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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Diversifying Clinical Science to Represent Diverse Populations

July 20, 2016 — Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. A special series in Clinical Psychological ... read more

Loss of Employer-Based Health Insurance in Early Retirement Affects Mental, Physical Health

July 18, 2016 — The loss of private health insurance from an employer can lead to poorer mental and physical health as older adults transition to early retirement, according to a ... read more

Suicide Rate Is 22% Higher Among People With Epilepsy Than the General Population

July 12, 2016 — The suicide rate among people with epilepsy is 22 percent higher than the general population, according to a new ... read more

Scientists Link Bipolar Disorder to Unexpected Brain Region

July 8, 2016 — For the first time, researchers show that ensembles of genes within the striatum could be deeply involved in bipolar disorder. Most modern studies of bipolar disorder have concentrated on the ... read more

Antidepressants: Treatment for Bad Marriages?

July 7, 2016 — Psychiatrists nearly always responded with prescriptions for antidepressants when clients complained of bad marriages, according to a new study spanning 20 years at an American medical center. The ... read more

Critical Care Health Care Professionals Have High Rates of Burnout Syndrome

July 7, 2016 — A new report on burnout syndrome in critical care health care professionals gives key stakeholders guidance on mitigating the development of burnout syndrome and calls for initiating research to ... read more

Vision-Threatening Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy Associated With Higher Risk of Depression

July 7, 2016 — Researchers examined the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with ... read more

Brain Inflammation Linked to Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

July 7, 2016 — Patients with multiple sclerosis have higher rates of depression than the general population, including people with other life-long disabling diseases. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis arise from an ... read more

Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness

July 5, 2016 — Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression ... read more

Changes in Brain Networks May Help Youth Adapt to Childhood Adversity

July 5, 2016 — A new study reports a neural signature of emotional adaptation that could help researchers understand how the brain adapts to childhood adversity and predict which kids may be vulnerable to ... read more

Link Between Stress Hormone, Obesity in Depressed, Bipolar Patients

July 5, 2016 — Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder, according to a ... read more

New Study Examines Freud's Theory of Hysteria

July 5, 2016 — New research has studied the controversial Freudian theory that Hysteria, a disorder resulting in severe neurological symptoms such as paralysis or seizures, arises in response to psychological ... read more

Trauma Induces More Alcohol Craving Than Stress Among Veterans With PTSD and Co-Occurring Alcohol Dependence

July 1, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans. AD and PTSD often occur together, ... read more

Benefit of Art Therapy in Reducing Psychological Problems in Syrian Refugee Children

June 30, 2016 — Group art therapy shows promise in reducing a wide range of psychological symptoms commonly experienced by refugee children, according to a pilot study of Syrian refugee children living in ... read more

Childhood Binge Eating: Families, Feeding, and Feelings

June 28, 2016 — In order to put childhood binge eating into context, a new systematic review identifies two potential risk factors for binge eating in children under the age of 12. With family being the most ... read more

Antidepressant Does Not Reduce Hospitalization, Death for HF Patients With Depression

June 28, 2016 — Investigators have examined whether 24 months of treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram would improve mortality, illness, and mood in patients with chronic heart failure and ... read more

Early Screening Spots Emergency Workers at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

June 28, 2016 — Emergency services workers who are more likely to suffer episodes of mental ill health later in their careers can be spotted in the first week of training. Researchers wanted to see if they could ... read more

Gene Hunters Find Rare Inherited Mutations Linked to Bipolar Disorder

June 27, 2016 — Using so-called next-generation genome sequencing, researchers have identified 84 potential inherited gene mutations that may contribute to the most severe forms of bipolar disorder. About 5.6 ... read more

Analysis of Genetic Repeats Suggests Role for DNA Instability in Schizophrenia

June 24, 2016 — An international research team has revealed extensive genetic variation in patients with schizophrenia. Significantly more copy number variations (CNVs) of genomic DNA were detected in patients than ... read more

Dose of Nature Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

June 23, 2016 — People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don't, according to new ... read more

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