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Does lavender really help with anxiety?
MNT A study of mice reveals that the scent of linalool, a natural alcohol found in lavender, relieves anxiety through its effect on olfactory nerve cells. 3 hours
Medical News Today: Does lavender really help with anxiety?
MNT A study of mice reveals that the scent of linalool, a natural alcohol found in lavender, relieves anxiety through its effect on olfactory nerve cells. 3 hours
Bad boss? You may be making things better -- or worse!
SCIENCE DAILY Bosses who are disagreeable, dishonest and careless can mean bad outcomes for companies and teams. However, new research shows employees also play a major role in... 4 hours
The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms
SCIENCE DAILY A new review reveals how lavender mellows us out -- and why some day psychiatrists and surgeons might be prescribing patients a whiff of the purple stuff. 6 hours
Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium
NPR Though widely prescribed in hospital intensive care units to treat hallucinations and other signs of delirium, Haldol and similar drugs are no better than a placebo for such patients, a study finds. 6 hours
Interweaving anxiety disorder associated with stuttering remains unrecognized
NEWS MEDICAL While stuttering impacts the lives of approximately 1-2 percent of adults and around 4-5 percent of children, the mental health impact of this disorder largely remains unrecognized. 13 hours
New 17-item questionnaire may help detect GI disorders in children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Anger, aggression, and other troubling behavior problems in kids with autism are often treated as psychological issues, but in many cases the problems can... 15 hours
WATCH: Aerobic exercise can help relieve symptoms of depression
ABC NEWS People on anti-depressants noticed an improvement in their mood when they exercised for 45 minutes three times per work. 1 day
In kids with autism, short questionnaire may detect GI disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Though they can be difficult to detect, gastrointestinal disorders are common in kids with autism, sometimes causing anger, aggression, and other behavior problems. 1 day
Social stigma contributes to poor mental health in the autistic community
SCIENCE DAILY Stress related to social stigma may be the reason why autistic people experience more mental health problems than the general population, dispelling past theories that the... 1 day
Antipsychotics ineffective for treating ICU delirium
SCIENCE DAILY A large multi-site study has found that critically ill patients are not benefiting from antipsychotic medications that have been used to treat delirium in intensive care units (ICUs) for more than four decades. 1 day
Stress related to social stigma negatively impacts mental health of autistic people
NEWS MEDICAL Stress related to social stigma may be the reason why autistic people experience more mental health problems than the general population, dispelling past theories... 1 day
Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium Or Dementia
NPR Though widely prescribed in hospital intensive care units to treat hallucinations and other signs of delirium, Haldol and similar drugs are no better than a placebo for such patients, a study finds. 1 day
Understanding architecture of cancer-linked BAF protein complexes provides insight into disease
PHYS.ORG In 2013, Broad Institute member Cigall Kadoch, then a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, discovered that approximately 20 percent of all human cancers involve mutations in... 1 day
PTSD symptoms improve when patient chooses form of treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first large-scale trial of hundreds of PTSD patients, including veterans and survivors of sexual assault, to measure whether patient preference in the course of treatment... 3 days
Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?
SCIENCE DAILY Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk and infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) in people carrying a... 3 days
Medical News Today: Why does diabetes cause fatigue?
