recent articles.en-usRss13 Reasons Why … You Should Stay Alive Netflix show 13 Reasons Why has definitely caused some recent controversy. Some feel that the show encourages teens to think about suicide as a viable option to deal with their problems while others feel it spotlights the issues of youth suicide, bullying, and sexual […]Tue, 23 May 2017 10:20:15 -0400 Obesity May Raise Risk of Later Depression overweight or obese in childhood may substantially increase one’s lifetime risk of major depression, according to a new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity. Researchers found that […]Tue, 23 May 2017 08:45:22 -0400 Disorders May Hit Women Harder research suggests sleep disorders affect men and women differently. Investigators determined women are more likely than men to have more severe symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping at night, and […]Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:54 -0400 Benefits from Home Practice new study suggests that home practice is an important component of developing competency in mindfulness. Danish researchers discovered a typical student in a standard mindfulness course says they practice […]Tue, 23 May 2017 07:15:04 -0400 of Our Blogs: May 23, 2017 much energy do you spend on your physical health? Many of us devote a lot of time to fixing our outward appearance, but neglect our emotional health. It takes but a simple mind-shift. The next time you decide to go out to get fit, […]Tue, 23 May 2017 06:30:53 -0400 Finds ‘Sexting’ Fairly Benign, But Research Is Spotty new review of existing research on “sexting” suggest the practice has little impact on sexual activity and sexual behavior. But it does highlight significant shortcomings in the research itself. “There’s […]Tue, 23 May 2017 06:30:50 -0400 Down for Quick Stress Relief“For fast-acting relief try slowing down.” – Lily Tomlin It sounds much too simple and easy, but slowing down really does work like a magic pill to help reduce stress. Think about it. When you’re in a hurry, you’re much more likely to be anxious, […]Mon, 22 May 2017 19:45:43 -0400 to Be with Sadness thought of going to a funeral used to be a terrifying prospect for me. Walking into a room filled with sadness and grief evoked — well — an intense desire not to go. Anxiety was all I could feel. It obscured the feelings I […]Mon, 22 May 2017 15:35:48 -0400 with bipolar benefit from self-help tool -- ScienceDaily self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behavior.Wed, 17 May 2017 10:11:22 -0400 in young adults linked to poor sleep quality -- ScienceDaily link between loneliness and poor sleep quality has been identified in a study of more than 2,000 British young adults.Wed, 17 May 2017 09:06:47 -0400 kids live longer, but brain function may suffer -- ScienceDaily of thousands of children with chronic illnesses who used to die are now surviving their disease and treatment—which is amazing. But their brains are being damaged in the process of keeping them alive. This first ever research quantifies the IQ impact of six main illnesses and looks and the common threads that connect them. It also takes next steps on how psychologists can team up with surgeons/oncologists, etc. to help treat kids and their parents, so they can thrive in school and life.Tue, 16 May 2017 15:41:12 -0400 not as big a killer as previously thought -- ScienceDaily three decades of research suggest that depression increases the odds of death. However, a new research paper throws doubt on this presumed link after finding no evidence of a direct association between depression and all-cause mortality. The paper involved the largest ever analysis on the topic.Tue, 16 May 2017 09:12:49 -0400 with PTSD have an increased 'fight or flight' response -- ScienceDaily veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder have an increased 'fight or flight' response during mental stress, according to new findings.Mon, 15 May 2017 09:12:10 -0400 mental illness linked to much higher risk for cardiovascular disease -- ScienceDaily is a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease when someone suffers from severe mental illness, compared to the general population, an international study of more than 3.2 million people reveals.Fri, 12 May 2017 19:57:53 -0400 interventions well received, but NIH guidelines alone can improve pediatric asthma outcomes -- ScienceDaily $2.2 million, first-of-its kind randomized study found no differences between kids with asthma who received standard care based on National Institutes of Health guidelines compared with kids whose parents received stress-mitigation techniques in addition to evidence-based asthma care.Fri, 12 May 2017 12:05:27 -0400 childhood illness linked with later life mental health problems -- ScienceDaily new study into the effects of chronic physical illness in children on their life-long mental health has found that such experiences appear to increase the chances of them having depression and anxiety in adulthood.Fri, 12 May 2017 10:04:07 -0400 with ADHD more likely to choose team sports, could increase injury risk, study finds -- ScienceDaily with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury, suggests a new study.Thu, 11 May 2017 13:57:55 -0400 role for partners of depressed mothers -- ScienceDaily