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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

Mental Shortcuts: Many Physicians Choose Insomnia Meds Based on Habit

Feb. 15, 2017 — Clinical decision-making and treatment choice is a complex cognitive process influenced by multiple variables, report ... read more

Depression Linked to E-Cigarette Use Among College Students

Feb. 13, 2017 — The emergence of e-cigarettes as a nicotine product has left scientists with many questions about their impact on health, including how the product interacts with depression. A new study has found a ... read more

Caregivers Should Be Screened Early, Often to Prevent Depression, Anxiety

Feb. 10, 2017 — Currently, more than 34 million people in the U.S. care for terminally ill love ones, but few resources are available to help them navigate the challenges they encounter. A study has found that ... read more

Poverty, High Neighborhood Murder Rates Increase Depression in Older Adults

Feb. 10, 2017 — Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study has ... read more

Want to Help Your Mate Beat the Blues? Show Them the Love

Feb. 8, 2017 — The more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them, according to new ... read more

Depressed Patients With Earlier and More Severe Symptoms Have High Genetic Risk for Major Psychiatric Disorders

Feb. 7, 2017 — Clinical features of major depressive disorder (MDD) may help identify specific subgroups of depressed patients based on associations with genetic risk for major psychiatric disorders, reports a ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — The first peer-reviewed and published national study of civic service among U.S. vets who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan found volunteering improved their health and social ... read more

Antidepressants Induce Resilience and Reverse Susceptibility

Feb. 2, 2017 — When they work, antidepressant medications may take weeks or months to alleviate symptoms of depression. Progress in developing new and more effective antidepressant treatments has been limited, ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Patients with depression find it easier to abandon unattainable goals, a psychological study has ... read more

Stress Hormones Underlie Indigenous Health Gap in Australia

Feb. 2, 2017 — Scientists have made a disturbing finding about some young Indigenous people's biological reaction to stress, but one that could help close the health gap for indigenous ... read more

Parents of Children With Serious Heart Defects May Be at Risk of PTSD

Feb. 1, 2017 — Many parents -- particularly mothers -- of children born with serious heart defects have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety or depression. Since compromised parental mental health can lead to ... read more

Early Signs of Anxiety, Depression May Be Evident in the Brains of Newborns

Feb. 1, 2017 — Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a new ... read more

Better Sleep Can Lead to Better Sex

Feb. 1, 2017 — Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems ... read more

Physically Active Children Are Less Depressed

Jan. 31, 2017 — Being active, getting sweaty and roughhousing offer more than just physical health benefits for young children. A new study shows this kind of physical activity also protects against ... read more

Acupuncture Boosts Effectiveness of Standard Medical Care for Chronic Pain, Depression

Jan. 30, 2017 — Acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — A volume decrease in specific parts of the brain's hippocampus -- long identified as a hub of mood and memory processing -- was linked to bipolar disorder in a new ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — A functional MRI brain scan may help predict which patients will respond positively to antidepressant therapy, according to a new ... read more

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Distinct from Other Mood Disorders, Brain Studies Suggest

Jan. 24, 2017 — On the surface, postpartum depression looks much like other forms of depression. New mothers struggling with it often withdraw from family and friends, lose their appetites, and of course, feel sad ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients With Anxiety, Depression Die Sooner

Jan. 24, 2017 — Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new ... read more

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