Psychiatry
Study explores how patients want to discuss symptoms with doctors  NEWS MEDICAL · 56 minutes
Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary care physicians. more
Imagination can help overcome fear and anxiety-related disorders, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Imagine a barking dog, a furry spider or another perceived threat and your brain and body respond much like they would if you experienced the real thing. more
Editing consciousness: How bereaved people control their thoughts without knowing it  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A new study shows that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, a discovery that could lead to more effective psychiatric treatment... more
Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable... more
Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson's  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases... more
Promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. more
Medical News Today: This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia  MNT · 2 days
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. more
This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia  MNT · 2 days
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. more
Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'  MNT · 2 days
New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people. more
Medical News Today: Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'  MNT · 2 days
New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people. more
'Hangxiety' higher in shy people  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Very shy people are more likely to suffer 'hangxiety' -- anxiety during a hangover -- than their extrovert friends, new research shows. more
Link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of researchers has reported. The discovery could help prevent some cases of the disease... more
Targeted cognitive training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information. more
Medical News Today: Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk  MNT · 4 days
New research confirms that there is a link between vitamin D deficiency in early life and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia later on. more
Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported. more
Chronic, refractory schizophrenia patients benefit from targeted cognitive training  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Schizophrenia is among the most difficult mental illnesses to treat, in part because it is characterized by a wide range of dysfunction, from hallucinations and mood disorders to cognitive impairment,... more
Medical News Today: What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?  MNT · 4 days
Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both... more
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Newborns with Vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of... more
Study reveals why some children are susceptible to the effects of maltreatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms, but a study in Biological... more
Individual neurons located within the brain have implications for psychiatric diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Everyone makes little everyday mistakes out of habit--a waiter says, "Enjoy your meal," and you respond with, "You, too!" before realizing that the person is not,... more
Common antidepressant does not promote recovery after stroke, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Stroke patients prescribed a common antidepressant show no improvement compared with those given a dummy drug, a study has found. more
Study shows correlation between childhood infections and increased risk of mental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence.... more
Infections during childhood increase the risk of mental disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study shows that the infections children contract during their childhood are linked to an increase in the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands... more
Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased risk of depression in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study by researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing at Trinity College Dublin has shown for the first time in Ireland... more
Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children  NPR · 6 days
A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months... more
Chopping unlocks new function in protein linked to dementia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists have uncovered an unexpected new role for a protein that may underlie rare diseases. more
Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates  MNT · 6 days
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers. more
Medical News Today: Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates  MNT · 6 days
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers. more
Understanding the current rise of the far right using Marx and Lacan  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As the end of 2018 approaches, a year that celebrated 200 years of the German philosopher Karl Marx, new research detailing core concepts coined... more
Study finds link between passive use of social media and depression symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however,... more
Cedars-Sinai research identifies neurons that play role in how people recognize errors  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications... more
Maryland researchers receive grant to study the brain-to-gut connection in schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Maryland Psychiatric Center and Institute for Genome Sciences, along with researchers at the University of Maryland School... more
Vaping cannabis produces stronger effects than smoking cannabis for infrequent users  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory... more
Eliminating microglia can reverse some aspects of stress sensitization, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Using an animal model of chronic stress, researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that the immune cells of the brain, called microglia, hold unique... more
Study of infrequent cannabis users compares adverse effects of vaping and smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate... more
Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment  MNT · 7 days
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. more
Medical News Today: Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment  MNT · 7 days
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. more
Neuroscientists pinpoint genes tied to dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia -- an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. more
Boys with social difficulties are at greatest risk of early substance use  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using... more
APNewsBreak: Assaults increase at Washington mental hospital  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Interviews and public records obtained by The Associated Press show assaults by patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital are on the rise. more
Boys with social difficulties most susceptible to early substance use  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana... more
Genetic background of autistic spectrum disorders with stem cell dysfunction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A recently completed study provides new information on functional changes in the brain connected with autistic spectrum disorders. The findings help identify factors related to the individual manifestation... more
APNewsBreak: Washington mental hospital sees rise in attacks  ABC NEWS · 1 week
An Associated Press investigation has found an increase in assaults by patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital more
Researchers uncover genes that lead to excessive tau in dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have identified two major groups of genes involved in the mutations that lead to excess production of tau, a protein involved in dementia. more
Researchers find effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. more
APNewsBreak: Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Thousands of nurses, mental health technicians and even security guards have been punched, kicked, knocked unconscious, bitten and suffered other injuries that resulted in medical care and time off work at Washington's largest psychiatric... more
Clues to brain changes in depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and reward system. more
In vitro cell culture findings could lead to novel interventions for Schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A recent study has shown how using cultured cells from patients with psychotic disorders to investigate abnormalities in nerve connections in the brain could... more
Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new study analyzing nationwide registers finds. 4.6 percent... more
Researchers alleviate Schizophrenia symptoms in new mouse models  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Does all the tinkering in young mice hamper their brain development, causing schizophrenia-like symptoms? Or, do their brain cells develop normally, but in adulthood struggle to communicate? Researchers need to know whether... more
Video » Adolescent Depression Webinar  NIMH · 1 week
Dr. Kathryn DeLonga, director of the psychological treatment program with the Mood Brain and Development Unit at NIMH, discusses symptoms and treatment of adolescent depression. more
Video » Behavioral Activation: Treatment of Adolescent Depression  NIMH · 1 week
