Psychiatry
Risk of depression increases with higher weight, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
In an analysis of primary care records of 519,513 UK adults who were overweight or obese between 2000-2016 and followed up until 2019, the incidence of new cases of depression... more
Understanding early visual processing steps could have implications for schizophrenia, ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events. more
Study sheds light on genetic triggers that lead to autism, schizophrenia later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
From early prenatal development through childhood, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain undergoes an avalanche of developmental activity. more
Depressive disorders in patients with HIV/AIDS often go unrecognized or untreated  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
People living with HIV/AIDS are at increased risk of depressive disorders. But all too often, these conditions go unrecognized or untreated, suggests a literature review in... more
Genes sow seeds of neuropsychiatric diseases before birth, in early childhood  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
From early prenatal development through childhood, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain undergoes an avalanche of developmental activity. In some cases, it also contains seeds... more
TMS shows promise as treatment for adults with both depression and autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
In a pilot study in adults with autism and depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, was effective in reducing depressive symptoms and had some... more
Border wall workers in New Mexico spark coronavirus anxiety  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Immigrant advocates, some residents of a southern New Mexico village and others are raising concerns about an influx of workers in the community as part of the effort to build... more
Treatment relieves depression in 90% of participants in small study  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new form of magnetic brain stimulation rapidly relieved symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study. more
New form of magnetic brain stimulation relieves symptoms of severe depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new form of magnetic brain stimulation rapidly relieved symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study conducted by researchers at the... more
New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A study reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), is as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood... more
Science News » Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic  NIMH · 5 days
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful – it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense... more
Scientists show how parasitic infection causes seizures, psychiatric illness for some  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Neuroscientists describe how the common Toxoplasma gondii parasite prompts the loss of inhibitory signaling in the brain by altering the behavior of nearby cells called microglia. more
Study shows how Toxoplasma infection causes seizures, psychiatric illness for some  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Think about traffic flow in a city - there are stop signs, one-way streets, and traffic lights to organize movement across a widespread network. Now, imagine... more
Researchers receive NSF RAPID grant to study how anxiety affects spread of COVID-19 information  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Princeton researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to study how anxiety about COVID-19 influences how we... more
Potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say it's time for regulators, scientists, and... more
Economic fallout mounts, along with competition for gear  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The coronavirus outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in the U.S. workforce, with 10 million people losing their jobs in the past two weeks and economists warning unemployment could reach levels not... more
Study shows efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions),... more
Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. more
App-based mindfulness training may help reduce physician anxiety, burnout  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
As novel coronavirus cases continue to increase across the nation, health professionals on the front lines face frightening realities, rising anxiety and the very real potential for burnout. more
Study reveals frequent use of coercive measures in Finnish psychiatric care  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The use of coercive measures in psychiatric care has decreased over the past years. However, a new study shows that coercive measures are still frequently used... more
[Editors' Choice] The neural circuit model in psychiatry pays off  Science Magazine · 7 days
Noninvasive brain stimulation in depressed patients can be used to target different neural circuits, improving different symptoms. more
The Great Depression, the New Deal, and how disasters change politics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The coronavirus pandemic has the United States facing a social and economic crisis with businesses shutting down, financial markets tumbling, and millions of Americans losing their... more
Study finds high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts among transgender teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Two-thirds of transgender teens have depression, and many also have suicidal thoughts and self-injuring behavior, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine... more
First-of-its-kind trial identifies a viable target for treating anhedonia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A first-of-its-kind trial has demonstrated that a receptor involved in the brain's reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia (or lack of pleasure), a key symptom of... more
Study sheds light on common adverse reactions to cannabis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Coughing fits, anxiety and paranoia are three of the most common adverse reactions to cannabis, according to a recent study by Washington State University researchers. more
Air pollution linked to dementia and cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Therefore, patients with cardiovascular diseases who live... more
New research sheds light on potentially negative effects of cannabis  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Coughing fits, anxiety and paranoia are three of the most common adverse reactions to cannabis, according to a recent study. more
Exercise-carrousel reduces the burden of dementia patient's caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The research group "geriatric psychiatry in motion" of the German Sport University Cologne and the LVR-Hospital Cologne develop and evaluate exercise programs for geriatric mental health care. more
