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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Significant Increase in Major Depression Reported During Recent Recession

Apr. 24, 2015 — The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in US adults, according to a new ... read more

Major Depression Leaves a Metabolic Mark

Apr. 23, 2015 — Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence.The findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the nature of depression. They may also yield new ways ... read more

California Residents Face High Levels of Discrimination Due to Psychological Stress, Study Finds

Apr. 23, 2015 — California residents facing psychological distress do not perceive the public as being supportive and many report facing discrimination for their struggles, researchers have found in the first study ... read more

Borderline Personality Disorder as Debilitating as Bipolar Disorder, Experts Say

Apr. 23, 2015 — The deterioration of psychiatric and physical health caused by borderline personality disorder (BPD) rivals that of bipolar disorder, according to new research. Experts estimate that 1.6 percent of ... read more

Children With ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows

Apr. 22, 2015 — Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder -- a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES) -- akin to binge eating, a ... read more

Helping College Students Suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Apr. 22, 2015 — Is it possible to prevent mental health problems in higher education students? The answer is "yes" according to a team of psychologists who conducted a careful, systematic review of 103 ... read more

Link Between Serotonin and Depression Is a Myth, Says Psychiatrist

Apr. 21, 2015 — The widely held belief that depression is due to low levels of serotonin in the brain -- and that effective treatments raise these levels -- is a myth, argues a leading psychiatrist. The serotonin ... read more

Death Rate from Alcohol, Drug Misuse in Former Prisoners Alarmingly High

Apr. 21, 2015 — Alcohol and drug misuse are responsible for around a third of all deaths in former male prisoners and half in female ex-prisoners, a new study of almost 48000 ex-prisoners has found. Moreover, the ... read more

Depression Raises Risk of Poor Outcomes for Blacks With Heart Failure

Apr. 21, 2015 — Even moderate depressive symptoms may raise the risk of hospitalization or death in black heart failure patients. Black heart failure patients with worsening symptoms of depression over 3 months had ... read more

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Associated With Anxiety Symptoms in 3-Year-Olds

Apr. 21, 2015 — Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings, researchers report. The study shows the importance of considering ... read more

Mindfulness-Based Therapy Could Offer an Alternative to Antidepressants for Preventing Depression Relapse

Apr. 20, 2015 — The results come from the first ever large study to compare mindfulness-based therapy – structured training for the mind and body which aims to change the way people think and feel about their ... read more

PTSD Common in ICU Survivors

Apr. 20, 2015 — Nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found. They also identified possible triggers for PTSD and indicated a potential preventive ... read more

Text Messages a Good Way to Support Mothers With Postpartum Depression

Apr. 17, 2015 — New research explores the feasibility of helping low-income mothers through postpartum depression using text messages. The objective of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of sending supportive ... read more

Two Drugs Reduce Teacher-Rated Anxiety, in Addition to ADHD, Aggression

Apr. 17, 2015 — The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and ... read more

Facebook Users' Wishful Thinking: Cyberbullying, Depression Won't Happen to Me

Apr. 16, 2015 — Facebook users with so-called optimistic bias think they're less likely than other users to experience cyberbullying, depression and other negative social and psychological effects from using ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Novel Mechanism Involved in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Study Shows

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers have found, in animal models, that the absence of a certain enzyme causes a syndrome resembling the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study paves the way for a greater ... read more

Depression, Diabetes Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Apr. 15, 2015 — Depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus were each associated with an increased risk for dementia and that risk was even greater among individuals diagnosed with both depression and diabetes compared ... read more

Journal Writing Can Help Mothers Raising a Child With Autism Manage Stress

Apr. 15, 2015 — Mothers raising a child with autism can manage stress through emotional disclosure in journal writing, an occupational therapy professor reports. These mothers can get burned out because if there is ... read more

One-Third of Women With ADHD Report Being Sexually Abused During Childhood

Apr. 15, 2015 — Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new ... read more

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