Psychiatry
When anxiety happens as early as preschool, treatments can help  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 hours
Researchers are seeking ways to break the link between preschool worries and adult anxiety. more
Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood... more
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a... more
Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. more
Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in... more
Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in... more
Study: One in five children and youth suffer from a mental disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care... more
Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider. A... more
CBD could help slip medications into the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. more
Cannabidiol could help deliver medications to the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. Although much more research is needed to verify these claims, scientists... more
Why comic-style information is better at preparing patients for cardiac catheterization  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Before undergoing surgery, patients must be fully informed about what the procedure entails. The complex nature of the information involved means that patients often feel overwhelmed... more
Study resolves sex differences in psychiatric illness risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. more
Initial gene analysis could result in more effective antipsychotic treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An initial gene analysis may yield better outcomes when patients are treated with the antipsychotic drugs risperidone and aripiprazole. more
Indicators of despair rising among Americans entering midlife  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Indicators of despair--depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse--are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new research led by Lauren Gaydosh,... more
Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The United States Department of Justice says that annually around $3 billion is defrauded from seniors. Many of these tricksters use the telephone for their scams.... more
Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Indicators of despair -- depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse -- are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups,... more
Brain marker for angry dreams  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults. The research could potentially inform efforts to understand the neural basis of the emotional content of... more
Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Researchers say seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease more
For busy medical students, two-hour meditation study may be as beneficial as longer course  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and... more
Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study has found that stress-related disorders are associated with an increased risk for multiple types of cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). more
Why have autism rates 'exploded' in New Jersey?  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers at Rutgers University have revealed that pre-schoolers in New Jersey have the highest rates of autism ever recorded in the US. more
High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out  NPR · 7 days
A study of siblings finds those who have a stress-related disorder have a 60 percent higher risk of... more
Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia. more
Depression-Era Workers Found Strange Fossilized Beasts in 'Texas Serengeti'  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
About 12 million years ago, antelopes with slingshot-like horns and beasts that weren't quite elephants but that had long trunks and tusks tramped across the "Texas Serengeti" searching for food... more
Autism rate rises 43 percent in New Jersey, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with... more
'Mindreading' neurons simulate decisions of social partners  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. Dysfunction in these 'simulation neurons'... more
Medical News Today: My experience living with extreme anxiety  MNT · 1 week
The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction. more
Researchers identify ketamine-induced neural changes responsible for remission of depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice -- findings that may help researchers develop interventions... more
Workings of ketamine in depressive illness decoded  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have now found the exact mechanism of how the drug works in the brains of individuals with depression and can keep the symptoms down for more than a week. more
Stress related disorders linked to multiple types of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A group of researchers followed up a population of siblings and tried to estimate the connection between stress-related conditions and heart disease. Their study titled “Stress related disorders... more
Science News » Ketamine Reverses Neural Changes Underlying Depression-Related Behaviors in Mice  NIMH · 1 week
Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice — findings that may... more
Sustained rescue of prefrontal circuit dysfunction by antidepressant-induced spine formation  Science Magazine · 1 week
The neurobiological mechanisms underlying the induction and remission of depressive episodes over time are not well understood. Through repeated longitudinal imaging of medial prefrontal microcircuits in the living... more
Ketamine cultivates new nerve cell connections in mice  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
In mice, ketamine prods nerve cells to connect, which may explain the hallucinogenic drug’s ability to ease depression. more
Medical News Today: Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism  MNT · 1 week
New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems. more
Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism  MNT · 1 week
New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems. more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
During the Great Depression, Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and... more
Stress-related disorders linked to heightened risk of cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Stress-related disorders -- conditions triggered by a significant life event or trauma -- may be linked to a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), finds a large study. more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During the Great Depression, some unemployed Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small... more
Improved gut diversity causes 50% reduction in autism symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Changing the microbial environment in the gut in autistic children could substantially reduce the severity of the symptoms they experience, according to new research. more
