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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Ouch! Avoiding Failure Leads to Missed Opportunities for Children With ADHD

Sep. 23, 2016 — Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches than typically developing children, explain researchers. A behavioral experiment on reward and ... read more

Fish Oil May Help Improve Mood in Veterans

Sep. 22, 2016 — Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to ... read more

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

Testing Ecopipam's Effectiveness in Treating Stuttering

Sep. 22, 2016 — Stuttering, an interruption in the flow of speech, affects about three million Americans. Currently, no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug treatments are available. In an attempt to ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Until recently, scientists thought they understood one of the underlying causes of fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability in the United States. The syndrome, ... read more

Sleep Is Key to Curing Chronic Pain

Sep. 21, 2016 — A ink between chronic pain and lack of sleep has been identified by a team of researchers. They also discovered that people with pain who believe they won't be able to sleep are more likely to ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads – and how it could potentially be limited – has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Data from the first 5,000 UK Biobank participants taking part in the world's largest health imaging study has been released for health researchers worldwide to use in their own research. ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. To better understand who is at risk, researchers conducted the first ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — A new theory, based on a computational model, has been revealed by researchers on how the brain separates relevant from irrelevant information in these and other ... read more

Gene Discovery in Severe Epilepsy May Offer Clues to Unique Personalized Therapies

Sep. 20, 2016 — An international team of researchers who discovered a new gene disorder that causes severe childhood epilepsy leveraged that finding to reduce seizures in two children. The collaborators’ case ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health even decades later -- but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a ... read more

Why Don't Antidepressants Work in Some Patients?

Sep. 20, 2016 — SSRI antidepressants (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, the best known being Prozactm) are amongst the most commonly taken medicines. However, there seems to be no way of knowing in advance ... read more

Better, Cost-Effective Depression Treatment for Teens Identified

Sep. 20, 2016 — Depression can create a huge cost burden on patients and institutions, and for teenagers that includes issues like missed school and the costs of healthcare for families. A new study identifies a ... read more

Continuous Electrical Brain Stimulation Helps Patients With Epilepsy

Sep. 19, 2016 — When surgery and medication don’t help people with epilepsy, electrical stimulation of the brain has been a treatment of last resort. Unfortunately, typical approaches, such as vagal nerve ... read more

Risks of Developing Mental Health Problems If Brother or Sister Affected

Sep. 19, 2016 — What is the risk of developing a mental disorder if a brother or sister has the condition? Now a large survey using data from all patients hospitalized in psychiatric wards in Israel, and their ... read more

Studying: Is It Bad for Your Health to Pull an All-Nighter?

Sep. 19, 2016 — A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the ... read more

Sleep Paralysis: Fully Awake and Unable to Move

Sep. 19, 2016 — Your eyes begin to open after a good night of sleep, but something feels weird. You try to take a deep breath but can’t draw air. You can’t sit up, and you may even see a shadow in the corner of ... read more

Potential Schizophrenia 'Switch' Found

Sep. 19, 2016 — A key mechanism that explains how compounds they're developing can suppress schizophrenia-like symptoms in mice without side effects has been discovered by researchers. An estimated 3 million ... read more

Sleep Habits, Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use Linked, Shows Research

Sep. 19, 2016 — A possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse has been identified by researchers. The study found that both sleep duration and sleep quality during late childhood predict ... read more

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