Psychiatry
Study finds misuse of benzodiazepines to be highest among young adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 28 minutes
More than one in eight U.S. adults used benzodiazepines in the past year, up from previous reports. Misuse of the prescription drugs accounted for more than... more
Regular theatre and cinema visits keeps depression away in seniors finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A new study has shown that elderly who are regulars at the cinema, theatre or spend time at cultural meets and activities can protect... more
Researcher conducts study to investigate peripheral blood markers of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Β-amyloid formation, an indicative element of Alzheimer's disease, is a consequence of alternative expression of enzymes involved in the cleavage of amyloid precursor protein, leading to... more
Study finds epigenetic differences in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified, for the first time, epigenetic... more
Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression  MNT · 22 hours
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression. more
Medical News Today: Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression  MNT · 22 hours
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression. more
Swedish scientists explore direct association of dementia and ischemic stroke deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A great number of studies have consistently scrutinized the relation between dementia and stroke, with a multiple fold increase in the risk factor for death. more
Noncoding mutations contribute to autism risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A whole-genome sequencing study of nearly 2,000 families has implicated mutations in 'promoter regions' of the genome -- regions that precede the start of a gene -- in autism. The study is the first genome-wide analysis... more
A role for microRNAs in social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength and is involved in the control of social behavior in mammals. The researchers presume that their discovery may point to new therapeutic strategies for... more
How an app can help fight loneliness in old people at Christmas  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Loneliness, as a leading cause of depression and obesity, is believed to cost £6,000 per person in health and social care services. Loneliness is... more
There is hope amidst environmental anxiety, says a scholar of ecotheology  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Climate change affects everyone. Awareness of the vast scope and rapid pace of the required adjustments may cause feelings of impotence. According to Panu Pihkala, an... more
Study: Regular trips out could dramatically reduce depression in older age  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age a new study has found. more
Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Big data reveals hints of how, when and where mental disorders start  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
The first wave of data from the PsychENCODE project holds new clues to how and when psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia emerge. more
Study uncovers new genetic clues to frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Unlike the more common Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia tends to afflict young people. It accounts for an estimated 20 percent of all cases of early-onset dementia. more
Synaptotagmin-3 drives AMPA receptor endocytosis, depression of synapse strength, and forgetting  Science Magazine · 3 days
Forgetting is important. Without it, the relative importance of acquired memories in a changing environment is lost. We discovered that Synaptotagmin-3 (Syt3) localizes to post-synaptic endocytic... more
Neuron-specific signatures in the chromosomal connectome associated with schizophrenia risk  Science Magazine · 3 days
To explore the developmental reorganization of the three-dimensional genome of the brain in the context of neuropsychiatric disease, we monitored chromosomal conformations in differentiating neural progenitor cells. Neuronal... more
Comprehensive functional genomic resource and integrative model for the human brain  Science Magazine · 3 days
Despite progress in defining genetic risk for psychiatric disorders, their molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Addressing this, the PsychENCODE Consortium has generated a comprehensive online resource for... more
Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder  Science Magazine · 3 days
Most genetic risk for psychiatric disease lies in regulatory regions, implicating pathogenic dysregulation of gene expression and splicing. However, comprehensive assessments of transcriptomic organization in diseased brains are limited. In... more
Genome-wide de novo risk score implicates promoter variation in autism spectrum disorder  Science Magazine · 3 days
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has facilitated the first genome-wide evaluations of the contribution of de novo noncoding mutations to complex disorders. Using WGS, we identified... more
Medical News Today: New brain circuit that controls anxiety found  MNT · 4 days
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders. more
New brain circuit that controls anxiety found  MNT · 4 days
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders. more
Children with high levels of callous traits show widespread differences in brain structure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children with elevated levels of callous traits—such as a lack of remorse and disregard for other people's feelings—show widespread differences in brain... more
Regular trips out guard against depression in old age  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age a new study has found. Researchers found a clear link... more
Probiotics may offer therapeutic benefits for biopolar patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study has shown that probiotics may serve as a potential therapeutic approach to bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions. more
When should dementia patients stop driving? A new guidance for clinicians  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals. more
Chronic bullying during adolescence impacts mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized, and this could increase... more
Experts analyze data that can guide antidepressant discontinuation  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
There has been a lot of attention to problems patients face in discontinuing antidepressant drugs. However, there appear to be few indications, particularly in guidelines and reviews. more
Findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children and young adults without psychosis who are prescribed high-dose antipsychotic medications are at increased risk of unexpected death, despite the availability of other medications to... more
How bullying affects the structure of the teen brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized,... more
When drinking to overcome social anxiety backfires the next day  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Socially anxious people who drink at gatherings to get over their anxiety may experience a rebound effect the next day, with higher than normal levels of anxiety. more
Two Compounds in Coffee May Combat Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that can lead to shaking, stiffness and difficulty with walking, balance and coordination. Dementia with Lewy bodies, one... more
What is 'hangxiety?' When drinking to overcome social anxiety backfires the next day.  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Socially anxious people who drink at gatherings to get over their anxiety may experience a rebound effect the next day, with higher... more
Targeting biochemical pathway may lead to new therapies for alleviating symptoms of anxiety disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime. more
Findings may open up new ways to treat dwarfism and other ER-stress-related conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition characterized by disproportionate short stature, joint laxity, pain, and early onset osteoarthritis. more
Puzzles do not keep dementia away finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Contrary to popular belief doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku puzzles on a regular basis cannot keep dementia away finds a new study. The study appears in the latest issue of the journal... more
Single tau molecule holds clues to help diagnose neurodegeneration in its earliest stages  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to... more
Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children's Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders in the emergency department reduces... more
Study: Self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In a sweeping new study, Indiana University psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression. more
Study finds 117% increase in number of dementia sufferers in 26 years  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An international group of collaborating scientists that includes HSE Professor Vasily Vlasov has analyzed data from 195 countries on the spread of Alzheimer's disease... more
Discovery of new neural mechanism underlying anxiety points to possible treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime. Researchers have now revealed a previously... more
New discoveries predict ability to forecast dementia from single molecule  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will... more
Internet therapy apps reduce depression symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In a sweeping new study, psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression. more
Improved treatment of anxiety disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Traumatic experiences can become deeply entrenched in a person's memory. How can fears following a traumatic event be reduced in the long term and prevented from becoming a permanent stress-related disorder? Researchers have recently shed new light on... more
Depression: New tool delivers swifter picture of cognitive deficit  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new tool will assist clinicians to assess people suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD). more
Research findings could help improve treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Traumatic experiences can become deeply entrenched in a person's memory. How can fears following a traumatic event be reduced in the long term and... more
Study: Newborns with Vitamin D Deficiency Have Higher Risk of Later Schizophrenia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A study published in the December 6, 2018 issue of the journal Scientific Reports found newborns with vitamin D deficiency had a 44% increased... more
Researchers identify potential diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive “tracer” molecules that bind to and “light up” tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases... more
Study explores how patients want to discuss symptoms with doctors  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary care physicians. more
Imagination can help overcome fear and anxiety-related disorders, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Imagine a barking dog, a furry spider or another perceived threat and your brain and body respond much like they would if you experienced the real thing. more
Editing consciousness: How bereaved people control their thoughts without knowing it  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study shows that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, a discovery that could lead to more effective psychiatric treatment... more
Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable... more
Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson's  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases... more
Promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. more
Medical News Today: This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia  MNT · 1 week
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. more
This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia  MNT · 1 week
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. more
Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'  MNT · 1 week
New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people. more
Medical News Today: Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'  MNT · 1 week
New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people. more
'Hangxiety' higher in shy people  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Very shy people are more likely to suffer 'hangxiety' -- anxiety during a hangover -- than their extrovert friends, new research shows. more
Link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of researchers has reported. The discovery could help prevent some cases of the disease... more
Targeted cognitive training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information. more
Medical News Today: Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk  MNT · 1 week
New research confirms that there is a link between vitamin D deficiency in early life and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia later on. more
Researchers confirm link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported. more
