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WATCH: Alyssa Milano on struggling with anxiety
ABC NEWS Milano spoke out on "The View," calling for the Trump administration to act to provide care for the mentally ill. 2 days
Raising Awareness of Childhood Dementia
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO The Dementia Strikes Children Too campaign aims to raise awareness of childhood dementia, drive for better clinical education of this group of diseases, and put in place the systems and tools for earlier diagnosis. 2 days
Brain abnormality indicates general risk for mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness. The findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common... 3 days
Brain abnormality linked to general risk for mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by researchers at Duke University reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness. 3 days
Brain abnormality brain linked to general risk for mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by researchers at Duke University reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness. 3 days
Medical News Today: Psychopathy: What drives pathological selfishness?
MNT We take a look at some of the neurological underpinnings of psychopathy and try to unravel the mystery of what goes on inside the brain of a psychopath. 3 days
Psychopathy: What drives pathological selfishness?
MNT We take a look at some of the neurological underpinnings of psychopathy and try to unravel the mystery of what goes on inside the brain of a psychopath. 3 days
Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples
SCIENCE DAILY Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate... 3 days
Most deprived are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new research. 3 days
Cognitive decline in dementia is not reduced by high-intensity exercise
NEWS MEDICAL Results of a new study indicate that exercise does not delay the progression of cognitive impairment in older people with dementia. 3 days
Male depression reduces the chances of getting pregnant, finds new study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown that among couples being treated for infertility, male depression was associated with lower pregnancy rates. 3 days
New AI software accurately identifies commonest cause of stroke and dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Machine learning has detected one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke, in the most widely used form of brain scan, more accurately than current... 3 days
Artificial Intelligence improves stroke and dementia diagnosis in most common brain scan
SCIENCE DAILY Artificial Intelligence improves stroke and dementia diagnosis in commonest form of brain scan. 4 days
Research could help mental health professionals to better treat patients with psychoses
NEWS MEDICAL Psychotic disorders often are severe and involve extreme symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations in which people lose their sense of reality. 4 days
[Editors' Choice] A change of heart: Altered cardiac reactivity in frontotemporal dementia
Science Magazine Cardiac response to emotional stimuli differs by frontotemporal dementia subtype. 4 days
National trial: EEG brain tests help patients overcome depression
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that measuring electrical activity in the brain can help predict a patient's response to an antidepressant. 4 days
Does evolution make us or are we just drifting that way?
PHYS.ORG Evolution may be responsible for a range of complex traits, including height and waist-to-hip ratio, and diseases such as schizophrenia, research from The University of Queensland... 4 days
New study shows increased rates of hospitalization for suicide among youths
NEWS MEDICAL The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published... 4 days
Medical News Today: How job strain may impair mental health
MNT A new study examines the link between high job strain and the risk of developing common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. 4 days
Mood disturbances and depression linked to disrupted sleep routines finds study
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study, people who routinely had a disrupted night’s sleep had an altered 24 hour cycle were more at risk of getting mood... 5 days
Hospitals See Growing Numbers Of Kids And Teens At Risk For Suicide
NPR The number of children and teens who visited the hospital for suicidal thoughts or attempts doubled from 2008 to 2015. Rates were highest during... 5 days
Out-of-Sync Biological Clock Could Be Linked to Depression
LIVE SCIENCE Could disrupting your body's clock lead to mood disorders? 5 days
Move it and use it: Exergaming may help those at risk of Alzheimer's or related dementias
SCIENCE DAILY Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer's, showed significant improvement with... 5 days
New hope for patients with depression and anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the population. Scientists have now demonstrated that special treatment... 5 days
Researchers to explore how to prevent stress-related chronic pain conditions
NEWS MEDICAL More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from pain in the absence of injury. This includes patients with migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and many... 5 days
Depression and anxiety strongly linked with autoimmune thyroiditis, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis, a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the population. Scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg... 5 days
Depression screening should be at the forefront of CAD treatment, say researchers
NEWS MEDICAL For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease, proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of first-priority... 5 days
If These Tiny Marsupials' Marathon Mating Sessions Don't Kill Them, Humans Will
LIVE SCIENCE Marsupials with suicidal mating habits currently face a much greater threat to their survival: humans. 6 days
Simple screening tool can help identify people at increased risk for dementia
