Psychiatry
Dementia patients’ adult kids develop symptoms six years earlier than their parents  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A person's chance of developing dementia is influenced by family history, variations in certain genes, and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.... more
Dementia patients' adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A new study indicates that people with dementia -- whose parents also had dementia -- develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents. more
Overall time on social media is not related to teen anxiety and depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
New research found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers. more
Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer's drug  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of... more
Link between pregnancy stress, immune activation, and postpartum depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A new study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting on October 19, 2019, at Chicago, shows for the first time how postpartum depression could actually be due to abnormal... more
Researchers identify cancer symptom clusters using EHR data  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Patients with chronic diseases such as breast cancer or colorectal cancer often experience fatigue, pain, depression and other symptoms which can lead to distress and functional impairment if left untreated. more
Escapism found to be strongest predictor of gaming disorder among video gamers  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A new study in Comprehensive Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, is the first to compare professional electronic sport (esport) players with recreational video game players... more
Link found between unique brain cells and OCD, anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 3 people experience debilitating anxiety-;the kind that prevents someone from going about their normal life. more
Study uncovers brain biology behind postpartum depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, new research in animals suggests. more
The spectrum of arrogance  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
A team of psychology researchers is providing one of the first comprehensive literature reviews on arrogance, as well as a way to classify the condition on different levels across a spectrum, similarly to how autism is diagnosed. The team acknowledges... more
Unique brain cells linked to OCD and anxiety  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Scientists have discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice. Their experiments proved that Hoxb8-lineage microglia... more
Machine learning's next frontier: Epigenetic drug discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Scientists have developed a machine-learning algorithm that gleans information from microscope images -- allowing for high-throughput epigenetic drug screens that could unlock new treatments for cancer, heart disease, mental illness and more. more
Company says it will seek approval of Alzheimer's drug  ABC NEWS · 24 hours
The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the... more
One in three patients may experience side effects from ketamine infusions for pain management  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate the United States, ketamine use has grown as a pain management alternative, yet... more
Autism spectrum disorder could be triggered by low placental steroid levels  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A recent experimental study has shown that one reason for the occurrence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could be the deficit of a placental steroid hormone... more
Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in humans. This condition increases the risk of heart failure, stroke, dementia and death, and current... more
Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression,... more
New way to think about brain's link to postpartum depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, new research... more
Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk  NPR · 2 days
Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the dementia. more
Blog Post » What Can Animals Tell Us About Mental Illnesses?  NIMH · 2 days
In this Director’s Message, directed toward a general audience, Dr. Gordon discusses the role of animals in mental health research and what they can tell us... more
No link found between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their... more
Study finds no link between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood... more
Insufficient placental steroid may increase autism spectrum disorder risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study in experimental models suggests that allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that when provision of... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds overshooting tops, gravity waves in Tropical Storm Nestor  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided night-time and infrared views of developing Tropical Storm Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico and found over-shooting cloud tops and gravity... more
Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders -- flock to emergency rooms costing the health care system billions every year. A new study suggests a nontraditional... more
Research suggests nontraditional approach can improve outcomes for 'high-need, high-cost' patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In crisis and with nowhere else to turn, thousands of patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders --... more
VHA psychiatric units have lower rates of patient safety events than general hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Inpatient psychiatric units at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers have lower rates of adverse events and medical errors, compared to psychiatric... more
Scientists report evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight. With no known quantitative biological features, autism diagnoses are currently based on expert assessments... more
Researchers to study efficacy of RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers from the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of... more
Semantic memory deficits linked to eating disorders in patients with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
For the first time, it has been shown that deficits of semantic memory, an ability we use to recognize objects and use them correctly, are involved... more
Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression  MNT · 7 days
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. more
UMass Amherst researchers aim to develop wireless device to improve schizophrenia treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Two high-tech health researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop... more
Medical News Today: Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression  MNT · 7 days
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. more
Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The brain's neural activity-;long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy-;also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Mexico and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms near two different coastlines. One area was in Potential Tropical... more
NASA's Terra satellite catches end of Atlantic Tropical Depression 15  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Tropical Depression Fifteen or TD15, developed off the west coast of Africa on Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. EDT. The depression never strengthened into a tropical storm before... more
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity. Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend... more
New insights into biological underpinnings of schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have implicated 10 new genes in the development of schizophrenia using a method called whole exome sequencing, the analysis of the portion of DNA that codes for proteins. A global consortium of schizophrenia... more
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Recent research has revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and more rapid disease progression.... more
Research reveals increased inflammatory activity in patients with frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Recent research from the University of Eastern Finland revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia. Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and... more
CANDO drug discovery platform focuses on finding new medications for mental illnesses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An estimated 46.6 million U.S. adults struggle with mental illnesses, such as anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. About half... more
Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A psychologist is reporting that hope increases in therapy and is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders, an important mechanism for therapists to restore... more
Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The risk of febrile convulsions increases with the child's fever, and children who suffer from repeated febrile convulsions during their first year of life have an increased risk of developing... more
Non-medicine interventions may be more efficacious for treating for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be... more
Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patients with dementia. For patients with... more
How dementia spreads: new study says it’s through neural networks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists have found out a way to forecast the spread of brain atrophy, using prior research that shows how brain networks connect with each other to form a... more
Medical News Today: Relaxation makes worriers more anxious  MNT · 1 week
Relaxation techniques can, paradoxically, provoke anxiety in some people, and a new study suggests that this is because relaxation interrupts worrying. more
Medical News Today: Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?  MNT · 1 week
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity. more
Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?  MNT · 1 week
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity. more
Relaxation makes worriers more anxious  MNT · 1 week
Relaxation techniques can, paradoxically, provoke anxiety in some people, and a new study suggests that this is because relaxation interrupts worrying. more
New therapeutic approach for children born to mothers who used cannabis during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As a growing number of U.S. states legalize the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an increasing number of American women are... more
Dementia spreads via synaptic connections between brain networks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia, adding to growing evidence that the... more
Dementia spreads via connected brain networks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the... more
Study finds strong resilience among majority of bereaved family members of 9/11 victims  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
More than 15 years after Sept. 11, 2001, a majority of bereaved family members who lost a loved one in the terrorist... more
Six degrees of nuclear separation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Argonne scientists look to 3-D printing to ease separation anxiety, which paves the way to recycle more nuclear material. more
Illumination of abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired has been illuminated for the first time. Researchers also succeeded in compensating for the impaired motor learning process... more
Harvard University receives $20 million gift to establish new center for autism research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Autism and related disorders-a constellation of neurodevelopmental conditions affecting one in 59 children in the United States alone-;have become one of modern... more
Chewing gum to track fertility: Ovulaid  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Infertility is a very potent cause of frustration and psychological problems such as anxiety and depression, as well as of high stress. Infertility or subfertility is defined by the World Health Organization as unsuccessful attempts to... more
Researchers analyze stress levels of adolescents severely affected by autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat in... more
Is mental illness being diagnosed correctly?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An important new piece of research appearing in the journal JAMA Psychiatry questions the accuracy of current diagnostic methods used in mental illness, and the true relevance of the diagnoses to the underlying disturbances in the... more
What are the links between alcohol and anxiety?  MNT · 2 weeks
Many people use alcohol to reduce anxiety, but it can end up making anxiety worse in the long term. Learn about the link between alcohol and anxiety, and tips for coping here. more
Medical News Today: What are the links between alcohol and anxiety?  MNT · 2 weeks
Many people use alcohol to reduce anxiety, but it can end up making anxiety worse in the long term. Learn about the link between alcohol and... more
Medical News Today: Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms  MNT · 2 weeks
The role of nutrition in depression is an area of increasing research. A recent study tries a 3-week nutritional intervention and reports some success. more
'Sticky' gene may help Valium calm nerves  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For years, scientists thought that these powerful sedatives, which are used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and sleeping disorders, worked alone to calm nerves. Now, researchers show that this view of the drugs and... more
Sweat monitors predict behavioral issues in teens severely affected with autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat in order to better... more
Suicide in low- and middle-income countries  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness, according to a new study. more
Linguists examine use of language before and after Alzheimer's diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Toronto specializing in language variation and change have identified a specific relationship between an individual's use of language, and the transition from healthy... more
Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. The study provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict which individuals are... more
Serum neurofilament is a discriminative biomarker between frontotemporal dementia and psychiatric disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Early symptoms of frontotemporal dementia are often confused with symptoms occurring in psychiatric disorders. Researchers show that serum neurofilament levels can be used as... more
Brain scans may be promising tool to identify suicide risk in people with mood disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Utah Health and University of Illinois at Chicago have identified brain circuitry differences... more
Mediterranean style diet found to relieve symptoms of depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has added to the existing evidence that a healthy and balanced diet could help reduce the symptoms of depression. more
Neurofeedback can change guilt-related brain connectivity in patients with Major Depression Disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study published in the journal Neuroimage: Clinical found that patients with Major Depressive Disorder, who had recovered from symptoms, were able to strengthen... more
Suppressing brain immune cells might prevent or delay the onset of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Messy tangles of a protein called tau can be found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and some other neurodegenerative diseases. In... more
Randomized controlled trial suggests healthier diet may directly reduce depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to a new study. more
One in five cardiac rehab patients are depressed, anxious, or stressed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Patients with depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation, reports a new study. more
Core symptom of schizophrenia reversed in adult mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have restored normal working memory to a mouse model of schizophrenia, eliminating a core symptom of the disorder that, in people, has proven virtually impossible to treat. more
Scientists find gender-distinct circuit for depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain's blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences between sexes, has proven difficult. Researchers, however, have found and flipped a... more
Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood  NPR · 2 weeks
Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It's the latest study to show food can influence mental... more
Study: More individualised approaches needed to define mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study led by a psychologist from Trinity College Dublin raises important questions on how mental illness is currently diagnosed and whether these diagnoses accurately reflect the underlying neurobiology of... more
Important questions on how mental illness is currently diagnosed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
This research raises questions as to whether current diagnoses accurately reflect the underlying neurobiology of mental illness. The findings, just published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journal, JAMA Psychiatry, highlight... more
Siblings of problem gamblers also impulsive, prone to risk-taking  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Biological siblings of people with gambling disorder also display markers of increased impulsivity and risk-taking, according to a new psychology study. The findings suggest people with gambling disorder -- a... more
MSU researchers identify gender-distinct circuit for depression that activates during stress  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain's blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences between sexes,... more
Can Eating a Healthy Diet Really Help Treat Depression?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A study suggests that an improved diet can help relieve depressive symptoms, but an expert points out major weaknesses in the trial. more
Siblings of people with gambling disorder display increased impulsivity, risky decision-making  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Biological siblings of people with gambling disorder also display markers of increased impulsivity and risk-taking, according to a new UBC psychology study. The findings, published today... more
Study: Children bullied by siblings and friends are more likely to harm themselves  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation are more prominent in adults in their early twenties if they were bullied at home and at... more
Children with autism have higher risk of developing obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A recent meta-analysis published in Obesity Reviews revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders had a 41.1% higher risk of developing obesity than matched groups of children, and on average,... more
IU research examines trends in public perceptions of violence in people with mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In response to recent mass shootings and consistent public outcry, President Donald Trump's administration is considering a controversial proposal to... more
Medical News Today: 'New lead' in hunt for better schizophrenia drugs  MNT · 2 weeks
Existing medications do not address the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. A recent study attempted to track down the source of these symptoms. more
'New lead' in hunt for better schizophrenia drugs  MNT · 2 weeks
Existing medications do not address the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. A recent study attempted to track down the source of these symptoms. more
Deficit schizophrenics are physically different from other people  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The study, published in Schizophrenia Bulletin on August 19, 2019, points out some differences in mouth structure in people with one form of schizophrenia called deficit schizophrenia, compared with other schizophrenics and... more
GUMC now offers three clinical trials to study treatments for LBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Georgetown University Medical Center, a Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Association Research Center of Excellence, is now offering three clinical trials to study new treatments for LBD,... more
UTHealth: Psychedelic drug being studied to relieve treatment-resistant depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug believed to help rewire the brain, is now being studied to relieve treatment-resistant depression at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as... more
Using blood and plasma for earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The promise of earlier detection of diseases such as Alzheimer's is welcome news to the millions of families in the United States already affected by the various types... more
'Housing First' model significantly reduces homelessness over the long term, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The longest running study of its kind on the "Housing First" model has found that it significantly reduces homelessness over the long term compared... more
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