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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

PTSD Symptoms May Be Prevented With Ketamine

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have evidence that giving a small dose of ketamine one week before a psychologically traumatic event may help prevent PTSD. The study, in mice, may have implications for soldiers who are ... read more

Depressed Patients With Earlier and More Severe Symptoms Have High Genetic Risk for Major Psychiatric Disorders

Feb. 7, 2017 — Clinical features of major depressive disorder (MDD) may help identify specific subgroups of depressed patients based on associations with genetic risk for major psychiatric disorders, reports a ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Anxiety in social situations is not a rare problem: Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Exposure to phobic images without conscious awareness is more effective than longer, conscious exposure for reducing fear, a team of investigators has ... read more

Antidepressants Induce Resilience and Reverse Susceptibility

Feb. 2, 2017 — When they work, antidepressant medications may take weeks or months to alleviate symptoms of depression. Progress in developing new and more effective antidepressant treatments has been limited, ... read more

Super Bowl Equals Super Stress for Some Players

Feb. 2, 2017 — The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, Texas, millions will be ... read more

Immune System Suppression May Be Related to Problem Drinking

Feb. 2, 2017 — Cytokines are small proteins in the immune system that act as chemical messengers between cells. Prior research suggests that pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines are dysfunctional during alcohol ... read more

Parents of Children With Serious Heart Defects May Be at Risk of PTSD

Feb. 1, 2017 — Many parents -- particularly mothers -- of children born with serious heart defects have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety or depression. Since compromised parental mental health can lead to ... read more

Early Signs of Anxiety, Depression May Be Evident in the Brains of Newborns

Feb. 1, 2017 — Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a new ... read more

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Distinct from Other Mood Disorders, Brain Studies Suggest

Jan. 24, 2017 — On the surface, postpartum depression looks much like other forms of depression. New mothers struggling with it often withdraw from family and friends, lose their appetites, and of course, feel sad ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients With Anxiety, Depression Die Sooner

Jan. 24, 2017 — Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new ... read more

Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Biomarkers of Stress Response in Anxiety Disorder

Jan. 24, 2017 — Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, clinical trial has found ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A new preclinical study shows that vagus nerve stimulation therapy might have the potential to help people overcome drug addiction by helping them learn new behaviors to replace those associated with ... read more

Novel Underlying Mechanism Involved in PTSD and Other Anxiety Disorders Described

Jan. 23, 2017 — A novel mechanism has been identified for how stress-induced anxiety -- which can produce post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD -- affects circuit function in the hippocampus, the area of the brain ... read more

Mothers of Socially Anxious Children Take Involvement to the Next Level

Jan. 18, 2017 — When mothers of children with social anxiety disorder try to support their children, it often backfires. The results of an experiment involving building difficult puzzles indicate that, even at home, ... read more

Prolonged Exposure to Work-Related Stress Thought to Be Related to Certain Cancers

Jan. 17, 2017 — For men, prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first study to assess ... read more

Treatment Strategy Provides Mental Health Benefits to War Trauma Survivors

Jan. 13, 2017 — A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from ... read more

Study Unveils How Stress May Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Jan. 11, 2017 — Heightened activity in the amygdala - a region of the brain involved in stress - is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new ... read more

Counseling, Antidepressants Change Personality (for the Better), Team Reports

Jan. 6, 2017 — A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic and a bit more extraverted after the ... read more

New Apps Designed to Reduce Depression, Anxiety as Easily as Checking Your Phone

Jan. 5, 2017 — Now you can find help for depression and anxiety on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good sushi restaurant. A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps called IntelliCare significantly reduced ... read more

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