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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

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

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

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

Meet AISOY1 the Robot, Autism Therapy Assistant

Sep. 16, 2016 — Researchers are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the goal is to explore ... read more

Prevalence of Mental Disorders Among Older People Is Greater Than Previously Assumed

Sep. 15, 2016 — Previous studies have largely assumed that the prevalence of mental disorders declines with old age. The results of a new large-scale study with innovative diagnostic methods conducted in six ... read more

Response to Common Schizophrenia, Bipolar Treatment Dictated by Gene Type

Sep. 14, 2016 — A mood-stabilizing drug prescribed to many patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may decrease negative symptoms for people with a certain variant of the COMT gene, say ... read more

Research Evaluates Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression in Mothers of Preterm Infants

Sep. 13, 2016 — Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that ... read more

Researchers Criticize: Psychotropic Drugs Are No Solution

Sep. 13, 2016 — Drugs don't lead to sustainable alleviation of mental disorders, psychologists claim. The researchers have compiled numerous studies that question the long-term effectiveness of psychotropic ... read more

Postpartum Psychosis Big Risk for Mothers With Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 9, 2016 — Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new review of literature on ... read more

A microRNA Plays Role in Major Depression

Sep. 9, 2016 — A tiny RNA appears to play a role in producing major depression, the mental disorder that affects as many as 250 million people a year worldwide. Researchers have found that amounts of this microRNA ... read more

9/11: Impact on Mental Illness Far Beyond U.S. Borders

Sep. 9, 2016 — Acts of terrorism have a much wider psychological impact than typically assumed, reaching across borders and spreading fear among populations thousands of miles removed from the actual targets, ... read more

Researchers Outline Barriers to Treating Fear, Anxiety

Sep. 9, 2016 — A misunderstanding of how the certain parts of the brain function has hampered the creation of pharmaceuticals to effectively address fear and anxiety disorders, a pair of researchers has ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — A study of a new mouse model identifies a drug target that has the potential to increase social interaction in individuals with some forms of autism spectrum ... read more

Borderline Personality Disorder: As Scientific Understanding Increases, Improved Clinical Management Needed

Sep. 8, 2016 — Even as researchers gain new insights into the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD), there's a pressing need to improve diagnosis and management of this devastating psychiatric ... read more

People in Unhappy Relationships More Likely to Have Suicidal Thoughts

Sep. 7, 2016 — Being in a relationship does not necessarily, in itself, protect people from having suicidal thoughts. This is the finding of a recent study into the correlation between relationship status and ... read more

Using Light to Image and Potentially to Treat PTSD

Sep. 6, 2016 — After years of studying the effects of near-infrared light on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries, a team of bioengineers has published research that could result ... read more

CRF Overexpression Increases Anxiety in Primates

Sep. 6, 2016 — Overexpression of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a stress-related gene, increases anxious temperament in monkeys, new research indicates. The findings provide a direct link in primates between ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Clinical anxiety affects up to 30 percent of Americans who are in great need of better treatments with fewer side effects. A study finds that certain neurons in the hypothalamus play a central, ... read more

Suicide Prevention's Front Line: Family and Friends

Sep. 5, 2016 — A suicide prevention hotline clinician says knowing the warning signs and what to say could save lives. Each year, close to 43,000 Americans die by suicide, and for the past two decades, suicide ... read more

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