new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of mothering, fathering, and family patterns in homes where mothers suffer clinical depression during the child's first years of life.Thu, 11 May 2017 09:51:54 -0400 dogs help kids feel less stressed -- ScienceDaily dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.Wed, 10 May 2017 17:48:53 -0400 suggests need for new treatment strategies to help veterans recover -- ScienceDaily military service members who endured a mild concussion after blast injury while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan may continue to experience mental health symptoms as well as decreases in quality of life for at least five years after their injury, a new study concludes.Wed, 10 May 2017 14:07:46 -0400 medication associated with reduced risk for motor vehicle crashes -- ScienceDaily a study of more than 2.3 million patients in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , rates of motor vehicle crashes were lower when they had received their medication, according to a new article.Wed, 10 May 2017 13:20:07 -0400' mental health improved through school-based program -- ScienceDaily children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study.Tue, 09 May 2017 09:36:05 -0400, certain prescriptions for PTSD may raise risk for dementia -- ScienceDaily now, researchers didn't know whether the kinds of medications used for people with PTSD could increase risks for dementia. A new study examined this connection.Mon, 08 May 2017 18:49:07 -0400'Narrative expressive writing' might protect against harmful health effects of divorce-related stress -- ScienceDaily people going through a divorce, a technique called narrative expressive writing -- not just writing about their emotions, but creating a meaningful narrative of their experience -- may reduce the harmful cardiovascular effects of stress related to marital separation, reports a new study.Mon, 08 May 2017 16:23:04 -0400 molecular mechanism of bipolar disorder -- ScienceDaily have identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium's effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder patients. The study utilized human induced pluripotent stem cells to map lithium's response pathway, enabling the larger pathogenesis of bipolar disorder to be identified.Mon, 08 May 2017 16:22:27 -0400 victimization in fifth grade increases health risks a few years after the incidents -- ScienceDaily new study found that kids who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to suffer from depression in seventh grade; and have a greater likelihood of using alcohol, marijuana or tobacco in tenth grade.Mon, 08 May 2017 14:46:50 -0400 in children linked to stress, bipolar disorder -- ScienceDaily alterations that can be modulated by stress have been identified in children at high risk for bipolar disorder, according to a recently published study by researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston . Results appeared in Translational Psychiatry, a Nature Publishing Group journal.Mon, 08 May 2017 14:07:44 -0400 of yoga in treating major depression evaluated -- ScienceDaily research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.Mon, 08 May 2017 13:09:18 -0400 reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health care -- ScienceDaily growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, according to a research review.Mon, 08 May 2017 13:09:12 -0400 research indicates lithium may prevent brain cell damage -- ScienceDaily used to treat depression and cancer may prevent nerve cell damage and help those suffering with traumatic brain injury, according to a new study.Mon, 08 May 2017 08:32:42 -0400 associated with lower stress, but only if you were in a top job -- ScienceDaily new article suggests that the period around retirement may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and health.Fri, 05 May 2017 10:36:42 -0400 and not indirect childhood abuse linked to non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents -- ScienceDaily who were physically abused or sexually abused were more likely to engage in non-suicidal self-injury than their non-abused counterparts, according to a new study.Thu, 04 May 2017 16:15:25 -0400 to racism harms children's health -- ScienceDaily research illustrates the unhealthy effects racism can have on children, with reported exposure to discrimination tied to higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder , anxiety and depression, as well as decreased general health.Thu, 04 May 2017 08:32:10 -0400 with a past suicide attempt or mental health disorder also have increased access to firearms -- either in their own home or a friend's -- ScienceDaily research found adolescents who reported greatest access to guns -- either in their own home or a friend's - also were among those with higher risk for violent behavior. Researchers discovered additional factors linked with increased firearms access that included past suicide attempts and self-reported mental health disorder diagnoses.Thu, 04 May 2017 08:31:57 -0400 finds that teens developing depression likely to use terms such as feeling 'stressed' rather than 'depressed' -- ScienceDaily it's estimated at least one in 10 teens in the US suffer from depression at some point, few will use the word 'depressed' to describe negative emotions