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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Internet Therapy Apps Reduce Depression Symptoms

Dec. 11, 2018 — In a sweeping new study, psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce ... read more

Relationship Impairments Hinder Men Seeking Mental Health Treatment

Dec. 11, 2018 — Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking ... read more

Study Links Vitamin D-Deficient Older Adults With Greater Risk of Developing Depression

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new study has shown for the first time in Ireland that a deficiency in vitamin D was associated with a substantial increased risk of depression over a four-year follow up period. The findings form ... read more

African-American Mothers Rate Boys Higher for ADHD

Nov. 30, 2018 — African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers ... read more

Keep It Complex: Study Shows That Previous Research Oversimplified Schizophrenia Symptoms

Nov. 27, 2018 — Negative symptoms in schizophrenia can be so disabling that they interfere with a person's ability to attend school, begin a fulfilling career, and even live independently. Scientists suggest a ... read more

Stigma Impairs Cognition in Men Living With HIV

Nov. 27, 2018 — A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and ... read more

Stress-Induced Effects on Heart Blood Flow Differ for Men Versus Women

Nov. 26, 2018 — Some patients with coronary artery disease have inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle during periods of mental/emotional stress. This condition -- called 'mental stress-induced myocardial ... read more

First Genetic Map of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Nov. 26, 2018 — An international study, focused on the analysis of the genome of more than 50,000 people worldwide, has identified twelve specific fragments of DNA related to the vulnerability of the attention ... read more

Alcohol Dependence, Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Links

Nov. 26, 2018 — An international team of researchers has identified a gene that regulates how quickly the body metabolizes alcohol as a key risk factor for alcohol dependence. The researchers also linked genetic ... read more

Over Half of Former ICU Patients in the UK Report Symptoms of Psychological Disorders

Nov. 23, 2018 — Patients in the UK who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and/or depression, according to a new study. Those ... read more

Personality and Mood Affect Brain Response to Personal Choice

Nov. 20, 2018 — Personality traits and mental health affect how people value personal control in decision making, according to a new ... read more

Using Skype to Beat the Blues

Nov. 19, 2018 — Researchers compared four different types of online communication technologies -- video chat, email, social networks and instant messaging -- used by people 60 and older and then gauged their ... read more

Response to Daily Stressors Could Affect Brain Health in Older Adults

Nov. 19, 2018 — Taking typical daily annoyances such as a long wait at the doctor's office or a traffic jam on the freeway in stride may help preserve brain health in older ... read more

How Head Injuries Lead to Serious Brain Diseases

Nov. 16, 2018 — Biologists reveal the hidden molecular basis of brain disorders and provide the first cell atlas of the hippocampus -- the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory -- as it is ... read more

Older Adults' Abstract Reasoning Ability Predicts Depressive Symptoms Over Time

Nov. 14, 2018 — Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in ... read more

'Strongest Evidence Yet' That Being Obese Causes Depression

Nov. 12, 2018 — New research has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health ... read more

Immune System and Postpartum Depression Linked?

Nov. 6, 2018 — The immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research ... read more

Women Who Give Birth to Boys Much More Likely to Have Postnatal Depression

Nov. 6, 2018 — A new study into postnatal depression (PND) found the odds of developing this condition increased by 79 percent when mothers had baby boys compared to baby girls. Overall the researchers identified ... read more

Adolescent Brain Development Impacts Mental Health, Substance Use

Nov. 5, 2018 — Advances in understanding adolescent brain development may aid future treatments of mental illness and alcohol and substance use disorders, according to new ... read more

How Childhood Stress Contributes to Anxiety, Depression

Nov. 5, 2018 — New research could help explain why stress early in life can create vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders later ... read more

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