Psychiatry
Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
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Cannabis use disorder more common in adults with pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A new study published in the journal American Journal of Psychiatry reports that the use of cannabis for non-medical indications is much more common in adults who have pain than... more
Dementia patients being admitted to hospital for emergencies up by 35 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Dementia, a neurodegenerative and debilitating illness can take a toll on the life of older adults. In a recent report, the number of patients... more
Hairy situation: Scientists explain how stress-related graying occurs  REUTERS · 8 hours
Marie Antoinette's hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French... more
Study highlights lack of screening for depression during perimenopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Almost 40% of women experience symptoms of depression during perimenopause, yet it often goes undetected and untreated because many healthcare providers aren't screening for it and aren't prepared with treatment... more
Cognitive function in people with mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A study has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprising finding could provide new insights into therapies designed... more
How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world  REUTERS · 16 hours
A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data... more
Study: Psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism are linked to larger amygdala  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Preschool-age girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face greater challenges with emotional and behavioral problems than similar age boys with ASD. more
Cyberbullying may amplify symptoms of depression and PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the... more
Antenatal depression on the rise in low and middle-income countries, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Women in low and medium-income countries struggle with many health issues in pregnancy and childbirth, but little attention is given to antenatal depression -... more
Maternal depression associated with development of atopic dermatitis in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Maternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis throughout childhood and adolescence, according to a recent study published in... more
Depression treatment must also restore integrity of the blood-brain barrier  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
To better treat people with depression, not only must we treat the neurons affected by the disease, but we must also restore the integrity of the barrier that... more
Maternal depression and atopic dermatitis in children linked  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A recent study suggests that maternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis throughout childhood and adolescence. more
TBI impairs growth hormone production, disrupting cognition, memory and sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
More than 2.5 million people in the United States alone experience a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. Some of these people are plagued by a seemingly... more
Diagnosed with dementia, she documented her wishes. They said no.  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
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Texas program effectively reduces use of anti-psychotics in foster children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can serve as a model for other state Medicaid programs. more
Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, and Pima County as part of a three-year, $1.47 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... more
UCL-led study highlights racial disparities in drug prescriptions for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Disparities in drug prescribing suggest that black and Asian people with dementia are not receiving the same quality of care as their white peers, according to a new... more
Medical News Today: Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed  MNT · 3 days
A new study examines the link between drinking tea and lower rates of depression in older Chinese adults, revealing the... more
Why Teen Depression Rates Are Rising So Fast for Girls  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
We're in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. more
Rethinking interactions with mental health patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together with them to achieve better outcomes for themselves. more
Chemist proposes new method for synthesizing precursors for Parkinson's drugs  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A chemist from RUDN University has proposed a new method for the synthesis of secondary propargylamine used to create antidepressants, drugs for Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases,... more
Sea lions yawn due to anxiety  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have analysed these animals for 14 months, concluding that the frequency of their yawns increases immediately after a social conflict among members of the group. more
America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. more
The surprising link between depression and the pursuit of happiness  MNT · 6 days
According to new research, placing too much emphasis on happiness can actually give rise to depressive symptoms, especially in the Western world. more
Anxious about the news? Our top tips on how to cope  MNT · 6 days
Does the constant cycle of negative world news make you anxious? Here, learn more about news-related anxiety and how you can fight back. more
Air pollution plus early life stress may lead to cognitive difficulties in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Children with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of... more
Greater medical care needed for older adults with untreated sleep apnea  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and costly medical condition leading to a wide range of health risks such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, depression, diabetes and... more
Medical News Today: Anxious about the news? Our top tips on how to cope  MNT · 6 days
Does the constant cycle of negative world news make you anxious? Here, learn more about news-related anxiety and how you... more
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: Largest genetic study offers new insights  MNT · 6 days
The largest study of its kind analyzed genetic information from 3,444 families and found one single gene whose mutations may help explain the condition. more
Medical News Today: The surprising link between depression and the pursuit of happiness  MNT · 6 days
According to new research, placing too much emphasis on happiness can actually give rise to depressive symptoms, especially in the Western world. more
Medical News Today: Depression during period: Everything you need to know  MNT · 6 days
Depression is a common symptom before and during a period. Find out why hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can contribute to depression and learn what... more
Antipsychotics linked to higher risk of head, brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The use of antipsychotics is associated with increased risks of head and brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a... more
Researchers propose 'Human Screenome Project' to study the impacts of digital media  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