NEWS MEDICAL In people with a minor decline on the Mini-Mental-State-Examination--a widely used but limited test to screen for cognitive defects--follow-up with a simple visual screening... 6 days
Gene variant may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in TBI patients
NEWS MEDICAL A variant of the APOE gene may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in people who have had a traumatic brain injury, found a... 6 days
CAMH study reveals novel insights into brain networks in people with autism
NEWS MEDICAL A CAMH study analyzing more than 1,000 brain scans reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new... 6 days
High job strain associated with increased risk of common mental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Workplaces that reduce job strain could prevent up to 14 percent of new cases of common mental illness from occurring, according to new research led by... 6 days
Gene variant may increase psychiatric risk after traumatic brain injury
SCIENCE DAILY A gene variant known to predict Alzheimer's risk was linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in those with a traumatic brain injury. Study participants with the gene variant and... 6 days
Motivation to move may start with being mindful
SCIENCE DAILY A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study. This is part of another study that... 6 days
Details of brain networks in autism
SCIENCE DAILY A new study analyzing more than 1,000 brain scans reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping. The new approach provides a way to... 6 days
How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art
SCIENCE DAILY The ability to focus on detail, a common trait among people with autism, allowed realism to flourish in Ice Age art. Around... 6 days
Science News » NIMH Conference to Explore Mental Health Services Research
NIMH On August 1-2, 2018, the NIMH is hosting the 24th Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference with the theme: What’s the Next Big Thing? The conference... 6 days
How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art
PHYS.ORG The ability to focus on detail, a common trait among people with autism, allowed realism to flourish in Ice Age art, according... 6 days
Medical News Today: How do you know if you're having a panic or anxiety attack?
MNT Panic attacks and anxiety attacks share some symptoms, but they differ in intensity, duration, and whether or not... 6 days
Combination of atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease increases patient's risk of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for developing dementia, according to new research from the... 6 days
Parkinson's, dementia: Is this the key to preventive therapy?
MNT A landmark study sheds light on the underlying mechanisms that impact neural health in Parkinson's disease and dementia. Can it lead to better treatments? 6 days
Medical News Today: Parkinson's, dementia: Is this the key to preventive therapy?
MNT A landmark study sheds light on the underlying mechanisms that impact neural health in Parkinson's disease and dementia. Can it lead to better treatments? 6 days
Overwhelming stress levels in Britain
NEWS MEDICAL According to a latest survey by the Mental Health Foundation, there is overwhelming stress that is being experienced by three quarters of Scots last year. The survey shows that a third of these people (over 35 percent) are... 7 days
Medical News Today: What causes the heart to skip a beat?
MNT While feeling like the heart has skipped a beat can be frightening, it is a common experience and not usually a cause for concern. In this... 7 days
Why Americans Are More Anxious Than Ever Before
LIVE SCIENCE Americans are becoming more anxious about their safety, health, finances, politics and relationships, a new online poll from the American Psychiatric Association finds. 1 week
Scientific Meeting » 2018 Webinar Series: Envisioning a Conceptual Model of Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Disease
NIMH NIMH Office of Research on Health Disparities and Global Mental... 1 week
Medical News Today: Why does mental illness arise? Clues found in the visual brain
MNT A new study finds that the risk of mental illness rises with poor communication to and from the areas of... 1 week
Why does mental illness arise? Clues found in the visual brain
MNT A new study finds that the risk of mental illness rises with poor communication to and from the areas of the brain that process and make... 1 week
Suicidally-sexed marsupials listed as endangered
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Two small marsupial species, made famous for their suicidal mating habits, have been officially placed on Australia's Endangered list, following their discovery by a QUT mammalogist. 1 week
The use of online banking by people over 60
PHYS.ORG Experts from the Economics and Business Institute at the University of Seville have just published a study of the use of online banking by the over-60s, which shows that the... 1 week
UAB researchers unravel brain neuron dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies
NEWS MEDICAL A decay of brain function is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, or DLB. Specifically, cognitive... 1 week
Untangling brain neuron dysfunction in Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies
SCIENCE DAILY In Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, pathological aggregates of misfolded alpha-synuclein protein develop in brain neurons. Researchers have now described changes in... 1 week
Researchers discover genetic signal common to cerebral palsy and autism
NEWS MEDICAL University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a genetic signal common to both cerebral palsy and autism. 1 week
Gene disruption signals cerebral palsy and autism link
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered a genetic signal common to both cerebral palsy and autism. The finding comes from the first large-scale study of gene expression in children with cerebral palsy. 1 week
Medical News Today: Should 'shock therapy' be used to treat depression more often?
