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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

May 18, 2015 — While overall suicide rates in children younger than 12 years have remained steady, a new study shows increasing rates in black children and decreasing rates in white ... read more

Debate: Is the Long Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs Harmful?

May 12, 2015 — The benefits of psychiatric drugs have been exaggerated and the harms underplayed due to poor trial designs, argues an expert in a new article. But another expert and a patient contend that the ... read more

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Extremely High in People With Psychosis

May 11, 2015 — Extremely high levels of cardiovascular risk factors have been found in people with established psychosis, with central obesity evident in over 80 percent of participants in a recent ... read more

Depression Intensifies Anger in Veterans With PTSD

May 13, 2015 — The tendency for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to lash out in anger can be significantly amplified if they are also depressed, according to new ... read more

Some Immigrants, Refugees in Ontario at Higher Risk of Psychotic Disorders

May 11, 2015 — Some refugees and immigrants have a higher risk of psychotic disorders, with immigrants from the Caribbean and refugees from East Africa and South Asia at 1.5 to 2 times greater risk than the general ... read more

Cause of Regression in Individuals With Down Syndrome Identified

May 12, 2015 — Down syndrome, the most common chromosomal disorder in America, can be complicated by significant deterioration in movement, speech and functioning in some adolescents and young adults. Physicians ... read more

Psychotic Hallucinations, Delusions Rarely Precede Violence

May 12, 2015 — Mass shootings at the hands of unhinged loners - such as those in Aurora, Colo.; Santa Barbara, Calif., and Newtown, Conn. -- perpetuate a commonly held belief that mental illness triggers violent ... read more

Healing Plants Inspire New Compounds for Psychiatric Drugs

May 11, 2015 — Treatments used by traditional healers in Nigeria have inspired scientists to synthesize four new chemical compounds that could one day lead to better therapies for people with psychiatric ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Non-suicidal self-injury -- that is, purposefully hurting oneself without conscious suicidal intent -- is relatively common among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and it is a strong risk factor for ... read more

It Doesn't Take a Brain Injury to Have Headache, Dizziness and Cognitive Impairment

May 8, 2015 — Researchers have provided an explanation for why many people with even very trivial head injuries, or even injuries to other parts of their bodies, experience incapacitating post-concussion like ... read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Accelerated Aging

May 8, 2015 — People with PTSD may also be at risk for accelerated aging or premature senescence, research suggests. The researchers noted that there has not been another study that links PTSD, a psychological ... read more

Viewing Violent News on Social Media Can Cause Trauma

May 6, 2015 — Viewing violent news events via social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder ... read more

Nail Biters, Beware: Teeth Grinding Is Next

May 5, 2015 — Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social ... read more

Online Training Can Teach Psychotherapists Evidence-Based Treatments, Study Finds

May 5, 2015 — Psychotherapy treatments can lag years behind what research has shown to be effective because there simply are not enough clinicians trained in new methods. A new study proposes one solution to the ... read more

Strategy Found for Safely Prescribing Antidepressants to Children and Adolescents

May 5, 2015 — Two new strategies to treat depression in young people have been developed for the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of medications. These strategies incorporate a new understanding ... read more

'Fuzzy Thinking' in Depression, Bipolar Disorder: New Research Finds Effect Is Real

May 4, 2015 — People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, researchers have shown in a large study that ... read more

Impact of Family, Neighborhood on Mental Health Revealed in Comprehensive Study

May 4, 2015 — A team of researchers from Sweden and the United States has examined the potential role of the family environment and neighborhood factors on mental health outcomes in a new study. The study includes ... read more

Borderline Personality Disorder as Debilitating as Bipolar Disorder, Experts Say

Apr. 23, 2015 — The deterioration of psychiatric and physical health caused by borderline personality disorder (BPD) rivals that of bipolar disorder, according to new research. Experts estimate that 1.6 percent of ... read more

Children With ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows

Apr. 22, 2015 — Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder -- a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES) -- akin to binge eating, a ... read more

Personalizing Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Apr. 22, 2015 — Lithium is among the most effective therapies for bipolar disorder and remains the first-line treatment even as other mood stabilizing drugs have become available. But about half of the patients ... read more

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