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Parents With Bipolar Benefit from Self-Help Tool

May 17, 2017 — Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child ... read more

'Moral Enhancement' Technologies Are Neither Feasible nor Wise

May 16, 2017 — A recent study finds that 'moral enhancement technologies' -- which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior -- are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing ... read more

Pupils' Mental Health Improved Through School-Based Program

May 9, 2017 — School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new ... read more

Effectiveness of Yoga in Treating Major Depression Evaluated

May 8, 2017 — New research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Helped With Drug Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

May 8, 2017 — Medications used to treat depression and cancer may prevent nerve cell damage and help those suffering with traumatic brain injury, according to a new ... read more

Direct and Not Indirect Childhood Abuse Linked to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents

May 4, 2017 — Adolescents who were physically abused or sexually abused were more likely to engage in non-suicidal self-injury than their non-abused counterparts, according to a new ... read more

Exposure to Racism Harms Children's Health

May 4, 2017 — New research illustrates the unhealthy effects racism can have on children, with reported exposure to discrimination tied to higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety ... read more

Ordinary Sounding Expressions of Teen Angst May Signal Early Depression

May 4, 2017 — While it's estimated at least one in 10 teens in the US suffer from depression at some point, few will use the word 'depressed' to describe negative emotions hanging over them. ... read more

How Technology Use Affects at-Risk Adolescents

May 3, 2017 — More use of technology led to increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems over time for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study finds. However, on days ... read more

First Large-Scale Population Analysis Reinforces Ketamine's Reputation as Antidepressant

May 3, 2017 — Researchers have mined the FDA Adverse Effect Reporting System (FAERS) database for depression symptoms in patients taking ketamine for pain. They found that depression was reported half as often ... read more

More Evidence Why Depressed Dads Should Seek Help

May 3, 2017 — A father's depression has a direct effect on both internalized and externalized behavioral problems in adolescents, according to a recent ... read more

Adjusting Medications May Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults

May 1, 2017 — Simply adjusting the dose of an older adult's psychiatric medication could reduce their risk of falling, a new study ... read more

May 1, 2017 — Selecting the antidepressant that will be most effective for a specific patient suffering from depression can be a 'try and try again' process. Examining new personalized and precision ... read more

Food Insecurity Can Affect Your Mental Health

Apr. 27, 2017 — Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard ... read more

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

Chemotherapy Drug May Increase Vulnerability to Depression

Apr. 25, 2017 — A chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new ... read more

Mental Illness Does Not Affect Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new study compares bariatric surgery outcomes according to preoperative mental illness. Results indicates that the state of mental illness does not affect weight loss ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have identified a novel mode of action for a potential antidepressant that also leads to nerve cell growth in the mouse hippocampus. The activator of a serotonin receptor uses a different ... read more

Growing Body of Evidence Supports Use of Mind-Body Therapies in Breast Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2017 — In newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing ... read more

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