Psychiatry
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A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.
Autism spectrum disorders are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by communication disorders, altered social interactions and sensory and...
We report the discovery of a large impact crater beneath Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland. From airborne radar surveys, we identify a 31-kilometer-wide, circular bedrock depression beneath up...
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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition in which individuals exhibit memory loss, dementia, and impaired metabolism.
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A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 12- and 24-month old children at risk for developing ASD.
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The brains of teenage girls who engage in serious forms of self-harm, including cutting, show features similar to those seen in adults with borderline personality disorder,...
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There are four major types of anxiety medication as well as other drugs that a doctor may prescribe off-label. Learn about how they work and the...
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Depression and obesity are known to be linked, but science has found the relationship between them hard to unpick. A new study uses genetic...
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An interview with Cara Afzal and Lee-Ann Farrell discussing the importance of industry partnerships with the NHS, and how Janssen are working to improve dementia care for Manchester and hematology services for Wales.
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VIDEO Globally, we are currently experiencing tremendous social and political turbulence. At the institutional level, liberal democracy faces the threat of rising authoritarianism and far-right extremism. At the local level, we...
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A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder in 12- and 24-month old children at...
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Sports concussions, Parkinson's disease, and hormone therapy for cancer - all can have memory loss as symptoms. But do the biochemical processes of each type of memory loss have anything...
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When mental illness hijacks Margaret Rodgers' mind, she acts out. Rodgers, 35, lives with depression and bipolar disorder. When left unchecked, the conditions drive the Alabama woman to...
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A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems.
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Cimone Stills, 15, has a medical condition that has caused her to have multiple seizures a day for most of her life. Specifically, she has treatment-resistant generalized epilepsy...
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As prescriptions for psychotropic drugs increase, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that prescribed access to anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications may...
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New research has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems.
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In a world first, breakthrough research has shown that toddlers with autism are just as capable of learning important life skills through early-intervention delivered in mainstream pre-schools as in specialized settings.
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Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link.
Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link.
New research released today from the University of South Australia and University of Exeter in the UK has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the...
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In a world first, breakthrough research from La Trobe University has shown that toddlers with autism are just as capable of learning important life skills through early-intervention delivered in mainstream pre-schools as...
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Could our blood hold the molecular secrets to a fountain of youth, preventing age-related brain disorders? Are brain aging and Alzheimer's disease caused by a failure of interconnected systems in our bodies,...
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Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. The actual dementia symptoms could be seen up to 10 years after these...
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Newly published research shows that a saliva-based biomarker panel and associated algorithm could improve the ability to accurately identify children with autism spectrum disorder...
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A new study finds a neural signature that might help identify who will go on to develop schizophrenia. Earlier detection could improve outcomes.
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A new study finds a neural signature that might help identify who will go on to develop schizophrenia. Earlier detection could improve outcomes.
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New research highlights the link between childhood trauma and mental illness and addiction in adulthood, leading some researchers to call it an issue as pressing as any infectious...
Mental health and neurological disorders are a growing epidemic. In the U.S., nearly one in every five people has a mental health condition.
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Dutch prosecutors say they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia, the first time a doctor has been charged since the Netherlands legalized euthanasia...
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Young men who are overly preoccupied with building muscle have a significantly higher risk of depression, weekend binge drinking, and dieting that is not connected to...
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The experience of war can leave emotional and physical scars on those who serve in the military - scars that are visible years, even decades after service.
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Neuroscientists have identified a pattern of brain activity that is correlated with development of schizophrenia, which they say could be used as marker to diagnose the disease earlier.
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Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social...
New research has identified a common pattern of brain activity that may be behind low mood feelings, particularly in people who have a tendency towards anxiety. The newly discovered network...
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Feelings of sadness or anxiety might be linked to increased "chitchat" between two areas of the brain
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Schizophrenia, a brain disorder that produces hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairments, usually strikes during adolescence or young adulthood. While some signs can suggest that a person is at high risk for developing...
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In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes.
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At the height of the Cold War in 1982, American psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton argued that the "central existential fact of the nuclear age is vulnerability." That warning predated the proliferation of...
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Hyperventilation refers to fast breathing. The most common cause is fear or anxiety, but underlying medical conditions may also contribute to hyperventilation. Learn more here.
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Music intervention alters brain activation and improves social communication skills in children with autism.
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In recent years, cannabinoids -- the active chemicals in medical marijuana -- have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Investigators have...
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In a Psycho-Oncology study of childhood cancer survivors, several health behaviors fell short of expectations for exercise and diet during early survivorship, and they remained sub-optimal upon reaching five years post-diagnosis.
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Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimize their health and quality of life, a...
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In recent years, cannabinoids--the active chemicals in medical marijuana-- have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. In a Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology...
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A University of Kent study into postnatal depression found the odds of developing this condition increased by 79% when mothers had baby boys compared to baby girls.
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At the time when autism spectrum disorder can be first reliably diagnosed, toddlers affected by ASD are already displaying emotional vulnerabilities potentially...
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At the time when autism spectrum disorder can be first reliably diagnosed, toddlers affected by ASD are already displaying emotional vulnerabilities potentially foreshadowing the...
