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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Significant Number of Young People With Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder

Jan. 29, 2016 — Around 10 percent of UK primary care patients prescribed antidepressants for depression or anxiety have undiagnosed bipolar disorder, a study has ... read more

Victimized Adolescents More at Risk of Thinking About Suicide or Attempting Suicide at 15

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new study reports that adolescents chronically victimized during at least two school years, are about five times more at risk of thinking about suicide and six times more at risk of attempting ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new treatment has shown benefits for reducing the symptoms associated with chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and associated depression, a team of psychiatrists has found. For Trigeminal Nerve ... read more

Neuroticism Predicts Anxiety, Depression Disorders

Jan. 27, 2016 — For the first time, research has found that young people who are high on the personality trait of neuroticism are highly likely to develop both anxiety and depression ... read more

Child Abuse Exposure, Suicidal Ideation in Canadian Military, General Population

Jan. 27, 2016 — Military personnel in Canada were more likely to have had exposure to child abuse than individuals in the general population and that exposure was associated with an increased risk of suicidal ... read more

Twenty-Five-Point Drop in IQ Caused by Lack of Gene Copy

Jan. 27, 2016 — Even in study participants whose IQ was considered to be normal, the researchers found a substantial 25 points IQ drop induced by 16p11.2 gene ... read more

Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders Has Increased in a Shrinking Population of Smokers

Jan. 26, 2016 — While cigarette smoking rates have declined among younger people in the United States, those who do smoke are more likely to have a psychiatric or substance use disorder compared with those who began ... read more

Computer Modeling Provides Insight Into Cellular-Level Effects of Schizophrenia Risk Genes

Jan. 21, 2016 — Numerous genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia have been identified. However, little is known about how these genes have their effects in the ... read more

Chronic Stress, Anxiety Can Damage the Brain, Increase Risk of Major Psychiatric Disorders

Jan. 21, 2016 — People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even dementia, a new scientific review paper ... read more

Childhood Trauma Associated With Worse Impulse Control in Adulthood, Study Finds

Jan. 20, 2016 — The scars of childhood abuse and neglect affect adults' brains for decades to come -- including their ability to process and act on information both quickly and accurately, new research ... read more

Genetics, Environment Impact Familial Depression

Jan. 20, 2016 — Building on a 30-year, three-generation study of depressed individuals, their children and offspring, a new study provides a better understanding of the familial risk for depression and the role ... read more

Emotion-Processing Networks Disrupted in Sufferers of Depression

Jan. 20, 2016 — Regions of the brain that normally work together to process emotion become decoupled in people who experience multiple episodes of depression, neuroscientists report. The findings may help identify ... read more

Close to 40 Percent of Formerly Suicidal Canadians Subsequently Achieve Complete Mental Health

Jan. 20, 2016 — Close to 40 percent (38 percent) of formerly suicidal Canadians have reached a state of complete mental health, not only being free of symptoms of mental illness, suicidal thoughts or substance abuse ... read more

No Evidence of Seasonal Differences in Depressive Symptoms

Jan. 20, 2016 — A large-scale survey of US adults provides no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary from season to season, according to new research. The findings are inconsistent with the notion of ... read more

It's Mom Who Sees Troubles for Teens With Food Allergies

Jan. 20, 2016 — Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioral problems, a new study ... read more

Depression Experts Question Effectiveness of Stress Hormone Drug

Jan. 20, 2016 — Pioneering research by mood disorder experts has questioned the effectiveness of metyrapone, a drug suggested to treat ... read more

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Youth Antipsychotic Treatment, Rare With Small Absolute Incidence Rates

Jan. 20, 2016 — Antipsychotic treatment in youth was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, although the condition appeared to be rare with small absolute incidence rates, a review of medical ... read more

Social Anxiety Is Highly Heritable but Is Affected by Environment

Jan. 20, 2016 — Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and avoidant personality ... read more

Soldiers With PTSD More 'Tuned' to Angry Faces Because of Over-Connected Brain Circuits

Jan. 20, 2016 — Soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more 'tuned' to perceive threatening facial expressions than people without PTSD because of more over-connected brain circuits, ... read more

Depression, Obesity Common Among Bipolar Patients With Exhausted Stress System

Jan. 19, 2016 — Older bipolar patients often have decreased activity in the hormone system responsible for the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol. Low levels of cortisol in bipolar patients were also ... read more

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