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Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer
When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. (2019-09-17)
Suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group
A University of Houston professor of psychology is reporting that suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group. (2019-09-17)
Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson's patients
In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson's disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. (2019-09-12)
Research discoveries suggest that LH dipeptide improves mental health
A research group led by Professor Tomoyuki Furuyashiki and Associate Professor Shiho Kitaoka (Graduate School of Medicine) in collaboration with researcher Yasuhisa Ano of Kirin Holdings have made discoveries regarding the effect of the dipeptide Leucine-Histidine (LH) in suppressing microglial activation and depression-associated emotional disturbances. (2019-09-12)
Opioid treatment for teens? Medications can help
Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher. (2019-09-11)
Social media use by adolescents linked to internalizing behaviors
A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents who do not use social media at all. (2019-09-11)
Is time spent using social media associated with mental health problems among adolescents?
Adolescents who spend more than three hours a day using social media may be at higher risk for mental health problems. (2019-09-11)
Slowing brain rhythms can serve as a marker for delirium and its clinical outcomes
An EEG can provide a valuable biomarker for detecting delirium, a serious mental disturbance that is often underrecognized, as well as predicting poor clinical outcomes. (2019-09-10)
World's largest evidence review: Nutritional supplements for mental health
We've all heard that 'food is good for your mood'. (2019-09-09)
For better adult mental and relational health, boost positive childhood experiences
Positive childhood experiences, such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community, are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health, and increases in the chances of having healthy relationships in adulthood, a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. (2019-09-09)
How the justice system can affect physical, mental health
New research finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in one's physical health, even if the conviction doesn't lead to jail time. (2019-09-09)
Experience of being a minority puts US teens at higher risk of anxiety, depression
Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than their peers growing up as a majority in Puerto Rico, even under similar conditions of poverty. (2019-09-09)
An oral splint that can reduce Tourette syndrome tics
Osaka University researchers developed a new device that ameliorates the characteristic vocal and motor tics of Tourette syndrome. (2019-09-09)
South African study highlights links between low language ability and poor mental health
A new study from our researchers at the universities of Bath (UK) and Stellenbosch (South Africa) focuses on language acquisition for young people in Khayelitsha near Cape Town. (2019-09-06)
Transgender, gender-nonbinary teens in china report abuse, neglect, bullying
Most transgender and gender-nonbinary teens in China who participated in a national survey study reported abuse, neglect or bullying at home and in school, which the researchers suggest may be due in part to the socially conservative values prevalent in the country.  The study included 385 adolescents (average age nearly 17) who responded to an online survey. (2019-09-06)
Disturbed childhood can lead to adult insomnia
Parents should help their children with better sleep patterns, along with any problem behavioural issues, because this can lead to severe insomnia in middle age, a groundbreaking new study shows. (2019-09-06)
Study reveals links between extreme weather events and poor mental health
People with homes damaged by extreme weather events are more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety even when the damage is relatively minor and does not force them to leave their homes, a new study suggests. (2019-09-05)
Depression breakthrough
Major depressive disorder -- referred to colloquially as the 'black dog' -- has been identified as a genetic cause for 20 distinct diseases, providing vital information to help detect and manage high rates of physical illnesses in people diagnosed with depression. (2019-09-04)
Study finds women at greater risk of depression, anxiety after hysterectomy
Hysterectomy is associated with an increased risk of long-term mental health issues, especially depression and anxiety, according to a cohort study by Mayo Clinic researchers involving nearly 2,100 women. (2019-09-04)
Psychiatric disorders may be linked to unnecessary oophorectomies
Undergoing a hysterectomy, especially in conjunction with removal of the ovaries, can take a major toll on a woman's mental health. (2019-09-04)
Young adults exposed to incarceration as children prone to depression
Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were nearly three times more likely to have depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared to peers without any experience with the criminal justice system, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. (2019-09-04)
Is childhood criminal justice exposure associated with risk of poor adult mental health?
A childhood history of both personal involvement in the juvenile justice system and parental incarceration was associated with a greater likelihood of depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder in young adulthood compared to peers without those experiences in this observational study. (2019-09-04)
Changing treatment practices for alcohol use disorder could save lives
Treatment practices in Canada and abroad need to change in order to help more people with alcohol use disorder, according to a CAMH-led article just published in The Lancet. (2019-08-29)
'Mental rigidity' at root of intense political partisanship on both left and right -- study
Latest research shows that reduced cognitive flexibility is associated with more 'extreme' beliefs and identities at both ends of the political spectrum. (2019-08-29)
Behavioral therapy, physical strengthening may prevent disability in minority elders
New disability prevention intervention indicates that improving coping skills and physical strengthening can improve functioning and mood in racial and ethnic minority and immigrant older adults. (2019-08-28)
Study finds many psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity
The study analyzed data from studies across eight different psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and others. (2019-08-28)
Neurological brain markers might detect risk for psychotic disorders
People who may hear and see things that are not there could have symptoms of psychosis, better known as psychotic disorders. (2019-08-27)
Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students
Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness -- the practice of focusing one's awareness on the present moment -- can enhance academic performance and mental health in middle-schoolers. (2019-08-26)
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use and reduced survival in women with breast cancer
The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to consider alternative pain management such as physical therapy, massage and acupuncture, the researchers say. (2019-08-26)
Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies
Researchers at at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-08-26)
Tech time not to blame for teens' mental health problems
A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. (2019-08-23)
Suicide and self-harm risk nearly triple in people with restless leg syndrome
Restless legs syndrome was associated with a nearly tripled risk of suicide and self-harm in a new study led by Penn State researchers. (2019-08-23)
Study suggests weight loss regardless of psychiatric medication use
A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric medications, according to a report published online today in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (2019-08-23)
Highest-resolution human brain 'parts list' to date lays road map to better treatments
A new study from the Allen Institute for Brain Science has written the most detailed 'parts list' of the human brain to date. (2019-08-21)
A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood that require hospital care are connected with low income, poor education and unemployment over the life span of individuals. (2019-08-21)
'Key player' identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions
Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism. (2019-08-21)
Once considered rare, an itchy dermatologic skin disorder is more common than thought
Johns Hopkins researchers report that prurigo nodularis (PN), a skin disease characterized by severely itchy, firm bumps on the skin, may be associated with other inflammatory skin disorders as well as systemic and mental health disorders. (2019-08-21)
Is pollution linked to psychiatric disorders?
Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that choked New Delhi two years ago. (2019-08-20)
Study supports link between pollution and neuropsychiatric disorders
Based on analysis of large population data sets from both the United States and Denmark, a new study found poor air quality associated with increased rates of bipolar disorder and major depression in both countries. (2019-08-20)
Green space is good for your mental health -- the nearer the better!
Living within 300m of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth, and life satisfaction -- according to a new study by researchers at the University of Warwick, Newcastle University and the University of Sheffield. (2019-08-20)
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