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Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also protect against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study. Using noninvasive brain imaging, the researchers found that at-risk people were less likely to develop anxiety... 7 hours
Negative school experiences can have adverse long term effects on pupils with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions, a new study in the journal Autism... 1 day
School exacerbates feelings of being 'different' in pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions
SCIENCE DAILY Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions, a new study reports. 1 day
Infrared NASA imagery shows development of Tropical Depression 31W
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of the latest tropical cyclone in the South China Sea. 2 days
Study aims to involve parents in early intervention services for children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Early diagnosis and intervention for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help change the trajectory of their life. While children can be... 2 days
Experts identify mental exercise program that can reduce risk of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia. 2 days
Despite ACA cost protections, most adolescents skip regular checkups
NEWS MEDICAL As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug abuse. Regular checkups could help families address such problems, and the Affordable Care... 2 days
Escaped hospital patient aimed to show he could be outside
ABC NEWS A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said he escaped from his hospital and flew to California to prove he could live... 2 days
The Latest: Escaped patient says he needed to prove himself
ABC NEWS A man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital nearly four decades after he told police he shot and stabbed a woman in a shopping mall parking lot... 2 days
AP Exclusive: Hawaii psychiatric hospital had 17 escapes
ABC NEWS AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a dangerous patient walked off the grounds and made it to California... 2 days
Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'
MNT A study of more than 2,800 older adults finds that speed-of-processing training can reduce the 10-year risk of dementia by 29 percent. 2 days
Medical News Today: Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'
MNT A study of more than 2,800 older adults finds that speed-of-processing training can reduce the 10-year risk of dementia by 29 percent. 2 days
Review looks into conventional versus new treatment modalities in orthodontic pain management
NEWS MEDICAL Patients experience pain and discomfort during active orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. It can vary from person to person and is influenced by certain... 3 days
Discovery of a promising medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
SCIENCE DAILY A drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no... 3 days
Computerized speed of processing training results in decreased risk of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Computerized brain-training is now the first intervention of any kind to reduce the risk of dementia among older adults. 3 days
New oxytocin chemical sensor could be first step towards early diagnosis of autism
NEWS MEDICAL Is it going to be possible to detect features of autism at birth? At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish... 3 days
A polymer 'love hormone' sensor for the early detection of autism
PHYS.ORG Is it possible to detect features of autism at birth? At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, researchers have... 3 days
AP Exclusive: 17 escapes from Hawaii hospital since 2010
ABC NEWS AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and... 3 days
Teenage depression linked to father's depression
SCIENCE DAILY Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study. 3 days
Heavy drinkers with history of TBI do not have worse drinking behavior, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in... 4 days
'Social media suicide' in spotlight after Japan 'Twitter killer'
PHYS.ORG The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has... 4 days
Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
NPR It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours... 4 days
Medical News Today: What are binaural beats and how do they work?
MNT Binaural beats therapy is a method of treating conditions like anxiety. Included is detail on the patterns of brainwaves affected by binaural beats. 4 days
What are binaural beats and how do they work?
