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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

Long-Acting Antipsychotic Medication May Improve Treatment for Schizophrenia

June 26, 2015 — An injectable drug given every two weeks works better than a daily pill for those who have been recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, a study ... read more

Low-Field Synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effective for Major Depressive Disorder

June 24, 2015 — The results of a study assessing safety and efficacy of sTMS therapy with the NEST device in adult patients with Major Depressive Disorder have been ... read more

One in Five Young Venous Thromboembolism Patients Require Psychotropic Drugs Within Five Years

June 14, 2015 — One in five young people who experience a venous thromboembolism (VTE)1 will require psychotropic medication within five years, reveals new research. Young VTE patients were twice as likely to ... read more

Major Health Consequences for Individuals With Severe Dental Anxiety

June 12, 2015 — Adults who suffer from severe dental anxiety (DA) are often dissatisfied with their appearance. The dissatisfaction may be associated with poorer oral health, depression and anxiety. Cognitive ... read more

First Signs That Drug Used to Treat ADHD May Improve Cognitive Difficulties for Menopausal Women

June 11, 2015 — According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving -- often referred to as executive functions -- related to menopause ... read more

Study Links Brain Inflammation Triggered by Chronic Pain to Anxiety and Depression

June 9, 2015 — Brain inflammation caused by chronic nerve pain alters activity in regions that regulate mood and motivation, suggesting for the first time that a direct biophysical link exists between long-term ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A possible connection between fermented foods, which contain probiotics, and social anxiety symptoms, is the focus of recent study. The study is just the first in a series that the researchers have ... read more

Study Examines Psychotropic Medication Use in Children, Teens With Down Syndrome

June 8, 2015 — A new study gives insight into the mental health of children and teens with Down syndrome and the behavioral medications that medical caregivers sometimes prescribe for ... read more

Importance of a Balanced Diet for Mental Health

June 8, 2015 — The importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health has been highlighted by recent research. The human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids ... read more

Genetic Variation of Stress Hormone Receptor May Affect Vulnerability to Major Depression

June 3, 2015 — Scientists are beginning to unwrap the biology behind why some people are more prone to major depression and other psychiatric disorders than others when experiencing stressful life events. The ... read more

Alcohol Use Disorder Is Widespread, Often Untreated in the United States

June 3, 2015 — Alcohol use disorder as defined by a new diagnostic classification was widespread and often untreated in the United States, with a lifetime prevalence of 29.1 percent but only 19.8 percent of adults ... read more

Scientists Produce Strongest Evidence Yet of Schizophrenia's Causes

June 3, 2015 — The strongest evidence yet of what causes schizophrenia - a condition that affects around 1% of the global population -- has been provided by an international group of scientists. The work strongly ... read more

No Evidence That Smoking Drug Linked to Increased Risk of Suicide or Traffic Accidents

June 2, 2015 — There is no strong evidence that the popular smoking cessation drug varenicline is associated with increased risks of suicidal behaviors, criminal offending, transport accidents, traffic-related ... read more

Helping Youth Cope With Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts

June 2, 2015 — A program is helping strengthen the mental health of public school students. The EMPATHY program, created and implemented in 2013, shows after just three months of use in schools, the program ... read more

Childhood Trauma Gets Under the Skin

June 2, 2015 — Long-term changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerability to a range of health problems in later life, according to new research. The study found ... read more

Social Work Researchers Create Easier, Accurate Way to Analyze TSCC Trauma Results

May 29, 2015 — A social work research team has proposed and tested an alternative method to using the Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children in assessing trauma in children -- especially those in the juvenile ... read more

Brain Training Induces Lasting Brain, Mental Health Gains for Veterans, Civilians With Brain Injury

May 28, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injury showed improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health following strategy-based cognitive ... read more

How a Schizophrenia Risk Gene Affects the Brain

May 22, 2015 — Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the ... read more

Mood Instability Common to Mental Health Disorders, Associated With Poor Outcomes

May 21, 2015 — Mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders, and is not exclusive to affective conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder, new research confirms. The ... read more

High Risk of Sleep Apnea in Young Veterans With PTSD

May 19, 2015 — The probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD), a new study of young US veterans shows. The ... read more

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