Aug 28, 2016 - Healthy-weight young adults who live in neighborhoods with lower education or income levels may be at greater risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study by researchers […]
Aug 28, 2016 - New research provides evidence that shoppers who engage in environmentally friendly behaviors are stereotyped as more feminine. What?s more, they also see themselves as more feminine. But in a series […]
Aug 28, 2016 - Mental health first aid (MHFA) teaches Canadians what to do in an emergency, breaking down fears and myths to increase awareness of mental illness. The basic MHFA training course takes two days, and is available across Canada through trainers certified ...Mental health in PHInquirer.netIowa sheriffs at the front lines of mental health ...
Aug 27, 2016 - - Pasadera Behavioral Health Network will transfer all of its services ? and many of its employees ? to Mesa-based Community Bridges Inc., and other providers. Patients shouldn't see any interruption in their services, said Chuck Burbank, Pasadera's CEO.and more »
Aug 27, 2016 - How Prince William and Princess Kate Are Softening the Royal Family's Stiff- A spokesman for their office at Kensington Palace says, "The campaign is about changing the national conversation on mental wellbeing, and ultimately ending the stigma associated with mental health by encouraging people to talk to others and reach out ...and more »
Aug 27, 2016 - The small state had struggled for years with its mental health system. The Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury lost its federal Medicaid funding after two patients committed suicide there in 2003. In 2010, the Justice Department and the state settled a ...and more »
Aug 27, 2016 - A popular teenage pregnancy prevention program that involves a baby simulator has been found to actually increase the likelihood of teens becoming pregnant, according to a new study. Published in […]
Aug 27, 2016 - Certain anxiety disorders, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and specific phobias, are often treated with exposure therapy, in which the patient is gradually exposed to the object or context […]
Aug 27, 2016 - - In Canada, hundreds of thousands of people and their loved ones live with mental-health diagnoses, addiction or a combination of the two. Of these, few receive treatment and even fewer believe the treatments are adequate. If you have ever found ...
Aug 26, 2016 - Tina Peplinskie/Daily Observer Participants of the Tour de Bonnechere Pedal for Mental Health make their way back to the Eganville Legion Field Memorial Park. Close to 160 riders braved the rainy conditions to take part in the event aimed at raising ...
Aug 26, 2016 - New research finds that contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook, and other forms of social technology. Michigan State University researchers found that online networking appears […]
Aug 26, 2016 - A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, and men with psychosis are over two...
Aug 26, 2016 - "When I was diagnosed with a panic disorder and depression, for a long time I thought the pills were working but then I realized that I was kind of on auto pilot," notes Matt, adding he had core treatment as well before he discovered a different answer ...
Aug 25, 2016 - Winnipeg mother challenges Manitoba's mental health system | CTV ... The mother of a man that took his own life is calling for changes within Manitoba's mental health services.and more »
Aug 25, 2016 - 'Move-it' event in Barrie targeting youth mental health Move-it for Young Minds Charity Event for Youth Mental Health takes place in Barrie on Saturday. The second annual event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon and kicks off at the St. Vincent Park pavilion, just east of downtown. Participants can start ...
Aug 25, 2016 - Physical activity can help reduce cardiovascular disease and premature mortality in people with psychological problems. However, there is limited data on exercise in people with serious mental disorders, especially from low- and middle-income countries. This study explored whether complying with the World Health Organization recommendations of 150 ...
Aug 25, 2016 - The diabetes medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with decreased weight gain in a small clinical trial of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder who were taking...
Aug 25, 2016 - A new U.K. study finds a clear link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Researchers from The University of Manchester and the University of Oxford interviewed 18 participants […]
Aug 25, 2016 - A daughter?s transition through adolescence is a sensitive period for both the child and mother. In a new study, researchers observed how mother-daughter pairs were able to manage rapid transitions […]
Aug 25, 2016 - Many young patients with long-term medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and other brain and musculoskeletal conditions suffer from chronic pain. A new case study of nine […]
Aug 25, 2016 - Younger women with coronary heart disease and mental stress are more susceptible to myocardial ischemia (reduced blood flow to the heart muscle, which can lead to a heart attack), compared to men...
Aug 24, 2016 - Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with heart disease. Younger women with heart disease are more susceptible to reduced blood flow from mental stress compared to men and older patients, new research has found.
Aug 24, 2016 - A new study found that adult rats with disruptions in their social hierarchy produced far fewer new neurons, and reacted to the surrounding upheaval by favoring the company of familiar rats. The research is among the first to show that adult brain-cell growth, or neurogenesis, shapes social behavior and adaptation, and that responses to ...
