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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Addressing Trauma in Juvenile Offenders Should Be Larger Focus of Rehabilitation, Study Finds

Feb. 3, 2016 — Treating trauma in juvenile offenders can aid social relationships that help them stay out of trouble, according to a new study. Between 65 and 75 percent of juveniles in the criminal justice system ... read more

Fight Your Fears: Facing Down Anxieties Can Expand Your World

Jan. 29, 2016 — A professor uses exposure therapy to help patients with phobias that have begun to overtake their ... read more

Significant Number of Young People With Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder

Jan. 29, 2016 — Around 10 percent of UK primary care patients prescribed antidepressants for depression or anxiety have undiagnosed bipolar disorder, a study has ... read more

Neuroticism Predicts Anxiety, Depression Disorders

Jan. 27, 2016 — For the first time, research has found that young people who are high on the personality trait of neuroticism are highly likely to develop both anxiety and depression ... read more

Treating Major Depression in Older Adults With Diabetes May Lower Risk of Death

Jan. 27, 2016 — Effective treatment for depression could go a long way toward improving health status and even preventing death among older adults who also have diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Chronic Stress, Anxiety Can Damage the Brain, Increase Risk of Major Psychiatric Disorders

Jan. 21, 2016 — People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even dementia, a new scientific review paper ... read more

No Evidence of Seasonal Differences in Depressive Symptoms

Jan. 20, 2016 — A large-scale survey of US adults provides no evidence that levels of depressive symptoms vary from season to season, according to new research. The findings are inconsistent with the notion of ... read more

It's Mom Who Sees Troubles for Teens With Food Allergies

Jan. 20, 2016 — Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioral problems, a new study ... read more

Depression Experts Question Effectiveness of Stress Hormone Drug

Jan. 20, 2016 — Pioneering research by mood disorder experts has questioned the effectiveness of metyrapone, a drug suggested to treat ... read more

Social Anxiety Is Highly Heritable but Is Affected by Environment

Jan. 20, 2016 — Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and avoidant personality ... read more

Depression, Obesity Common Among Bipolar Patients With Exhausted Stress System

Jan. 19, 2016 — Older bipolar patients often have decreased activity in the hormone system responsible for the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol. Low levels of cortisol in bipolar patients were also ... read more

Mental Health Conditions Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Jan. 12, 2016 — Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study. Bariatric surgery is an accepted ... read more

Exercise Reduces Heart Disease Risk in Depressed Patients

Jan. 11, 2016 — Symptoms of mild to minimal depression were associated with early indicators of heart disease, say researchers. However, the study found regular exercise seems to reduce the adverse cardiovascular ... read more

Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication Use in Active-Duty Personnel

Jan. 11, 2016 — Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — Mood-based disorders are one of the top-ten causes of disability worldwide. However the genes underpinning these disorders have proven to be remarkably elusive, say ... read more

Wage Gap Could Explain Why Women Are More Likely to Be Anxious, Depressed Than Men

Jan. 5, 2016 — The odds of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder were markedly greater among women who earned less than their male counterparts, with whom they were matched on education and ... read more

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in 25-Year-Old Former Football Player

Jan. 4, 2016 — Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with repetitive head impacts and can be diagnosed only by autopsy after death. Authors write an observation letter ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — New findings could help explain the apparent 'sixth sense' we have for danger in social situations, with the direction of a person's gaze being a crucial cue. People with non-clinical ... read more

Psychotherapies Have Long-Term Benefit for Those Suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dec. 28, 2015 — The beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting, a new meta-analysis has ... read more

Mental Disorders Associated With Subsequent Chronic Physical Conditions

Dec. 23, 2015 — International survey data suggest an assortment of mental disorders were associated with increased risk of the onset of a wide array of chronic physical ... read more

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