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May 23, 2017

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Parents With Bipolar Benefit from Self-Help Tool

May 17, 2017 — Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child ... read more

May 12, 2017 — A $2.2 million, first-of-its kind randomized study found no differences between kids with asthma who received standard care based on National Institutes of Health guidelines compared with kids whose ... read more

Chronic Childhood Illness Linked With Later Life Mental Health Problems

May 12, 2017 — A new study into the effects of chronic physical illness in children on their life-long mental health has found that such experiences appear to increase the chances of them having depression and ... read more

Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed

May 10, 2017 — Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for ... read more

ADHD Medication Associated With Reduced Risk for Motor Vehicle Crashes

May 10, 2017 — In a study of more than 2.3 million patients in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), rates of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) were lower when they had received their ... read more

Pupils' Mental Health Improved Through School-Based Program

May 9, 2017 — School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new ... read more

PTSD, Certain Prescriptions for PTSD May Raise Risk for Dementia

May 8, 2017 — Until now, researchers didn't know whether the kinds of medications used for people with PTSD could increase risks for dementia. (These medications include including antidepressants, ... read more

'Narrative Expressive Writing' Might Protect Against Harmful Health Effects of Divorce-Related Stress

May 8, 2017 — For people going through a divorce, a technique called narrative expressive writing -- not just writing about their emotions, but creating a meaningful narrative of their experience -- may reduce the ... read more

May 8, 2017 — A new study found that kids who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to suffer from depression in seventh grade; and have a greater likelihood of using alcohol, marijuana or tobacco in tenth ... read more

Genes in Children Linked to Stress, Bipolar Disorder

May 8, 2017 — Genetic alterations that can be modulated by stress have been identified in children at high risk for bipolar disorder, according to a recently published study by researchers at McGovern Medical ... read more

Effectiveness of Yoga in Treating Major Depression Evaluated

May 8, 2017 — New research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over ... read more

Virtual Reality for Psychiatric Treatment? Research Shows Promise for VR and Other Technologies in Mental Health Care

May 8, 2017 — A growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Helped With Drug Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

May 8, 2017 — Medications used to treat depression and cancer may prevent nerve cell damage and help those suffering with traumatic brain injury, according to a new ... read more

Retirement Associated With Lower Stress, but Only If You Were in a Top Job

May 5, 2017 — A new article suggests that the period around retirement may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and ... read more

Direct and Not Indirect Childhood Abuse Linked to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents

May 4, 2017 — Adolescents who were physically abused or sexually abused were more likely to engage in non-suicidal self-injury than their non-abused counterparts, according to a new ... read more

Exposure to Racism Harms Children's Health

May 4, 2017 — New research illustrates the unhealthy effects racism can have on children, with reported exposure to discrimination tied to higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety ... read more

Youth Most at Risk for Violence or Mental Health Issues Have Increased Access to Guns

May 4, 2017 — New research found adolescents who reported greatest access to guns -- either in their own home or a friend's - also were among those with higher risk for violent behavior. Researchers ... read more

Ordinary Sounding Expressions of Teen Angst May Signal Early Depression

May 4, 2017 — While it's estimated at least one in 10 teens in the US suffer from depression at some point, few will use the word 'depressed' to describe negative emotions hanging over them. ... read more

How Technology Use Affects at-Risk Adolescents

May 3, 2017 — More use of technology led to increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems over time for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study finds. However, on days ... read more

First Large-Scale Population Analysis Reinforces Ketamine's Reputation as Antidepressant

May 3, 2017 — Researchers have mined the FDA Adverse Effect Reporting System (FAERS) database for depression symptoms in patients taking ketamine for pain. They found that depression was reported half as often ... read more

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