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July 25, 2016

Vision-Threatening Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy Associated With Higher Risk of Depression

July 7, 2016 — Researchers examined the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with ... read more

Brain Inflammation Linked to Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

July 7, 2016 — Patients with multiple sclerosis have higher rates of depression than the general population, including people with other life-long disabling diseases. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis arise from an ... read more

Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness

July 5, 2016 — Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression ... read more

Changes in Brain Networks May Help Youth Adapt to Childhood Adversity

July 5, 2016 — A new study reports a neural signature of emotional adaptation that could help researchers understand how the brain adapts to childhood adversity and predict which kids may be vulnerable to ... read more

New Study Examines Freud's Theory of Hysteria

July 5, 2016 — New research has studied the controversial Freudian theory that Hysteria, a disorder resulting in severe neurological symptoms such as paralysis or seizures, arises in response to psychological ... read more

Benefit of Art Therapy in Reducing Psychological Problems in Syrian Refugee Children

June 30, 2016 — Group art therapy shows promise in reducing a wide range of psychological symptoms commonly experienced by refugee children, according to a pilot study of Syrian refugee children living in ... read more

Antidepressant Does Not Reduce Hospitalization, Death for HF Patients With Depression

June 28, 2016 — Investigators have examined whether 24 months of treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram would improve mortality, illness, and mood in patients with chronic heart failure and ... read more

Early Screening Spots Emergency Workers at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

June 28, 2016 — Emergency services workers who are more likely to suffer episodes of mental ill health later in their careers can be spotted in the first week of training. Researchers wanted to see if they could ... read more

Gene Hunters Find Rare Inherited Mutations Linked to Bipolar Disorder

June 27, 2016 — Using so-called next-generation genome sequencing, researchers have identified 84 potential inherited gene mutations that may contribute to the most severe forms of bipolar disorder. About 5.6 ... read more

Dose of Nature Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

June 23, 2016 — People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don't, according to new ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Poor moms who return to the workforce after a period of unemployment suffer significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and physical symptoms of stress when they don’t have access to decent ... read more

Psychiatric Diagnostic Tools May Not Be Valid for African Americans

June 22, 2016 — African Americans perceive depression as a weakness inconsistent with notions of strength in the community, rather than as a health condition, new research shows. The study results have significant ... read more

Childhood Abuse, Chronic Parental Domestic Violence Linked to Later Addictions

June 22, 2016 — Adults who have drug or alcohol dependency have experienced very high rates of early adversities, according to a new study. One in five drug dependent Canadian adults and one in six alcohol dependent ... read more

Depression, Adverse Childhood Events and Sleep Disturbances Linked to Changes in the Immune System

June 20, 2016 — Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research. These changes were observed in a population that already carried a significant burden of ... read more

Depressed, Out of Work? Study Suggests Skills to Help Land a Job

June 15, 2016 — Unemployed people were more likely to land a job if they used skills commonly taught as part of cognitive therapy for depression, a new study ... read more

Postpartum Depression Least Severe Form of Depression in Mothers

June 15, 2016 — Postpartum depression -- a household term since actress Brooke Shields went public in 2005 about her struggle with it -- is indeed serious. But depression that begins before or during pregnancy is ... read more

Childhood Abuse, Parental Death and Divorce Are Linked to Adult Insomnia Symptoms

June 14, 2016 — Child abuse, parental divorce and parental death, where shown to be associated with higher rates of adult insomnia. Mild insomnia was uniquely predicted by childhood abuse and divorce, and ... read more

Military Members With PTSD/depression Can Be Treated Successfully in Primary Care Settings

June 13, 2016 — The rate of PTSD and depression is high among active military members, but stigma often prevents them from seeking care from a mental health specialist. A new study finds that treating such patients ... read more

Depression Linked to Disease Activity and Disability in Adolescents With Arthritis

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study confirmed a clear association between depression symptom severity and the level of disease activity and disability in adolescent patients with juvenile inflammatory arthritis ... read more

Suicide Prevention Strategies Revisited: A 10-Year Systematic Review

June 8, 2016 — A major international review of suicide prevention has confirmed that some methods do work in reducing suicides, whereas others currently in use still have little proven ... read more

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