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New tool to shed light on, improve teen mental health services
Can you imagine an archer trying to improve her accuracy by practicing blindfolded, never seeing how close she was to hitting her target? (2007-05-15)
Study finds personal choices yield long life
The release details the findings of an article in the June 2001 American Journal of Psychiatry which concludes that longevity has as much to do with personal choice as with genes. (2001-05-31)
Mental Health Barriers Impact Moving From Welfare To Work
While education and job training are most often offered in programs to help move aid recipients from welfare to work, a Penn State study suggests that mental health services, too, may be needed to lower the barriers to self sufficiency. (1998-08-22)
Mental practice and physical therapy effective treatment for stroke, research shows
A combination of mental practice and physical therapy is an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University. (2015-04-09)
School shootings: What we know and what we can do
School shootings at elementary, secondary and higher education institutions have been a painful reality for American society.But can anything realistically be done to prevent these horrific crimes? (2012-12-19)
New study finds no evidence of weekend increase in mental health patient suicide
A new study from The University of Manchester, prompted by current government policy for a 'seven-day NHS,' has found that suicide deaths by mental health patients are actually lower at the weekends. (2016-07-07)
Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety
A study of high-school students by University of Adelaide psychology researchers has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. (2014-07-30)
Detecting depression in caretakers of mentally ill adults
A diagnostic test of eight short questions designed by Jaclene Zauszniewski from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University can be used to detect depressive thinking patterns that lead to clinical depression in women who care for an adult family member with a serious mental illness. (2010-08-16)
CAMH researcher discovers new gene that causes intellectual disability
A new study involving Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found a gene connected with a type of intellectual disability called Joubert syndrome. (2011-05-12)
'Closing the front door' on homelessness
Experts are urging a new focus on prevention to address the plight of millions who are homeless in the US and Europe. (2007-07-23)
First North American study to look at ED use by adults with intellectual disabilities
In the first North American study to examine population rates of emergency department (ED) use for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found 55 per cent of adults with IDD and mental illness visited the ED at least once in a 2 year period and 15.6 per cent visited at least 5 times. (2011-05-13)
NYU Child Study Center to honor Larry Summers, President of Harvard and Ann Tenenbaum and Tom Lee
On Wednesday, December 3, 2003, The NYU Child Study Center will host its sixth annual dinner at the Regent Wall Street. (2003-12-01)
WSU researcher improves mental health evaluations
Washington State University researchers have developed a new assessment tool to gauge the risk that someone with a mental illness will commit a crime. (2016-04-28)
Infections during childhood increase the risk of mental disorders  
A new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. (2018-12-05)
Study finds men are more likely to develop physical illness than women
Men were more likely to develop a physical illness than women during a 10-year period studied by researchers at St. (2013-09-09)
Articles focus on psoriasis, risk of mental health disorders
Two related articles and an editorial focus on the chronic inflammatory skin disorder psoriasis and the risk of mental health disorders. (2019-05-08)
Low cervical cancer screening rates found among mentally ill
Women enrolled in California's Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2017-04-17)
Study opens doors to significant changes in medications for schizophrenia
Researchers have discovered that it is possible to have a medication that effectively treats schizophrenia while only lasting intermittently in the brain, thus reducing the prominent side effects traditionally associated with the antipsychotic drugs used to treat this severe illness. (2000-06-13)
Experts want practical research to improve mental health of people experiencing humanitarian crises
Experts in regions experiencing humanitarian crises want more research focused on generating and developing practical knowledge that could have tangible benefits in humanitarian settings rather than yet more research on topics, such as the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, that have to date dominated academic debates and research. (2011-09-20)
Mental health cultivated on the farm
Time down on the farm with animals could provide some therapeutic benefit for people with mental illness, according to researchers writing in the open access journal Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health. (2008-04-10)
Young people after Obamacare: Some ER visits down, others way up
While emergency department visits for young adults ages 19 to 25 decreased slightly overall following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, visits for mental illnesses in this age group increased 'significantly,' as did diseases of the circulatory system, according to a study published online this month in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Relationship of ACA Implementation to Emergency Department Utilization Among Young Adults'). (2016-01-19)
Access to mental health care lacking for children, teens across the US
National survey shows adults who work and volunteer with children and teens do not believe youth have appropriate access to mental health care. (2013-04-02)
Babies born to stressed mothers more likely to be bullied at school
Children whose mothers were overly stressed during pregnancy are more likely to become victims of bullying at school. (2012-11-14)
Siblings of mentally disabled face own lifelong challenges, according to researchers
People who have a sibling with a mental illness are more likely to suffer episodes of depression at some point in their lives, say researchers who analyzed four decades of data. (2008-12-09)
Girls' mental health suffers when romances unfold differently than they imagined
A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications for their mental health. (2014-04-15)
Study finds TV portrayals of mental health professionals influence willingness to seek therapy
It seems like there's an ever growing number of portrayals of mental health therapy sessions on network television. (2008-05-01)
AI could be used to predict outcomes for people at risk of psychosis and depression
Machine learning, also known as artificial intelligence, could be a useful tool for predicting how well people at high risk of psychosis or with recent onset depression will function socially in the future, an international research study has found. (2018-09-26)
Aerobic exercise boosts brain power
The physical benefits of regular exercise and remaining physically active, especially as we age, are well documented. (2012-12-13)
Impostor feelings fuel negative mental health outcomes for minority students, study
While perceived discrimination on college campuses compromises the self-esteem, well-being and mental health of ethnic minority students, new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the impostor phenomenon may worsen these effects. (2017-04-05)
Ever gone to put your keys in the fridge, not the milk? New research sheds light on why
New research shows for the first time that forming a strong mental picture of a motor action can make a person involuntarily do it. (2018-07-23)
Secrets of the human brain unlocked
Human intelligence is being defined and measured for the first time ever, by researchers at the University of Warwick. (2016-07-18)
CAMH and MEMOTEXT sign MOU to co-develop mobile health intervention for schizophrenia
Award-winning app is designed to engage patients with schizophrenia with recovery process more fully, and enhance self-management of illness beyond clinical care. (2016-05-11)
CAMH illuminates roles of novel epigenetic chemical in the brain
Researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have identified a new role of a chemical involved in controlling the genes underlying memory and learning. (2012-09-14)
Staring, sleepiness, other mental lapses more likely in patients with Alzheimer's
Cognitive fluctuations, or episodes when train of thought temporarily is lost, are more likely to occur in older persons who are developing Alzheimer's disease than in their healthy peers, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2010-01-18)
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists
Scientists at the University of York have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users. (2017-04-20)
Psychologists awarded £250,000 to delve inside the minds of contemporary dancers
The mental imagery and preparation used by performers to push the boundaries of contemporary dance is to be analysed in a study led by Plymouth University. (2014-10-24)
Access to social workers could keep veterans out of criminal justice system, MU researchers find
Approximately one in six veterans struggles with substance abuse, and 20 percent show signs of mental health issues or cognitive impairments, previous research has shown. (2014-03-06)
Rutgers nursing professor edits book on health topics pertaining to persons with I/DD
A Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member has edited a book in which authors address 14 topics pertaining to the health and well being of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). (2005-09-20)
New insight into fragile X syndrome: Scientists identify possible link to RNAi
New research published in the October 1 issue of Genes & Development reveals that RNA interference (RNAi), a recently discovered and powerful gene silencing mechanism found in plants, animals, and fungi, may also play a role in hereditary human disease. (2002-09-30)
Lousy jobs hurt your health by the time you're in your 40s
Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study. (2016-08-22)
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