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The immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests.
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Emerging evidence suggests that emotional vulnerabilities in autism spectrum disorder are already present in the second year of life and are independent of autism symptoms.
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A new study into postnatal depression (PND) found the odds of developing this condition increased by 79 percent when mothers had baby...
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Pulling an all-nighter induced anxiety in healthy people, a recent study finds.
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People who experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) exhibit excessive anxiety and worry about multiple events or activities most days of the week.
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Advances in understanding adolescent brain development may aid future treatments of mental illness and alcohol and substance use disorders, according to new research.
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New research could help explain why stress early in life can create vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders later on.
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Genetics can be used to predict a patient's response to antipsychotic drug treatment for schizophrenia, according to a recent study.
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Sleep disruptions are associated with many brain disorders, including anxiety, dementias, and traumatic brain injury. While these disruptions are sometimes viewed as a side effect of brain disorders,...
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No one had reported seeing the strange creature -- a cross between a bear and a monkey -- since before the Great Depression. Then, this past summer, an amateur biologist stumbled upon the presumed-extinct...
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Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here.
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Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to an increased risk of developing autism, according to a study of Chinese children during their first three-years of life.
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No one had reported seeing the strange creature—a cross between a bear and a monkey—since before the Great Depression. Then,...
The study of children in Shanghai, from birth to three years, found that exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) from vehicle exhausts, industrial emissions and other sources of outdoor pollution increased the risk of developing autism spectrum...
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Why do some people react more strongly than others when faced with the unknown? Researchers at EPFL's Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics, headed by Professor Carmen Sandi, have set out to...
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People who have fond memories of childhood, specifically their relationships with their parents, tend to have better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses as older adults.
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Improved communication skills may be linked to increased connectivity between auditory and motor regions of the brain, researchers find.
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Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality...
Genetics can be used to predict a patient's response to antipsychotic drug treatment for schizophrenia, according to a recent study by investigators at The...
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Mental health diagnoses and treatment of college students increased substantially between 2007 and 2017. More than one-third of students reported...
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An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants.
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An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants.
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This study analyzed data for about 6,400 patients who had heart attacks to compare black and white patients across a range of characteristics (demographic, socioeconomic status,...
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Although up to 20 percent of adolescents experience a depressive episode each year, the medical community has struggled to implement programs that effectively prevent depression.
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Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype.
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Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype.
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Once a Super Typhoon, now a ghost of its former self, Tropical Depression Yutu was fading off the coast of southeastern China on Nov.2 when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.
Anxiety disorders involve a disproportionate emotional and physical reaction to stressful or even neutral life events and daily living. Treatment for anxiety is normally effective, combining psychotherapy, medication, and self-management.
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Addiction is a complex and chronic mental health disorder that has a range of interlocking causes, including brain chemistry, environmental influences, and underlying psychological difficulties. Read on to learn more about the causes of addiction.
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Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here.
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New research suggests that lumping those with personality disorders into a package of traits should be left behind for more dynamic analysis instead.
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Psychiatrists and GPs increasingly combine mirtazapine with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or SNRI (serotonin-noradenaline reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant for patients whose depression does not respond...
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A study in Biological Psychiatry has shown that exposure to violence early in life—such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse—is associated with faster biological aging, including...
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NeuroPointDX, a division of Stemina Biomarker Discovery, today announced the commercial launch of its NPDX AA test, which identifies metabolic subtypes associated with autism...
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VIDEO Cheap, user-friendly virtual reality hardware could help VR therapy go mainstream. Some treatments are ready for primetime, while others are still in early testing.
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Veterans released from prison are five times as likely to attempt suicide as their peers who have never been incarcerated, report UConn Health researchers in an article slated for publication in the...
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A 10-year study of 12,000 diverse older adults finds that loneliness, independently of social isolation, is tied to a 40 percent higher risk of dementia.
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A 10-year study of 12,000 diverse older adults finds that loneliness, independently of social isolation, is tied to a 40 percent higher risk of dementia.
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A new study has found that babies exposed to medications in the womb are at no more risk of developing autism than babies who are not...
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Scientists have used brain imaging to identify three sub-types of depression -- including one that is unresponsive to commonly prescribed serotonin boosting drugs.
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A genetic defect tied to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and mental illnesses changes how cells starved of sugar metabolize fatty compounds known as...
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Innovative research aimed to possibly rejuvenate brain cells will be explored by six international researchers with the goal of discovering effective drugs for people...
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A study conducted at Texas A&M University has identified a new area in the brain involved in inhibiting fear, a discovery that holds potential for clinical interventions in...
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A genetic defect tied to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and mental illnesses changes how cells starved of sugar metabolize fatty compounds known as lipids, a...
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In patients with psychiatric disorders, stability of symptoms has important implications for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
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LSD changes the communication patterns between regions of the brain, new research shows. The study also provides insights into how mental health disorders develop and how these could be treated.
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A new study has identified a new area in the brain involved in inhibiting fear, a discovery that holds potential for clinical interventions in patients with psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found clear disparities in the way males and females--both those with schizophrenia and...
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