Oct 21, 2016 - CBC.ca - A member of Parliament says the federal government is planning to fund only half the number of mental-health teams needed to reach every community. The comment by Charlie Angus, the NDP critic for indigenous and northern affairs, comes following the ...Federal NDP calls for end of 'band-aid solutions' to Indigenous mental ...
Oct 21, 2016 - Family violence increases risk for many diseases while harming mental health, Canada's top doctor warns Despite the work of researchers, health care professionals and communities, he said it's still not well understood why family violence happens or the best ways to intervene. Health Minister Jane Philpott said the report raises awareness about the ...and more »
Oct 21, 2016 - Thanks to events such as World Mental Health Day last week, our attention is increasingly drawn to the very real issue of mental health in our society. As a demographic, students are facing these issues in increasing numbers. In a recent survey, one in ...Calgary Youth Mental Health Summit: This is what mental illness looks likeMetroNews ...
Oct 21, 2016 - Calgary's police chief weighs in on addiction, mental health issues But most still recognize it's a tough job, and Police Chief Roger Chaffin says addiction and mental health issues are some of the most difficult calls his members respond to. There is no question the big issue facing the province right now is fentanyl ...
Oct 21, 2016 - New research discovers the abuse of prescription drugs by college students can play a role in negative sexual events such as sexual assault and regretted sex. In prior studies researchers […]
Oct 21, 2016 - New research discovers compelling evidence that symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often persist into adulthood. In the study, investigators found that sixty percent of children with ADHD demonstrated […]
Oct 21, 2016 - Surprising new research finds that frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life satisfaction. Intriguingly, posting selfies is not related to […]
Oct 21, 2016 - High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a time-efficient exercise strategy that allows people to squeeze their workouts into short periods of intense anaerobic exercise, separated by less-intense recovery periods. These shorter […]
Oct 20, 2016 - An initiative at several New Brunswick high schools is making progress giving students access to mental health care.MU Bridge Program filling a gap for children who need mental ...Columbia Missourianall 6 news articles »
Oct 20, 2016 - Emerging research suggests binge-eating disorder (BED) may be associated with a variety of other illnesses. Specifically, investigators discovered the disorder is often linked to disturbances related to the endocrine and […]
Oct 20, 2016 - New research presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) shows that low vitamin D status is associated with increased negative...
Oct 20, 2016 - Long, short, forward and back: Our concepts of time—and how we process it in the brain—are based on our understanding of physical space, with some surprising cultural variations
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Oct 20, 2016 - In the past, possession of an outgoing personality has been viewed as a favorable and often desirable match for team-based work. New research suggests that while the personality characteristics are […]
Oct 20, 2016 - New research suggest memory retention can be improved if a person exercises after a study session. Investigators from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria say a student’s choice of […]
Oct 20, 2016 - Complete an audit of all the programs that have been put in place to positively support employees' mental health and their impact. These may include employee and family assistance programs and policies on harassment, bullying and accommodations.
Oct 19, 2016 - - The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario lauded the new government measures, but it said they fall short of what is needed to protect inmates, especially those with mental health issues. ?Essentially, this is a very harmful practice,? Ms. Boudreau said ...
Oct 19, 2016 - Subjects suffering insomnia got more wrong answers in a face-matching task—but they were paradoxically more confident of their responses. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Oct 19, 2016 - At long last, introverts are having their day. Over the last few years, being quiet and inner-directed has become not only acceptable, but downright trendy. But introversion often gets mistaken...
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Oct 19, 2016 - A preliminary study suggests that prescribed doses of folinic acid, a reduced form of Vitamin B known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with […]
Oct 19, 2016 - One of the differences between adults and preschoolers when it comes to private speech is that adults typically talk to themselves in their heads, while preschoolers talk to themselves aloud, […]
Oct 19, 2016 - A new review by U.K. researchers suggests anti-inflammatory drugs similar to those used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis could, in the future, be used to treat […]
Oct 18, 2016 - Theory has it yawning helps cool the brain—and it turns out animals with bigger brains do indeed tend to yawn longer. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Oct 18, 2016 - Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to new research. Researchers have identified the lateral orbitofrontal cortex as the area of the brain affected by depression. This discovery could open up possible new treatments, say the researchers.
