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Genes underscore five psychiatric disorders
A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. (2019-07-24)
Fracking activities may contribute to anxiety and depression during pregnancy
A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. (2019-07-24)
Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens
It's possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. (2019-07-24)
How to consider nature's impact on mental health in city plans
An international team led by the University of Washington and Stanford University has created a framework for how city planners and municipalities around the world can start to measure the mental health benefits of nature and incorporate those into plans and policies for cities and their residents. (2019-07-24)
Survey finds physicians struggle with their own self-care
Despite believing that self-care is a vitally important part of health and overall well-being, many physicians overlook their own self-care, according to a new survey released today, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health Programs. (2019-07-23)
Neighborhood environment and health
It is well understood that urban black males are at a disproportionately high risk of poor health outcomes. (2019-07-17)
Body and mind need care in mental illness
The 18-year life expectancy gap between people with mental illness and the general population can only be bridged by protecting patients' physical and mental health, according to a new study. (2019-07-17)
Rutgers collaborates with WHO to more accurately describe mental health disorders
A Rutgers University researcher collaborated with the World Health Organization on the first study to seek input from people with common mental health issues on how their disorders are described in diagnostic guidelines. (2019-07-16)
Insurance linked to hospitals' decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies
A national study by UC Davis Health researchers finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients' insurance type. (2019-07-16)
Global commission into health inequities of mental illness gives blueprint for change
Findings released today by a commission into health inequities experienced by people with mental illness lays bare their drastic physical health challenges, and recommends changes to health policy and treatment innovations to tackle what is regarded as a 'human rights scandal'. (2019-07-16)
Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia
A global study, led by researchers at King's College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought. (2019-07-15)
Researchers find anorexia genetic variants, redefine it as metabolic and psychiatric
The large-scale genome-wide association study, led by UNC's Cynthia M. (2019-07-15)
Child psychiatry telephone programs help increase mental health services for children
More than half of the children in the US with mental health problems do not receive needed treatment, often because there are too few child mental health specialists to provide the services needed. (2019-07-15)
Adults with HIV who have compassionate care providers start and remain in treatment longer
Rutgers researchers find patients who perceive their primary care providers as lacking empathy and not willing to include them in decision making are at risk for abandoning treatment or not seeking treatment at all. (2019-07-14)
The voice is key to making sense of the words in our brain
Scientists at the Basque research centre BCBL conclude that the voice is fundamental for mentally presenting the meaning of words in the brain. (2019-07-12)
More support needed for young carers of parents with mental illness
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) says there is a 'clear need' for more support for young carers of parents with a mental illness as they move into adulthood. (2019-07-11)
Patients with mental health conditions denied access to 'best available' stop smoking treatments
New research suggests that rethinking prescriptions for smokers with mental health conditions wishing to kick the habit could have a significant impact. (2019-07-10)
Participating in local food projects may improve mental health
A new study soon to be available in the Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that participating in local food projects may have a positive effect on psychological health. (2019-07-09)
Quitting alcohol may improve mental well-being, health-related quality of life
Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, according to a study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-07-08)
Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse, more sexual partners
A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the US has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. (2019-07-08)
Study finds psychiatric diagnosis to be 'scientifically meaningless'
A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders. (2019-07-08)
WHO mental health guidelines could better capture 'lived experience'
Mental health patients want mental health diagnostic descriptions to better reflect what it feels like to live with their conditions in the World Health Organization's global manual of diagnoses -- according to a new Lancet Psychiatry report. (2019-07-08)
Strain of common cold virus could revolutionize treatment of bladder cancer
A strain of the common cold virus has been found to potentially target, infect and destroy cancer cells in patients with bladder cancer, a new study in the medical journal Clinical Cancer Research reports. (2019-07-04)
One in 10 UK hospital inpatients is alcohol dependent
A new review of evidence from the UK has found high levels of alcohol dependence among hospital inpatients. (2019-07-03)
Physical and mental illnesses combined increase emergency department visits
People with both physical illnesses and mental disorders visit the emergency department more frequently than people with multiple physical illnesses or mental illness alone, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-07-02)
Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence
Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, according to the authors of a new study. (2019-07-02)
Combat veterans more likely to experience mental health issues in later life
Military veterans exposed to combat were more likely to exhibit signs of depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat, a new study from Oregon State University shows. (2019-07-02)
Peer support reduces carer burden
In a world first, La Trobe University research has shown how peer-led support programs for family and friends who provide regular support to an adult diagnosed with a mental health condition can significantly improve carer well-being. (2019-07-01)
UK MPs more likely to have mental health issues than general public, survey shows
UK politicians (MPs) at Westminster are more likely to have mental health issues than either the general public or other people in comparable professions/managerial posts, suggest the responses to a survey of parliamentarians, published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-07-01)
Study: Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder
A new study published in Nature Reviews reviewed evidence from research conducted around the world and estimated the prevalence of conduct disorder to be around 3 percent in school-aged children and a leading cause of referral to child and adolescent mental health services. (2019-06-28)
Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder
A new Nature Reviews article suggests much more needs to be done to improve diagnosis and treatment for children with behaviour problems. (2019-06-27)
Can Facebook improve your mental health?
Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, finds a new Michigan State University study. (2019-06-26)
Workers who are unpaid caregivers of older relatives struggle with unmet workplace needs
People who care for elderly parents outside of their full-time jobs -- and are unpaid for it -- experience considerable disruption of their workplace routines. (2019-06-25)
Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons
People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. (2019-06-25)
How the brain helps us make good decisions -- and bad ones
A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal cortex of the brain. (2019-06-25)
Suicide rates are rising significantly among African American teens
A large-scale study from The University of Toledo of young African Americans found a 182 percent increase in suicide deaths among females and a 60 percent increase among males. (2019-06-24)
Is US immigration policy environment associated with mental health outcomes for US-born teens of of immigrant parents
The current immigration policy environment in America appears to be associated with reported adverse mental health outcomes among US-born children of Latinx immigrants. (2019-06-24)
Better care needed for people displaying first symptoms of bipolar disorder
Better care and more research into treatments for people experiencing a first manic episode are urgently needed, according to researchers at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. (2019-06-24)
Ageism reduced by education, intergenerational contact
Researchers at Cornell University have shown for the first time that it is possible to reduce ageist attitudes, prejudices and stereotypes through education and intergenerational contact. (2019-06-21)
3D technology might improve body appreciation for young women
Virginia Ramseyer Winter, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and director of the MU Center for Body Image Research and Policy, is a nationally recognized body image expert. (2019-06-20)
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