Aug 24, 2016 - New research has been published on the emotional bonds between mothers and adolescent daughters. The study examined how well mother-daughter pairs were able to manage rapid transitions between emotional states and the so-called "emotional rollercoaster" of adolescence.
Aug 24, 2016 - While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: they seem to consistently get better over time.
Aug 24, 2016 - Music may put us in a better mood or help us relax, but how far does our mind’s connection to music go? Can it make us smarter or even help us heal faster after surgery?
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Aug 23, 2016 - A fundamental question in neuroscience is how neuronal networks and circuits give rise to brain function, as disruptions in these connections can lead to mental illness and brain disorders.
Aug 22, 2016 - Time for psychiatrists to 'roll up our sleeves' to improve access to mental health care Demand for mental health care such as counselling outstrips the supply offered by psychiatrists in Ontario, say researchers who offer suggestions to improve access. When Statistics Canada asked people about their greatest unmet needs for mental ...
Aug 19, 2016 - A survey during the 2012 election found that bus tours and visits to greasy spoons didn't do much to change voter opinions. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Aug 18, 2016 - A study of a large number of middle-aged adults suggests self-reported childhood abuse by women was associated with an increased long-term risk of death, according to an article published online by...
Aug 17, 2016 - Chinese and South Asian patients in Ontario experience more severe mental illness at the time of hospital admission than other patients, according to a new study that examined the association between illness severity and ethnicity. The population-based study represents the largest and most rigorous examination of mental illness severity among Asian populations living in a western country.
Aug 16, 2016 - From flipping the bird to physical confrontation, aggressive driving has become common, a new report shows. Where does the behavior come from? And can it be quelled?
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Aug 16, 2016 - Partners of people with depression are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, research has found. The study shows that the two conditions share common causes -- some of which are genetic whilst other causes originate from the environment that partners share.
Aug 16, 2016 - Both genetic factors and family environment contribute to risk for chronic pain, and contributions of many genes contribute to risk of both chronic pain and major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a new study.
Aug 16, 2016 - Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastics may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12. The new study examined early life exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).
Aug 15, 2016 - Eight weeks of mindfulness training helped alleviate depressive symptoms and reduce stress in African-American women with lower socio-economic status, providing an effective alternative to more conventional treatment, report scientists.
Aug 15, 2016 - Neuroscientists have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the body's rapid response in stressful situations. These findings provide evidence for the neural basis of a mind-body connection. Specifically, the findings shed new light on how stress, depression and other mental ...
Aug 15, 2016 - Almost one in three people discharged from hospital intensive care units has clinically important and persistent symptoms of depression, a so-called meta-analysis of reports on more than 4,000 patients suggests. In some patients, the symptoms can last for a year or more, and they are notably more likely in people with a history of psychological distress before an ICU stay, the investigators say.
Aug 15, 2016 - While medications can quickly reduce depressive symptoms, monitoring work productivity can provide unique insight into whether a patient will require additional treatments to achieve long-term remission, a new study finds.
Aug 15, 2016 - Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain. The study offers further clues about how the mutation increases the risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
Aug 12, 2016 - After a large-scale research project involving hundreds of prisoners at maximum security jails, a psychologist at the University of Huddersfield has developed a new method for assessing psychopathy.
Aug 12, 2016 - Aerobic exercise, such as treadmills and exercise bikes, in combination with their medication, can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according to a new study.
Aug 11, 2016 - A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), funded by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Alcohol...
Aug 11, 2016 - Being hospitalized with infection was associated with an increased risk of suicide death and the highest risk of suicide was among those individuals with hepatitis and HIV or AIDS, according to a...
Aug 11, 2016 - Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about debt at university increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression and alcohol dependency, according to new research from...
Aug 11, 2016 - It is impossible to predict the onset of schizophrenic psychosis. If factors linked to a risk of psychosis can be identified, however, these may yield significant insights into its underlying...
Aug 10, 2016 - Having both parents and grandparents with major depressive disorder (MDD) was associated with higher risk of MDD for grandchildren, which could help identify those who may benefit from early intervention, according to a study.
Aug 9, 2016 - Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about debt at university increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression and alcohol dependency, according to new research. The work found that symptoms of anxiety and alcohol dependence worsened over time for those who were struggling to pay the bills. Those who were more stressed ...
Aug 8, 2016 - A new study finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder or substance- than are students not misusing stimulants.
Aug 5, 2016 - Researchers have identified a simple intervention that may help reduce levels of violence in maximum security prisons. Inmates who viewed nature videos showed reduced levels of aggression and were less likely to be disciplined than those in similar cellblocks, according to new research.
Aug 3, 2016 - A new non-invasive PET scanning technique has been used by researchers to obtain images of neuron proliferation in the subventricular zone and subgranular zone of the hippocampal dentate gyrus. Neurogenesis in the hippocampal dentate gyrus is known to be particularly affected by depression.
