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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Mental Illness Genetically Linked to Drug Use and Misuse

Oct. 6, 2016 — There are many reports of drug use leading to mental health problems, and we all know of someone having a few too many drinks to cope with a bad day. Many people who are diagnosed with a mental ... read more

Alcoholism Worsens Insomnia, but There Is Hope

Oct. 6, 2016 — Individuals with alcohol dependence (AD) often have sleep-related disorders such as insomnia, circadian-rhythm sleep disorders, breathing-related sleep disorders, movement disorders, and parasomnias ... read more

Stress and Obesity Biologically Linked

Oct. 5, 2016 — Metabolic and anxiety-related disorders both pose a significant healthcare burden, and are in the spotlight of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts. Although intuitively we assume that these ... read more

Treating Persistent Depression in Older Adults

Oct. 5, 2016 — A $13.9 million grant has been awarded to evaluate treatment strategies for older adults with depression who have not responded to ... read more

ADHD Diagnosis Puts Girls at Much Higher Risk for Other Mental Health Problems

Oct. 4, 2016 — Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, ... read more

Scientists Find New Path in Brain to Ease Depression

Oct. 4, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression. The pathway offers a promising new target for developing a drug that could be effective in ... read more

Parents' Age and the Risk for Autism and Schizophrenia: Is the Connection Real?

Oct. 3, 2016 — A new study indicates that parents who reproduce later in life are more likely to have children who develop autism disorders. Later reproduction was not, however, associated with increased risk for ... read more

Group Psychoeducation Offers 'Early Intervention' for Bipolar Patients

Sep. 26, 2016 — Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, ... read more

Specific Trauma Experiences Contribute to Women's Alcohol Use, Differs by Race

Sep. 22, 2016 — Trauma exposure has consistently been reported as a risk factor for alcohol use and related problems. Further, racial differences in alcohol use, alcohol use disorder (AUD), and trauma exposure ... 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

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

ADHD Symptoms Persistence Into Adulthood

Sep. 19, 2016 — Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young ... read more

Can Sertraline Prevent Depressive Disorders Following Traumatic Brain Injury?

Sep. 19, 2016 — Depressive disorders are common following traumatic brain injury (TBI). So, can the antidepressant medication sertraline prevent the onset of depressive disorders following ... read more

People With Epilepsy Face Increased Risks of Discrimination and Other Negative Life Events

Sep. 19, 2016 — In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than ... read more

Relationship, Behavioral Differences Between Children, Early Adolescents Who Die by Suicide

Sep. 19, 2016 — Some individual characteristics and precipitating circumstances may be more prominent in children who die by suicide compared with early adolescents who die by suicide. It is the first study to ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before but parents want to see health education classes cover more ... read more

Neurofeedback: When Output Becomes Part of Input

Sep. 19, 2016 — Neurofeedback is a technique used for the treatment of clinical disorders (like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD and schizophrenia etc.) and enhancement of brain performance. It is based on ... read more

Belief That Tourette’s Patients Are Aggressive Is a Myth

Sep. 18, 2016 — It is commonly believed that people with Tourette’s syndrome tend to be aggressive. Now a new study shows that people with Tourette’s are no more aggressive than anyone ... read more

Hormone EPO Shown to Improve Brain Sharpness in Patients With Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 18, 2016 — A study has found that EPO (erythropoietin) – best known as a performance-enhancing drug in sport – may improve cognitive functioning in patients suffering from bipolar disorder or depression. ... read more

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