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New gene discovered associated with Tau, a common form of brain pathology
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that... 1 hour
Research consortium develops evidence-based diagnostic model for mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have has developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field's long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology... 2 hours
Virtual environment education reduces anxiety prior to radiation therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team conducted a... 3 hours
Mississippi lawmaker discloses dementia diagnosis from floor
ABC NEWS A colorful Mississippi lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade has gone public with a diagnosis of dementia, saying he will seek to live his days with 'the gusto of a hound dog' 3 hours
Letters May Prove George III “Madness” Theory
HISTORY A computer analysis of the British monarch's writing supports the long-held belief that he suffered from a mental illness. 5 hours
MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy... 8 hours
Analysis of letters written by 'Mad' King George III supports psychiatric diagnosis of mania
PHYS.ORG Researchers have concluded that King George III was probably suffering from a mental illness after computer analysis of hundreds of... 16 hours
Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety: Research
MNT Published in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might... 17 hours
Researchers outline new diagnostic model for mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A consortium of 50 psychologists and psychiatrists from around the world has outlined a new diagnostic model for mental illness, in what researchers hope will be a paradigm shift in how these... 24 hours
[This Week in Science] Why pain and stress lead to depression
Science Magazine Author: Leslie K. Ferrarelli 1 day
[Neuroscience] Why pain and stress lead to depression
Science Magazine Chronic stress or pain is associated with the development of depression. Descalzi et al. examined gene expression changes in the brain in mouse models of nerve injury–or c – [Read More] 1 day
Medications that increase effect of natural brain opioids may be better way to reduce anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Published in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of... 1 day
How does spousal suicide affect bereaved spouse mentally, physically?
SCIENCE DAILY People bereaved by the suicide of a spouse were at increased risk for mental and physical disorders, suicidal behavior, death and adverse social events, according to a nationwide study based... 1 day
Postnatal depression in dads
NEWS MEDICAL Latest research suggests that 1 in 10 dads will suffer from postnatal depression (PND), and as many as 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed. This was from a survey by NCT released in 2015. This also revealed that as... 2 days
In 1967, LSD was briefly labeled a breaker of chromosomes
SCIENCE-NEWS Claims that the hallucinogenic drug damaged DNA were quickly rejected. But questions remain about how LSD works 2 days
Novel link between unhealthy hearts and dementia
MNT Researchers from National University Health System (NUHS) have discovered a link between cardiac diseases and brain dysfunction. 2 days
Researchers identify potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease
MNT UCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of, and identified potential treatment for, an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with... 2 days
Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders
NEWS MEDICAL People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including cancer, depression,... 2 days
Study: Unsaturated fatty acid metabolism associated with progression of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in PLOS Medicine's Special Issue on Dementia has found that the metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the brain... 2 days
Accounting for sex differences in biomedical research
PHYS.ORG When it comes to health, a person's sex can play a role. More women in the U.S. have autoimmune diseases than men, for example, whereas boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism... 2 days
People afraid of robots much more likely to fear losing their jobs, suffer anxiety
PHYS.ORG "Technophobes"—people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don't understand—are much more likely to be afraid of... 3 days
Medical News Today: Swimming lessons may be life-saver for children with autism
MNT A new study looking at injury mortality in people with autism finds that accidental deaths are common and that swimming lessons could save lives. 3 days
Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions
MNT Treatment with deep brain stimulation can provide lasting relief to patients suffering from previously non-treatable, severe forms of depression several years into the therapy or even eliminate... 3 days
Marijuana Chemical Could Help Fight Anxiety
LIVE SCIENCE Cannabidiol could be used in addition to talk therapy to treat anxiety disorders, researchers say, although more study of the compound is needed. 3 days
Heat exposure associated with mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY A mental hospital-based study in Hanoi, Vietnam looked at if there is a relationship between heat exposure and mental health problems. The results showed significant increase in hospital admissions for mental illnesses during periods of heatwaves,... 3 days
Infections during pregnancy may interfere with genes linked to prenatal brain development
SCIENCE DAILY If a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection -- but this self-defense... 3 days
People afraid of robots are much more likely to fear losing their jobs and suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY “Technophobes” — people who fear robots,... 3 days
Mouse study identifies new method for treating depression
SCIENCE DAILY Standard antidepressant medications don't work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers discovered that inhibiting an enzyme... 3 days
Insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism
SCIENCE DAILY A new study looks at the daily experiences of the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities... 3 days
Study shows increase in hospital admissions for mental disorders during periods of heatwaves
NEWS MEDICAL A mental hospital-based study in Hanoi, Vietnam looked at if there is a relationship between heat exposure and mental health problems. 3 days
