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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders Not as Important as Outcomes

July 24, 2015 — Nailing the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may not be important in prescribing effective treatment, according a clinical researcher. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly ... read more

'Housing First' Can Reduce Alcohol Problems for Homeless People With Mental Illness

July 15, 2015 — A 'Housing First' approach can reduce alcohol-related problems among homeless people with mental illness, a study ... read more

Success in Adulthood Linked to Childhood Psychiatric Health

July 15, 2015 — Children with even mild or passing bouts of depression, anxiety and/or behavioral issues were more inclined to have serious problems that complicated their ability to lead successful lives as adults, ... read more

Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

July 15, 2015 — Depression can be detected from your smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations, reports a new study. The more time you spend ... read more

Combined Use of Antidepressants and Painkillers Linked to Bleeding Risk

July 14, 2015 — Taking a combination of antidepressants and common painkillers is associated with an increased risk of bleeding soon after starting treatment, finds a new study. The researchers say their results may ... read more

Dads' Parenting of Children With Autism Improves Moms' Mental Health

July 14, 2015 — Fathers who read to, care for children with autism at 9 months reduce mothers' levels of depression and stress when children reach age ... read more

Antidepressant Trials Exclude Most 'Real World' Patients With Depression

July 14, 2015 — More than 80 percent of people with depression in the general population aren't eligible for clinical trials of antidepressant drugs, according to a new ... read more

Benzodiazepines Not Recommended for Patients With PTSD or Recent Trauma

July 14, 2015 — Benzodiazepine drugs are widely used in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but available evidence suggests that they are not effective -- and may even be harmful, concludes a ... read more

New Compounds May Treat Depression Rapidly With Few Side Effects

July 13, 2015 — A new study has identified promising compounds that could successfully treat depression in less than 24 hours with few side effects. The compounds could offer significant advantages over current ... read more

Researchers Identify New Spectrum Disorder Called ALPIM Syndrome

July 9, 2015 — A high rate of association between panic disorder and four domains of physical illness has been documented by researchers. Their new study could alter how physicians and psychiatrists view the ... read more

Opioids May Not Spell Relief for Chronic Back Pain Sufferers With Depression, Anxiety

July 9, 2015 — Patients who were prescribed opioids to treat chronic lower back pain experienced significantly less pain relief and were more likely to abuse their medication when they had psychiatric disorders, a ... read more

July 7, 2015 — How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new ... read more

Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

July 7, 2015 — When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds an American national study. Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor ... read more

Brain Abnormalities in People With Schizophrenia Identified

July 7, 2015 — Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia have been identified by researchers, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to ... read more

Restraint, Confinement Still an Everyday Practice in Mental Health Settings

July 6, 2015 — Providers of mental-health services still rely on intervention techniques such as physical restraint and confinement to control some psychiatric hospital patients, a practice that can cause harm to ... read more

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia With Psychiatric, Medical Conditions

July 6, 2015 — Cognitive behavioral therapy is a widely used nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia disorders and an analysis of the medical literature suggests it also can work for patients whose insomnia is ... read more

Anxiety Increases Risk of Gastrointestinal Infection, Long-Term Complications

July 2, 2015 — A team of researchers has made significant progress in uncovering the connection between psychological factors and the immune system. Their findings are based on an investigation of a massive ... read more

Simple Classroom Measures May Reduce the Impact of ADHD

July 1, 2015 — A systematic review has concluded that non-drug interventions in schools may be effective in improving outcomes such as performance in standardized tests for children with ADHD. However, the research ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A new pair of brain-imaging studies suggest that researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or risky sexual behavior in response to stress. The ... read more

Men With 'Low Testosterone' Have Higher Rates of Depression

July 1, 2015 — Researchers found that men referred for tertiary care for borderline testosterone levels had much higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than those of the general ... read more

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