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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Brain Study Confirms Gene Mutation Link to Psychiatric Disorders

Aug. 15, 2016 — Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain. The study offers further clues about how the ... read more

Correcting Metabolic Deficiencies May Improve Depression Symptoms

Aug. 12, 2016 — Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in patients with treatment-resistant depression can improve symptoms and even lead to remission, report ... read more

Is Depression in Parents, Grandparents Linked to Grandchildren's Depression?

Aug. 10, 2016 — Having both parents and grandparents with major depressive disorder (MDD) was associated with higher risk of MDD for grandchildren, which could help identify those who may benefit from early ... read more

Financial Worries Linked to Mental Health Issues Among University Students

Aug. 9, 2016 — Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about debt at university increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression and alcohol dependency, according to new research. The work ... read more

PET Imaging of Adult Neurogenesis May Contribute to Better Diagnosis of Depression, Evaluation of Drug Therapy Effectiveness

Aug. 3, 2016 — A new non-invasive PET scanning technique has been used by researchers to obtain images of neuron proliferation in the subventricular zone and subgranular zone of the hippocampal dentate gyrus. ... read more

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

Aug. 2, 2016 — In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress ... read more

Depression Screening Tools Not Accurate for Children and Adolescents

Aug. 2, 2016 — There is insufficient evidence to show that any of the short questionnaires used by physicians to ask about symptoms of depression accurately screen 6- to 18-year-olds for the ... read more

Adolescent Depression in Girls Offset by Presence of 'Boomerang Father'

Aug. 2, 2016 — A study of the impact of 'boomerang fathers' -- those who cycle in and out of their children's lives -- found they provided a type of stability in a daughter's life that staved ... read more

Novel Study Method Identifies 15 Genomic Regions Associated With Depression

Aug. 1, 2016 — A genomic study using a novel method of enrolling participants has identified for the first time 15 regions of the genome that appear to be associated with depression in individuals of European ... read more

Why Do Antidepressants Take So Long to Work?

July 28, 2016 — An episode of major depression can be crippling, impairing the ability to sleep, work, or eat. But the drugs available to treat depression can take weeks or even months to start working. Researchers ... read more

Study Finds Average 6-Year Delay Between Onset and Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

July 25, 2016 — Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment, ... read more

Behavioral Activation as Effective as CBT for Depression, at Lower Cost

July 22, 2016 — A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the 'gold standard' of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a large-scale study has ... read more

Gastrointestinal Disorders Involve Both Brain-to-Gut and Gut-to-Brain Pathways

July 22, 2016 — New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life according to recent research. The study seeks to determine the precise ... read more

July 21, 2016 — More than one in three -- an estimated 328,000 -- students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results in Ontario, Canada. Girls are twice ... read more

Infections, Antibiotic Use Linked to Manic Episodes in People With Serious Mental Illness

July 20, 2016 — In research using patient medical records, investigators report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were more likely to be on antibiotics to treat active ... read more

Body-Mind Meditation Can Boost Attention and Health, Lower Stress

July 18, 2016 — Meditation has long been promoted as a way to feel more at peace. But research shows it can significantly improve attention, working memory, creativity, immune function, emotional regulation, ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their children's development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, according to new ... read more

New Antidepressant Target Discovered

July 12, 2016 — Scientists have shown how manipulating a novel target in the brain using gene therapy could lead to new treatments for depression. Decreasing a set of proteins in the hippocampus reduced ... read more

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