Study sheds new light on long-term treatment with antidepressant drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics sheds new light on long-term studies with antidepressant drugs. more
Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads... more
Protein pileup affects social behaviors through altered brain signaling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered that when a normal cellular cleanup process is disrupted, mice start behaving in ways that resemble human symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia. They found... more
Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?  MNT · 2 weeks
A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health problems. more
Medical News Today: Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?  MNT · 2 weeks
A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health... more
Women's labour force transformation dates back to the Great Depression  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Great Depression, which spanned the 10 years following the stock market crash of 1929, led to severe conditions in several developed countries at a time when there... more
Stimulating parvalbumin-containing cells causes surprising changes in blood volume, flow  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia are some of the most common brain disorders and have been associated with problems in cells that contain a type of protein, called parvalbumin. more
Digital technologies help nonspecialist to offer mental health care in low-resource settings  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Text messaging, mobile apps, and other digital technologies are being used in innovative ways to support nonspecialist health workers in increasing access to mental... more
Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Harnessing a probe used to image the brain in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital... more
Mental health care for elderly comes into focus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to a new study self-harm is becoming a major health issue among the elderly. This is bringing into focus the issue of mental health among the elderly. The results of the... more
Understanding imbalance in key neural pathway to help treat psychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have identified for the first time an imbalance in a key neural pathway that explains how some people reactivate... more
Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50 percent two years after fecal transplant  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a new study, researchers demonstrate long-term beneficial effects for children diagnosed with ASD through a revolutionary fecal transplant technique known as microbiota transfer therapy (MTT). more
Early nutritional intervention can help fight dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Trials have revealed significant advantages for patients who are treated with daily medical nutrient drinks, with 45 % less deterioration in the Clinical Dementia Rating Sum of Boxes. more
Dedicated intervention can double smoking quit rates for people with severe mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Research published in the Lancet Psychiatry has found a dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double... more
New study could help optimize SSRI dosing and minimize adverse effects in teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a simulated study, exposure to and maximum blood concentrations of two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - commonly used to treat anxiety... more
New intervention doubles quit rate among smokers with severe mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research has found a dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double quit rates at six months compared to standard care. more
Arizona woman charged with killing 2 autistic grandchildren  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Court documents show a Tucson woman told authorities she shot her twin autistic grandsons before she tried kill herself more
Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The paper shows... more
Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease could... more
Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new article suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de... more
Psychiatry: Multigene test predicts depression risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international team has found a genetic score that reliably predicts the risk, severity and age of onset of depression in young people. The study also confirms a history of childhood abuse as a risk factor. more
Anti-inflammatory medicine can be effective in treating people with depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The World Health Organization calls depression one of the most serious mental disorders, and researchers around the world are trying to improve treatment of the disease. more
When an older person’s brain waves are in sync, memory is boosted  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
A brain stimulation treatment that nudges older people’s brain waves into sync could lead to noninvasive therapies for dementia and other disorders. more
New genetic score reliably predicts risk, severity of depression in young people  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An international team led by Munich-based researchers has found a genetic score that reliably predicts the risk, severity and age of onset of depression... more
Experimental drug shows promise for opioid withdrawal symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
While medicines are available to relieve withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from opioid addiction, they cause side effects and can maintain the brain changes that led to addiction in the first place,... more
New study explains why heart failure patients have trouble with thinking and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression. A new study by University of Guelph researchers explains why and points... more
Autism enhances characteristics that help at home and at work, experts find  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have... more
Why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired thinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study explains why heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression, pointing to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of... more
Scientists to investigate link between sleep and dementia at UEA’s new sleep unit  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Sleep disturbances are common in dementia. But it is not yet known whether Alzheimer's causes sleep problems, or whether sleep problems could... more
Medical News Today: Scientists quash claims about single 'depression genes'  MNT · 2 weeks
After reviewing data on 620,000-plus people, scientists quash claims that a single or handful of genes can have a strong influence on risk of depression. more