hanging over them. Instead, new research suggests, they're likely to use terms such as 'stressed,' or 'down,' and other words that may sound like ordinary teen angst but could be a signal of more serious, pre-depressive symptoms.Thu, 04 May 2017 08:31:32 -0400 evidence why depressed dads should seek help -- ScienceDaily father's depression has a direct effect on both internalized and externalized behavioral problems in adolescents, according to a recent study.Wed, 03 May 2017 09:22:29 -0400 use of technology led to increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, new study finds -- ScienceDaily use of technology led to increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems over time for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study finds. However, on days that adolescents spent more time using digital technologies they were less likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety.Wed, 03 May 2017 08:02:37 -0400 large-scale population analysis reinforces ketamine's reputation as antidepressant -- ScienceDaily have mined the FDA Adverse Effect Reporting System database for depression symptoms in patients taking ketamine for pain. They found that depression was reported half as often among the more than 41,000 patients who took ketamine, as compared to patients who took any other drug or drug combination for pain.Wed, 03 May 2017 08:02:33 -0400 medications may reduce fall risk in older adults -- ScienceDaily adjusting the dose of an older adult's psychiatric medication could reduce their risk of falling, a new study suggests.Mon, 01 May 2017 13:17:12 -0400 psychiatry matches therapy to specific patients with depression -- ScienceDaily the antidepressant that will be most effective for a specific patient suffering from depression can be a 'try and try again' process. Examining new personalized and precision psychiatry approaches, a new study shows that body mass index, sex of the patient, and symptom profile can be used to determine a personalized treatment that guides antidepressant choice and significantly improves patient outcome.Mon, 01 May 2017 11:25:34 -0400 worldwide survey points to link -- ScienceDaily insecurity affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define acceptable ways to acquire food, FI can affect people's health beyond its impact on nutrition. A new study determined that FI was associated with poorer mental health and specific psychosocial stressors across global regions , independent of individuals' socioeconomic status.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:25:27 -0400 papers lend clues into how the brain organizes itself, offering new avenues for studying psychiatric disorders -- ScienceDaily gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard serotonin distribution, and signs of depression in mice. These observations shed light on how neuronal wiring is critical to overall brain health, while also revealing a promising new research focus for psychiatric disorders associated with serotonin imbalance -- such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:17:36 -0400 differences in depression appear at age 12 -- ScienceDaily new analysis has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:06:29 -0400 mental-health survey finds widespread ignorance, stigma -- ScienceDaily than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable problem.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:22:23 -0400 molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability discovered -- ScienceDaily first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after trauma has been gained by a new study.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:28:17 -0400 drug may increase vulnerability to depression -- ScienceDaily chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new study.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:25:46 -0400 illness does not affect bariatric surgery weight loss results -- ScienceDaily new study compares bariatric surgery outcomes according to preoperative mental illness. Results indicates that the state of mental illness does not affect weight loss results.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:33:42 -0400 has identified a serotonin type 3 receptor activator with antidepressant effects in mice that functions independently of SSRIs -- ScienceDaily have identified a novel mode of action for a potential antidepressant that also leads to nerve cell growth in the mouse hippocampus. The activator of a serotonin receptor uses a different mechanism to the most commonly used antidepressants, SSRIs. This is a promising finding for the millions of patients who do not respond well to current treatments.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:23:31 -0400 and yoga get highest grades for improving quality of life, study shows -- ScienceDaily newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing literature on integrative therapies for patients with breast cancer and other cancer populations.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:07:07 -0400 sleep in anxiety, depression may make it harder to see positive -- ScienceDaily dorsal anterior cingulate cortex may have to work harder to modify negative emotional responses in people with poor sleep who have depression or anxiety, new research suggests.