Psychiatry
NASA's aqua satellite finds a weaker Chantal, now a depression  PHYS.ORG · 40 minutes
Over the last day, winds outside of Tropical Storm Chantal have been weakening the storm in the North Atlantic Ocean. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm... more
Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Satellite sees Eastern Pacific Depression 10E form  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Tropical Depression 10E has formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the GOES-West satellite caught its formation far from the Baja Peninsula. more
NASA finds Tropical Depression Bailu forms east of Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured an image of newly developed Tropical Depression Bailu, east of the Philippines. more
BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Lewina Lee, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and clinical research psychologist at the National... more
Improvement of PTSD symptoms linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Traumatic experiences may affect a person in different ways. In some, these traumatic events may not pose a negative impact, but for others, they develop a... more
Difference between people with autism and rest of the population is shrinking, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Around the world, the number of people diagnosed with autism is rising. In the United States, the prevalence of the... more
Traumatic stress associated with depression risk among Central American immigrant mothers  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Traumatic stress is a key factor associated with depression among immigrant mothers from Central America, reports a study in Family and Community Health: The Journal of... more
Medical News Today: 8 ways to calm anxious thoughts  MNT · 19 hours
There are many ways to calm anxiety. Tips include deep breathing, drinking less caffeine, and trying other relaxation strategies. Learn more here. more
8 ways to calm anxious thoughts  MNT · 19 hours
There are many ways to calm anxiety. Tips include deep breathing, drinking less caffeine, and trying other relaxation strategies. Learn more here. more
[Editors' Choice] Alternative rhythms in schizophrenia  Science Magazine · 24 hours
A distinct set of rhythmically expressed genes related to mitochondrial function is identified in the brains of patients with schizophrenia. more
Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a research team finds. more
A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood that require hospital care are connected with low income, poor... more
'Key player' identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism. more
Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy -- literally translated as 'self-eating' -- which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after... more
Study suggests link between environmental pollution and increase in psychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that... more
Scientists identify specific gene that plays key role in several psychiatric conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions,... more
Genetic Tests for Depression Treatment Aren't Effective, Experts Say  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Dozens of companies invite consumers to spit in a tube to determine which antidepressant is right for them. There's little evidence that these tests work. more
Alzheimer’s Research UK launches new survey to help shape future treatments for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is asking people to take part in a new survey that could help... more
AI helps identify patients in need of advanced care for depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Depression is a worldwide health predicament, affecting more than 300 million adults. It is considered the leading cause of disability and contributor to the overall global... more
New model helps doctors identify patients at high risk for adverse events from depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University created decision models capable of predicting which patients might need more treatment for... more
Is pollution linked to psychiatric disorders?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that choked New Delhi two years ago. The results suggests a... more
Machine learning models help clinicians identify people who need advanced depression care  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have created decision models capable of predicting which patients might need more treatment for their depression than what their primary care provider can... more
Risk of psychotic disorders has disease-specific brain effects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Brain abnormalities in people at familial risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder emerge in unique patterns, despite the symptom and genetic overlap of the disorders, according to a new study. Similarities between... more
Risk for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has distinct effects on the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Brain abnormalities in people at familial risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder emerge in unique patterns, despite the symptom and genetic overlap of the... more
Depression, marijuana use, and alcohol abuse raise relapse risk among former smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The prevalence of depression, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse increased among former smokers from 2005 to 2016 in the U.S., according to a new... more
Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety  MNT · 3 days
By studying young monkeys, scientists have identified the first of what they believe to be many brain molecules with a causal role in anxiety. more
Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained  MNT · 3 days
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of balance here. more
Medical News Today: Dementia risk: The role of 'blood pressure patterns'  MNT · 3 days
A new study investigates the importance of fluctuations in blood pressure from mid-age to later life. It asks how these changes relate to dementia risk. more
Medical News Today: Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety  MNT · 3 days
By studying young monkeys, scientists have identified the first of what they believe to be many brain molecules with a causal role in anxiety. more
Medical News Today: Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained  MNT · 3 days
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of... more
Study could improve patients' abilities to manage symptoms of mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. Severe mental illnesses cause the brain to have trouble dealing... more
New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression  MNT · 6 days
A new study of people with major depressive disorder suggests that the body's endocannabinoid system plays a role in the mood-lifting effects of exercise. more
Medical News Today: New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression  MNT · 6 days