Scientists quash claims about single 'depression genes'  MNT · 2 weeks
After reviewing data on 620,000-plus people, scientists quash claims that a single or handful of genes can have a strong influence on risk of depression. more
Failure is an option: Colleges try to ease student anxiety  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bentley University has plenty of success stories among its faculty and alumni. But one recent evening, the school invited students to hear about the failures. more
Amid rising anxiety, colleges tell students it's OK to fail  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bentley University has plenty of success stories among its faculty and alumni. But one recent evening, the school invited students to hear about the failures. more
Deep stimulation improves cognitive control by augmenting brain rhythms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New findings could provide neurosurgeons and psychiatrists with the reliable, objective and rapid feedback they've needed to properly fine-tune the placement and 'dosage' of DBS electrical stimulation when seeking to... more
DBS improves patients' cognitive control by increasing power of brain rhythms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a new study that could improve the therapeutic efficacy of deep-brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders such as depression, a team of scientists shows that, when... more
Alterations in brain functional connectivity associated with somatic symptom disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Alterations in functional connectivity of the brain may help in understanding the neurobiological changes leading to somatic symptom disorder, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral... more
ADDF’s new initiative aims to advance digital tools for Alzheimer's and dementias  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As part of its Diagnostics Accelerator research program, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation announced today a new initiative that aims to fast-track the development... more
Alzheimer's diagnosis, management improved by brain scans  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A first-of-its-kind national study has found that a form of brain imaging that detects Alzheimer's-related 'plaques' significantly influenced clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. more
[Research Articles] Using fMRI connectivity to define a treatment-resistant form of post-traumatic stress disorder  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
A mechanistic understanding of the pathology of psychiatric disorders has been hampered by extensive heterogeneity in biology, symptoms, and behavior... more
Medical News Today: Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care  MNT · 3 weeks
Using brain scans that can detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's could improve diagnosis and clinical care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. more
Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care  MNT · 3 weeks
Using brain scans that can detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's could improve diagnosis and clinical care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. more
PET scans could be used to develop best practices for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The application of positron emission tomography (PET) for amyloid plaques could aid clinical decision making for patients with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). more
New study debunks link between depression risk and 18 genes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Over the past quarter-century, researchers have published hundreds of studies suggesting a small set of particular genes or gene-variants plays a substantial role in boosting susceptibility to depression. more
Amyloid PET associated with changes in clinical management of patients with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Amyloid (abnormal protein) plaques in the brain are a feature of Alzheimer disease and imaging the brain with positron emission tomography can detect them. more
Study debunks 'depression genes' hypotheses  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study assessing data from 620,000 individuals found that the 18 most highly-studied candidate genes for depression are no more associated with depression than randomly chosen genes. more
Study highlights effectiveness of group psychological intervention in post-conflict Pakistan  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new University of Liverpool led study, published in The Lancet, highlights the effectiveness of a brief group psychological intervention for women affected by anxiety and depression in... more
UTA researcher working to understand link between cardiovascular disease and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
One University of Texas at Arlington researcher is working to understand the relationship between cardiovascular disease and depression in a National Institutes of Health-funded project. more
Suicide risk grew after Missouri Medicaid kids shifted to managed care, hospitals say  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
After more than 2,000 Missouri children diagnosed with mental illness were shifted from traditional Medicaid into three for-profit managed-care companies, the state's... more
Psychological interventions in post-conflict Pakistan evaluated  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study highlights the effectiveness of a brief group psychological intervention for women affected by anxiety and depression in a post-conflict setting in Pakistan. more
People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People suffering from treatment resistant depression are at a higher risk of developing substance use disorders than other patients with depression, reports a study... more
Medical News Today: Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research finds that a 'highly selective inhibitor' of a single protein can relieve stress, diet-induced obesity, and improve mood in mice. more
Religious, cultural beliefs may prevent Latinos from seeking treatment for mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Religious and cultural beliefs may discourage many Latinos in the United States from seeking treatment for depression and other mental health disorders, a Rutgers... more
Depression symptoms associated with death among patients with HIV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a new study to investigate the relationship among depressive disorders or symptoms, HIV status and mortality, researchers report that symptoms of depression are moderately associated with death... more
Medical News Today: Can CBD help treat depression?  MNT · 3 weeks
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that comes from the cannabis plant. It is gaining popularity as a natural treatment for many mental health conditions, including depression. Learn more about CBD for... more
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