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May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

May 4, 2016 — There may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism, new research ... read more

Mental Health Diagnoses Rise Significantly for Military Children

Apr. 30, 2016 — Mirroring national estimates, a new study found the percentage of children enrolled in the US Military Healthcare System diagnosed with and treated for mental health disorders increased significantly ... read more

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mental-Health Apps

Apr. 26, 2016 — There are more than 165,000 mobile applications available for health care, with the largest category for people with mental-health disorders, managing everything from addiction to depression and ... read more

Videogame Addiction Linked to ADHD

Apr. 25, 2016 — Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder, suggests a new ... read more

Smoking Cessation Medications Do Not Appear to Increase Risk of Neuropsychiatric Side Effects, Study Finds

Apr. 22, 2016 — The smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion do not appear to increase the incidence of serious neuropsychiatric side effects compared to placebo, according to a new ... read more

New Study Shows Electronic Health Records Often Capture Incomplete Mental Health Data

Apr. 21, 2016 — This study compares information available in a typical electronic health record (EHR) with data from insurance claims, focusing on diagnoses, visits, and hospital care for depression and bipolar ... read more

School Affects Girls' Chances of Being Diagnosed With an Eating Disorder

Apr. 20, 2016 — After allowing for other factors, a joint UK-Swedish team finds that the school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. More eating disorders occur in those ... read more

Patients at High Risk for Psychiatric Symptoms After a Stay in the Intensive Care Unit

Apr. 20, 2016 — Results of a multi-institutional national study of nearly 700 people who survived life-threatening illness with a stay in an intensive care unit suggest that a substantial majority of them are at ... read more

Counseling in Primary Care Clinics Helps Speed Recovery for Depressed Teens

Apr. 20, 2016 — Depressed teenagers who received cognitive behavioral therapy in their primary care clinic recovered faster, and were also more likely to recover, than teens who did not receive the primary ... read more

Can Trajectory of Child Sexual Abuse Victims Be Changed?

Apr. 18, 2016 — Authors and investigators have announced the highly anticipated preliminary results of the clinical trials performed at the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch, confirming that the four-week intervention ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Social problems are key characteristics in psychiatric disorders and are insufficiently targeted by current treatment approaches. By applying brain imaging methods, researchers now show that a small ... read more

High Levels of Mental Illness Reported by Victims of Human Trafficking in the UK

Apr. 14, 2016 — New research reveals the severe mental health problems experienced by men and women trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labor, including high levels of ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a ... read more

Early Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Accelerates Recovery, but Does Not Sustain It

Apr. 12, 2016 — The majority of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover after early treatment -- but a substantial number still suffer for years after a traumatic event even with early clinical ... read more

New Insights Into How the Brain Adapts to Stress

Apr. 12, 2016 — Genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioral adaptation to stressful challenges are controlled by epigenetic mechanisms. Adaptation to stress is known to require changes in the ... read more

Anorexia-Like Condition in Mice Triggered by Combination of Genetic Risk, Stress, Dieting

Apr. 12, 2016 — A new mouse model has been described, featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia ... read more

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Symptoms Improve, Relapse Preventable With Sustained Medication

Apr. 8, 2016 — People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) fare better and are less likely to relapse when treated with medication on a long-term basis, according to ... read more

Simultaneous Cocaine, Alcohol Use Linked to Suicide Risk

Apr. 8, 2016 — A new study of hundreds of emergency department visits finds that the links between substance misuse and suicide risk are complex, but that use of cocaine and alcohol together was particularly ... read more

Suicide Risk Can Be Intercepted in the Emergency Department

Apr. 5, 2016 — Universal suicide risk screening in emergency departments nearly doubled the number of patients who were positively identified as thinking about or having attempted suicide. In a new study, suicide ... read more

Blueberries May Offer Benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Apr. 5, 2016 — In a series of studies conducted in rats, researchers have found that eating blueberries could help to reduce the genetic and biochemical drivers behind depression and suicidal tendencies associated ... read more

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