Air pollution associated with dementia and cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the... more
Women with postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have further children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, mania and schizophrenia following the live birth of their first child are less likely to go... more
Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have a second child  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders after the birth of their first child are less likely have more children. more
Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study showed that tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors would provide the greatest benefit in... more
Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder. more
Response: £2.9 billion funding to strengthen care for the vulnerable  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
£2.9b of the £5b fund to tackle coronavirus will be used to strengthen care for vulnerable people, including those living with dementia. more
Coronavirus: Alzheimer's Society call to the Government on the COVID-19 outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Coronavirus could pose a significant risk for people living with dementia in the UK – the Government must prioritise their welfare in the coming weeks. more
Alzheimer's Society comment on media interest around day care centre closures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Chief Operating Officer at Alzheimer's Society, Kathryn Smith, comments on the recent media interest around day care centre closures for people affected by dementia. more
Adverse childhood experiences associated with executive dysfunction post-surgical menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, according to... more
New CDC report shows 10% increase in U.S. autism rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that finds the prevalence of autism... more
Worldwide scientific collaboration unveils genetic architecture of gray matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300... more
Autism diagnosis more common in the US as racial gap closes  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. officials say autism has grown slightly more common, but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has disappeared more
An aspirin a day does not keep dementia at bay  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease, nor does... more
Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby's brain development and function  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As the world prioritizes social distancing due to COVID-19, research shows that extended use of Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term... more
Increase in anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking in US adolescents, survey reports  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Data has revealed anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other "internalizing" problems are rising in American adolescents. more
They already had an anxiety disorder. Now comes a pandemic.  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The coronavirus pandemic can be a challenge for people who already have anxiety issues, especially those who aren't getting treatment more
New test to measure expressive language skills of people with Fragile X syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a test to measure the expressive language skills of people with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that may... more
Anxious about COVID-19? Stress can have lasting impacts on sperm and future offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person's... more
Study shows importance of sleep for children’s health and social competence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Keio University report in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health the results of an in-depth study on the importance of sleep... more
Trump weighs economic impact of shutdown as backlash grows  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Tensions are rising in Washington between those who argue the country needs to get back up and running to prevent an irrecoverable depression, and medical experts who warn that, unless... more
Trump's dilemma: how to protect both health and economy  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Tensions are rising in Washington between those who argue the country needs to get back up and running to prevent an irrecoverable depression, and medical experts who warn that, unless... more
Researchers develop and test autism-specific quality of life measurement tool  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study led by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shows that a set of simple questionnaires can help clinicians and families better evaluate the quality of... more
More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A multistate study of Medicaid enrollees led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that suicide risk was... more
Study finds promising biomarker for diagnosis of schizophrenia and treatment response  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Around four in a thousand people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia, according to scientific estimates. The disease affects people from all walks of life, including Vincent van... more
Autism rates reducing among wealthy whites, while ticking up among poor, ethnic minorities  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Wealthy, white California counties--once considered the nation's hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)--have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two... more
New drug can alleviate the side effects of tricyclic antidepressants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
About one in five Danes are affected by depression at some point in their lives. The severe depressions may be treated with the so-called 'tricyclic antidepressants', an antidepressant... more
Standardized test for dementia diagnosis can now be used in seven languages in India  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A standardized test that can now be used in the seven main languages in India will support the diagnosis of... more
Canada's changing coronavirus border policy exposes international students' precarious status  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Canada's border closure announcements have thrown international students and other foreign nationals on a roller coaster of anxiety that jeopardizes many people's sense of wellness and security. more
Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s—captured by the novels of John Steinbeck—was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the Great Depression. more
Music as medicine? 30 minutes a day shows benefits after heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Listening to music can be enjoyable, but is it also good for your heart? Patients who suffered episodes of chest pain soon after a... more
Mental stress may be a stronger predictor of repeat heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
