Psychiatry
Researchers seek sage advice of elders on aging issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 minutes
Rachel O'Conor booted up her slides and began posing questions to six older adults sitting around a table: How should primary care physicians support patients and caregivers after a diagnosis... more
People with intense feelings of responsibility susceptible to developing OCD, anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A new study has found that people who reported intense feelings of responsibility were susceptible to developing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) was... more
Drugs for treatment of stroke, vascular dementia show promising results in early trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Treatments that prevent recurrence of types of stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain have moved... more
Some women could be more susceptible to PTSD than others, according to new study  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological... more
Treating addiction: Cryo-EM technology enables the 'impossible'  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Scientists used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in the brain linked to anxiety and depression. The discovery opens... more
Classroom crowdscience: Students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, a systems biologist used his graduate course... more
Audio » Autism in Adults  NIMH · 15 hours
Over the last twenty years, research has helped us better understand autism in adults. In a podcast, NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon interviews Dr. Ann Wagner, National Autism Coordinator, and Dr. Lisa Gilotty, chief of NIMH’s Research Program... more
Despite expansion of insurance coverage for depression, treatment rates are lower than expected  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A new investigation published in JAMA Psychiatry finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower than expected, indicating that... more
Obesity linked with differences in form and structure of the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain's form and structure, including smaller volumes... more
Treating addiction: Cryo-EM technology enables the 'impossible'  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Scientists used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in the brain linked to anxiety and depression. more
Classroom crowdscience: UC students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, systems biologist Trey Ideker used... more
Growing up in poverty increases diagnoses of psychosis-spectrum mental illnesses  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Growing up in impoverished urban neighborhoods more than doubles your chances over the average person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by the time you reach middle adulthood, according... more
Researchers uncover potential clue to halt destruction of nerve cells in people with ALS  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A special focus on rogue proteins may hold future promise in stopping the progression of nerve cell destruction in people... more
Medical News Today: How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression  MNT · 24 hours
New research in mice pinpoints some of the key mechanisms that ketamine triggers in the brain to fight the symptoms and characteristics of depression. more
How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression  MNT · 24 hours
New research in mice pinpoints some of the key mechanisms that ketamine triggers in the brain to fight the symptoms and characteristics of depression. more
Stressed, anxious? Ask the brain!  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Our actions are driven by 'internal states' such as anxiety, stress or thirst -- which will strongly affect and motivate our behaviors. Little is known about how such states are represented by complex brain-wide circuits, including sub-cortical structures... more
Short period of parental sexual contact prior to pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Children may be at a slightly increased risk of schizophrenia when their parents were in sexual contact for less than... more
Researchers Identify 104 High-Risk Genes for Schizophrenia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A research team led by Vanderbilt University scientists has identified a set of high-confidence risk genes for schizophrenia. The team’s results support... more
Neuroscientists propose new theory about amyloid precursor protein connection in Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. According to the Alzheimer's Association, every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops... more
Scientists identify 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Using a unique computational "framework" they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia. more
Researchers find high-risk genes for schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Using a unique computational 'framework' they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia. more
Johns Hopkins study reports overdiagnosis of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis... more
Study suggests overdiagnosis of schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In a small study of patients, researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis didn't actually have schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling disorder marked by disordered thinking, feelings... more
Research uncovers critical RNA processing aberrations in ALS and FTD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Research by a Barrow Neurological Center scientist on mechanisms of dysfunctional RNA processing in ALS and frontal temporal dementia was published in the April issue of Acta Neuropathologica. more
When anxiety happens as early as preschool, treatments can help  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
Researchers are seeking ways to break the link between preschool worries and adult anxiety. more
Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood... more
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a... more
Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. more
Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in... more
Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in... more
Study: One in five children and youth suffer from a mental disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care... more
Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider. A... more
CBD could help slip medications into the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. more
Cannabidiol could help deliver medications to the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. Although much more research is needed to verify these claims, scientists... more
Why comic-style information is better at preparing patients for cardiac catheterization  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Before undergoing surgery, patients must be fully informed about what the procedure entails. The complex nature of the information involved means that patients often feel overwhelmed... more
Study resolves sex differences in psychiatric illness risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. more
Initial gene analysis could result in more effective antipsychotic treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An initial gene analysis may yield better outcomes when patients are treated with the antipsychotic drugs risperidone and aripiprazole. more
Indicators of despair rising among Americans entering midlife  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Indicators of despair--depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse--are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new research led by Lauren Gaydosh,... more
Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The United States Department of Justice says that annually around $3 billion is defrauded from seniors. Many of these tricksters use the telephone for their scams.... more
Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Indicators of despair -- depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse -- are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups,... more
Brain marker for angry dreams  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults. The research could potentially inform efforts to understand the neural basis of the emotional content of... more
Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Researchers say seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease more
For busy medical students, two-hour meditation study may be as beneficial as longer course  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and... more
Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has found that stress-related disorders are associated with an increased risk for multiple types of cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). more
Why have autism rates 'exploded' in New Jersey?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Rutgers University have revealed that pre-schoolers in New Jersey have the highest rates of autism ever recorded in the US. more
High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out  NPR · 2 weeks
A study of siblings finds those who have a stress-related disorder have a 60 percent higher risk of... more
Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia. more
Depression-Era Workers Found Strange Fossilized Beasts in 'Texas Serengeti'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
About 12 million years ago, antelopes with slingshot-like horns and beasts that weren't quite elephants but that had long trunks and tusks tramped across the "Texas Serengeti" searching for food... more
Autism rate rises 43 percent in New Jersey, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with... more