MNT It is common for people with diabetes to experience fatigue. Causes can include high blood sugar levels, depression, being overweight, and other related health conditions. Controlling blood sugar levels and lifestyle changes... 4 days
Medical News Today: Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
MNT A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses. 4 days
Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
MNT A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses. 4 days
Supervised aerobic exercise can support major depression treatment
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials indicates that supervised aerobic exercise has large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression. The systematic review and meta-analysis is published in Depression and... 5 days
The role diversity anxiety can play in ‘living while black’ incidents: OPINION
ABC NEWS Recent viral videos might be reflecting larger cultural shifts. 5 days
Bee social or buzz off: Study links genes to social behaviors, including autism
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that the social lives of sweat bees -- named for their attraction to perspiration -- are linked to... 5 days
Aerobic exercise has antidepressant treatment effects
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials indicates that supervised aerobic exercise has large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression. 5 days
Study links genes to social behaviors, including autism
PHYS.ORG Those pesky bees that come buzzing around on a muggy summer day are helping researchers reveal the genes responsible for social behaviors. A new study published this week found that the social... 5 days
Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50 percent more likely to be overweight, obese
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 percent more... 5 days
Pre-eclampsia linked to an increased risk of dementia later in life
SCIENCE DAILY Pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of later dementia, particularly vascular dementia, caused by reduced blood supply to the brain due to diseased blood vessels,... 5 days
Is this bee solitary or social? The answer may depend on an autism-linked gene
Science Magazine Change in gene activity leads loners to keep their young around 5 days
Social media reduces risk of depression among seniors with pain
NEWS MEDICAL With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites. 6 days
Largest autism sequencing study to date yields 102 genes associated with ASD
SCIENCE DAILY In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with ASD, and report significant... 6 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
MNT A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
MNT A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
Psychopaths in business: Why sex matters
MNT A new study investigates whether psychopathic traits really do enhance your career prospects. Along the way, it uncovers an interesting sex difference. 6 days
Medical News Today: Psychopaths in business: Why sex matters
MNT A new study investigates whether psychopathic traits really do enhance your career prospects. Along the way, it uncovers an interesting sex difference. 6 days
Social media buffers depression among older adults with pain
PHYS.ORG With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites. 6 days
Medical News Today: Using Facebook to predict depression
MNT Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts. 6 days
Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines associated with suicidal thoughts
NEWS MEDICAL Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines (such as Xanax) was associated with suicidal ideation in a study of US older adults. 7 days
Antidepressant treatment may lead to improvements in sleep quality of patients with depression
NEWS MEDICAL In a study of 15 patients affected by major depressive disorder and complaining of insomnia, initiating treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive... 7 days
Modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults identified
SCIENCE DAILY Stiffness of the aorta -- more so than blood pressure or subclinical brain disease -- is a key risk factor for dementia. Since aortic stiffness can be reduced by medication and healthy... 7 days
Improving access to behavioral health screenings for pregnant and postpartum women
NEWS MEDICAL The number one medical complication of pregnancy and childbirth for mothers is depression and/or anxiety, with one in seven women suffering from a mood disorder during... 1 week
Brain cells in a dish used to study genetic origins of schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY A study has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown in... 1 week
To unravel autism’s mysteries, one neuroscientist looks at the developing brain
SCIENCE-NEWS Autism researcher Kevin Pelphrey focuses on understanding signs of the disorder in the developing brain, which could shed light on the condition. 1 week
New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people
NEWS MEDICAL For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has... 1 week
Study uses novel approach to investigate genetic origins of mental illnesses
NEWS MEDICAL A study in Biological Psychiatry has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown... 1 week
Many people have trouble understanding differences between OCD and OCPD
NEWS MEDICAL The general public has trouble understanding differences between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. 1 week
Linguistic red flags from Facebook posts can predict future depression diagnoses
SCIENCE DAILY Research finds that the language people use in their Facebook posts can predict a future diagnosis of depression as accurately as the tools clinicians use in... 1 week
Psychopaths in the C-Suite?
SCIENCE DAILY The seemingly never-ending stream of corporate scandals over the past decades, from Enron to Theranos, suggests that something is rotten in corporate leaders. Many place the blame on psychopaths, who are characteristically superficially charming but lack empathy, anxiety, or any... 1 week
Patients coerced into mental health care less likely to perceive treatment as effective
NEWS MEDICAL While some may choose on their own to seek help for untreated mental illnesses, others can be substantially influenced by others or... 1 week
Neuropsychiatric symptoms related to earliest stages of Alzheimer's brain pathology
NEWS MEDICAL UC San Francisco researchers, in collaboration with the unique Brazilian Biobank for Aging Studies at the University of São Paulo, have shown that the earliest stages of the... 1 week
Medical News Today: Can COPD cause anxiety?