MNT A study concludes that if electroconvulsive therapy was used earlier in the treatment of depression, the outcome for many patients would be... 1 week
Should 'shock therapy' be used to treat depression more often?
MNT A study concludes that if electroconvulsive therapy was used earlier in the treatment of depression, the outcome for many patients would be much improved. 1 week
Study reveals the genetics underlying cerebral palsy and autism
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide have uncovered a genetic signal that is common to both cerebral palsy and autism. 1 week
UCLA professor creates compelling character to help Latinas deal with depression, anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL For years, MarySue Heilemann, an associate professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, has worked with Latinas dealing with depression and anxiety, looking for... 1 week
Medical News Today: New dementia risk factors uncovered
MNT Using machine learning techniques, researchers reveal new dementia risks. They conclude that marital status, BMI, and sleep may all play a role. 1 week
New dementia risk factors uncovered
MNT Using machine learning techniques, researchers reveal new dementia risks. They conclude that marital status, BMI, and sleep may all play a role. 1 week
Scientific understanding of PSTD points to new treatment and prevention strategies
NEWS MEDICAL Recent advances in scientific understanding of how posttraumatic stress disorder develops and persists may lead to more effective treatment and even prevention of this debilitating disorder,... 1 week
ECT is more cost-effective for treating depression than other treatment strategies, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Right now, very few depression patients receive the treatment once known as 'shock therapy', which today uses far milder electrical impulses than... 1 week
Researchers find link between depression and memory problems, brain aging
NEWS MEDICAL Depression in older adults may be linked to memory problems, according to a study published in the May 9, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of... 2 weeks
Study shows how anxiety levels are linked to increased fracture risk in women
NEWS MEDICAL Anxiety has already been shown to take its toll on the human body in many ways, including increased risk for heart disease... 2 weeks
How Did the Gold Standard Contribute to the Great Depression?
HISTORY A number of complex factors helped to create the conditions necessary for the Great Depression, and adherence to the gold standard was just one of those factors. 2 weeks
Poor communication between brain's visual networks may increase risk of mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL Individual regions of the brain have to team up to get things done. And like in any team, the key to working together is... 2 weeks
Depression linked to memory problems and brain aging
SCIENCE DAILY Depression in older adults may be linked to memory problems, according to new research. The study also showed that older people with greater symptoms of depression may have structural differences in the... 2 weeks
Study: The brain processes emotion differently in patients with OCD than their unaffected siblings
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) feel more distress... 2 weeks
The joy of neurons: A simplified 'cookbook' for engineering brain cells to study disease
SCIENCE DAILY The new research opens the door to studying common brain conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, addiction and Alzheimer's disease under... 2 weeks
Stress helps unlearn fear
SCIENCE DAILY Stress can have a positive effect on extinction learning, which causes previously learned associations to dissolve. According to the findings of cognitive psychologists, stress causes extinction learning to occur independent of context. This might prove useful for example in therapies... 2 weeks
WATCH: Weight training can help shape the body and also the mind, studies show
ABC NEWS An analysis published in JAMA looked at 33 studies on depression. 2 weeks
Breakdown of brain's visual networks linked to mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY Brain regions that help process what we see may play a key role in mental health. Researchers used brain imaging to identify patterns of brain connectivity -- the ability of... 2 weeks
Key factors to support quality of life in dementia
SCIENCE DAILY A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. 2 weeks
Basing everyday decisions on risk of pain or loss linked to increased anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shone new light on how the human brain uses past experiences and generalizes them to future events, helping us safely... 2 weeks
Cold parenting? Childhood schizophrenia? How the diagnosis of autism has evolved over time
Science Magazine The characterization of autism in diagnostic manuals has a complicated history 2 weeks
Researchers identify factors linked to better quality of life for dementia patients
NEWS MEDICAL A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. 2 weeks
