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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Some Children Lose Autism Diagnosis but Still Struggle

Apr. 26, 2015 — About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required ... 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

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

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

Facebook Use Can Worsen, as Well as Improve, Mental Health Conditions

Apr. 14, 2015 — Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs ... read more

Study Finds 1. 2 Percent of Preschoolers on Medicaid Use Psychotropic Drugs

Apr. 13, 2015 — 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder. Using 2000-2003 ... read more

Rural African-American Women Had Lower Rates of Depression, Mood Disorder

Apr. 8, 2015 — African-American women who live in rural areas have lower rates of major depressive disorder and mood disorder compared with their urban counterparts, while rural non-Hispanic white women have higher ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — An estimated 9 percent of adults in the US have a history of impulsive, angry behavior and have access to guns, according to a new study. The study also found that an estimated 1.5 percent of adults ... read more

Mental Disorders and Physical Diseases Co-Occur in Teenagers

Apr. 8, 2015 — Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. These co-occurrences come in specific associations: More often than average, depression occurs together with ... read more

Strokes Can Double the Likelihood of Attempted Suicide

Apr. 8, 2015 — Stroke patients can be up to twice as likely to commit suicide compared with the rest of the population, and the risk of attempted suicide is highest within the first two years after a stroke. ... read more

Rates of ADHD Appear to Decrease at Higher Altitudes

Apr. 7, 2015 — The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) decreases substantially as altitude ... read more

Molecular Trigger Found for Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors, Brain Changes

Apr. 7, 2015 — A molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model has been discovered by researchers. The research gives scientists new ... read more

Antipsychotic Use May Increase the Risk for Diabetes in Some Children, New Medicaid Data Show

Apr. 6, 2015 — In the largest study to date documenting the significant risks to children's health associated with prescription antipsychotics, results suggest that initiating antipsychotics may elevate a ... read more

Fertility Patients' History Is Best Predictor of Risk for Major Depression

Apr. 3, 2015 — Fertility treatment patients and their partners are at significant risk for developing Major Depressive Disorder, and a key factor in predicting their risk is whether they have a previous diagnosis ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by populations of ... read more

Depression, Insomnia Are Strongest Risk Factors for Frequent Nightmares

Apr. 2, 2015 — Symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares, a new study concludes. "Our study shows a clear connection between well-being and ... read more

Study of Brain Networks Shows Differences in Children With OCD

Apr. 1, 2015 — Communication between some of the brain's most important centers is altered in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a new study shows. The results are highly consistent with observations ... read more

World First Study Reveals Antibodies That May Trigger Psychosis in Children

Mar. 31, 2015 — A world first study revealing the presence of two antibodies in a sub-group of children experiencing their first episode of psychosis affirms a longstanding recognition that auto-immune disorders ... read more

Impact of Domestic Violence on Women's Mental Health

Mar. 31, 2015 — In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms. "We studied the ... read more

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