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May 28, 2017

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May 28, 2017

Parent Training on ADHD Using Volunteers Can Help Meet Growing Treatment Needs

May 24, 2017 — Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new ... read more

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

Severe Mental Illness Linked to Much Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

May 12, 2017 — There is a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease when someone suffers from severe mental illness, compared to the general population, an international study of more than ... 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

Positive Father-Child Relationship Can Moderate Negative Effects of Maternal Depression

May 11, 2017 — A new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe ... 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

Worsening Outcomes in Service Members Five Years After Mild Blast-Induced Concussion

May 10, 2017 — US military service members who endured a mild concussion after blast injury while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan may continue to experience mental health symptoms as well as decreases in quality of ... 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

Underlying Molecular Mechanism of Bipolar Disorder

May 8, 2017 — Scientists have identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium's effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder patients. The study utilized human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS cells) to ... 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

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