Psychiatry
New blood test could potentially diagnose Alzheimers even before symptoms appear  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 minutes
Doctors may one day be able to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of severe dementia, and monitor a patient's response to treatment by doing... more
Workshops and online interventions provide support for parents of anorexia patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
In a pilot projected at the University Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of MedUni Wien and AKH Wien, parents of anorexia patients were familiarized with... more
Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Over the past decade, autism spectrum disorder has been linked to mutations in a variety of genes, explaining up to 30 percent of all cases to date. more
High levels of acid in processed foods could affect fetus' developing brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With the number of children diagnosed with autism on the rise, the need to find what causes the disorder becomes more urgent every day.... more
Medical News Today: How to support a partner with depression  MNT · 4 days
Depression is a common and serious mental health condition that can often take its toll on relationships. However, supporting a partner with depression, both emotionally and practically, can... more
Brain anatomy links cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Neuroscientists have found an anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism. The study identified a posterior region of the brain whose size -- amount of gray matter --... more
Link between hip joint hypermobility and behavioral alterations also found in non-human species  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The relation between collagen laxity and anxiety in humans is widely known, but this relation has never been observed before in other... more
Eyes hold clues to effective treatment of severe autism, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Vocabulary tests for individuals with the severest forms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are notoriously inaccurate. They commonly ask the test-taker to point to an... more
Neuroscientists find anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Neuroscientists at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science and University College London have found an anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism. more
Study finds depression and anxiety symptoms among many asylum seekers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Up to 40% of the adults who have sought asylum in Finland told that they are suffering from major depression and anxiety symptoms. More than half of both... more
Medical News Today: Recognizing the hidden signs of depression  MNT · 4 days
People with depression can experience a variety of symptoms, some of which may be harder to recognize than others. Hidden symptoms of depression can range from fatigue and changes in... more
Recognizing the hidden signs of depression  MNT · 4 days
People with depression can experience a variety of symptoms, some of which may be harder to recognize than others. Hidden symptoms of depression can range from fatigue and changes in sleeping patterns to anger and losing... more
Alzheimer's Disease: Brain Changes, Symptoms and Treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, causes memory and thinking problems, as well as behavioral changes in older adults. more
Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers report the first evidence in a non-human species, the domestic dog, of a relation between joint hypermobility and excitability: dogs with more joint mobility and flexibility tend to have more anxiety... more
Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The relation between collagen laxity and anxiety in humans is widely known, but this relation has never been observed before in other species. A team of researchers led by professors Jaume Fatjó... more
56 new species of arachnids found in Western Australia  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum have discovered 56 new species of arachnids, known as schizomids, in Western Australia's Pilbara region. more
Scientists make breakthrough in understanding the genetics of common syndromic autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Australian and Chilean scientists have made a breakthrough in their understanding of the genetics of a common form of syndromic autism – and they hope their... more
Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%  MNT · 5 days
According to the largest research of its kind yet, atrial fibrillation may raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not experience a stroke. more
Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor... more
Parents of autistic adolescents are a critical partner in preparation for learning-to-drive process  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive,... more
Medical News Today: What to know about status asthmaticus  MNT · 6 days
Status asthmaticus is a life-threatening asthma state with symptoms that include anxiety, fatigue, and shortness of breath. An inhaler may not treat the symptoms, so a person should seek immediate... more
Parental support is key when adolescents with autism want to learn to drive  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Adolescents with autism need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to... more
Antidepressants can reduce empathy for those in pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning. Until recently, researchers assumed that acute episodes of depression also impair empathy, an essential skill for successful social... more
Antidepressant treatment leads to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Antidepressant treatment, not only depression per se, can lead to reductions in behavioral and neural responses to pain empathy more
Medical News Today: What to know about overdosing on antidepressants  MNT · 6 days
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about... more
What to know about overdosing on antidepressants  MNT · 6 days
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here. more
Georgia researcher receives grant to develop models to better predict mental health disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Vince Calhoun, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University and director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and... more
Language in Facebook posts may help identify diabetes and mental health conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according to a study from Penn Medicine... more
Medical News Today: What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD  MNT · 7 days
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a... more
What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD  MNT · 7 days
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this... more
How frontotemporal dementia affects 'moral emotions'  MNT · 7 days
Scientists find a key difference between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia: the latter affects a person's 'moral emotions' while the former does not. more
Medical News Today: How frontotemporal dementia affects 'moral emotions'  MNT · 7 days
Scientists find a key difference between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia: the latter affects a person's 'moral emotions' while the former does not. more
Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Schizophrenia may be related to the deletion syndrome. However, not everyone who has the syndrome necessarily develops psychotic symptoms. What triggers the illness? Researchers (UNIGE) have provided an initial answer after analysing several years of patients with deletion... more