Aug 2, 2016 - In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and at-risk drinking.
Aug 2, 2016 - A study of the impact of 'boomerang fathers' -- those who cycle in and out of their children's lives -- found they provided a type of stability in a daughter's life that staved off her depressive symptoms compared to those adolescent girls whose fathers were completely absent.
Aug 1, 2016 - A genomic study using a novel method of enrolling participants has identified for the first time 15 regions of the genome that appear to be associated with depression in individuals of European ancestry.
Aug 1, 2016 - Three studies report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy alone. At present, studies show that the use of several ADHD medications result in significant reductions in ADHD symptoms. However, so far there is no ...
Jul 28, 2016 - An episode of major depression can be crippling, impairing the ability to sleep, work, or eat. But the drugs available to treat depression can take weeks or even months to start working. Researchers have discovered one reason the drugs take so long to work, and their finding could help scientists develop faster-acting drugs in the future.
Jul 27, 2016 - A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children.
Jul 26, 2016 - As cases of ADHD continue to rise among US children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting an assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and patient outcomes. A multi-institutional study reports that a new web-based software program is helping reduce ADHD behavioral symptoms in children receiving care at ...
Jul 25, 2016 - Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise during late adolescence.
Jul 25, 2016 - Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment, suggests a new report.
Jul 22, 2016 - Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life according to recent research. The study seeks to determine the precise ways inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years.
Jul 22, 2016 - New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain- -gut pathway, where psychological symp ms begin first, and separately a distinct gut- -brain pathway, where gut symp ms start first. In the study, higher levels of anxiety and depression were significant predic rs of developing IBS or indigestion within 1 year.
Jul 21, 2016 - More than one in three -- an estimated 328,000 -- students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results in Ontario, Canada. Girls are twice as likely as boys to experience psychological distress, the study indicates.
Jul 20, 2016 - Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. A special series in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the importance of broadening the traditional scope of clinical science research, advancing the field so that it can adequately address the needs and concerns of diverse populations.
Jul 20, 2016 - Meeting new people can be both stressful and rewarding. New research suggests that a molecule involved in regulating stress in the brain may also help determine how willing we are to leave the safety of our social group and strike up new relationships.
Jul 20, 2016 - In research using patient medical records, investigators report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were more likely to be on antibiotics to treat active infections than a group of people without a mental disorder.
Jul 19, 2016 - Researchers suggest that while no gene 'causes' mental ill health, some genes can make people more sensitive to the effects of their environment -- for better and for worse -- leading to both mental ill health and enhanced mental resilience.
Jul 18, 2016 - Meditation has long been promoted as a way to feel more at peace. But research shows it can significantly improve attention, working memory, creativity, immune function, emotional regulation, self-control, cognitive and school performance and healthy habits while reducing stress.
Jul 18, 2016 - Human intelligence is being defined and measured for the first time ever. It turns out that the more variable a brain is, and the more its different parts frequently connect with each other, the higher a person's IQ and creativity are.
Jul 12, 2016 - A study by a sociologist subjected both men and women to the negative social conditions that many women report experiencing in male-dominated occupations. The result: men showed the same physiological stress response to the conditions as did women.
Jul 12, 2016 - Scientists have shown how manipulating a novel target in the brain using gene therapy could lead to new treatments for depression. Decreasing a set of proteins in the hippocampus reduced depression-like behavior in mice. If replicated in humans, the findings could inform fresh therapies for millions of patients who do not respond to existing treatments for depression.
Jul 11, 2016 - In a first-ever study to identify how trauma affects gene expression among child soldiers, a research team has found resilience to be a key factor in determining individual response at the molecular level.
Jul 8, 2016 - For the first time, researchers show that ensembles of genes within the striatum could be deeply involved in bipolar disorder. Most modern studies of bipolar disorder have concentrated on the brain's cortex, the largest part of the brain in humans, associated with higher-level thought and action.
Jul 7, 2016 - Psychiatrists nearly always responded with prescriptions for antidepressants when clients complained of bad marriages, according to a new study spanning 20 years at an American medical center. The assumption that people struggling with their marriages or other domestic issues are suffering from depression is not supported by the way depression is defined medically.
Jul 7, 2016 - A new report on burnout syndrome in critical care health care professionals gives key stakeholders guidance on mitigating the development of burnout syndrome and calls for initiating research to examine ways to prevent as well as treat burnout syndrome.
Jul 7, 2016 - Patients with multiple sclerosis have higher rates of depression than the general population, including people with other life-long disabling diseases. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis arise from an abnormal response of the body's immune system. Immune response has also been linked to depression, leading researchers to think it could be a shared ...