A new study of people with major depressive disorder suggests that the body's endocannabinoid system plays a role in the mood-lifting effects... more
Researcher decodes the brain to help patients with mental illnesses  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. Severe mental illnesses cause the brain to have trouble dealing with cognitively... more
Alzheimer’s targets brain cells that help people stay awake  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
Nerve cells in the brain that are tied to wakefulness are destroyed in people with Alzheimer’s, a finding that may refocus dementia research. more
Improving mental health for older victims of crime  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Psychiatric researchers at UCL are working with the Metropolitan Police and local branches of mental health charity Mind, to trial a new intervention aimed at reducing the distressing psychological outcomes, known to... more
How weapons fuel America's mass shootings  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Mental illness. Video games. The Internet. These are excuses offered by the U.S. President and his supporters for a scourge of mass killings. But five decades of empirical research by preeminent criminal law expert Professor Franklin... more
Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change "dispositional anxiety," the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers from... more
Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%  MNT · 7 days
One of the most reliable studies of its kind has tracked participants over a 28-year period and found that greater social activity can lower dementia risk. more
Medical News Today: Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%  MNT · 7 days
One of the most reliable studies of its kind has tracked participants over a 28-year period and found that greater... more
Autistic boy stabbed with syringes, and nurse loses license  ABC NEWS · 1 week
New Jersey regulators have revoked the nursing license of a woman caught on security cameras stabbing an autistic teenager with syringes when he failed to comply with her instructions more
Nurse loses license in stabbing of autistic boy with needles  ABC NEWS · 1 week
New Jersey regulators have revoked the nursing license of a woman caught on security cameras stabbing an autistic teenager with needles when he failed to comply with her... more
New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response... more
Tighter blood pressure control could improve brain health finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Tighter blood pressure control is standard practice in hypertension therapy. Researchers have found that in addition to the benefits this provides to the heart and the vascular system,... more
Study investigates association between migraine diagnoses and dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. more
Brain molecule identified as key in anxiety model  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change 'dispositional anxiety,' the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers have found. The molecule, neurotrophin-3, stimulates neurons to grow... more
Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and late life increases dementia risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, Johns Hopkins researchers have added... more
Up to half of patients withhold life-threatening issues from doctors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Facing the threat of domestic violence, being a survivor of sexual assault, struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide are four topics that are difficult to broach with... more
Dementia care program improves mental health of patients, caregivers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of patients and their caregivers. more
Link between endocannabinoids and exercise could lead to better treatment for depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers know exercise improves mood for people with depression, but there are still questions about exactly how it makes people feel better. more
Migraine diagnoses positively associated with all-cause dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. However, most of these studies have failed to simultaneously adjust for several... more
Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences dementia risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, researchers have added to evidence that abnormal... more
Dementia care program improves psychological health of patients and caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
UCLA-led research finds that a comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of patients and their... more
'Conversation-based' activities reduce stigma related to mental illness among college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
College students who participate in fun, peer-directed activities that openly and honestly address mental illness are significantly less likely to stigmatize people with these conditions, according... more
Greater blood pressure control associated with fewer adverse changes in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For adults with high blood pressure, greater blood pressure control than what's currently considered standard is associated with fewer adverse changes of the brain,... more
Medical News Today: Why more depression treatments should include exercise  MNT · 1 week
A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it. more
Why more depression treatments should include exercise  MNT · 1 week
A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it. more
Jury awards $13M to former patients of psychiatric facility  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A jury has awarded more than $13 million to three women, finding they were harmed and did not consent to sexual contact by an employee of a California psychiatric facility more
'Conversation-based' activities reduce mental illness stigma among college students  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The first study to systematically survey a single graduating class on the effect of a multi-year campaign against mental illness has found that college students exposed to certain anti-stigma messages... more
Scientific Meeting » New Perspectives on Cerebellar Function: Implications for Mental Health  NIMH · 1 week
This NIMH-sponsored symposium will bring together experts in basic and translational neuroscience to discuss the state of the field and identify opportunities to advance... more
Greater blood pressure control linked to better brain health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For adults with high blood pressure, greater blood pressure control than what's currently considered standard is associated with fewer adverse changes of the brain, which could mean lower risks of... more
NASA finds Henriette fading  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Infrared imagery from NASA's Terra satellite found just a few scattered areas of cold clouds in the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Depression Henriette on August 13. more