As digital devices become ubiquitous, so have concerns about the harmful effects of screen-related behaviors. Does screen time impair concentration, lead to anxiety or... more
First randomized clinical trial finds no harm from population screening for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Research scientists at Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have conducted the first randomized controlled trial to evaluate the pros and cons... more
Survey finds US adults see vaccines as less important than they did in 2001  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new survey reveals that US parents are increasingly opting to not vaccinate their children, with support for vaccines down... more
Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?  MNT · 1 week
A preclinical study using cell cultures has found that some antibiotics may help address a genetic mutation associated with forms of early onset dementia. more
Protein SV2A levels could explain poor neuronal connections in schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A team of researchers have found that persons with schizophrenia may have lower levels of certain specific proteins that show up on their brain scans. This could help... more
Overactivation of neuroimmune gene leads to schizophrenia-like changes in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Excessive activity of an immune system gene previously linked to schizophrenia reproduces neural and behavioral aspects of the disease in mice, according to a new study publishing on... more
Hyperactive immune system gene causes schizophrenia-like changes in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Excessive activity of an immune system gene previously linked to schizophrenia reproduces neural and behavioral aspects of the disease in mice, according to a new study. The finding provides mechanistic... more
Medical News Today: Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?  MNT · 1 week
A preclinical study using cell cultures has found that some antibiotics may help address a genetic mutation associated with forms of early onset dementia. more
Discovery could lead to new treatments for hypertension, dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study led by researchers at UCL has discovered the mechanism that allows the brain to monitor its own blood supply, a finding in rats which may help to find... more
Cat parasite reduces general anxiety in infected mice, not just fear of feline predators  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii is known to cause infected rodents to lose their fear of feline predators, which makes... more
Synaptic density marker is reduced in the brains of people with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Advances in scanning have allowed researchers for the first time to show lower levels of a protein found in the connections between neurons in... more
Scientific Meeting » NIMH Novel Target Discovery and Psychosocial Intervention Development Workshop  NIMH · 1 week
Join NIMH’s Division of Translational Research for this two-day workshop focused on accelerating interdisciplinary research that supports the identification of novel targets to develop... more
Research could help explain why some people use marijuana when stressed or anxious  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between... more
Autistic mothers experience higher rates of post-natal depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Autistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers, according to a new study of mothers of autistic children carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge. more
High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural crop now are worried their businesses could be crippled if federal policymakers... more
High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Hemp was ushered in as a federally legal agricultural crop under the groundbreaking 2018 Farm Bill more
Speech-disrupting brain disease reflects patients' native tongue  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language impairment experience distinct kinds of speech and reading difficulties based on features of their native languages, according to new research by scientists at the UC San Francisco... more
Medical News Today: What to know about alcohol and depression  MNT · 2 weeks
Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article. more
Long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia is safe  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and their colleagues in Germany, the USA and Finland have studied the safety of very long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia. more
Long-term medication for schizophrenia is safe, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have studied the safety of very long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia. According to the study mortality was higher during periods when patients were not on medication than when they were. more
A class of antibiotics could be potential treatment for frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia. more
Antibiotics could be promising treatment for form of dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia. more
Contaminating Fake Rubber Hand Aids People to Overcome Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition wherein people are caught in a cycle of obsessions. The rubber hand illusion therapy, whereby fake rubber hands... more
Parental enforcement of bedtime yields solid results for sleep-deprived teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Teenagers in the US simply don't get enough shut eye. The consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive and include increasing rates of anxiety and depression... more
Missing a key protein in the brain can cause autism-like behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists at Rutgers University-Newark have discovered that when a key protein needed to generate new brain cells during prenatal and early childhood development is missing, part... more
One-fourth of children with autism miss diagnosis, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder -; most of them black or Hispanic -; are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life. more
Harnessing biology and technology to develop much-needed treatments for depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research into the biology of depression, along with new and evolving technologies, provides the basis for developing the next generation of treatments for major depressive disorder, according... more
Addressing resilience, emotional health within families of children with chronic conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Be it autism, sickle cell or other life-disrupting health conditions, being the parent of a child with a chronic condition takes a psychological toll. For too... more
Medical News Today: Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?  MNT · 2 weeks
While some people with anxiety tend to overeat, others have little or no appetite. Learn more about the link between anxiety and appetite loss... more
Medical News Today: Does smoking cause depression?  MNT · 2 weeks
Can smoking lead to depression? A new study examines the link between smoking tobacco and the incidence of depression among students. more
Neurological treatments benefit many patients with persistent genital arousal disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Persistent genital arousal disorder--which is almost exclusively experienced by females and characterized by spontaneous and unwanted sexual arousal unrelated to desire--can compromise individuals' mental health and well-being and... more
