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May 1, 2016

Percentage of US Children Who Have Chronic Health Conditions on the Rise

Apr. 30, 2016 — The percentage of children with chronic health conditions is on the rise, and new research shows this is especially true among children who live in or near ... read more

In Older Adults, Frailty and Depression Symptoms Are Linked and Can Affect Spouses

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers examined the effects of frailty and depression on married couples. People married to a frail spouse were likely to become frail themselves, and people married to a depressed spouse were ... read more

New Study Shows Electronic Health Records Often Capture Incomplete Mental Health Data

Apr. 21, 2016 — This study compares information available in a typical electronic health record (EHR) with data from insurance claims, focusing on diagnoses, visits, and hospital care for depression and bipolar ... read more

Improvements in NHS Mental Health Care in England May Have Helped to Reduce Suicide Rates

Apr. 20, 2016 — Increasing specialist community services like crisis resolution, helping make the transition to adult services smoother for young people, and implementing clinical guidelines are just some of the ... read more

Patients at High Risk for Psychiatric Symptoms After a Stay in the Intensive Care Unit

Apr. 20, 2016 — Results of a multi-institutional national study of nearly 700 people who survived life-threatening illness with a stay in an intensive care unit suggest that a substantial majority of them are at ... read more

Counseling in Primary Care Clinics Helps Speed Recovery for Depressed Teens

Apr. 20, 2016 — Depressed teenagers who received cognitive behavioral therapy in their primary care clinic recovered faster, and were also more likely to recover, than teens who did not receive the primary ... read more

One Antidepressant Shown to Control Weight During 2-Year Study

Apr. 20, 2016 — Bupropion (marketed as Wellbutrin) is the only antidepressant that tends to be linked to long-term modest weight loss, new research indicates. Previously, researchers linked depression to ... read more

Health Problems May Predict Traumatic Brain Injuries in Older Adults

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers set out to learn about the risk factors for traumatic brain injuries in older adults so that healthcare professionals can develop strategies to prevent these types of injuries whenever ... read more

Can Trajectory of Child Sexual Abuse Victims Be Changed?

Apr. 18, 2016 — Authors and investigators have announced the highly anticipated preliminary results of the clinical trials performed at the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch, confirming that the four-week intervention ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than half of adults believe children today are more stressed, experience less quality family time and have worse mental and emotional health than children in past ... read more

Heart Attack Patients More Depressed but Get Fewer Antidepressants

Apr. 16, 2016 — Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart attack, according to new ... read more

High Levels of Mental Illness Reported by Victims of Human Trafficking in the UK

Apr. 14, 2016 — New research reveals the severe mental health problems experienced by men and women trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labor, including high levels of ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a ... read more

People in Miyagi Coastal Areas Continue to Show Higher Levels of Depressive Tendencies

Apr. 14, 2016 — Depressive symptoms continue to be higher in coastal areas than inland areas of Miyagi, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, new research ... read more

Gang Membership Linked to Depression

Apr. 13, 2016 — Kids who decide to join gangs are more likely to be depressed and suicidal -- and these mental health problems only worsen after joining, finds a new ... read more

How Depression May Compound Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 12, 2016 — Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with such early warning signs of metabolic disease as obesity, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels, according ... read more

New Insights Into How the Brain Adapts to Stress

Apr. 12, 2016 — Genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioral adaptation to stressful challenges are controlled by epigenetic mechanisms. Adaptation to stress is known to require changes in the ... read more

Health Costs for Motivated, Disadvantaged Youth

Apr. 8, 2016 — There may be a hidden cost to the old adage of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps. Research suggests the unintended stress spurred by upward mobility can pose an unintended health risk later down ... read more

New Low-Cost Workforce Extends Primary Care to Homes of Older Adults

Apr. 7, 2016 — Person-centered dementia care, which involves both patients and their caregivers, can be effectively provided by an engaged low-cost workforce -- care coordinator ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered remarkably detailed 3-D views of one of the most important transporters in the brain -- the serotonin transporter. Their study provides fresh insight into how citalopram ... read more

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