Using cannabis and opioids for pain increases mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Opioid misuse has become a significant public health problem. Despite efforts to control its use, opioid is still the most widely prescribed class of medicines. Now, a new... more
Blog Post » New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Guessing Right on Ketamine  NIMH · 1 week
In his latest message, Dr. Gordon discusses the role of NIMH and other researchers in the development of esketamine, an FDA-approved, rapid-acting medication that... more
Researchers identify glial cells as critical players in brain's response to social stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Exposure to violence, social conflict, and other stressors increase risk for psychiatric conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. A new... more
Negative memory storage affects depression symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Physical manifestations of negative memories in the hippocampus could underlie cognitive symptoms of depression, according to new research. more
Researchers identify alternate chemistry that could account for Alzheimer's pathologies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure focused... more
Warning signs of serious mental illness in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by pre-teens over the past 18 months -; a trend that has been... more
Adults who combine opioids and cannabis have more mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression... more
Medical News Today: Blood test can identify Alzheimer's 2 decades before symptoms  MNT · 1 week
A new study showcases a blood test that identifies beta-amyloid proteins — a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease — 20 years before any symptoms of dementia. more
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: Genes related to circadian rhythms may be disrupted  MNT · 1 week
In the brains of people with schizophrenia, researchers have now found disrupted patterns in the expression of genes that correspond to sleep-wake cycles. more
An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure focused on these abnormal structures.... more
Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Not a good mix: A researcher has found that adults who combine prescription opioids for severe pain and cannabis report elevated anxiety and depression... more
Psychiatric symptoms may indicate the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of São Paulo have shown that the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s brain pathology are tightly linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms such as... more
Exercise and increased physical activity are effective for prevention, treatment of depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Exercise training and increased physical activity are effective for both prevention and treatment of depression, concludes a research review in the August issue of... more
Decoding abnormal touch sensitivity in autism spectrum disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The inability to tolerate light touch is a telltale feature of autism and one of the disorder's many perplexing symptoms. It has defied treatment, and its precise origins have remained somewhat of... more
People who work with animals may be at increased risk of mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters... more
Stress and anxiety often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels,... more
Medical News Today: Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety  MNT · 2 weeks
Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions. more
Rhythms in gene expression are highly disrupted in the brains of people with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Rhythms in gene expression in the brain are highly disrupted in people with schizophrenia, according to a new University of... more
Medical News Today: Investigating 'spin' in scientific journals  MNT · 2 weeks
Do researchers use spin to enhance their findings? A recent investigation into psychology and psychiatry journals concludes that they do. more
Investigating 'spin' in scientific journals  MNT · 2 weeks
Do researchers use spin to enhance their findings? A recent investigation into psychology and psychiatry journals concludes that they do. more
Depression symptoms together with AD pathology could trigger changes in memory and thinking  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Increasingly, Alzheimer's disease research has focused on the preclinical stage, when people have biological evidence of AD but no or minimal symptoms,... more
Why stress and anxiety aren't always bad  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels, psychologists have long known that both are unavoidable -- and that they often play... more
Medical News Today: What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)  MNT · 2 weeks
Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings. more
What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)  MNT · 2 weeks
Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings. more
New soft neural implant can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a soft neural implant that can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone. It is the first wireless neural device capable of indefinitely delivering... more
When working with animals can hurt your mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for... more
Depression symptoms in Alzheimer's could be signs for cognitive decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Depression symptoms in cognitively healthy older individuals together with brain amyloid, a biological marker of Alzheimer's could trigger changes in memory and thinking over time. more
Disrupted genetic clocks in schizophrenia-affected brains reveal clues to the disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers studying schizophrenia-affected brains have discovered that the daily timing of gene expression is highly disrupted in the region responsible for cognition and memory. The findings... more
UCLA-led researchers identify 69 genes that increase risk for autism spectrum disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. more
Depression is the single largest driver of substance use in pregnant women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use... more
Medical News Today: 7 'simple' steps for heart health may also stave off dementia  MNT · 2 weeks
New research examines the link between heart health at 50 years of age, and the risk of developing dementia 25... more
New Zealand study shows positive effect of music and dance on older adults with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile, a University of Otago, New Zealand, pilot study has shown the powerful... more
Positive effect of music and dance on dementia proven by New Zealand study  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A pilot study has shown the powerful influence music and dance can have on older adults with dementia. more
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