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September 25, 2016

Fear of Stigma or Sanction Keeps Many Doctors from Revealing Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2016 — Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — One way chronic stress appears to cause depression is by increasing levels of a protein in the brain that decreases the availability of an important chemical that regulates our mood, scientists ... read more

Research Evaluates Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression in Mothers of Preterm Infants

Sep. 13, 2016 — Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that ... read more

Faulty Gene Linked to Depression and Cardiovascular Disease

Sep. 13, 2016 — Researchers say they may have discovered a new target in the fight against depression: a faulty gene that is linked to cardiovascular and metabolic ... read more

Postpartum Psychosis Big Risk for Mothers With Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 9, 2016 — Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new review of literature on ... read more

A microRNA Plays Role in Major Depression

Sep. 9, 2016 — A tiny RNA appears to play a role in producing major depression, the mental disorder that affects as many as 250 million people a year worldwide. Researchers have found that amounts of this microRNA ... read more

Esketamine Produces Rapid Effects in Treatment-Resistant Depression

Sep. 8, 2016 — Esketamine, a component of the general anesthetic ketamine, shows rapid and significant improvement in depressive symptoms in patients who do not respond to currently available therapies, new ... read more

Negative Experiences on Facebook Linked to Increased Depression Risk in Young Adults

Sep. 8, 2016 — Negative experiences on Facebook may increase the risk of depressive symptoms, suggesting that online social interactions have important consequences for mental health, a unique new study of young ... read more

Stroke: Study Examines Risk, Risk Factors for Depression

Sep. 7, 2016 — During the first three months after stroke, the risk for depression was found to be eight times higher than in a reference population of people without stroke, according to a new ... read more

Early-Life Language Stimulation, Skills May Prevent Childhood Depression

Sep. 7, 2016 — Children who experience low levels of language learning stimulation beginning at three years of age are more likely to experience language delays by first grade and are three times more likely to ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — The antidepressant fluoxetine causes bone loss by instructing the brain to send out signals that increase bone breakdown, but a beta-blocker can intercept the signals, a new study in mice has ... read more

Brain Peptide Research May Lead to Promising New Treatments for Mental Illnesses

Sep. 7, 2016 — Recent research points to the importance of a molecule called relaxin-3 in the brain, with effects on various processes and behaviors such as mood, stress, and cognition. Because these are often ... read more

CRF Overexpression Increases Anxiety in Primates

Sep. 6, 2016 — Overexpression of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a stress-related gene, increases anxious temperament in monkeys, new research indicates. The findings provide a direct link in primates between ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Clinical anxiety affects up to 30 percent of Americans who are in great need of better treatments with fewer side effects. A study finds that certain neurons in the hypothalamus play a central, ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Anxiety and Depression in Patients With COPD, Study Suggests

Sep. 5, 2016 — A new study shows that increased physical activity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduces their risk of anxiety or ... read more

Address Systemic Issues to Change Toxic Health Care Environment, Commentary Says

Sep. 1, 2016 — A recent commentary urges taking a multipronged approach to improve the mental health of medical school students, which ultimately impacts physician burnout and the care patients ... read more

Most States Report Medicaid Covers Children's Key Mental Health Services but Gaps Remain

Sep. 1, 2016 — A national study shows an uneven picture of states' use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services. A large number -- as many as 46 states -- use ... read more

Persistent Childbirth Pain Increases Risk of Postnatal Depression

Aug. 31, 2016 — New research shows that women who experience persistent childbirth pain are more likely to develop postnatal depression following the birth of their ... read more

Scientists Discover Noninvasive Technique to Monitor Migraines

Aug. 31, 2016 — New UBC research has found that amplified electroencephalograms can produce diagnostic results of a brainwave associated with migraines and epilepsy that are comparable to the current, more invasive, ... read more

Many Adults Who Screen Positive for Depression Don't Receive Treatment

Aug. 29, 2016 — A new study suggests gaps exist in the treatment of depression with many individuals who screen positive for the mental health disorder not receiving treatment, according to a new ... read more

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