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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Coping With Active Surveillance Anxiety in Prostate Cancer

May 26, 2016 — Men with prostate cancer who are under medical surveillance reported significantly greater resilience and less anxiety after receiving an intervention of mindfulness meditation, a study found. The ... read more

Altered Purine Metabolism Linked to Depression

May 17, 2016 — People suffering from major depressive disorder may have altered purine metabolism, according to a new study. Purines are nitrogenous compounds that serve as building blocks for DNA and they also ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Reconciliation programs promote societal healing, but that these gains come at the cost of reduced psychological health, worsening depression, anxiety, and ... read more

Online Therapy Effective at Treating Depression and Anxiety

May 12, 2016 — Providing an online computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program both alone and in combination with Internet support groups (ISG) is a more effective treatment for anxiety and depression ... read more

PTSD Linked to Low Levels of Fat Hormone

May 11, 2016 — Researchers report a biological mechanism that might explain why individuals coping with post-traumatic stress disorder are less able to extinguish the fear of past ... read more

Why Bad Experiences Are Remembered out of Context

May 10, 2016 — Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new study has revealed how this happens in the brain. The ... read more

Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Anxiety or Depression Following Mania

May 3, 2016 — Adults with bipolar disorder are just as likely to develop anxiety as depression following an episode of mania, according to data from a national survey of more than 34,000 ... read more

Study Underscores Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs

May 2, 2016 — Single parents who participate in a housing support program in an urban setting with high levels of community violence had significant symptoms of stress and depression, a new study ... read more

Depression Symptoms That Steadily Increase in Later Life Predict Higher Dementia Risk, Study Shows

Apr. 29, 2016 — Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and may indicate the early stages of the disease, according to the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics' brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive ... read more

Recent Cancer Diagnosis Associated With Increased Risk of Mental Health Disorders

Apr. 28, 2016 — A recent cancer diagnosis was associated with increased risk for some mental health disorders and increased use of psychiatric medications, according to a new study that used data from Swedish ... read more

Gestational Exposure to Type of Antidepressants Associated With Adolescent Offspring Depression

Apr. 28, 2016 — The use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can result in offspring depression by early adolescence. Using national register data from Finland, researchers found that children exposed to ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study shows the death of newborn brain cells may be linked to a genetic risk factor for five major psychiatric diseases, and at the same time shows a compound currently being developed for use ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Anxiety and depression are two of the most frequently occurring mental disorders worldwide. Light-activated nerve cells may indicate how they are formed, report ... read more

Smoking Cessation Medications Do Not Appear to Increase Risk of Neuropsychiatric Side Effects, Study Finds

Apr. 22, 2016 — The smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion do not appear to increase the incidence of serious neuropsychiatric side effects compared to placebo, according to a new ... read more

Girls More Anxious About Mathematics, STEM Subjects Compared to Boys

Apr. 21, 2016 — Women are underrepresented in some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and fields, global studies have shown. Even in countries with higher gender equality, sex ... 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

Apr. 19, 2016 — In one of the largest genomic studies to date, a group of more than 190 scientists have identified genes that are tied to depression, neuroticism and subjective wellbeing. Some of these genes also ... 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

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

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