Psychiatry
Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study showed that tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors would provide the greatest benefit in... more
Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder. more
Response: £2.9 billion funding to strengthen care for the vulnerable  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
£2.9b of the £5b fund to tackle coronavirus will be used to strengthen care for vulnerable people, including those living with dementia. more
Coronavirus: Alzheimer's Society call to the Government on the COVID-19 outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Coronavirus could pose a significant risk for people living with dementia in the UK – the Government must prioritise their welfare in the coming weeks. more
Alzheimer's Society comment on media interest around day care centre closures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Chief Operating Officer at Alzheimer's Society, Kathryn Smith, comments on the recent media interest around day care centre closures for people affected by dementia. more
Adverse childhood experiences associated with executive dysfunction post-surgical menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, according to... more
New CDC report shows 10% increase in U.S. autism rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that finds the prevalence of autism... more
Worldwide scientific collaboration unveils genetic architecture of gray matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300... more
Autism diagnosis more common in the US as racial gap closes  ABC NEWS · 3 days
U.S. officials say autism has grown slightly more common, but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has disappeared more
An aspirin a day does not keep dementia at bay  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease, nor does... more
Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby's brain development and function  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
As the world prioritizes social distancing due to COVID-19, research shows that extended use of Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term... more
Increase in anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking in US adolescents, survey reports  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Data has revealed anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other "internalizing" problems are rising in American adolescents. more
They already had an anxiety disorder. Now comes a pandemic.  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The coronavirus pandemic can be a challenge for people who already have anxiety issues, especially those who aren't getting treatment more
New test to measure expressive language skills of people with Fragile X syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers have developed a test to measure the expressive language skills of people with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that may... more
Anxious about COVID-19? Stress can have lasting impacts on sperm and future offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person's... more
Study shows importance of sleep for children’s health and social competence  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at Keio University report in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health the results of an in-depth study on the importance of sleep... more
Trump weighs economic impact of shutdown as backlash grows  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Tensions are rising in Washington between those who argue the country needs to get back up and running to prevent an irrecoverable depression, and medical experts who warn that, unless... more
Trump's dilemma: how to protect both health and economy  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Tensions are rising in Washington between those who argue the country needs to get back up and running to prevent an irrecoverable depression, and medical experts who warn that, unless... more
Researchers develop and test autism-specific quality of life measurement tool  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study led by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shows that a set of simple questionnaires can help clinicians and families better evaluate the quality of... more
More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A multistate study of Medicaid enrollees led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that suicide risk was... more
Study finds promising biomarker for diagnosis of schizophrenia and treatment response  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Around four in a thousand people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia, according to scientific estimates. The disease affects people from all walks of life, including Vincent van... more
Autism rates reducing among wealthy whites, while ticking up among poor, ethnic minorities  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Wealthy, white California counties--once considered the nation's hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)--have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two... more
New drug can alleviate the side effects of tricyclic antidepressants  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
About one in five Danes are affected by depression at some point in their lives. The severe depressions may be treated with the so-called 'tricyclic antidepressants', an antidepressant... more
Standardized test for dementia diagnosis can now be used in seven languages in India  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A standardized test that can now be used in the seven main languages in India will support the diagnosis of... more
Canada's changing coronavirus border policy exposes international students' precarious status  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Canada's border closure announcements have thrown international students and other foreign nationals on a roller coaster of anxiety that jeopardizes many people's sense of wellness and security. more
Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s—captured by the novels of John Steinbeck—was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the Great Depression. more
Music as medicine? 30 minutes a day shows benefits after heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Listening to music can be enjoyable, but is it also good for your heart? Patients who suffered episodes of chest pain soon after a... more
Mental stress may be a stronger predictor of repeat heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
We all have stress in our lives--whether it's due to financial woes, work pressures, relationship issues, illness or even natural disasters or health crises like the... more
