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October 20, 2016

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October 20, 2016

Fewer Indications of ADHD in Children Whose Mothers Took Vitamin D During Pregnancy

Oct. 7, 2016 — Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ ... read more

Mental Illness Genetically Linked to Drug Use and Misuse

Oct. 6, 2016 — There are many reports of drug use leading to mental health problems, and we all know of someone having a few too many drinks to cope with a bad day. Many people who are diagnosed with a mental ... read more

Treating Persistent Depression in Older Adults

Oct. 5, 2016 — A $13.9 million grant has been awarded to evaluate treatment strategies for older adults with depression who have not responded to ... read more

ADHD Diagnosis Puts Girls at Much Higher Risk for Other Mental Health Problems

Oct. 4, 2016 — Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, ... read more

Scientists Find New Path in Brain to Ease Depression

Oct. 4, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression. The pathway offers a promising new target for developing a drug that could be effective in ... read more

Nighttime Hot Flashes May Spark Mild Depression

Sep. 28, 2016 — A woman’s perception that she is experiencing a high number of nighttime hot flashes can trigger mild symptoms of depression during menopause, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Depression in pregnancy increases the risk of behavioral and emotional problems in children, says a new ... read more

Teen Girls With a Family History of Breast Cancer Do Not Experience Increased Depression or Anxiety

Sep. 26, 2016 — More and more girls are expected to have to confront breast cancer fears as modern genomics technology makes it easier to detect strong risk factors such as inherited BRCA1/2 mutations. But a new ... read more

Group Psychoeducation Offers 'Early Intervention' for Bipolar Patients

Sep. 26, 2016 — Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, ... read more

Ouch! Avoiding Failure Leads to Missed Opportunities for Children With ADHD

Sep. 23, 2016 — Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches than typically developing children, explain researchers. A behavioral experiment on reward and ... read more

Fear of Stigma or Sanction Keeps Many Doctors from Revealing Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2016 — Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same ... read more

New Treatment for Depressed Smokers Trying to Quit

Sep. 20, 2016 — Why is quitting smoking particularly difficult for depressed people? Researchers are now testing a new smoking cessation treatment combining medication and behavioral activation therapy targeted at ... read more

Why Don't Antidepressants Work in Some Patients?

Sep. 20, 2016 — SSRI antidepressants (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, the best known being Prozactm) are amongst the most commonly taken medicines. However, there seems to be no way of knowing in advance ... read more

High Status Job Means You Are Less Likely to Respond to Treatment for Depression

Sep. 20, 2016 — A high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression, an international study has found. These results may have implications for clinicians ... read more

Better, Cost-Effective Depression Treatment for Teens Identified

Sep. 20, 2016 — Depression can create a huge cost burden on patients and institutions, and for teenagers that includes issues like missed school and the costs of healthcare for families. A new study identifies a ... read more

Risks of Developing Mental Health Problems If Brother or Sister Affected

Sep. 19, 2016 — What is the risk of developing a mental disorder if a brother or sister has the condition? Now a large survey using data from all patients hospitalized in psychiatric wards in Israel, and their ... read more

ADHD Symptoms Persistence Into Adulthood

Sep. 19, 2016 — Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young ... read more

Can Sertraline Prevent Depressive Disorders Following Traumatic Brain Injury?

Sep. 19, 2016 — Depressive disorders are common following traumatic brain injury (TBI). So, can the antidepressant medication sertraline prevent the onset of depressive disorders following ... read more

People With Epilepsy Face Increased Risks of Discrimination and Other Negative Life Events

Sep. 19, 2016 — In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than ... read more

Health Coverage on the Rise for Those in the Justice System, Study Finds

Sep. 19, 2016 — During the first years of the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds, the rate of health insurance coverage rose significantly among people who in the past year had been arrested or were on probation ... read more

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