Judo holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior among children with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior,... more
Parents aren't powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Teenagers in the US simply don't get enough shut eye. The consequences of this sleep deprivation epidemic are extensive and include increasing rates of anxiety and depression among adolescents, as... more
One-fourth of children with autism are undiagnosed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder -- most of them black or Hispanic -- are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life. more
Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?  MNT · 2 weeks
Researchers have concluded that exposure to air pollution during childhood could significantly increase a person's risk of schizophrenia. more
Researchers study the effects of antidepressants to identify the least harmful drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
About one in ten women in Québec will suffer from depression during pregnancy. Without treatment, the illness carries risks for both mother and child. more
How US sewage plants can remove medicines from wastewater  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study of seven wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern United States points to two treatment methods -- granular activated carbon and ozonation -- as particularly promising. Each technique reduced... more
Study: How US sewage plants can remove medicines from wastewater  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study of seven wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern United States reveals a mixed record when it comes to removing medicines such as antibiotics and antidepressants. more
Neuron-based high-content assay and screen for CNS active mitotherapeutics  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Impaired mitochondrial dynamics and function are hallmarks of many neurological and psychiatric disorders, but direct screens for mitotherapeutics using neurons have not been reported. We developed a multiplexed and high-content... more
Medical News Today: What are the types of depression?  MNT · 2 weeks
There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article. more
Medical News Today: What to know about PMS and depression  MNT · 2 weeks
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause physical symptoms as well as emotional or mental issues, including some that are similar to the symptoms of depression. Learn more about these... more
Medical News Today: Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?  MNT · 2 weeks
Researchers have concluded that exposure to air pollution during childhood could significantly increase a person's risk of schizophrenia. more
A physically and mentally active lifestyle can slow familial frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), even in people whose genetic profile makes the eventual development of the disease virtually... more
Use of antipsychotic drugs is linked to brain injuries in Alzheimer's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Use of antipsychotic medications was associated with an increased risk of head injuries in a study of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. The findings are... more
Study investigates three levels of recovery in people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric illness, yet researchers know very little about factors associated... more
What are the types of depression?  MNT · 2 weeks
There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article. more
Children exposed to high level of air pollution have increased risk of developing schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Air pollution affects physical health, and research results now conclude that it also affects our psychological health. The study, which... more
Complexity around childhood obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a new study, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention. more
Young women still may be getting unnecessary pelvic exams  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, but a new study has found that millions of young... more
Study of veterans details genetic basis for anxiety, links anxiety and depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A massive genomewide analysis of approximately 200,000 military veterans has identified six genetic variants linked to anxiety. more
VA researchers find new evidence on the underlying biological causes of anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the largest genetic study on anxiety to date, VA researchers found new evidence on the underlying biological causes of the disorder. more
Study explores the effect of antipsychotics on older hospitalized patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Delirium (sudden confusion or a rapid change in mental state) remains a serious challenge for our health care system. more
Millions of 'outdated' tests performed on healthy young women, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, but a new study has found... more
Cyber bullying predicts increased risky sexual behaviors in boys  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A collaboration of researchers at Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, and University of Tennessee found that peer victimization is associated with adverse psychological and behavioral problems, including depression and... more
Brief daily mindfulness training facilitates extinction of fear reactions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Mindfulness has been shown to reduce negative emotions in both healthy individuals as well as patients with psychological problems. Studies have also shown that mindfulness is effective for treating clinical... more
Families of autistic children experience high physical, mental and emotional burdens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study. more
Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine  MNT · 3 weeks
A new mouse study uses a two-pronged approach to designing a vaccine for dementia. The results are encouraging, and a clinical trial may be on the horizon. more
Medical News Today: What is the link between depression and anger?  MNT · 3 weeks
Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options. more
Medical News Today: Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine  MNT · 3 weeks
A new mouse study uses a two-pronged approach to designing a vaccine for dementia. The results are encouraging, and a clinical trial may be on the horizon. more
What is the link between depression and anger?  MNT · 3 weeks
Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options. more
Exercise and a healthy lifestyle shown to reduce the risk of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Research suggests that regular exercise not only improves heart health but can also slow down cognitive decline and potentially delay the onset of dementia. more
Researchers identify key biomarkers for predicting autism in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Because early detection of autism is linked to significantly improved outcomes, the discovery of early predictors could make all the difference in a child's development. more
Epilepsy neurostimulators provide extra benefit by reducing neuropsychiatric comorbidities  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People with drug-resistant epilepsy also can have deleterious neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety, depression, psychosis and impaired memory. more
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