MNT Binaural beats therapy is a method of treating conditions like anxiety. Included is detail on the patterns of brainwaves affected by binaural beats. 5 days
Hair cortisol levels predict which mothers are more likely to suffer postpartum depression
SCIENCE DAILY Hair cortisol levels, which is a steroid hormone secreted as a response to stress, are higher in the first and third trimesters... 5 days
Potential new autism drug shows promise in mice
SCIENCE DAILY NitroSynapsin is intended to restore an electrical signaling imbalance in the brain found in virtually all forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 5 days
Screen time might boost depression, suicide behaviors in teens
SCIENCE DAILY Increased time spent in front of a screen -- in the form of computers, cell phones and tablets -- might have contributed to a recent uptick in symptoms of depression... 5 days
New drug shows promise in mouse model of autism disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have performed a successful test of a possible new drug in a mouse model of an autism disorder. The candidate drug, called NitroSynapsin, largely corrected electrical, behavioral and brain... 5 days
Higher hair cortisol levels during pregnancy could be indicator of postpartum depression
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of Granada, who belong to the Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center and the Faculty of Psychology, have proven that... 5 days
FDA approves first digital ingestion tracking system med
ABC NEWS The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine... 5 days
Gov't approves first-ever med with digital tracking system
ABC NEWS The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine... 5 days
Heart attack linked to increased risk of developing vascular dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Heart attack increased the risk of vascular dementia by 35 percent, and the risk remains elevated for up to 35 years after the heart attack. 5 days
Man: Psychiatric hospital staff tormented, kicked brother
ABC NEWS A man says his brother was abused repeatedly by staff at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital and has urged lawmakers to look more deeply into the case and make changes 5 days
Suomi NPP finds Tropical Depression Haikui dissipating
PHYS.ORG The final warning was issued on Tropical depression Haiku on Nov. 12 as it was dissipating due to strong vertical wind shear. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the storm as it was fading. 5 days
Innovative genetic, cellular techniques help identify multiple disease targets
SCIENCE DAILY Advances in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 and human induced pluripotent stem cell technologies to identify novel therapeutic targets for neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and addiction have been highlighted by... 5 days
Deadly combination in neurodegenerative diseases revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Aging is the key risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases, and accumulation of the protein TDP-43 in neurons is a pathological feature of frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. However, the specific effect of aging on the... 5 days
What can Twitter reveal about people with ADHD?
SCIENCE DAILY People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder tend to tweet using words like 'hate' or 'disappointed,' messages related to lack of focus, self-regulation, intention and failure and expressions of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion, according to... 6 days
Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTD
NEWS MEDICAL Neurodegenerative diseases are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and death of nerve cells, which leads to problems with... 6 days
Advances in genetic and stem cell techniques help identify therapeutic targets for neurological disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Research released today highlights advances in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 and human induced pluripotent stem cell technologies to identify novel therapeutic targets... 6 days
In D.C., Brain Science Meets Behavioral Science To Shed Light On Mental Disorders
NPR The Society for Neuroscience meeting is taking place in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Researchers there are focusing on how to find the... 6 days
Palliative care intervention improves survival of patients with depression and advanced cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new Dartmouth-led study finds that patients with depression and advanced cancer live longer when exposed to palliative care interventions designed to improve quality... 1 week
Survey finds pediatric doctors attempts to address parental health issues are limited by barriers
SCIENCE DAILY A national survey of more than 200 pediatric primary care physicians found that while over three-quarters addressed at least one... 1 week
Dementia treatment research: Exit through the lymphatic system
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have disproved a decades-old orthodoxy: cerebrospinal fluid does not leave the cranial cavity via blood vessels, but instead through the lymphatic system. This finding has far-reaching implications in new treatments for... 1 week
Breakthrough research suggests potential treatment for autism, intellectual disability
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has identified the pathological mechanism for a certain type of autism and intellectual disability by creating a genetically modified mouse. They are hopeful it could eventually lead... 1 week
Exit through the lymphatic system: New research may advance treatments for dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have disproved a decades-old orthodoxy: cerebrospinal fluid does not leave the cranial cavity via blood vessels, but instead through the lymphatic system. This... 1 week
Researchers make breakthrough in finding possible therapeutic fix for autism, intellectual disability
NEWS MEDICAL A breakthrough in finding the mechanism and a possible therapeutic fix for autism and intellectual disability has been made by a University of Nebraska... 1 week
Social media key for tracking flu, Zika, depression and more, says new book
PHYS.ORG Search the hashtag "flu" on Twitter and you'll find a free-flowing stream of comments from people across the country. In 140 characters... 1 week
Brain research in desperate need of cutting-edge statistics, says Carnegie Mellon University's Rob Kass
NEWS MEDICAL Brain-related disorders impact almost everyone, either directly or through family or friends. For many of the disorders, whether they're psychiatric... 1 week
Traditional Amazonian drug linked to improved sense of wellbeing, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America improves people's general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression, new research suggests. 1 week
Induced pluripotent stem cells show astrocyte-neuron impact on brain pathology in autism
SCIENCE DAILY Using human induced pluripotent stem cells to model autism spectrum disorder, researchers have revealed for the first time that abnormalities in the supporting cells... 1 week
Suomi NPP sees Tropical Depression Haikui form
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Philippines and saw the thirtieth tropical cyclone of the northwestern Pacific Ocean typhoon season form. On Nov. 9 at 0454 UTC (Nov. 8 at 11:54 p.m. EST)... 1 week
Brain research is underserved by statistics, says Carnegie Mellon's Rob Kass
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Brain-related disorders impact almost everyone, either directly or through family or friends. For many of the disorders, whether they're psychiatric or neurological, there are basic scientific... 1 week
CBT offers valuable treatment alternative for millions taking opioids for chronic pain
NEWS MEDICAL By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking... 1 week
Could lupus raise dementia risk?
