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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Exercise Can Tackle Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Aug. 12, 2016 — Aerobic exercise, such as treadmills and exercise bikes, in combination with their medication, can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according ... read more

Is Depression in Parents, Grandparents Linked to Grandchildren's Depression?

Aug. 10, 2016 — Having both parents and grandparents with major depressive disorder (MDD) was associated with higher risk of MDD for grandchildren, which could help identify those who may benefit from early ... read more

Financial Worries Linked to Mental Health Issues Among University Students

Aug. 9, 2016 — Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about debt at university increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression and alcohol dependency, according to new research. The work ... read more

College Students Who Misuse Stimulants More Likely to Have ADHD, Substance-Use Disorder

Aug. 8, 2016 — A new study finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not ... read more

Can Nature Videos Help Improve Prisoner Behavior?

Aug. 5, 2016 — Researchers have identified a simple intervention that may help reduce levels of violence in maximum security prisons. Inmates who viewed nature videos showed reduced levels of aggression and were ... read more

Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress

Aug. 3, 2016 — Having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations, new psychology research ... read more

PET Imaging of Adult Neurogenesis May Contribute to Better Diagnosis of Depression, Evaluation of Drug Therapy Effectiveness

Aug. 3, 2016 — A new non-invasive PET scanning technique has been used by researchers to obtain images of neuron proliferation in the subventricular zone and subgranular zone of the hippocampal dentate gyrus. ... read more

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

Aug. 2, 2016 — In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress ... read more

Depression Screening Tools Not Accurate for Children and Adolescents

Aug. 2, 2016 — There is insufficient evidence to show that any of the short questionnaires used by physicians to ask about symptoms of depression accurately screen 6- to 18-year-olds for the ... read more

Adolescent Depression in Girls Offset by Presence of 'Boomerang Father'

Aug. 2, 2016 — A study of the impact of 'boomerang fathers' -- those who cycle in and out of their children's lives -- found they provided a type of stability in a daughter's life that staved ... read more

Novel Study Method Identifies 15 Genomic Regions Associated With Depression

Aug. 1, 2016 — A genomic study using a novel method of enrolling participants has identified for the first time 15 regions of the genome that appear to be associated with depression in individuals of European ... read more

Combining Medications Could Offer Better Results for ADHD Patients

Aug. 1, 2016 — Three studies report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy ... read more

Study Shows Distress Intolerance Associated With Opioid Misuse

July 28, 2016 — Inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to new ... read more

Why Do Antidepressants Take So Long to Work?

July 28, 2016 — An episode of major depression can be crippling, impairing the ability to sleep, work, or eat. But the drugs available to treat depression can take weeks or even months to start working. Researchers ... read more

ADHD Medication Reduces Risky Behavior in Children, Teens, Research Finds

July 27, 2016 — New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder offer long-term ... read more

Web-Based Technology Improves Pediatric ADHD Care and Patient Outcomes

July 26, 2016 — As cases of ADHD continue to rise among US children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting an assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and patient ... read more

Changes in Teenage Brain Structure Provide Clues to Onset of Mental Health Problems

July 25, 2016 — Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often ... read more

Study Finds Average 6-Year Delay Between Onset and Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

July 25, 2016 — Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment, ... read more

Behavioral Activation as Effective as CBT for Depression, at Lower Cost

July 22, 2016 — A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the 'gold standard' of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a large-scale study has ... read more

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