Oct 18, 2016 - For years the medical community has advocated maintaining a healthy weight as a tool to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, and numerous other physical ailments. New research now suggests […]
Oct 18, 2016 - A sleep abnormality likely plays an important role in schizophrenia, according to sleep experts. In a review of the growing body of evidence linking a reduction in sleep spindle activity to schizophrenia, the researchers suggested that a better understanding of this sleep abnormality?s genetic underpinnings opens the door to new treatments for the psychiatric disorder.
Oct 18, 2016 - The sweeping study by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, obtained by CBC News, finds that immigrants generally arrive with better mental health than the Canadian-born population ? something referred to as the "healthy immigrant effect.".Margaret Trudeau Analyzes Donald Trump's Mental HealthHuffington Post CanadaHow student ...
Oct 17, 2016 - Panic attack symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack and are experienced by 1 in 10 each year. Learn how to fight them psychologically.
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Oct 17, 2016 - Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems ? ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and depression to behavioral issues, asthma and obesity ? than children who haven?t been in foster care, according to a sociologist.
Oct 16, 2016 - Galileo saw celestial spheres spinning in space, but was dismayed by effects we now know arose in his brain: The same Jovian moon could appear small or big depending on whether it was dark or bright...
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Oct 13, 2016 - Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common condition diagnosed mainly in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6.4 million children between four and 17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.
Oct 13, 2016 - Tens of millions of people minister to a loved one on a full- or part-time basis, often putting their own lives on hold. Now researchers are finding ways to help them care for others without losing...
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Oct 11, 2016 - Depression is a mental illness that affects how a person feels, thinks and handles daily activities. Antidepressants are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of depression and help the brain process and use certain chemicals that regulate mood or stress. Unfortunately, existing medications usually require two to four weeks of use before patients respond.
Oct 11, 2016 - Children who experience family and environmental stressors, and traumatic experiences, such as poverty, mental illness and exposure to violence, are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), say researchers.
Oct 6, 2016 - There are many reports of drug use leading to mental health problems, and we all know of someone having a few too many drinks to cope with a bad day. Many people who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder indulge in drugs, and vice versa. As severity of both increase, problems arise and they become more difficult to treat. But why substance ...
Oct 6, 2016 - As many as 75% of children and adolescents report experiencing some sort of peer victimization, researchers estimate, with 10 to 15% experiencing more severe and prolonged victimization. Two new studies explore victimization by peers to shed light on who is victimized and the repercussions of such actions. The studies are particularly pertinent ...
Oct 6, 2016 - A range of perinatal factors appear to be associated with higher risk for children later developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
Oct 5, 2016 - Psychotropic drug use is rather common among persons aged 90 years of more diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease compared with those who were diagnosed at younger age, concludes study conducted at...
Oct 4, 2016 - Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, teenage pregnancies, poor grades and drug abuse, psychologists report.
Oct 4, 2016 - Scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression. The pathway offers a promising new target for developing a drug that could be effective in individuals for whom other antidepressants have failed.
Sep 28, 2016 - Schools, teacher quality and family income all play a large role in student success, but these factors do not fully explain the academic differences seen in the U.S. between whites and disadvantaged racial/ethnic minorities, including blacks and Hispanics. Stress of racial discrimination may help explain racial/ethnic differences in achievement, new research suggests.
Sep 27, 2016 - Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary...
Sep 26, 2016 - More and more girls are expected to have to confront breast cancer fears as modern genomics technology makes it easier to detect strong risk factors such as inherited BRCA1/2 mutations. But a new study shows that adolescent girls in families with a history of breast cancer or a high-risk BRCA1/2 mutation do not experience negative psychological ...
Sep 26, 2016 - Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, research has found.
Sep 23, 2016 - Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches than typically developing children, explain researchers. A behavioral experiment on reward and punishment highlights the cumulative effect of punishment in children with ADHD.
Sep 22, 2016 - Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same concerns about themselves.
Sep 20, 2016 - Why is quitting smoking particularly difficult for depressed people? Researchers are now testing a new smoking cessation treatment combining medication and behavioral activation therapy targeted at this population.
Sep 20, 2016 - Depression can create a huge cost burden on patients and institutions, and for teenagers that includes issues like missed school and the costs of healthcare for families. A new study identifies a cost-effective treatment that yields promising results for depressed teens.
