, 2015 — Young people who are not in education, employment or training are committed to working but vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems, according to a new ... read more

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