MNT People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms.... 1 week
Medical News Today: Antidepressants could stave off dementia
MNT The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia. 1 week
Antidepressants could stave off dementia
MNT The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia. 1 week
Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA 'spelling mistakes'
SCIENCE DAILY Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited -- the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now a team of... 1 week
Medical News Today: Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety?
MNT The first literature review and meta-analysis to investigate omega-3 supplements and anxiety concludes that they could benefit some people. 1 week
Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety?
MNT The first literature review and meta-analysis to investigate omega-3 supplements and anxiety concludes that they could benefit some people. 1 week
Vast majority of dementia cases may arise from spontaneous genetic errors
NEWS MEDICAL Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited - the cause of the vast majority is unknown. 1 week
Research provides a more complete picture of suffering caused by terrorist attacks
NEWS MEDICAL Terrorist attacks injure far more people than they kill, leaving victims with lost limbs, hearing loss, respiratory disease, depression and other issues. But little... 1 week
Postpartum depression linked to mother's pain after childbirth
SCIENCE DAILY While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process. 1 week
Findings offer new insight into early changes that occur during AD pathology
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, involving memory loss and a reduction in cognitive abilities. 2 weeks
Researchers model how toxic proteins course through the brain, lead to disease
PHYS.ORG Many neurodegenerative diseases spread by hijacking the brain's connective circuitry to transport toxic proteins, which gradually accumulate and trigger symptoms of dementias. Now, researchers... 2 weeks
Dementia and guns: When should doctors broach the topic?
NEWS MEDICAL Some patients refuse to answer. Many doctors don’t ask. As the number of Americans with dementia rises, health professionals are grappling with when and how to pose the question: “Do... 2 weeks
Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. 2 weeks
Recognizing the uniqueness of different individuals with schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY Individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia differ greatly from one another. Researchers have demonstrated that very few identical brain differences are shared amongst different patients. Therefore, insights based on research at the group level... 2 weeks
Effective ketamine doses for treatment-resistant depression
SCIENCE DAILY A study identifies two subanesthetic dosage levels of the anesthetic drug ketamine that appear to provide significant symptom relief to patients with treatment-resistant depression. 2 weeks
New appropriate use criteria for lumbar puncture in Alzheimer's diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY In preparation for more tools that detect and measure the biology associated with Alzheimer's and other dementias earlier and with more accuracy, experts have published appropriate use criteria... 2 weeks
What we can learn from a cluster of people with an inherited intellectual disability, and questioning how sustainable green lawns are in dry places
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Researchers identify effective ketamine dosage levels for patients with treatment-resistant depression
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators identifies two subanesthetic dosage levels of the anesthetic drug ketamine that appear to provide significant symptom relief to... 2 weeks
Study provides fuller picture of the human cost from terrorist attacks
PHYS.ORG Terrorist attacks injure far more people than they kill, leaving victims with lost limbs, hearing loss, respiratory disease, depression and other issues. But little research has... 2 weeks
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia
MNT People with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) face an increased risk of dementia, a new study warns; but common drugs may keep that risk in check. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia
MNT People with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) face an increased risk of dementia, a new study warns; but common drugs may keep that risk in check. 2 weeks
A new way to create customized mouse models for studying brain development
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists studying how genetics impact brain disease have long sought a better experimental model. Cultures of genetically-modified cell lines can reveal some clues to... 2 weeks
Personalized goal setting to improve dementia care
NEWS MEDICAL Dementia is a health condition that affects your memory in ways that can make it difficult to carry out your usual daily tasks. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, which causes... 2 weeks
Doctors say refugees banished to Nauru are suicidal