We all have stress in our lives--whether it's due to financial woes, work pressures, relationship issues, illness or even natural disasters or health crises like the... more
Obese children more prone to anxiety, depression and shortening of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Two studies published in the journals PLOS Medicine and BMC Medicine in March 2020 show that obesity in childhood is linked to a higher risk of... more
Psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new Japanese study in mice published in the journal Nature indicates that the cause of the profound mental disturbance termed psychosis could be due to defects in... more
A new window into psychosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain kind of learning behavior.... more
Listening to music for 30 minutes a day provides benefits after heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Listening to music can be enjoyable, but is it also good for your heart? Patients who suffered episodes of chest pain soon... more
Study shows link between repetitive negative thinking, delayed sleep and depressed mood in teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Nagging negative thoughts - and striving for perfection - keep teenagers awake at night, raising their chance of becoming depressed... more
4 ways to help kids relax as the coronavirus upends everyday life  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A childhood anxiety scholar discusses ways for parents to help their kids cope during the coronavirus pandemic. more
New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment,... more
New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment,... more
Antioxidant treatment in acute ischemic stroke could delay onset of clinically overt dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Currently we are facing a dementia epidemic, with estimations showing that by 2050 approximately 131 million people will be affected. more
Blog Post » Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety  NIMH · 3 weeks
Each person responds to stress in different ways. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon talks about managing fear, anxiety, and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic. more
Family member deportation increases risk of suicidal thoughts among Latino adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Latino/a adolescents with a family member who was detained or deported beginning as early as 2017 were at high risk of suicidal thoughts, early alcohol use,... more
Children who sleep fewer hours more often develop psychiatric symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
There are plenty of good reasons to make sure children get enough sleep, but their parents' evening peace is nowhere near the most important one. more
Clinicians urged to reconsider controversial acne treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. more
Suicidal ideation seen in 8 percent of kids says study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
According to an alarming new report from the American researchers, 8.4 percent of the children aged between 9 and 10 years are temporarily or regularly thinking about suicide... more
Blog Post » Piecing Together the Genetic Puzzle of Schizophrenia  NIMH · 4 weeks
In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon highlights new findings that advance our understanding of how genetic differences contribute to the development of schizophrenia. more
NTHU research team develops new treatment for Parkinson’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Ultrasound is widely used for conducting physical examinations, and plans are underway for expanding its application to the treatment of Parkinson's disease, dementia, and diabetes. more
Preterm babies have higher risk of reactive attachment disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Premature birth, low birth weight, and neonatal intensive care are associated with the risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder showed a study by the Research Centre for Child... more
Is coronavirus the end of the handshake?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
"Please refrain from hand shaking," read a sign at an event in London I recently attended. Despite increasing anxiety about coronavirus, for many of us, it was the first time we had encountered such... more
Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Despite the global fears of coronavirus, more than 60,000 people who contracted the disease have recovered more
Researchers probe how specific genes can impact early brain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
When brains begin developing, there are a lot of moving parts -- and when mutations happen in early neurodevelopment, it can lead to disorders like macrocephaly and autism. more
Video » Join a Study - Depression, TMS, Psychotherapy and Brain Function  NIMH · 4 weeks
This video describes a National Institute of Mental Health study of talk therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression symptoms.... more
Weariness hits residents in New York's 'containment area'  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Residents are describing anxiety and weariness in a New York community that is home to one of nation's biggest clusters of coronavirus cases more
Financial literacy empowers aging population in Japan  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People with an understanding of basic finances are likely to be aware of existing legal and social services for people with dementia, according to a study of Japan's aging population. more
Basic knowledge of finances empowers elderly population in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
People with an understanding of basic finances are likely to be aware of existing legal and social services for people with dementia, according to a study of Japan's aging population. more
Long-lost bunker belonging to 'Churchill's secret army' discovered in Scottish forest  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Forestry workers discovered a lost WWII-era bunker in the woods of Scotland. Experts believe it once housed Britain's most secretive, and suicidal, military force. more
Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care  NIMH · 4 weeks
On April 2, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a virtual workshop on Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care to... more
Behind the mask: In search of gorilla-friendly tourism  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Rwanda, land of a thousand invisible hills. It's an overcast morning in Kigali, capital of Africa's most densely populated country. The sound of a bamboo broom scraping the tarmac accompanies a solitary... more
Stress-linked disorders increase the risk of later brain degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology in March 2020 suggests that stress-related disorders increase the risk of later development of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders. more
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