Psychiatry
NASA-NOAA satellite finds overshooting tops, gravity waves in Tropical Storm Nestor  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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
Antipsychotic use associated with higher accumulation of hospital days in Alzheimer's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People with Alzheimer's disease who used antipsychotic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital days than people with Alzheimer's disease who did not... more
Medical News Today: Deep brain stimulation can be effective for severe depression  MNT · 2 weeks
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people... more
Deep brain stimulation can be effective for severe depression  MNT · 2 weeks
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people with severe depression. more
UCI researcher given NIH Director's New Innovator Award to study learning and memory  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University of California, Irvine researcher Kevin Beier, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics in the School of Medicine, received a 2019... more
Number of depressed over-65s unchanged but antidepressant use soars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades -- according to new research. Despite a rise in antidepressant use, there was little... more
Antidepressant use soars among people aged 65 and over  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study had found that there has been a rise in antidepressant use in people aged 65 and over, even though numbers of those depressed has not changed. more
Deep brain stimulation effective in resistant depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry says deep brain stimulation is an effective treatment in depressed patients who do not respond to other forms of therapy. The study published on October... more
Gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits for transgender individuals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For transgender individuals, gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits, according to new research published online today in the American Journal of... more
How Common Are Psychotic Experiences?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Psychotic experiences are more common than you might think and don't mean you have a mental health condition. more
Research provides promising new lead for schizophrenia treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Schizophrenia is a severe mental health condition that causes significant disability, and affects 1 in 100 people. Patients with schizophrenia commonly experience negative symptoms, which include lack of motivation, social isolation and... more
Long-term study data shows DBS is effective treatment for most severe form of depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of an area in the brain called the subcallosal cingulate (SCC) provides a robust antidepressant effect... more
Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum -- a severe form of a morning sickness -- during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to... more
Artificial gut aims to expose the elusive microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The microbiome is a collection of trillions of bacteria that reside in and on our bodies. Each person's microbiome is unique—just like a fingerprint—and researchers are finding more and more ways in... more
Long-term study data shows DBS is effective for patients with treatment-resistant depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study published online on Friday, October 4, in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of an area in... more
New method offers promising treatment options to reverse pathological brain states  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A fundamental question in neuroscience is how to force the transition from one brain state to another, for example, from sleep to wakefulness, or in the... more
Women under 40 often choose aggressive surgery out of fear of second breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Yes, it's not common. Breast cancer among women under 40 is rare. No matter the age, a cancer diagnosis causes... more
Study shows association between severe morning sickness and autism spectrum disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum -- a severe form of a morning sickness -- during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed with autism... more
4 out of 5 people on antidepressant drugs are unaware of the side effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research has found that less than half of practitioners have mental health training and thousands of patients are left... more
Severe vomiting in early pregnancy linked to increased autism risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the American Journal of Perinatology shows a 53% increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children born to women who had excessively severe... more
The vulnerability to auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia may be established by infancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Some people suffering from severe mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, hear "voices," known as auditory hallucinations. more
Sex-differences in brain development linked with psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The amygdala and the hippocampus--structures in the brain that are involved in emotion, learning, and memory--have been found to play a role in a diverse range of disorders,... more
First-of-its-kind study shows antidepressants are safe  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Antidepressants are safe, with adverse effects generally being due to existing psychiatric conditions, according to new research. more
What does Xanax feel like?  MNT · 2 weeks
Xanax is a benzodiazepine, a class of drug that treats anxiety and panic disorders. It usually takes less than an hour to kick in and has a calming, relaxing effect. Learn more here. more
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