New study may help customize more effective treatments for people with anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have shone new light on how the human brain uses past experiences and generalizes them to future events, helping us safely navigate the... 2 weeks
Study finds new molecular mechanism for neurodegeneration in frontotemporal dementia
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports that dementia-related and psychiatric-related proteins cluster together to form aggregates in the brain, leading to abnormal cell function and behavior. 2 weeks
Issues of dementia and gun ownership need more discussion, researchers say
SCIENCE DAILY As the number of adults with Alzheimer's disease and dementia steadily increases, questions around their access to firearms remain largely unaddressed, according to a new study. 2 weeks
Age, marital status, BMI and sleep associated with risk for dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Could your age, marital status, BMI (body mass index) and amount of sleep impact your risk for dementia? Researchers analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk
MNT A study that followed more than 350,000 veterans found a raised risk of dementia in those who had had TBI — even mild TBI without loss of consciousness. 2 weeks
Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk
MNT A study that followed more than 350,000 veterans found a raised risk of dementia in those who had had TBI — even mild TBI without loss of consciousness. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Why do I wake up gasping for air?
MNT Waking up gasping for air can be a frightening experience, especially if it has never happened before. Fortunately, many underlying conditions, such as anxiety, sleep apnea,... 2 weeks
A new mechanism for neurodegeneration in a form of dementia
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reports that dementia-related and psychiatric-related proteins cluster together to form aggregates in the brain, leading to abnormal cell function and behavior. Aggregation of the protein... 2 weeks
What does a 'normal' voice sound like?
SCIENCE DAILY Humans communicate their intentions, feelings and desires verbally, so voice disorders can have devastating personal and professional consequences. A perceived voice abnormality may lead to a negative assessment of the speaker's intelligence, health and... 2 weeks
Use of psychiatric drugs soars in California jails
NEWS MEDICAL The number of jail inmates in California taking psychotropic drugs has jumped about 25 percent in five years, and they now account for about a fifth of the county jail population across... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Pupillary reflex may predict autism
MNT A new study examines the pupillary light reflex in infants and concludes that the amount of light the pupil lets in may be an accurate autism predictor. 2 weeks
Pupillary reflex may predict autism
MNT A new study examines the pupillary light reflex in infants and concludes that the amount of light the pupil lets in may be an accurate autism predictor. 2 weeks
Study examines link between antipsychotic treatment during pregnancy and gestational diabetes risk
NEWS MEDICAL An increasing number of women are treated with antipsychotic drugs during pregnancy even though safety questions remain unanswered. 2 weeks
A new molecular target identified in depression
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression -- and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants -- provides new understanding of this illness and could pave... 2 weeks
Brain activity helps explain diabetics' negative feelings, risk for depression
SCIENCE DAILY For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new study... 2 weeks
Science News » New Processing Technique Helps Researchers Use Electronic Health Records to Study Biological Contributors to Mental Illnesses
NIMH Researchers have found a way to scan electronic health records... 2 weeks
Brain activity, reactivity associated with depression and negative feelings in diabetics
NEWS MEDICAL For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. 2 weeks
Strong pupillary light reflex in infants linked to later autism diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in Nature Communications shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. 2 weeks
Strong pupillary light reflex in infancy to later autism diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. This finding provides support for the view that... 2 weeks
For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that parenting concerns have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of women with advanced cancer. In particular, they found that a... 2 weeks
Depression symptoms can persist six months after NICU discharge for young parents
NEWS MEDICAL Young parents who have less education and care for more than one child are more likely to have persistent symptoms of depression that linger... 2 weeks
Raising Awareness of Childhood Dementia
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Suicidally-sexed marsupials listed as endangered
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