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Medical News Today: Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin
MNT Using a new approach, researchers from the University of Warwick may have identified the source of reduced happiness and unpleasant memories in depression. 18 hours
Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin
MNT Using a new approach, researchers from the University of Warwick may have identified the source of reduced happiness and unpleasant memories in depression. 18 hours
Medical News Today: Ketamine 'rapid and effective' for reducing suicidal thoughts
MNT The anesthetic ketamine has shown promise as a rapid treatment for reducing suicidal thoughts in people with depression, a new study reveals. 2 days
Ketamine 'rapid and effective' for reducing suicidal thoughts
MNT The anesthetic ketamine has shown promise as a rapid treatment for reducing suicidal thoughts in people with depression, a new study reveals. 2 days
Nurse charged with abusing patients files for state pension
ABC NEWS A nurse accused of abusing a patient at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital has filed for retirement benefits 2 days
WATCH: Former NFL star claims he's living with CTE
ABC NEWS Larry Johnson, 38, told ABC News he battles memory loss, anxiety, forgetfulness and mood swings after a record-breaking NFL career. 3 days
Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts
NEWS MEDICAL Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. 3 days
Researchers win NIH grants for Alzheimer's research on Amish resilience and rapid onset
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from... 3 days
Suicidal thoughts rapidly reduced with ketamine, finds study
SCIENCE DAILY Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according to researchers. They also found that ketamine's anti-suicidal effects occurred within hours after its... 3 days
Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have... 3 days
Social housing found to provide the same emotional and practical benefits as home ownership
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Birmingham and VIVID Housing Association has found for the first time a link between... 4 days
Blog Post » On Being Ill
NIMH After an emergency room visit on Thanksgiving, Dr. Gordon reflects on treatments for injury vs. psychiatric conditions. 4 days
People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system... 4 days
Autism traits linked to risk of depression, suicidal thoughts in people with psychosis
NEWS MEDICAL People with autism traits who have psychosis are at a greater risk of depression and thoughts of suicide, new research has found. 4 days
Autism treatment: Social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation. 4 days
Addiction, mental illness complicate help for the homeless
ABC NEWS Everett, Washington, is deploying teams of social workers and police officers to connect services to the hardcore homeless living in the woods, in cars or on the streets 4 days
Fear of losing control and its role in anxiety disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Did you lock the front door? Did you double-check? Are you sure? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you can relate to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Help may... 4 days
[Reports] Thorase variants are associated with defects in glutamatergic neurotransmission that can be rescued by Perampanel
Science Magazine The AAA+ adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) Thorase plays a critical role in controlling synaptic plasticity by regulating... 4 days
Autism therapy: Social behavior restored via brain stimulation
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation. 4 days
Anti-stress compounds provide new treatment approach for diabetes and obesity
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich could prove that a stress protein found in muscle has a diabetes promoting effect.... 4 days
Father's rejection may increase child's social anxiety, loneliness
SCIENCE DAILY Healthy relationships with their parents are vital for adolescents' development and well-being, according to researchers who say rejection from fathers may lead to increases in social anxiety and loneliness. 4 days
Study provides new insights into development of Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Medulloblastoma is the most common type of solid brain tumor in children. Current treatments offer limited success and may leave patients with severe neurological side effects, including psychiatric... 5 days
Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city
ABC NEWS The hardcore homeless with mental illness or drug addiction pose especially difficult challenge for a working class city in Washington 5 days
Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless
ABC NEWS The working-class city of Everett, Washington, has tried an array of strategies as it confronts a surge in the number of people living on its streets with severe mental illness... 5 days
Researchers developing smartphone app to help patients with eating disorders
NEWS MEDICAL With a new $50,000 award from the National Eating Disorders Association, a research team at the University of Kansas is developing a smartphone app for clinical use with... 5 days
'Virtual child' to help professionals learn key techniques to treat children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly one in 50 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, usually before age 3, according to the... 5 days
Researchers use new approach to identify casual mechanisms in depression
NEWS MEDICAL People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study by the University of... 5 days
Cancer-protecting enzyme is 'also promoting its growth'
SCIENCE DAILY The NEIL3 enzyme has long been known to repair ‘day-to-day’ oxidative damage to DNA that is implicated in diseases of ageing, including dementia and cancer. 5 days
Brain structure linked to hallucinations and musical aptitude