MNT Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia. 1 week
Medical News Today: Could lupus raise dementia risk?
MNT Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia. 1 week
Non-physical sexual harassment can affect adolescents' psychological well-being
NEWS MEDICAL "Being exposed to non-physical sexual harassment can negatively affect symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative body image and low self-esteem," say Associate Professor Mons Bendixen and Professor Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair at the Norwegian University... 1 week
Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression?
SCIENCE DAILY More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients' treatment plans, a new study suggests. Researchers asked 295 patients receiving treatment at... 1 week
[Reviews] RNA binding proteins and the pathological cascade in ALS/FTD neurodegeneration
Science Magazine Advanced genetic approaches have accelerated the identification of causative genes linked to the neurodegenerative diseases amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Most of the... 1 week
Dysfunction of intricate astrocyte cells may underlie autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy
SCIENCE DAILY The unique architecture of star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes plays a key role in regulating the development and function of neural synapses in the brain, says... 2 weeks
NASA sees the end of Tropical Depression 29W
PHYS.ORG Born from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone 28W, Tropical Depression 29W only lasted a few days before it began rapidly decaying. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found the disorganized storm weakening over the... 2 weeks
Lavender aromatherapy reduces preoperative anxiety in surgery patients, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Lavender aromatherapy reduced preoperative anxiety in a study of ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology. The effect observed in the Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology study was modest,... 2 weeks
Study shows low school grades as important risk marker for future attempted suicide
NEWS MEDICAL Young people with lower school grades than their peers run a higher risk of mental ill-health and attempted suicide. In a new... 2 weeks
Study finds link between lupus and elevated risk of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL A new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study indicates that the risk of dementia may be elevated in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease affecting... 2 weeks
Can virtual reality be used to manage pain at a pediatric hospital?
