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April 27, 2017

National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Apr. 27, 2017 — Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a ... read more

Exploring Personalized Pharmacotherapy to Treat Panic Attacks

Apr. 26, 2017 — Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, ... read more

Common Antibiotic May Help to Prevent or Treat PTSD

Apr. 4, 2017 — The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research. The study was a pre-registered, placebo-controlled, double-blind ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries Leave Women Prone to Mental Health Problems

Apr. 3, 2017 — Traumatic brain injuries affect the body’s stress axis differently in female and male mice, according to new research. The results could help explain why women who experience blast injuries face a ... read more

Stress a Common Seizure Trigger in Epilepsy, Study Affirms

Apr. 3, 2017 — The relationship between stress and seizures has been well documented over the last 50 years. A recent review article looks at the stress-seizure relationship and how adopting stress reduction ... read more

It's True: The Sound of Nature Helps Us Relax

Mar. 30, 2017 — Playing 'natural sounds' affects the bodily systems that control the flight-or-fright and rest-digest autonomic nervous systems, with associated effects in the resting activity of the ... read more

Climate Change's Toll on Mental Health

Mar. 29, 2017 — When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on ... read more

Natural Chemical Helps Brain Adapt to Stress

Mar. 29, 2017 — A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic ... read more

Adults With Migraines Have Triple the Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Mar. 29, 2017 — Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among adults who have migraines than those without migraine, according to a new study. Many people with migraines have pain that prevent some daily ... read more

Evaluation Between Maternal Mental Health and Discharge Readiness

Mar. 28, 2017 — Mothers with a history of mental health disorders feel less ready for discharge from the NICU than with mothers without a mental health history, new research ... read more

Psychological Interventions to Cut Traumatic Memories: Tetris or Candy Crush?

Mar. 28, 2017 — The popular building-block computer game Tetris might be more than an idle pastime that keeps you glued to a screen. Playing it shortly after experiencing a traumatic event seems to block some of the ... read more

Cortisol Excess Hits Natural DNA Process and Mental Health Hard

Mar. 28, 2017 — High concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. These relationships are evident in a study ... read more

Virtual Environment Education Reduces Anxiety Prior to Radiation Therapy

Mar. 23, 2017 — Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team ... read more

Boosting Natural Brain Opioids May Be a Better Way to Treat Anxiety, Research Shows

Mar. 23, 2017 — Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat disabling emotions, says new research revealing their role in regulating critical brain circuits affecting fear and ... read more

Clinical Interviews Effective in Predicting Postpartum Depression

Mar. 21, 2017 — For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new ... read more

Researchers Review Progress of Treating Glutamate Signalling in Depression

Mar. 17, 2017 — Major depressive disorder (MDD) impacts 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability, yet current treatments possess limited efficacy. Ketamine, which has been repurposed as a rapidly ... read more

Refugees With PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Mar. 15, 2017 — Refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don't have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering, new research ... read more

Some Veggies Each Day Keeps the Stress Blues Away

Mar. 15, 2017 — Eating three to four servings of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress, new research ... read more

Stress of Major Life Events Impacts Women More Than Men, Shows Poll of 2,000 People

Mar. 15, 2017 — New research has highlighted the potential gender gap in stress, with women reporting higher stress from life events such as death of a loved one, illness, losing their smartphone and ... read more

Tackling Depression by Changing the Way You Think

Mar. 13, 2017 — A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has a positive effect for individuals with ... read more

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