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Using Instagram Can Increase Adolescents' Closeness to Friends

Apr. 5, 2017 — Adolescents' use of Instagram actually strengthened the closeness of their friendships, new research has found. However, investigators warn that frequent use can also lead to an increase in ... read more

Late Sleep-Wake Time Preference Linked to Depression in Individuals With Diabetes

Apr. 3, 2017 — People with type 2 diabetes who are “night owls” and prefer the evening for activity report having more symptoms of depression than those who are early to bed and early to rise, regardless 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

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

Mar. 27, 2017 — Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to classify individuals with major ... read more

Emotion: An Important Link to HIV Prevention in Black Adolescents With Mental Illnesses

Mar. 27, 2017 — Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with mental ... read more

Researchers Warn of Hazards of Smoking and Need for Wider Use of Varenicline to Quit

Mar. 27, 2017 — More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking. Researchers reassure clinicians and their patients that varenicline, whose brand name is Chantix, is a safe and effective way to achieve ... read more

Playing to Beat the Blues: Video Games Viable Treatment for Depression

Mar. 27, 2017 — Video games and 'brain training' applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new study carries it a step further, though, finding that when the video ... read more

Brain Scans May Help Clinicians Choose Talk Therapy or Medication Treatment for Depression

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help individual patients ... read more

Evidence-Based Diagnostic Model for Mental Illness

Mar. 23, 2017 — Researchers have has developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field's long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental ... read more

Mouse Study Identifies New Method for Treating Depression

Mar. 21, 2017 — Standard antidepressant medications don't work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers discovered that ... 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

5ARIs Not Associated With Increased Suicide Risk in Older Men, Study Finds

Mar. 20, 2017 — Using 5alpha-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) is not associated with increased suicide risk in older men, but risks for self-harm and depression were increased during the 18 months after medication ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Not all depressed patients need intensive therapy, according to new research. Instead, prognosis can drive ... read more

Deep Brain Stimulation Provides Long-Term Relief from Severe Depressions

Mar. 20, 2017 — Doctors have produced the first evidence of deep brain stimulation's lasting effectiveness in a four-year study. The method could serve in the future as an optional therapy for critically ill ... 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

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