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Altered Purine Metabolism Linked to Depression

May 17, 2016 — People suffering from major depressive disorder may have altered purine metabolism, according to a new study. Purines are nitrogenous compounds that serve as building blocks for DNA and they also ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Research has shown the significance of social relationships in influencing adult human behavior and health; however, little is known about how children's perception of their social networks ... read more

Stress and Depression Is Linked to HPV-Related Health Problems

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman with human papillomavirus (HPV) can get rid of her infection or not. HPV that lingers in a woman's ... read more

Recent Cancer Diagnosis Associated With Increased Risk of Mental Health Disorders

Apr. 28, 2016 — A recent cancer diagnosis was associated with increased risk for some mental health disorders and increased use of psychiatric medications, according to a new study that used data from Swedish ... read more

Paranormal Beliefs Can Increase Number of Dé Jà Vu Experiences

Apr. 27, 2016 — A belief in the paranormal can mean an individual experiences more déjà vu moments in their ... read more

Heart Attack Patients More Depressed but Get Fewer Antidepressants

Apr. 16, 2016 — Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A group of researchers succeeded in reproduction of the same phenomenon as memory consolidation by using organotypic slice cultures of the cerebral cortex and revealed that stress interfered with ... 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

For Parents of Autistic Children, More Social Support Means Better Health

Apr. 6, 2016 — About one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of ... 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

Exercise Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors From Constant Stress

Apr. 5, 2016 — Constant stress is associated with signs of poor blood vessel health and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research finds that aerobic exercise kept the blood vessels of stressed rats ... read more

Threat of Climate Change Found to Be Key Psychological and Emotional Stressor

Apr. 5, 2016 — Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April ... read more

Elevated Troponin Linked to Mental Stress Ischemia in Heart Disease Patients

Apr. 3, 2016 — People with heart disease who experience mental stress induced-ischemia tend to have higher levels of troponin -- a protein whose presence in the blood that is a sign of recent damage to the heart ... read more

PTSD May Affect Blood Vessel Health in Veterans

Mar. 23, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder may decrease the ability of blood vessels to dilate, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke in veterans. Traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, ... read more

Women With Impaired Stress Hormone Before Pregnancy Have Lower-Birthweight Babies

Mar. 18, 2016 — Before women even become pregnant, some may have a biological profile that predicts a lower birth-weight baby, a research team ... read more

Hope for Veterans With an Overlooked Form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mar. 17, 2016 — Veterans with subclinical PTSD not only respond to evidence-based therapy but respond better than those with full PTSD, a new study concludes. Just like patients with full PTSD, those with ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — A new study is the first to report that the relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviors is partially mediated by a multi-step pathway via defeat, entrapment and hopelessness. Results show ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Among the mental health disorders reported in the Canadian Armed Forces in 2013, 8.7 percent of the burden of illness was attributed to Afghanistan-related military service while 28.7 percent was ... read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Seen in Many Adults Living With Congenital Heart Disease

Mar. 15, 2016 — Adults living with congenital heart disease may have a significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder than people in the general population. Clinicians and caregivers may need to be ... read more

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