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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

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

Children With ADHD and Their Mothers May Live Less Than Average Population

Sep. 28, 2015 — Brazilian scientists found that ADHD children and their mothers are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases ... read more

Two-Drug Combo Helps Older Adults With Hard-to-Treat Depression

Sep. 27, 2015 — More than half of older adults with clinical depression don't get better when treated with an antidepressant. But results from a multicenter clinical trial indicates that adding a second drug -- ... 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

Even Mild Depression Puts a Burden on Alzheimer's Family Caregivers

Sep. 21, 2015 — Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from ... read more

Physical Activity, Sadness, and Suicidality in Bullied U.S. Adolescents

Sep. 17, 2015 — Across the U.S., nearly 20% of students report being bullied on school property. Bullying is associated with academic struggle, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and self-harm. ... read more

Psychology Research Links Distress to Perceived Internet Pornography Addiction

Sep. 16, 2015 — A study of Internet pornography users suggests a person’s own feeling of being addicted to online pornography drives mental health distress, not the pornography itself. The research adds a fresh ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — More evidence of a link between the brain's stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer's disease has been uncovered by a team of researchers. The research, conducted on a mouse ... read more

No Long Term Effects of Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Sep. 16, 2015 — The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioral effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, ... read more

Antidepressants Shown to Worsen Depression in Patients With Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 14, 2015 — In patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, a clinical trial shows antidepressants can increase incidents of depression and mood cycling. Patients are considered rapid cycling in bipolar ... read more

Long Sleep and High Blood Copper Levels Go Hand in Hand

Sep. 14, 2015 — People who sleep fewer than 6 hours or more than 10 hours per night suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than people who sleep 7-8 hours per night. Earlier studies have found a relation ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Overall and night-time specific social media use along with emotional investment were related to poorer sleep quality, lower self-esteem as well as higher anxiety and depression levels, new research ... read more

Eating a Lot of Fish May Help Curb Depression Risk -- At Least in Europe

Sep. 10, 2015 — Eating a lot of fish may help curb the risk of depression -- at least in Europe -- suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence. Depression affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide, ... read more

Reduced Heart Rate Variability May Indicate Greater Vulnerability to PTSD

Sep. 10, 2015 — A prospective longitudinal study of US Marines suggests that reduced heart rate variability -- the changing time interval between heartbeats -- may be a contributing risk factor for post-traumatic ... read more

Depression Study Seeks to Predict Treatment Response

Sep. 10, 2015 — Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error, but a new study may shed some light on predicting the response of a group of ... read more

Neuroanatomical Signature for Schizophrenia Found

Sep. 10, 2015 — The right anterior insula of brain may play a role in schizophrenia as well as other Axis I disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, etc. across ethnic groups despite differences in symptoms, ... read more

Postnatal Mental Health: Are Women Getting the Support They Need?

Sep. 10, 2015 — There is a need for postnatal support that encompasses all mental health issues, not only postnatal depression, new research suggests. Common postnatal mental health symptoms include tearfulness, ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — In both blacks and whites, everyday feelings of discrimination can mess with the body's levels of the primary stress hormone, cortisol, new research suggests. In African-Americans, however, the ... read more

New Directions in Mental Health Care for Older Adults

Sep. 9, 2015 — The aging of the population, shifting diagnostic criteria, and new health care policy initiatives are some of the factors driving changes in mental health treatment for older Americans, according to ... read more

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