ABC NEWS Humanitarian medical professionals expelled from Nauru say asylum seekers that Australia banished to the tiny Pacific atoll were suicidal and their children have lost hope 2 weeks
Link between childhood adversity, burnout and depression
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that undergraduate nursing students who were exposed to a higher number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) -- such as abuse, neglect or family dysfunction -- encountered higher levels of... 2 weeks
Mental health disorders could cost the world economy trillions of dollars finds report
NEWS MEDICAL 10th of October is marked as World Mental Health day. On this occasion the Lancet Commission published a report that states that... 2 weeks
JCU study firms up association between diet and depression
NEWS MEDICAL Does fast food contribute to depression? Can a healthy diet combat mental illness? In an unusual experiment, James Cook University researchers in Australia have found that among Torres Strait Islander... 2 weeks
How To Prevent Brain-Sapping Delirium In The ICU
NPR People who suffer from prolonged delirium in the hospital are likely to develop long-term mental problems like dementia. Doctors have come up with techniques they say can reduce delirium in the ICU. 2 weeks
Using nanotechnology to fight dementia
NEWS MEDICAL In the human brain, nerve cells - so-called neurons - care for the transmission of electrical signals. They form the functional component responsible for sensations, stimuli and memories. In the presence of dementia, there is an adsorption of... 2 weeks
Study firms up diet and depression link
SCIENCE DAILY In an unusual experiment, researchers have found that among Torres Strait Islander people the amount of fish and processed food eaten is related to depression. 2 weeks
Why is a remote Colombian town a hot spot of an inherited intellectual disability?
Science Magazine Researchers are studying a village full of people with fragile X syndrome to understand how it causes autism and other... 2 weeks
When ICU Delirium Leads To Symptoms Of Dementia After Discharge
NPR Up to half of all patients who survive emergency medical treatment in the intensive care unit have mental problems when they return home. Doctors studying the problem say... 2 weeks
New AUC published for lumbar puncture and spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL In preparation for more tools that detect and measure the biology associated with Alzheimer's and other dementias earlier and with more accuracy,... 2 weeks
Drug treatment at a young age could help reverse autism-like behavior in tuberous sclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL New research on autism has found, in a mouse model, that drug treatment at a young age can reverse social... 2 weeks
Earlier treatment could help reverse autistic-like behavior in tuberous sclerosis
SCIENCE DAILY New research in a mouse model suggests that the drug rapamycin can reverse autism-like social deficits -- but only if given early. The study is the first to... 2 weeks
Study shows DNA of people with childhood abuse or depression ages faster
SCIENCE DAILY DNA from people who suffer from major depression is biologically older than that of healthy people by on average 8 months, suggesting that they... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer
MNT An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Why depression, trauma can make you age faster
MNT New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition. 2 weeks
Why depression, trauma can make you age faster
MNT New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition. 2 weeks
What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
MNT Dementia is an umbrella term that describes symptoms affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific, and the most common, type of dementia. The conditions overlap in terms of symptoms,... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
MNT Dementia is an umbrella term that describes symptoms affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific, and the most common, type of dementia. The... 2 weeks
WATCH: Broadway's 'Dear Evan Hansen' creators create novel for teens tackling anxiety
ABC NEWS Benj Pasek and Justin Paul said they created a book inspired by the hit musical to offer resources for teens and parents to tackle... 2 weeks
PolyU develops multi-function nighttime monitoring system for elderly with dementia
NEWS MEDICAL The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed eNightLog, a multi-function nighttime monitoring system for elderly with dementia, to track their respiration and activities in bed for preventing fall... 2 weeks
Global warming below 1.5 degrees "still possible, but we need to act quickly and drastically"
PHYS.ORG Keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius is still possible, but we have to take immediate... 2 weeks
Twitter Chat » NIMH Twitter Chat: Depression
NIMH In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, NIMH is hosting a Twitter chat on depression, a common but serious mood disorder. The event will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00AM―12:00 PM ET.... 3 weeks
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