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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

July 20, 2016 — Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new ... read more

Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Disorders Has Risen Among US Veterans

July 15, 2016 — A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among US veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with ... read more

Stressful Trigger Events Associated With Risk of Violent Crime

July 13, 2016 — Trigger events, including exposure to violence, were associated with increased risk of violent crime in the week following exposure among patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and among ... read more

Suicide Rate Is 22% Higher Among People With Epilepsy Than the General Population

July 12, 2016 — The suicide rate among people with epilepsy is 22 percent higher than the general population, according to a new ... read more

Resilience Affects Whether Childhood Trauma Results in Harmful Gene Response

July 11, 2016 — In a first-ever study to identify how trauma affects gene expression among child soldiers, a research team has found resilience to be a key factor in determining individual response at the molecular ... read more

Scientists Link Bipolar Disorder to Unexpected Brain Region

July 8, 2016 — For the first time, researchers show that ensembles of genes within the striatum could be deeply involved in bipolar disorder. Most modern studies of bipolar disorder have concentrated on the ... read more

No Evidence of Weekend Increase in Mental Health Patient Suicide

July 7, 2016 — A new study prompted by current government policy for a 'seven-day NHS,' has found that suicide deaths by mental health patients are actually lower at the ... read more

Vision-Threatening Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy Associated With Higher Risk of Depression

July 7, 2016 — Researchers examined the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with ... read more

July 6, 2016 — People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social ... read more

New Tool Can Predict Individual's Risk of Psychotic Disorders

July 5, 2016 — A new risk calculator can predict an individual’s risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a new study. The research involved collaborators from nine sites and may ... read more

Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness

July 5, 2016 — Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression ... read more

Changes in Brain Networks May Help Youth Adapt to Childhood Adversity

July 5, 2016 — A new study reports a neural signature of emotional adaptation that could help researchers understand how the brain adapts to childhood adversity and predict which kids may be vulnerable to ... read more

Link Between Stress Hormone, Obesity in Depressed, Bipolar Patients

July 5, 2016 — Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder, according to a ... read more

New Study Examines Freud's Theory of Hysteria

July 5, 2016 — New research has studied the controversial Freudian theory that Hysteria, a disorder resulting in severe neurological symptoms such as paralysis or seizures, arises in response to psychological ... read more

Trauma Induces More Alcohol Craving Than Stress Among Veterans With PTSD and Co-Occurring Alcohol Dependence

July 1, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans. AD and PTSD often occur together, ... read more

Benefit of Art Therapy in Reducing Psychological Problems in Syrian Refugee Children

June 30, 2016 — Group art therapy shows promise in reducing a wide range of psychological symptoms commonly experienced by refugee children, according to a pilot study of Syrian refugee children living in ... read more

Religious Service Attendance Associated With Lower Suicide Risk Among Women

June 29, 2016 — Women who attended religious services had a lower risk of suicide compared with women who never attended services, according to a new ... read more

Early Screening Spots Emergency Workers at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

June 28, 2016 — Emergency services workers who are more likely to suffer episodes of mental ill health later in their careers can be spotted in the first week of training. Researchers wanted to see if they could ... read more

Gene Hunters Find Rare Inherited Mutations Linked to Bipolar Disorder

June 27, 2016 — Using so-called next-generation genome sequencing, researchers have identified 84 potential inherited gene mutations that may contribute to the most severe forms of bipolar disorder. About 5.6 ... read more

Rates of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use, Opioid Use Disorder Double in 10 Years

June 22, 2016 — Nonmedical use of prescription opioids more than doubled among adults in the United States from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, based on a new American ... read more

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