SCIENCE DAILY New research links brain structure to an individual's likelihood of experiencing hallucinations and to their musical aptitude. Participants with higher musical aptitude showed lower hallucination proneness. 5 days
New therapy can help schizophrenia sufferers re-engage socially
SCIENCE DAILY A new therapy aimed at helping young people suffering from schizophrenia to reconnect and engage with the world around them has had promising results, according to a new study. 5 days
Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
SCIENCE DAILY Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, extroverts tend to be better players. That's the key finding of a... 5 days
Medical News Today: What you should know about white hair
MNT A look at white hair, a common change that many people experience as they age. Included is detail on genetic factors and stress-related causes. 6 days
Scientists May Have Discovered Major Cause of Dementia
SCI-NEWS.COM The build-up of urea, also known as carbamide, in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage — and... 6 days
Study finds rural-urban disparities in prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment among seniors
NEWS MEDICAL Americans who live in urban areas tend to be healthier than individuals living in rural settings. While this healthcare disparity has been... 6 days
Study investigates link between cortisol levels of ICU patients’ family members and anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL When a loved one has been hospitalized in intensive care for a critical illness, many family members experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress... 6 days
Researchers find link between brain structure and hallucination proneness, musical aptitude
NEWS MEDICAL New research published in Schizophrenia Research conducted at the University of Liverpool links brain structure to an individual's likelihood of experiencing hallucinations and to their musical... 6 days
How social networking keeps people healthy
SCIENCE DAILY Microblogging may be a valuable online tool for reducing negative emotions for people who experience social anxiety, suggests new research. 6 days
Nearly 50% of doctors in Sri Lanka unaware of autism symptoms, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Autism is a neurological and developmental diagnosis seen from early childhood marked by difficulty in communicating, forming relationships and using languages. 6 days
Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings
PHYS.ORG Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others. 1 week
Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations
PHYS.ORG People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, more impulsive and more likely... 1 week
Medical News Today: What are the early signs of a depression relapse?
MNT Many people experience depression relapses. Learn more about the early signs of relapses and recurrence, and what can be done about them. 1 week
What are the early signs of a depression relapse?
MNT Many people experience depression relapses. Learn more about the early signs of relapses and recurrence, and what can be done about them. 1 week
Study estimates number of Americans with preclinical Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment
NEWS MEDICAL About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to... 1 week
Brief test can help determine whether drugs, talk therapy work better for treating anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Clinicians and patients often struggle to find the right treatment for anxiety, sometimes cycling through various therapies for months before the patient... 1 week
How individuals with schizophrenia view their experiences and confidence in judgments may influence treatment targets
SCIENCE DAILY A schizophrenia patient's own perceptions of their experiences -- and confidence in their judgments -- may be factors... 1 week
Talking to ourselves and voices in our heads
SCIENCE DAILY As far our brain is concerned, talking to ourselves in our heads may be fundamentally the same as speaking our thoughts out loud, new research shows. The findings may have important implications... 1 week
New chemical trail leads to the secrets of memory and depression
SCIENCE DAILY The world is bad and life is meaningless? It is not necessarily the fault of the world or life – or even your willingness. The sources... 1 week
Alzheimer’s Research UK urges government to prioritize dementia in future Life Sciences plans
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer’s Research UK is asking the government to give more priority to dementia as plans develop to support the Life Sciences sector. 1 week
Researchers identify challenges to understanding and classifying mental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.... 1 week
Atlas of developing human brain launched by researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have taken the first step towards a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain, making available new insights into how specific cells and gene networks contribute... 1 week
High risk of burnout, depression, and low quality of life found among health care workers
NEWS MEDICAL The current financial crisis has heavily impacted the public sector in Europe and, to a greater extent, in... 1 week
Psychologist examines methods of classifying mental disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A new article presents the challenges in using three major diagnostic manuals from a scientific perspective and offer some recommendations for re-conceptualizing the mental disorders they describe. 1 week
Hope for autism: Optogenetics shines light on social interactions
SCIENCE DAILY New research, using mice to identify a neural link between spatial learning and socialization, hints at new avenues to help people with autism and other social behavior disorders that affect their... 1 week
Experts scramble to monitor long-dormant Iceland volcano
PHYS.ORG At the summit of one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, a 72-foot (22-meter) depression in the snow is the only visible sign of an alarming development. 2 weeks
Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care
NEWS MEDICAL Can orange light therapy help people who have serious mental disorders? Who hear voices and see things that aren't there? Or who are thinking about committing suicide? 2 weeks
Study reveals connection between restless sleep and Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in the neurological journal, The Lancet Neurology, has identified that patients with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) have a dopamine deficiency in the brain and... 2 weeks
Racial differences in parents’ reports of child’s autism symptoms may contribute to delayed diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL Racial differences in parents' reports of concerns about their child's development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of... 2 weeks
UA researcher awarded $2.3 million NIH grant to develop new treatments for depression
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix researcher has received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop... 2 weeks
Parents' reports of children's autism symptoms differ by ethnicity
SCIENCE DAILY Racial differences in parents' reports of concerns about their child's development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a... 2 weeks
New method helps identify causal mechanisms in depression
SCIENCE DAILY People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study. The findings provide clues as to which regions... 2 weeks
New method helps measure effect of one brain region on another in depression
NEWS MEDICAL People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a... 2 weeks
[Editors' Choice] Brain leak, mind bleak
Science Magazine Stress-induced changes in blood-brain barrier permeability contribute to depression pathology. 2 weeks
Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens
SCIENCE DAILY Chronic sleep deprivation -- which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school -- has become a way of life for both kids and adults,... 2 weeks
Brain activity and anxiety symptoms in youth with autism spectrum disorder
SCIENCE DAILY The error-related negativity (ERN) is a brain signal response to errors that is thought to reflect threat sensitivity and has been implicated in anxiety disorders in... 2 weeks
Patients with RBD sleep disorder have risk of developing Parkinson's disease in future
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that patients with the RBD sleep behavior disorder lack dopamine and have a form of inflammation... 2 weeks
Fish exposed to treated wastewater have altered behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that fish living downstream from a wastewater treatment plant showed changes to their normal behavior —- ones that made them vulnerable to predator —- when exposed to elevated levels... 2 weeks
Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with the RBD sleep behavior disorder lack dopamine and have a form of inflammation of the brain, researchers have found. This means that they are at risk... 2 weeks
Goldwater rule? Should psychiatrists be allowed to publicly comment on mental health of public figures?
SCIENCE DAILY The rationale for the Goldwater Rule -- which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly commenting on the mental health of... 2 weeks
Goldwater Rule 'gagging' psychiatrists no longer relevant, analysis finds
SCIENCE DAILY The rationale for the Goldwater Rule -- which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly commenting on the mental health of public figures they have not examined in person -- does not hold... 2 weeks
Video: How Xanax works
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Whether or not you have anxiety, you've probably heard of Xanax. 2 weeks
Scientists Used Fake Hallucinations to Probe the Minds of People With Psychosis
LIVE SCIENCE How do people with psychosis interpret their hallucinations? 2 weeks
WATCH: 9-year-old boy's heartfelt message about life with autism
ABC NEWS George says, "Don't be afraid to ask me about it." 2 weeks
Autism-linked gene stunts developing dendrites
SCIENCE DAILY Increased expression of a gene linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) leads to a remodeling of dendrites during brain development, according to a new study conducted in cultured neurons and an ASD mouse model. The research identifies a... 2 weeks
New easy-to-use tool can help determine Alzheimer's risk, similar to pediatric growth curves
SCIENCE DAILY A simple new tool that tracks cognitive performance in adults aims to help physicians identify people who may be on the path... 2 weeks
NASA finds Tropical Depression Dahlia's center devoid of rainfall
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Dahlia was weakening into a remnant low pressure area when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite or GPM analyzed the storm's precipitation. GPM found the center devoid... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: BMI: A double-edged sword in your risk of dementia
MNT A global study of more than 1 million people reveals how obesity in midlife and being underweight near onset are both linked to raised... 2 weeks
Right-handed or left-handed? Hand preference during gestation
SCIENCE DAILY Are you born or do you become right-handed or left-handed? A study shows that hand preference is already well defined at the 18th gestational week. The predictive capacity of the method used seems a... 2 weeks
Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it. 2 weeks
Genetic susceptibility to BD can increase suicide risk among people exposed to traumatic stress
NEWS MEDICAL Genetic susceptibility to bipolar disorder can increase the risk for suicide attempt, but only among those who also have experienced... 2 weeks
Simple new tool may help physicians identify people at risk for Alzheimer disease
NEWS MEDICAL A simple new tool that tracks cognitive performance in adults aims to help physicians identify people who may be on the path... 2 weeks
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