'Mindreading' neurons simulate decisions of social partners  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. Dysfunction in these 'simulation neurons'... more
Medical News Today: My experience living with extreme anxiety  MNT · 2 weeks
The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction. more
Researchers identify ketamine-induced neural changes responsible for remission of depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice -- findings that may help researchers develop interventions... more
Workings of ketamine in depressive illness decoded  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have now found the exact mechanism of how the drug works in the brains of individuals with depression and can keep the symptoms down for more than a week. more
Stress related disorders linked to multiple types of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A group of researchers followed up a population of siblings and tried to estimate the connection between stress-related conditions and heart disease. Their study titled “Stress related disorders... more
Science News » Ketamine Reverses Neural Changes Underlying Depression-Related Behaviors in Mice  NIMH · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice — findings that may... more
Sustained rescue of prefrontal circuit dysfunction by antidepressant-induced spine formation  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The neurobiological mechanisms underlying the induction and remission of depressive episodes over time are not well understood. Through repeated longitudinal imaging of medial prefrontal microcircuits in the living... more
Ketamine cultivates new nerve cell connections in mice  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
In mice, ketamine prods nerve cells to connect, which may explain the hallucinogenic drug’s ability to ease depression. more
Medical News Today: Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism  MNT · 2 weeks
New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems. more
Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism  MNT · 2 weeks
New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems. more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
During the Great Depression, Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and... more
Stress-related disorders linked to heightened risk of cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Stress-related disorders -- conditions triggered by a significant life event or trauma -- may be linked to a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), finds a large study. more
Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the Great Depression, some unemployed Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small... more
Improved gut diversity causes 50% reduction in autism symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Changing the microbial environment in the gut in autistic children could substantially reduce the severity of the symptoms they experience, according to new research. more
Study sheds new light on long-term treatment with antidepressant drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics sheds new light on long-term studies with antidepressant drugs. more
Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads... more
Protein pileup affects social behaviors through altered brain signaling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered that when a normal cellular cleanup process is disrupted, mice start behaving in ways that resemble human symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia. They found... more
Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?  MNT · 2 weeks
A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health problems. more
Medical News Today: Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?  MNT · 2 weeks
A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health... more
Women's labour force transformation dates back to the Great Depression  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Great Depression, which spanned the 10 years following the stock market crash of 1929, led to severe conditions in several developed countries at a time when there... more
Stimulating parvalbumin-containing cells causes surprising changes in blood volume, flow  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia are some of the most common brain disorders and have been associated with problems in cells that contain a type of protein, called parvalbumin. more
Digital technologies help nonspecialist to offer mental health care in low-resource settings  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Text messaging, mobile apps, and other digital technologies are being used in innovative ways to support nonspecialist health workers in increasing access to mental... more
Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Harnessing a probe used to image the brain in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital... more
Mental health care for elderly comes into focus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to a new study self-harm is becoming a major health issue among the elderly. This is bringing into focus the issue of mental health among the elderly. The results of the... more
Understanding imbalance in key neural pathway to help treat psychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have identified for the first time an imbalance in a key neural pathway that explains how some people reactivate... more
Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50 percent two years after fecal transplant  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a new study, researchers demonstrate long-term beneficial effects for children diagnosed with ASD through a revolutionary fecal transplant technique known as microbiota transfer therapy (MTT). more
Early nutritional intervention can help fight dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Trials have revealed significant advantages for patients who are treated with daily medical nutrient drinks, with 45 % less deterioration in the Clinical Dementia Rating Sum of Boxes. more
Dedicated intervention can double smoking quit rates for people with severe mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Research published in the Lancet Psychiatry has found a dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double... more
New study could help optimize SSRI dosing and minimize adverse effects in teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a simulated study, exposure to and maximum blood concentrations of two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - commonly used to treat anxiety... more
New intervention doubles quit rate among smokers with severe mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research has found a dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double quit rates at six months compared to standard care. more
Arizona woman charged with killing 2 autistic grandchildren  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Court documents show a Tucson woman told authorities she shot her twin autistic grandsons before she tried kill herself more
Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The paper shows... more
Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease could... more
Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new article suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de... more
Psychiatry: Multigene test predicts depression risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international team has found a genetic score that reliably predicts the risk, severity and age of onset of depression in young people. The study also confirms a history of childhood abuse as a risk factor. more
Anti-inflammatory medicine can be effective in treating people with depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The World Health Organization calls depression one of the most serious mental disorders, and researchers around the world are trying to improve treatment of the disease. more
When an older person’s brain waves are in sync, memory is boosted  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
A brain stimulation treatment that nudges older people’s brain waves into sync could lead to noninvasive therapies for dementia and other disorders. more
New genetic score reliably predicts risk, severity of depression in young people  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An international team led by Munich-based researchers has found a genetic score that reliably predicts the risk, severity and age of onset of depression... more
Experimental drug shows promise for opioid withdrawal symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
While medicines are available to relieve withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from opioid addiction, they cause side effects and can maintain the brain changes that led to addiction in the first place,... more
New study explains why heart failure patients have trouble with thinking and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression. A new study by University of Guelph researchers explains why and points... more
Autism enhances characteristics that help at home and at work, experts find  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have... more
Why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired thinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study explains why heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression, pointing to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of... more
Scientists to investigate link between sleep and dementia at UEA’s new sleep unit  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Sleep disturbances are common in dementia. But it is not yet known whether Alzheimer's causes sleep problems, or whether sleep problems could... more
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