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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

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

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

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

Relationship, Behavioral Differences Between Children, Early Adolescents Who Die by Suicide

Sep. 19, 2016 — Some individual characteristics and precipitating circumstances may be more prominent in children who die by suicide compared with early adolescents who die by suicide. It is the first study to ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before but parents want to see health education classes cover more ... read more

Neurofeedback: When Output Becomes Part of Input

Sep. 19, 2016 — Neurofeedback is a technique used for the treatment of clinical disorders (like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD and schizophrenia etc.) and enhancement of brain performance. It is based on ... read more

Belief That Tourette’s Patients Are Aggressive Is a Myth

Sep. 18, 2016 — It is commonly believed that people with Tourette’s syndrome tend to be aggressive. Now a new study shows that people with Tourette’s are no more aggressive than anyone ... read more

Hormone EPO Shown to Improve Brain Sharpness in Patients With Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 18, 2016 — A study has found that EPO (erythropoietin) – best known as a performance-enhancing drug in sport – may improve cognitive functioning in patients suffering from bipolar disorder or depression. ... read more

Sep. 18, 2016 — A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems. Using two scales to evaluate internet use, researchers have found high rates ... read more

Offspring to Parents Who Were Babies During the Holocaust Had a Worse Course of Schizophrenia

Sep. 15, 2016 — Results of a new study have found that no difference in the risk of developing schizophrenia between second-generations Holocaust survivors and those whose parents were not exposed to the Holocaust. ... read more

Testing for Damage to Airways Caused by Drinking, Smoking

Sep. 14, 2016 — Cells in the lung are constantly exposed to oxygen and intermittently exposed to other environmental factors, resulting in a susceptibility to oxidative injury. Both alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — One way chronic stress appears to cause depression is by increasing levels of a protein in the brain that decreases the availability of an important chemical that regulates our mood, scientists ... read more

Angry Drivers Have a Higher Risk of Collision

Sep. 13, 2016 — Angry, aggressive drivers have much higher odds of being in a motor vehicle collision than those who don't get angry while driving, a new study ... read more

Research Evaluates Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression in Mothers of Preterm Infants

Sep. 13, 2016 — Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that ... read more

Faulty Gene Linked to Depression and Cardiovascular Disease

Sep. 13, 2016 — Researchers say they may have discovered a new target in the fight against depression: a faulty gene that is linked to cardiovascular and metabolic ... read more

Researchers Criticize: Psychotropic Drugs Are No Solution

Sep. 13, 2016 — Drugs don't lead to sustainable alleviation of mental disorders, psychologists claim. The researchers have compiled numerous studies that question the long-term effectiveness of psychotropic ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Women who reported feeling more stressed during their ovulatory window were approximately 40-percent less likely to conceive during that month than other less stressful months, research ... read more

Focus on the Mental Health of Young Obesity Surgery Patients

Sep. 12, 2016 — One in five adolescents who have undergone obesity surgery experience poor mental health, research shows. Some have even had suicidal thoughts. This study is based on follow-up studies of 88 ... read more

Postpartum Psychosis Big Risk for Mothers With Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 9, 2016 — Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new review of literature on ... read more

A microRNA Plays Role in Major Depression

Sep. 9, 2016 — A tiny RNA appears to play a role in producing major depression, the mental disorder that affects as many as 250 million people a year worldwide. Researchers have found that amounts of this microRNA ... read more

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