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October 10, 2015

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October 10, 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

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

Breaking the Anxiety Cycle

Sep. 25, 2015 — Children of anxious parents are at increased risk for developing the disorder. Yet that does not need to be the case, according to new research. Researchers tested a one-year therapy intervention in ... 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

Exercise Reduces Suicide Attempts by 23 Percent Among Bullied Teens

Sep. 21, 2015 — As high schools across the country continue to reduce physical education, recess, and athletic programs, a new study shows that regular exercise significantly reduces both suicidal thoughts and ... read more

Research Offers Clues About Why People End Therapy

Sep. 18, 2015 — Researchers long have known many people end cognitive behavioral therapy before the recommended course of treatment has ended, but why that happens has remained something of a mystery. New research ... read more

Teens With Bulimia Recover Faster When Parents Are Included in Treatment

Sep. 18, 2015 — Involving parents in the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is more effective than treating the patient individually, according to a new ... 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

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

Anticonvulsant Effects of Valproic Acid Uncovered

Sep. 14, 2015 — Researchers have identified the mechanism by which valproic acid controls epileptic seizures, and by doing so, also revealed an underlying factor of ... 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

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

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

Rise in Disability Benefits for Children With Mental Disorders Consistent With Population Trends

Sep. 9, 2015 — The percentage of poor children who received federal disability benefits for at least one of 10 major mental disorders increased from 1.88 percent in 2004 to 2.09 percent in 2013, and such growth is ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Low. Down. Less than normal. That's what the word depression means, and what people with depression often feel like. But sometimes, depression can mean too much of something -- as new research ... read more

Psychedelic Therapy Re-Emerging for Anxiety, PTSD and Addiction

Sep. 8, 2015 — Renewed medical interest in the use of psychedelic drugs for anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and addiction has resulted in small research studies that show some success with the controlled use ... read more

Survivors of Child Trafficking Exhibit Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD

Sep. 8, 2015 — About one-third of girls and boys who survived child trafficking experienced physical and/or sexual violence during their ordeal in a study of children receiving posttrafficking services in Cambodia, ... read more

Common Antidepressant May Change Brain Differently in Depressed and Non-Depressed People

Sep. 4, 2015 — A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ... read more

Long-Term Study Links Common Psychiatric Disorders With Increased Risk of Violent Reoffending in Ex-Prisoners

Sep. 2, 2015 — Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) and alcohol and drug abuse are substantially more likely to commit a violent crime after release ... read more

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