SCIENCE DAILY In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw,... 2 weeks
Scientific Meeting » Mini-Symposium - Computational Psychiatry: Multiscale Models of Mental Illnesses
NIMH This mini-symposium will provide an in-depth introduction to the nascent and burgeoning field of computational psychiatry (CP). 2 weeks
Suomi NPP finds disorganized storms in Tropical Depression 29W
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite measured cloud top temperatures as it passed over Tropical Depression 29W and found some disorganized storms. 2 weeks
Healthiest college students keep weight down, spirits up
SCIENCE DAILY Optimists and happy people are healthier overall, enjoying lower blood pressure and less depression and anxiety, among other measures, research shows. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression
MNT The weeks and months after giving birth can be emotional and stressful. Here are some ways to cope if your baby blues become postpartum depression. 2 weeks
Lending late neurons a helping hand
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that even a slight delay of the neuronal migration may lead to behavioral disorders that are similar to autistic characteristics in human. Furthermore, they found that these disorders are due to the abnormally... 2 weeks
Alzheimer's: Preserving neurons may prevent depression, cognitive decline
MNT A study in rats finds that drugs that stop brain cell death may offer a new way to treat those with Alzheimer's who have depression with cognitive decline. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Preserving neurons may prevent depression, cognitive decline
MNT A study in rats finds that drugs that stop brain cell death may offer a new way to treat those with Alzheimer's who have depression with... 2 weeks
Beyond stigma and bias, many transgender people struggle with mental health
NEWS MEDICAL Diana Feliz Oliva, a 45-year-old transgender woman who grew up outside Fresno, Calif., remembers being bullied when she was younger and feeling confused about her gender... 2 weeks
Study finds link between increased brain glucose levels and Alzheimer's
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published yesterday in Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, found a link for the first time between abnormalities in the mechanism of... 2 weeks
Common antidepressants may not work for depressed patients with chronic kidney disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical... 2 weeks
Depression among new fathers may be more common than previously believed, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Postnatal depression among new mothers is a well-known phenomenon. Knowledge about depression in new fathers, however, is more limited. 2 weeks
Depressed with a chronic disease? Many find antidepressants are not working
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of... 2 weeks
Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes... 2 weeks
Saving neurons may offer new approach for treating Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Treatment with a neuroprotective compound that saves brain cells from dying also prevents the development of depression-like behavior and the later onset of memory and learning problems in... 2 weeks
NASA sees late season Atlantic Tropical Depression form
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Depression Nineteen shortly after it formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 6. A visible image from Terra showed the storm formed despite being under... 2 weeks
Scientists develop potential new antidepressant with unique mechanism of action
NEWS MEDICAL A potential new antidepressant and antianxiety treatment with a unique mechanism of action has been developed by scientists at the University of Bath. 2 weeks
Depressed fathers risk not getting help
SCIENCE DAILY Postnatal depression among new mothers is a well-known phenomenon. Knowledge about depression in new fathers, however, is more limited. A new study shows that depression among new fathers may be more common than previously believed. There... 2 weeks
Poor social skills may be harmful to health
SCIENCE DAILY While social skills deficits have long been linked to mental health problems like depression, a new study links poor social skills to poor physical health as well. Those who struggle in social... 2 weeks
Clear effect of art therapy on severe depression
SCIENCE DAILY Create a picture of how you are feeling on this particular day, said the first exercise in the art therapy. After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe... 2 weeks
Autism: Relational factors in music therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Relational factors in music therapy can contribute to a positive outcome of therapy for children with autism. 2 weeks
Art therapy facilitates improvement of patients with severe depression
NEWS MEDICAL Create a picture of how you are feeling on this particular day, said the first exercise in the art therapy. After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or... 2 weeks
New drug shows potential as a different kind of antidepressant in mouse trials
SCIENCE DAILY A potential new antidepressant and anti-anxiety treatment with a unique mechanism of action has been developed. 2 weeks
Many patients with knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage chronic pain
NEWS MEDICAL A large percentage of patients with end-stage knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage their chronic pain, especially... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: How a hormone could boost men's sexual appetite
MNT Researchers reveal how a hormone associated with puberty and fertility could help to tackle anxiety-related sexual dysfunction in men. 2 weeks
How a hormone could boost men's sexual appetite
MNT Researchers reveal how a hormone associated with puberty and fertility could help to tackle anxiety-related sexual dysfunction in men. 2 weeks
Opioid and antidepressant use related to increased risk of osteoporotic fractures for RA patients
NEWS MEDICAL Opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely used group of antidepressants, are both associated with higher risk of osteoporotic... 2 weeks
Study findings highlight importance of screening PCOS patients for mental health disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Women with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: All you need to know about illness anxiety disorder
MNT A look at illness anxiety disorder, a condition where people worry about their health to a dangerous level. Included is detail on management and... 2 weeks
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Brain research is underserved by statistics, says Carnegie Mellon's Rob Kass
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