Obese children more prone to anxiety, depression and shortening of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Two studies published in the journals PLOS Medicine and BMC Medicine in March 2020 show that obesity in childhood is linked to a higher risk of... more
Psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Japanese study in mice published in the journal Nature indicates that the cause of the profound mental disturbance termed psychosis could be due to defects in... more
A new window into psychosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain kind of learning behavior.... more
Listening to music for 30 minutes a day provides benefits after heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Listening to music can be enjoyable, but is it also good for your heart? Patients who suffered episodes of chest pain soon... more
Study shows link between repetitive negative thinking, delayed sleep and depressed mood in teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Nagging negative thoughts - and striving for perfection - keep teenagers awake at night, raising their chance of becoming depressed... more
4 ways to help kids relax as the coronavirus upends everyday life  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A childhood anxiety scholar discusses ways for parents to help their kids cope during the coronavirus pandemic. more
New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment,... more
New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment,... more
Antioxidant treatment in acute ischemic stroke could delay onset of clinically overt dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Currently we are facing a dementia epidemic, with estimations showing that by 2050 approximately 131 million people will be affected. more
Blog Post » Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety  NIMH · 2 weeks
Each person responds to stress in different ways. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon talks about managing fear, anxiety, and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic. more
Family member deportation increases risk of suicidal thoughts among Latino adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Latino/a adolescents with a family member who was detained or deported beginning as early as 2017 were at high risk of suicidal thoughts, early alcohol use,... more
Children who sleep fewer hours more often develop psychiatric symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
There are plenty of good reasons to make sure children get enough sleep, but their parents' evening peace is nowhere near the most important one. more
Clinicians urged to reconsider controversial acne treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. more
Suicidal ideation seen in 8 percent of kids says study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to an alarming new report from the American researchers, 8.4 percent of the children aged between 9 and 10 years are temporarily or regularly thinking about suicide... more
Blog Post » Piecing Together the Genetic Puzzle of Schizophrenia  NIMH · 2 weeks
In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon highlights new findings that advance our understanding of how genetic differences contribute to the development of schizophrenia. more
NTHU research team develops new treatment for Parkinson’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ultrasound is widely used for conducting physical examinations, and plans are underway for expanding its application to the treatment of Parkinson's disease, dementia, and diabetes. more
Preterm babies have higher risk of reactive attachment disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Premature birth, low birth weight, and neonatal intensive care are associated with the risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder showed a study by the Research Centre for Child... more
Is coronavirus the end of the handshake?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
"Please refrain from hand shaking," read a sign at an event in London I recently attended. Despite increasing anxiety about coronavirus, for many of us, it was the first time we had encountered such... more
Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Despite the global fears of coronavirus, more than 60,000 people who contracted the disease have recovered more
Researchers probe how specific genes can impact early brain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
When brains begin developing, there are a lot of moving parts -- and when mutations happen in early neurodevelopment, it can lead to disorders like macrocephaly and autism. more
Video » Join a Study - Depression, TMS, Psychotherapy and Brain Function  NIMH · 3 weeks
This video describes a National Institute of Mental Health study of talk therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression symptoms.... more
Weariness hits residents in New York's 'containment area'  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Residents are describing anxiety and weariness in a New York community that is home to one of nation's biggest clusters of coronavirus cases more
Financial literacy empowers aging population in Japan  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People with an understanding of basic finances are likely to be aware of existing legal and social services for people with dementia, according to a study of Japan's aging population. more
Basic knowledge of finances empowers elderly population in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
People with an understanding of basic finances are likely to be aware of existing legal and social services for people with dementia, according to a study of Japan's aging population. more
Long-lost bunker belonging to 'Churchill's secret army' discovered in Scottish forest  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Forestry workers discovered a lost WWII-era bunker in the woods of Scotland. Experts believe it once housed Britain's most secretive, and suicidal, military force. more
Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care  NIMH · 3 weeks
On April 2, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a virtual workshop on Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care to... more
Behind the mask: In search of gorilla-friendly tourism  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Rwanda, land of a thousand invisible hills. It's an overcast morning in Kigali, capital of Africa's most densely populated country. The sound of a bamboo broom scraping the tarmac accompanies a solitary... more
Stress-linked disorders increase the risk of later brain degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology in March 2020 suggests that stress-related disorders increase the risk of later development of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders. more