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kathryn DeLonga of the NIMH Mood Brain and Development Unit discusses treating depressed teens with a talk therapy called Behavioral Activation. more
Scientists alleviate schizophrenic symptoms in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Despite extensive research efforts, schizophrenia remains one of the least understood brain disorders. One promising area of research is in receptors on the surfaces of brain cells that help sense growth factors. more
Depression: Electrical stimulation can 'significantly' improve mood  MNT · 2 weeks
Researchers found that only 3 minutes of electrical stimulation applied to the orbitofrontal cortex relieves symptoms of moderate and severe depression. more
Medical News Today: Depression: Electrical stimulation can 'significantly' improve mood  MNT · 2 weeks
Researchers found that only 3 minutes of electrical stimulation applied to the orbitofrontal cortex relieves symptoms of moderate and severe depression. more
Many diseases increase risk of post-operative complications after hip fracture surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analyzing... more
This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction  MNT · 2 weeks
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues. more
Medical News Today: This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction  MNT · 2 weeks
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these... more
Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. Stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably... more
Zaps to a certain spot in the brain may ease depression  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
When implanted electrodes stimulated a brain region just behind the eyes, people’s spirits were raised immediately. more
Extract from soursop leaves can prevent the symptoms of fibromyalgia, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The consumption of extract of Annona muricata L. leaves in pharmaceutical form and in the correct dosage can reduce the chronic pain, anxiety and... more
Medical News Today: Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern  MNT · 2 weeks
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership. more
One in four suicide attempts are associated with perceptual difficulties  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have revealed that one quarter of suicide attempts are associated with dysfunction in how the brain interprets basic perceptual information, such as what we see, hear and... more
Researchers identify first genetic risk variants for ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has... more
Children under stress could benefit from interaction with therapy dogs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has found that children experiencing stress who then interact with therapy dogs benefit from improved mood and reduced anxiety. more
UNLV researchers suggest new way to classify negative symptoms of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The onset of schizophrenia in young adults can put an immediate halt to life goals, with one set of symptoms being particularly debilitating. more
Early-life stress in mice hinders neuron development, causing attention problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women are roughly twice as likely as men to develop depression, anxiety and other stress-related problems, including difficulty with attention, and new research from Brown University neuroscientists sheds... more
Scientists identify clues to brain changes in depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and... more
Keep it complex: Study shows that previous research oversimplified Schizophrenia symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Negative symptoms in schizophrenia can be so disabling that they interfere with a person's ability to attend school, begin a fulfilling career, and even live independently.... more
Science News » Team-based Care Optimizes Medication Treatment for First Episode Psychosis  NIMH · 2 weeks
Findings from NIMH’s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project indicate that team-based coordinated specialty care (CSC) for first episode psychosis (FEP) results... more
Early-life stress hinders development of neurons in mice, causing attention disorders  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Women are roughly twice as likely as men to develop depression, anxiety and other stress-related problems, including difficulty with attention, and new research from Brown University... more
Medical News Today: Lung disease may increase dementia risk  MNT · 2 weeks
New research uncovers another potential risk factor for dementia and, more generally, for cognitive impairment, namely having a lung disease in midlife. more
Lung disease may increase dementia risk  MNT · 2 weeks
New research uncovers another potential risk factor for dementia and, more generally, for cognitive impairment, namely having a lung disease in midlife. more
Medical News Today: COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach  MNT · 2 weeks
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can also experience severe anxiety. A new trial puts to the test an effective coping strategy. more
Gene-brain association occurs differently in toddlers with autism and poor language development  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Cyprus and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have identified... more
Robots could help improve social skills of children with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An emotionally intelligent, partially autonomous social robot could help children with autism spectrum disorder improve their social skills, according to EU-funded researchers who have been developing the next... more
Middle-aged adults with lung disease may have greater risk of dementia later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Middle-aged adults with lung disease may be at greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according... more
Few laws to address growing issue of elderly gun owners with dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report that 27 percent of people 65 and older own one or more firearms, and 37 percent live in a home with a... more
Brain responses to language in toddlers with Autism linked to altered gene expression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to... more
Alcohol dependence, psychiatric disorders share genetic links  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers has identified a gene that regulates how quickly the body metabolizes alcohol as a key risk factor for alcohol dependence. The researchers also linked genetic factors associated with alcohol... more
Study finds genetic links between alcohol dependence and psychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the largest study of genetic factors linked to alcohol dependence, an international team of researchers identified a gene known to affect risk, and they determined that many... more
NASA sees stronger Tropical Cyclone 33W headed toward Vietnam  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
33W was a tropical depression when it crossed the southern and central Philippines. As it moved through the South China Sea over the last two days it strengthened into a... more
Huge crater discovered in Greenland – here's how the impact may have wiped out the mammoths  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered a 31km wide impact crater beneath the Hiawatha glacier in Greenland. The discovery,... more
Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrives  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains. more
How many kids have autism? US government measures 3 ways  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A new U.S. government estimate on autism doesn't necessarily mean the numbers of kids affected is rising more
Over half of former ICU patients in the UK report symptoms of psychological disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Patients in the UK who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms... more
Medical News Today: Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia  MNT · 2 weeks
People have used passionflower for medicinal purposes for centuries. In this article, learn how it may help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. We also cover the possible risks. more
Medical News Today: What to know about autism  MNT · 3 weeks
Autism is a set of psychological behaviors often characterized by an emphasis on routine and repetition, fixed behavioral patterns, and impaired social interaction. There are many levels of severity in autism, which... more
Many former ICU patients in the UK report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD or depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Patients in the UK who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms... more
Cognitive behavioral therapy is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in COPD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by respiratory nurses is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, according to research published in... more
Mental health disorders on the rise among youngsters says report  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new report has shown that one fifth of all girls aged between 17 and 19 years and a tenth of boys in the same age group in... more
Study explores 'Papageno effect' in suicide prevention  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The role of people with their own experience of suicidal ideation is an important topic in suicide prevention work. more
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