Research opens up new avenues for understanding the causes of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and memory or cognition problems inter alia. This psychiatric illness affects 0.5% of the general population, and it may be related to genetic... more
Study: Early screening of autism may not be as beneficial as previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Screening for autism at three years of age only identifies those with significant developmental delay, and not those with less severe autism.... more
Study shows marked impairment of moral emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study conducted by Marc Teichmann and Carole Azuar at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris (France) and at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital shows... more
Medical News Today: How long is acid detectable in the body?  MNT · 1 week
Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long... more
Differences in brain systems for habitual behavior distinguish heavy cannabis users  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren't, according... more
$10 million endowed gift supports psychosis research efforts  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has received a $10 million endowed gift to fund translational research, support clinical programs and create an endowed chair within the department. more
Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behavior, particularly in young people  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Treatment with gabapentinoids -- a group of drugs used for epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety disorders -- is associated with an increased... more
The whisper of schizophrenia: Machine learning finds 'sound' words predict psychosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Automated analysis of the two language variables -- more frequent use of words associated with sound and speaking with low semantic density, or vagueness -- can... more
New smartphone app helps anorexic patients to normalize their eating rate  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Swedish scientists say that eating disorders should be considered just that - eating disorders, rather than mental disorders. The proof, they say, is in the eating. more
'Food for special medical purposes' can benefit patients with earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Study supports the hypothesis that a food for special medical purposes containing Fortasyn Connect can benefit patients with mild cognitive... more
Persistent poverty endangers health in 20% of UK children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A recent study shows that one in five children in the UK have a higher risk of developing adolescent mental health disorders or physical illness because of persistent poverty. This... more
Drink containing multinutrient combination can benefit patients with mild cognitive impairment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Study supports the hypothesis that a food for special medical purposes containing Fortasyn Connect® can benefit patients with mild cognitive impairment who are at high risk... more
Transgenerational BPA exposure may contribute to autism, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Transgenerational bisphenol A exposure may contribute to autism, according to a mouse study published in the Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology. more
Bullying in children with ASD gets worse with age  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Children with autism spectrum disorder are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State... more
Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Depression is a common and serious problem for older adults. Some 15 to 20 percent of people aged 65 and older who live independently deal with symptoms of... more
Nuclear pore complex outer rings: No longer 'one size fits all'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In eukaryotic cells, molecules can only move into or out of the nucleus through specialized channels called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Each NPC has a ring... more
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research. more
Weighing risks and benefits of drug treatment for major depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For some people, medication is an effective part of treatment for depression. However, when considering whether to prescribe antidepressant medication for older adults, healthcare providers must weigh the... more
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  MIT · 2 weeks
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
Why fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers say fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence. Surveys are often used to understand how people use their smartphone, but these are poorly related to... more
Specific multinutrient combination benefits patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new longitudinal study has shown that a nutritional drink designated a 'food for special medical purposes' containing the multinutrient combination Fortasyn Connect® can benefit patients with the... more
Indoor tanning may be an addiction abetted by both genetic and psychiatric factors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain's pleasure... more
Brain activation patterns may help identify people at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders, according... more
Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The results of a large community-based study have shown that the probability of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents with high, low, or normal body... more
Early life adversity and high levels of FKBP5 protein amplify anxiety-like behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers continue to dig for molecular clues to better understand how gene-environment interactions influence neuropsychiatric disease risk and resilience. more
Early life stress plus overexpressed FKBP5 protein increases anxiety behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new preclinical study finds that anxiety-like behavior increases when early life adversity combines with high levels of FKBP5 -- a protein capable of modifying hormonal stress response.... more
Three parent factors that heighten the prevalence of childhood physical abuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Adults who had parents who struggled with addiction, intimate partner violence and mental illness are more than 30 times more likely to have been victims of... more
Researchers find three parent risk factors associated with childhood physical abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Adults who had parents who struggled with addiction, intimate partner violence and mental illness are more than 30 times more likely to have been victims of... more
FDA overlooked red flags in drugmaker’s testing of new depression medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ketamine is a darling of combat medics and clubgoers, an anesthetic that can quiet your pain without suppressing breathing and a hallucinogenic that can get you... more
How electrical stimulation reorganizes the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Recordings of neural activity during therapeutic stimulation can be used to predict subsequent changes in brain connectivity, according to a study of epilepsy patients. This approach could inform efforts to improve brain stimulation treatments for depression... more
Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' -- people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits -- could lead... more
What psychotherapy can do for the climate and biodiversity crises  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Apologies in advance, but I'm hoping that reading this will help you feel depressed—about biodiversity loss and our lack of progress over the climate crisis. The thing is,... more
