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How do multiple deployments affect soldiers and their families?
Studies over the years have shown that highly stressful situations like divorce, natural disasters and accidents can produce immediate and long-term physical and emotional problems for the victim. (2008-01-30)
Diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to cognitive decline
Middle-aged people with diabetes and high blood pressure are more likely to lose mental agility than their healthy counterparts, according to a study in the January 9 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2001-01-08)
Mentally challenging jobs may keep your mind sharp long after retirement
A mentally demanding job may stress you out today but can provide important benefits after you retire, according to a new study. (2014-03-25)
Penn Medicine's Irene Hurford receives Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
Irene Hurford, MD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, has received a 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (2017-05-26)
ICU patients who survive ARDS may suffer from prolonged post-intensive care syndrome
New study of 645 ARDS survivors by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Utah, has identified subgroups of ARDS survivors who suffer what's been called post-intensive care syndrome, a collection of symptoms that can linger for years. (2017-08-24)
Audit uncovers concerns about the use of electroconvulsive therapy in England
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) continues to be used in England without comprehensive national auditing. (2017-10-20)
Teens are gambling online at a significantly higher rate than previously reported
Nearly 10 percent of teens in three Canadian provinces said they had gambled online in the past three months, according to a new study by researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of Waterloo. (2016-03-30)
WSU psychologists dispute continuum theory of sexual orientation
Washington State University researchers have established a categorical distinction between people who are heterosexual and those who are not. (2015-11-19)
Brain study confirms gene mutation link to psychiatric disorders
Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain. (2016-08-15)
Mental health-substance use services in hospitals up after parity law, finds new report
The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 ( (2013-02-27)
Traumatic brain injury common amongst homeless people
Traumatic brain injury is common amongst homeless people and is associated with poorer health, found a study of more than 900 homeless men and women in Toronto. (2008-10-06)
More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged
The prevalence of homelessness in persons with serious mental illness is 15 percent, a higher percentage than suggested in previous studies, according to new research by investigators at the UCSD School of Medicine. (2005-02-01)
New figures highlight trends in drug and alcohol misuse
New figures published by Dr Foster in this week's BMJ outline drug and alcohol related harm in the population of England. (2005-01-13)
Medicaid recipients with mental and substance abuse disorders less likely to use community services
An analysis of Medicaid data released today from five states indicates that psychiatric and substance abuse services may be missing their mark if they are limited to community settings, such as community clinics and therapist's offices. (2007-07-02)
US child health system needs total overhaul, UCLA researchers say
According to UCLA researchers, the current U.S. child health system is failing to produce the kind of health outcomes that it could and should because it is powered by outdated logic, outmoded organization, and inadequate and misaligned finance strategies. (2007-03-07)
In adolescence, girls react differently than boys to peers' judgments
A new study shows what happens in the brains of preteens and teens at a time of significant change in social behavior. (2009-07-15)
Movement for global mental health is launched on World Mental Health Day
One year on from its landmark Series on Global Mental Health, the Lancet is, on World Mental Health Day, publishing a Viewpoint announcing the launch of the Movement for Global Mental Health. (2008-10-09)
Childhood disability rate jumps 16 percent over past decade
More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC. (2013-05-05)
Mixed findings emerge on immigrant families' home environments
A nationally representative study of more than 5,000 homes found mixed strengths in the social-emotional and early learning practices of Latino immigrant, Asian immigrant, and native-born white mothers of preschoolers. (2012-09-11)
National mental-health survey finds widespread ignorance, stigma
Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. (2017-04-27)
New form of intellectual disability discovered
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health led a study discovering a gene for a new form of intellectual disability, as well as how it likely affects cognitive development by disrupting neuron functioning. (2012-04-27)
New research warns of the lack of specialization when judging individuals with mental disorders
Pioneering research carried out at the University of Granada has identified the need for greater cooperation between criminal law and psychiatry when determining the effect of these disorders on the individual's responsibility. (2007-10-09)
Findings from most in-depth study into UK parents who kill their children
Experts from The University of Manchester have revealed their findings from the most in-depth study ever to take place in the UK into the tragic instances of child killing by parents, known as filicide. (2013-04-04)
'Super-parent' cultural pressures can spur mental health conditions in new moms and dads
Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of postpartum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers. (2014-08-18)
Bartenders may have role in assisting troubled war veterans
For troubled war veterans, a friendly bartender can be the source of more than just drinks and a sympathetic ear. (2011-01-25)
St. John's Wort Study Launched
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching the first U.S. clinical trial of St. (1997-10-02)
Killing in war linked with suicidal thoughts among Vietnam veterans, study finds
The experience of killing in war was strongly associated with thoughts of suicide, in a study of Vietnam-era veterans led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California - San Francisco. (2012-04-18)
University of Houston awarded $480,000 grant to provide bilingual social service professionals
The US Department of Health and Human Services awarded a three-year, $480,000 grant to the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work to place approximately 20 bilingual graduate students in internships with Harris County agencies. (2012-10-19)
Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young children
Video games are a favorite activity of children, yet its affect on their health is often perceived to be negative. (2016-03-08)
New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health
New research from University of Glasgow researchers on lay perceptions about gender differences in health reveals that both men and women believe health risks are higher for their own sex than for the opposite sex. (2005-04-20)
Study focuses on wandering minds
College students reported mind-wandering almost one-third of the time in their daily lives, according to a new study led by faculty and graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (2007-03-21)
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards NARSAD Young Investigator grants
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the award of its NARSAD Young Investigator grants valued at more than $13 million to 191 of the world's most promising young scientists. (2015-09-24)
Treatment with antidepressant results in lower rate of mental stress-induced cardiac ischemia
Among patients with stable coronary heart disease and mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI), 6 weeks of treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram, compared with placebo, resulted in a lower rate of MSIMI, according to a study in the May 22/29 issue of JAMA. (2013-05-21)
Good long-term prognosis after West Nile virus infection
The long-term prognosis of patients infected with West Nile virus is good, according to a new study appearing in the Aug. (2008-08-18)
LSUHSC's Nichols to use LSD and fruit flies to identify novel genes for psychosis/schizophrenia
Charles Nichols, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.4 million over four years by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health to find and characterize novel genes involved in psychosis and schizophrenia, using novel research methods. (2009-07-20)
Exposure to military trauma related to post-war disease and death in Civil War veterans
An examination of military archives and medical records indicates that Civil War veterans who watched more of their comrades die or were younger when they entered the military were more likely to develop physical and mental illnesses later in life, and younger soldiers also had a higher risk of early death after the war, according to a study in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-02-06)
Can the comorbidity of depression and psychopathy be the devil's work?
As occult practices are on the rise, contemporary theologians become increasingly interested in psychology, with many Christian authors wrestling with the question of how demons can influence mental disorders. (2017-01-20)
Psychologists at the forefront of weight management
Over the last few decades, the dramatic rise in pediatric obesity rates has emerged as a public health threat requiring urgent attention. (2010-10-20)
The price of increasing health-care costsĀ 
New study finds that a higher out-of-pocket price of mental health treatment is associated with reduced use, especially among those with low incomes, but also high downstream costsĀ for the seriously ill. (2017-07-19)
Military spouses face higher perinatal depression risk
Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. (2019-01-14)
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