Stocks, oil prices plunge as virus closes sites around world  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The world’s largest economies are delivering more worrisome cues as anxiety over the virus outbreak sends stock and oil prices plunging more
New training program can help patients get full benefit of digital mental health tools  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Digital technologies, especially smartphone apps, have great promise for increasing access to care for patients with serious mental illness such... more
Unwanted behavior in dogs is common, with great variance between breeds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
All dog breeds have unwanted behavior, such as noise sensitivity, aggressiveness and separation anxiety, but differences in frequency between breeds are great. Various unwanted behavior traits... more
One step closer to understanding the human brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An international team of scientists has launched a comprehensive overview of all proteins expressed in the brain. The open-access database offers medical researchers an unprecedented resource to deepen their understanding of neurobiology... more
Common test for autism found wanting  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study published in the March 2020 issue of the journal Experimental Results reports that based on data from over 6,500 subjects, the commonly used AQ10 test is not relevant in diagnosing autism. That means... more
Understanding how the brain predicts future events could aid in autism treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Our brains make our lives easier by predicting what will happen next based on previous experiences. But what happens when those predictive powers don't... more
Anxieties and problematic behaviors may be common in pet dogs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Anxieties and behaviour problems may be common across dog breeds, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that noise sensitivity is the most common... more
Rats avoid hurting other rats  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Most humans feel bad about hurting others. This so-called "harm aversion" is key to normal moral development and is reduced in violent antisocial individuals. Unfortunately, little is known about what makes people harm-averse, and medical practitioners lack effective... more
Common autistic personality test lacks reliability and may not be capturing the right signs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Psychologists at the University of Bath, King's College London, and Cardiff have found that a common test used by doctors... more
Community Treatment Orders associated with increased readmission risk and longer hospital stay  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the first large, observational study with a control group in England and Wales, research funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has... more
MU researcher aims to reduce problem behaviors for children with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Self-inflicted injury, aggression toward others and yelling are common problem behaviors associated with young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. more
Nearly $4 million to fund drug discovery research for Alzheimer's, other dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The Alzheimer's Association and the Rainwater Charitable Foundation have joined forces again to fund drug discovery research towards finding therapies for Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal... more
Study shows protective effect of bilingualism against dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The conclusions of a study carried out by Víctor Costumero, as the first author, Marco Calabria and Albert Costa (died in 2018), members of the Speech Production and Bilingualism group at the... more
Antidepressant shows promise in helping men with recurrent prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
An antidepressant in use for decades, repurposed to fight prostate cancer, shows promise in helping patients whose disease has returned following surgery or radiation, a pilot study at... more
For anxious spouses, a baby may be a rival  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new child can spark feelings of jealousy in a person who already fears being abandoned by his or her partner, research suggests. A new study found that partners who... more
Cannabis use more prevalent among pregnant women with depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cannabis use is much more common among pregnant women with depression and pregnant women with depression are more than 3 times more likely to use cannabis than those without depression,... more
The neural basis of sensory hypersensitivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A study reveals a neural circuit that appears to underlie sensory hypersensitivity in a mouse model of autism, offering a possible strategy for developing new treatments. more
Medication fog can mimic or worsen dementia in the elderly  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
As the number of people with Alzheimer's disease rises, doctors increasingly are looking at improper medication use that can mimic dementia or make symptoms worse more
Can light therapy help improve mood in people with concussion?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
People with mild traumatic brain injury who are exposed to early morning blue light therapy may experience a decrease in depression and other concussion symptoms, according to a... more
Study reveals the neural basis of sensory hypersensitivity in people with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Many people with autism spectrum disorders are highly sensitive to light, noise, and other sensory input. A new study in mice reveals a neural... more
Study reports advance in blood test to detect accumulation of Alzheimer's protein in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers report an advance in the development of a blood test that could help detect pathological Alzheimer's disease... more
The neural basis of sensory hypersensitivity  MIT · 4 weeks
A new study may explain why people with autism are often highly sensitive to light and noise. more
New Study Reveals Link between Bee and Human Brains  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from New Zealand and Germany has demonstrated that the honeybee brain generates oscillations which... more
Study: Anxious preschoolers have worse relationships with teachers  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Children with sadness and anxiety are more likely to experience relationships that deteriorate with their preschool teachers, a University of Alberta researcher has found. more
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