Chronic, refractory schizophrenia patients benefit from targeted cognitive training  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Schizophrenia is among the most difficult mental illnesses to treat, in part because it is characterized by a wide range of dysfunction, from hallucinations and mood disorders to cognitive impairment,... more
Medical News Today: What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?  MNT · 1 week
Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both... more
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Newborns with Vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of... more
Study reveals why some children are susceptible to the effects of maltreatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms, but a study in Biological... more
Individual neurons located within the brain have implications for psychiatric diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Everyone makes little everyday mistakes out of habit--a waiter says, "Enjoy your meal," and you respond with, "You, too!" before realizing that the person is not,... more
Common antidepressant does not promote recovery after stroke, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Stroke patients prescribed a common antidepressant show no improvement compared with those given a dummy drug, a study has found. more
Study shows correlation between childhood infections and increased risk of mental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence.... more
Infections during childhood increase the risk of mental disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows that the infections children contract during their childhood are linked to an increase in the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands... more
Vitamin D deficiency associated with increased risk of depression in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study by researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing at Trinity College Dublin has shown for the first time in Ireland... more
Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children  NPR · 2 weeks
A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months... more
Chopping unlocks new function in protein linked to dementia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have uncovered an unexpected new role for a protein that may underlie rare diseases. more
Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates  MNT · 2 weeks
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers. more
Medical News Today: Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates  MNT · 2 weeks
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers. more
Understanding the current rise of the far right using Marx and Lacan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the end of 2018 approaches, a year that celebrated 200 years of the German philosopher Karl Marx, new research detailing core concepts coined... more
Study finds link between passive use of social media and depression symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however,... more
Cedars-Sinai research identifies neurons that play role in how people recognize errors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications... more
Maryland researchers receive grant to study the brain-to-gut connection in schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Maryland Psychiatric Center and Institute for Genome Sciences, along with researchers at the University of Maryland School... more
Vaping cannabis produces stronger effects than smoking cannabis for infrequent users  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory... more
Eliminating microglia can reverse some aspects of stress sensitization, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Using an animal model of chronic stress, researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that the immune cells of the brain, called microglia, hold unique... more
Study of infrequent cannabis users compares adverse effects of vaping and smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate... more
Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment  MNT · 2 weeks
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. more
Medical News Today: Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment  MNT · 2 weeks
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. more
Neuroscientists pinpoint genes tied to dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia -- an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. more
Boys with social difficulties are at greatest risk of early substance use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using... more
APNewsBreak: Assaults increase at Washington mental hospital  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Interviews and public records obtained by The Associated Press show assaults by patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital are on the rise. more
Boys with social difficulties most susceptible to early substance use  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana... more
Genetic background of autistic spectrum disorders with stem cell dysfunction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recently completed study provides new information on functional changes in the brain connected with autistic spectrum disorders. The findings help identify factors related to the individual manifestation... more
APNewsBreak: Washington mental hospital sees rise in attacks  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Associated Press investigation has found an increase in assaults by patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital more
Researchers uncover genes that lead to excessive tau in dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified two major groups of genes involved in the mutations that lead to excess production of tau, a protein involved in dementia. more
Researchers find effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. more
APNewsBreak: Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Thousands of nurses, mental health technicians and even security guards have been punched, kicked, knocked unconscious, bitten and suffered other injuries that resulted in medical care and time off work at Washington's largest psychiatric... more
Clues to brain changes in depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and reward system. more
In vitro cell culture findings could lead to novel interventions for Schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recent study has shown how using cultured cells from patients with psychotic disorders to investigate abnormalities in nerve connections in the brain could... more
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