Medical News Today: Mouse study paves way for more effective antidepressant
MNT A new mouse study tests the effect of an enzyme inhibitor on depression-like symptoms, and finds it to act more quickly than traditional antidepressants. 3 days
Mouse study paves way for more effective antidepressant
MNT A new mouse study tests the effect of an enzyme inhibitor on depression-like symptoms, and finds it to act more quickly than traditional antidepressants. 3 days
Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development
NEWS MEDICAL If a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection - but this self-defence... 3 days
Clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depression
SCIENCE DAILY For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities -- especially... 4 days
5ARIs not associated with increased suicide risk in older men, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Using 5alpha-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) is not associated with increased suicide risk in older men, but risks for self-harm and depression were increased during the... 4 days
Vitamin E, selenium supplements did not prevent dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Antioxidant supplements vitamin E and selenium -- taken alone or in combination -- did not prevent dementia in asymptomatic older men, according to a new study. 4 days
Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression
NEWS MEDICAL For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according... 4 days
Mouse study provides target for development of faster-acting antidepressant medications
NEWS MEDICAL Standard antidepressant medications don't work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers at... 4 days
Research findings suggest potential strategies to combat IBMPFD and other degenerative diseases
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of, and identified potential treatment for, an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia, or IBMPFD. 4 days
Researchers find new method for diagnosis of autism
NEWS MEDICAL New method for the diagnosis of autism was found by researchers at Mie University. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by impairments in social interaction, communication and sensory abnormalities, such as sensitivity... 4 days
New study provides insights into strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising child with ASD
NEWS MEDICAL Like all parents, couples who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) share the ups and downs of parenting. 4 days
Salk scientists develop new way to find responders to lithium therapy
NEWS MEDICAL For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. But once someone is diagnosed,... 4 days
Use of 5ARIs for prostatic enlargement not linked to increased suicide risk in older men
NEWS MEDICAL Using 5α- reductase inhibitors was not associated with increased suicide risk in a group of older men but... 4 days
Use of 5ARIs for prostatic enlargement not linked increased suicide risk in older men
NEWS MEDICAL Using 5α- reductase inhibitors was not associated with increased suicide risk in a group of older men but risks for... 4 days
Supplemental use of vitamin E and selenium did not forestall dementia, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Antioxidant supplements vitamin E and selenium - taken alone or in combination - did not prevent dementia in asymptomatic older men, according... 4 days
Bipolar disorder: New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy
SCIENCE DAILY For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. Now a new develop tool... 4 days
Ketamine for Severe Depression: 'How Do You Not Offer This Drug to People?'
NPR More and more doctors are offering ketamine, an anesthetic and club drug, to severely depressed patients who haven't responded to other treatments. 4 days
Deep brain stimulation could be effective treatment option for patients with severe depressions
NEWS MEDICAL Treatment with deep brain stimulation can provide lasting relief to patients suffering from previously non-treatable, severe forms of depression several years into... 4 days
Medical News Today: Dementia not prevented with vitamin E, selenium, study finds
MNT New clinical trial and cohort study investigate the preventive effects of vitamin E and selenium on elderly men with no symptoms of dementia. 4 days
Aligning depression treatment to patient need leads to efficient care
SCIENCE DAILY Not all depressed patients need intensive therapy, according to new research. Instead, prognosis can drive treatment. 4 days
Antioxidants May Not Ward Off Dementia After All
LIVE SCIENCE Antioxidant supplements may not help ward off dementia, despite earlier research suggesting the contrary. 4 days
Piece of mind: Engineers can take pictures of the brain with surgical needle and laser light
SCIENCE DAILY With just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, engineers have discovered a minimally invasive,... 4 days
'Alternative facts': A Psychiatrist's Guide to Distorted Reality
LIVE SCIENCE Alternate realities don't just exist in politics – and not all falsehoods are lies. Distortions of the truth can range from a normal part of human nature to pathological. 6 days
Link between Vitamin D treatment and autism prevention
SCIENCE DAILY Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development. 1 week
Researchers review progress of treating glutamate signalling in depression
SCIENCE DAILY Major depressive disorder (MDD) impacts 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability, yet current treatments possess limited efficacy. Ketamine, which has been repurposed as a rapidly acting... 1 week
Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy prevents autism traits in offspring
NEWS MEDICAL Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. 1 week
Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression
NEWS MEDICAL Major depressive disorder (MDD) impacts 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability, yet current treatments... 1 week
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Physicist develops drip-free wine bottle
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Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years ago
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Study maps space dust in 3-D, raises new questions about its properties in local and distant reaches of Milky Way
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Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles
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