Research shows possibility to shift the circadian rhythm of 'night owls'  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits - could lead to significant improvements in... more
Counseling may also benefit parents of depressed teens involved in treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Teen depression can affect parents' marital satisfaction, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found. Parents often seek mental health treatment for a child struggling with depression,... more
New research explores foundational questions about end-of-life choices for people with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As the American population ages and dementia is on the rise, The Hastings Center is embarking on pathbreaking research to explore foundational questions associated... more
Medical News Today: CBT may be effective in managing menopause symptoms  MNT · 2 weeks
New research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy may be useful for managing several symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and depression. more
Teachers are more depressed and anxious than the average Australian  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Over half of Australian teachers suffer from anxiety and nearly one-fifth are depressed. These are the findings of our soon-to-be-published study assessing teachers' well-being. more
Legal promise of equal mental health treatment often falls short  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Neuroscientists use novel technology-based tools to predict schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder that affects about 1% of the population,is a leading cause of functional disability in the United States. more
Medical News Today: What to know about executive function disorder  MNT · 3 weeks
Executive function is a broad set of mental skills that are important for achieving goals and interacting with others. People with executive function disorder may find it difficult... more
What to know about executive function disorder  MNT · 3 weeks
Executive function is a broad set of mental skills that are important for achieving goals and interacting with others. People with executive function disorder may find it difficult to organize themselves, focus their attention,... more
Study explores contributors to postinjury mental health symptoms in urban black men  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Although injury is unexpected and acute, it can result in long-term health problems and disability. Up to half of all patients experience postinjury depression... more
Alzheimer's disease protein links plaques to cell death in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new protein involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been identified by researchers. CAPON may facilitate the connection between the two most well-known AD culprits, amyloid plaques and... more
Medical News Today: Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice  MNT · 3 weeks
Voluntary exercise prompted the brain to prune surplus connections between nerve cells and reduced behavioral symptoms of ASD in a mouse model. more
Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice  MNT · 3 weeks
Voluntary exercise prompted the brain to prune surplus connections between nerve cells and reduced behavioral symptoms of ASD in a mouse model. more
Keeping kids healthy and sane in a digital world  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Smartphones, tablets and video consoles can be addictive. They interfere with sleep. They draw kids into an alternate universe, often distracting them from more productive — and healthier — real-world... more
Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?  MNT · 3 weeks
A new review suggests that low-grade inflammation may sometimes directly affect motivation. Its authors want to explore possible links with depression. more
Medical News Today: Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?  MNT · 3 weeks
A new review suggests that low-grade inflammation may sometimes directly affect motivation. Its authors want to explore possible links with depression. more
NIH funds clinical trials to assess applicability of genomics for treating chronic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The National Institutes of Health will fund clinical trials to assess the benefits, applicability and efficacy of applying genomic medicine interventions to... more
Childhood abuse may cause more hot flashes, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Numerous adverse health outcomes have been linked to childhood maltreatment, including mental illness, cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality. more
New study examines non‐medical use of anti-anxiety medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
There is concern about the misuse of the sedative anti-anxiety medication alprazolam (Xanax®) because of the "high" it can create. more
How chronic inflammation may drive down dopamine and motivation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new computational method will allow scientists to measure the effects of chronic inflammation on energy availability and effort-based decision-making. The method may yield insights into how chronic, low-grade inflammation... more
Improved human brain organoids to boost neurological disease research  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Research has optimized the process of making human brain 'organoids' -- miniature 3D organ models -- so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain. Researchers can... more
Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. Yet, in a national survey, only 7% of trauma centers incorporate routine screening for PTSD symptoms. more
Painless skin patch collects fluid for diagnostic testing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Although blood contains a wealth of potential biomarkers of disease, it can be challenging to obtain and analyze. There's the anxiety patients experience when a large needle has to be stuck into... more
[Editors' Choice] Promoting resilience after childhood adversity  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Engaging prefrontal control regions during reappraisal promotes resilience to depression after childhood maltreatment. more
Can blood pressure drugs help reduce dementia risk?  MNT · 3 weeks
A large study analyzing the medical data of thousands of people suggests that dementia incidence is lower among those who take blood pressure medication. more
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Medical News Today: Can blood pressure drugs help reduce dementia risk?  MNT · 3 weeks
A large study analyzing the medical data of thousands of people suggests that dementia incidence is lower among those who take blood pressure medication. more
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Sending astronauts to Mars will be hard, but a panel of experts considered the details of how to make it work — from living underground to exercising in... more
San Francisco to force treatment on mentally ill drug users  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
San Francisco supervisors have decided to force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment more
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Disability Rights California is criticizing San Francisco supervisors for approving a program that would force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment more
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San Francisco officials have decided to force people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment without their consent more
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