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:12:43 -0400 dairy linked to lower tendency towards depression -- ScienceDaily who consume low-fat milk and yogurt, rather than whole-fat dairy products, are less likely to have depression, according to researchers.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:46:26 -0400 analysis suggests fewer risks than previously thought from exposure to antidepressant medications in early pregnancy -- ScienceDaily new study suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:15:01 -0400 just as effective as CBT for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms -- ScienceDaily group therapy has an equally positive effect as individual CBT for the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders.Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:58:01 -0400 the caregivers -- ScienceDaily who work as healthcare professionals – physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners – can significantly reduce their stress levels and burnout by participating in close supportive groups at work, according to a new study. The shared experiences in these support groups provide a wealth of nurturance for the women.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:12:59 -0400 implicate brain regions known for helping coordinate complex movements -- ScienceDaily half of people with one mental illness also experience another mental illness at the same time. This is leading researchers to shift their focus away from individual disorders and search instead for common mechanisms or risk factors that might cause all types of mental disorders. Researchers have now linked specific differences in the cerebellum and pons to many types of mental illness.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:07:22 -0400 can increase empathy -- ScienceDaily psychosocial stress leads to increased empathy and prosocial behavior. An international team of researchers investigated the effects of stress on neural mechanisms and tested the relationship between empathy and prosocial behavior in a new experiment.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:47:58 -0400 wouldn't be grateful for that? -- ScienceDaily of a new report explore the connection between gratitude expression and psychological and physical well-being. As one might expect, positivity begets positive results for our well-being.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:47:12 -0400 benefit in Schizophrenia shaped by yeast infections -- ScienceDaily a small pilot study of men with schizophrenia, researchers say they have evidence that adding probiotics -- microorganisms, such as bacteria found in yogurts -- to the patients' diets may help treat yeast infections and ease bowel problems. Probiotics may also decrease delusions and hallucinations, but in the study, these psychiatric benefits mostly affected those without a history of yeast infections.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:19:44 -0400 use could result in depressed moods -- ScienceDaily' use of Instagram actually strengthened the closeness of their friendships, new research has found. However, investigators warn that frequent use can also lead to an increase in depressed moods.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:40:19 -0400 LSD affects the brain -- ScienceDaily reduces activity in the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear, research shows. These results could affect the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:46:40 -0400 reverses thinking on genetic links to stress, depression -- ScienceDaily years, scientists have been trying to determine what effect a gene linked to the brain chemical serotonin may have on depression in people exposed to stress. But now, analyzing information from more than 40,000 people who have been studied over more than a decade, researchers have found no evidence that the gene alters the impact stress has on depression.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:23:16 -0400 variant increases depression risk -- ScienceDaily study of people from an isolated village in the Netherlands reveals a link between rare variants in the gene NKPD1 and depressive symptoms. The study helps researchers understand the molecular pathology of the disease, which could eventually improve how depression is diagnosed and treated.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:00:27 -0400 brain injuries leave women prone to mental health problems -- ScienceDaily brain injuries affect the body’s stress axis differently in female and male mice, according to new research. The results could help explain why women who experience blast injuries face a greater risk of developing mental health problems than men.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:04:46 -0400 brain pathway, altered stress hormones key to TBI impact differences in men, women -- ScienceDaily brains of men and women are wired differently, and when it comes to traumatic brain injuries , women are more likely to develop subsequent neuropsychiatric disorders, like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Until now, it’s been unclear why that is, but a new study provides that missing link – a potentially disrupted pathway in the brain.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:04:07 -0400