Sep 20, 2016 - SSRI antidepressants (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, the best known being Prozactm) are amongst the most commonly taken medicines. However, there seems to be no way of knowing in advance whether or not SSRIs will work effectively. Now a group of researchers has developed a new theory of SSRI action, and tested it in stressed mice. The ...
Sep 20, 2016 - A high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression, an international study has found. These results may have implications for clinicians and their patients, employers and public policy.
Sep 19, 2016 - What is the risk of developing a mental disorder if a brother or sister has the condition? Now a large survey using data from all patients hospitalized in psychiatric wards in Israel, and their siblings, has given some answers: having a sibling with schizophrenia increases your risk of developing the condition by a factor of x10, with increased ...
Sep 19, 2016 - In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines.
Sep 19, 2016 - During the first years of the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds, the rate of health insurance coverage rose significantly among people who in the past year had been arrested or were on probation or parole, and they were more likely to get treatment for serious mental illness, alcohol use disorders and substance use issues.
Sep 19, 2016 - A two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes has been uncovered by researchers. Women who reported feeling depressed during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to an analysis of pregnancy records. Conversely, a separate analysis found that women who developed ...
Sep 19, 2016 - Some individual characteristics and precipitating circumstances may be more prominent in children who die by suicide compared with early adolescents who die by suicide. It is the first study to exclusively focus on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents, defined as ages 5 to 14.
Sep 19, 2016 - Neurofeedback is a technique used for the treatment of clinical disorders (like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD and schizophrenia etc.) and enhancement of brain performance. It is based on the ?self-regulation? of brain activations underpinned by the principles of
Sep 18, 2016 - A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems. Using two scales to evaluate internet use, researchers have found high rates of problematic internet use in a group of primarily college- .
Sep 18, 2016 - A study has found that EPO (erythropoietin) ? best known as a performance-enhancing drug in sport ? may improve cognitive functioning in patients suffering from bipolar disorder or depression. This raises hope for the first long-term treatment for this problem, which affects hundreds of millions of patients throughout the world.
Sep 15, 2016 - Results of a new study have found that no difference in the risk of developing schizophrenia between second-generations Holocaust survivors and those whose parents were not exposed to the Holocaust. However, an examination of various sub-groups showed that second-generation survivors whose parents were babies during the Holocaust are at higher ...
Sep 14, 2016 - Cells in the lung are constantly exposed to oxygen and intermittently exposed to other environmental factors, resulting in a susceptibility to oxidative injury. Both alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and cigarette smoking heighten pulmonary oxidative stress, likely due to antioxidant depletion. Pulmonary oxidative stress damages innate immunity, which ...
Sep 13, 2016 - One way chronic stress appears to cause depression is by increasing levels of a protein in the brain that decreases the availability of an important chemical that regulates our mood, scientists report.
Sep 13, 2016 - Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that mothers of infants born prematurely have almost double the rates of postpartum depression, particularly during their time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Sep 13, 2016 - Drugs don't lead to sustainable alleviation of mental disorders, psychologists claim. The researchers have compiled numerous studies that question the long-term effectiveness of psychotropic drugs; some even document negative effects after prolonged application. Psychotherapies, on the other hand, are effective in the long-term.
Sep 12, 2016 - Women who reported feeling more stressed during their ovulatory window were approximately 40-percent less likely to conceive during that month than other less stressful months, research shows.
Sep 12, 2016 - One in five adolescents who have undergone obesity surgery experience poor mental health, research shows. Some have even had suicidal thoughts. This study is based on follow-up studies of 88 adolescents who have undergone obesity surgery.
Sep 9, 2016 - Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new review of literature on the disorder.
Sep 9, 2016 - A tiny RNA appears to play a role in producing major depression, the mental disorder that affects as many as 250 million people a year worldwide. Researchers have found that amounts of this microRNA are significantly elevated in the brains of experimental rats with induced depression from corticosterone treatment, in the post-death brains of ...
Sep 9, 2016 - Acts of terrorism have a much wider psychological impact than typically assumed, reaching across borders and spreading fear among populations thousands of miles removed from the actual targets, according to a Danish study.
Sep 8, 2016 - Approximately 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will report high levels of stress, several American surveys have found. A new study has identified stress and burnout as a major problem employees face within the medical industry, leading to negative health behaviors. With rising stress levels in the workplace for employees, many companies are ...
Sep 8, 2016 - Having a little bit of extra fat may help reduce the risk of developing diseases caused by toxic protein aggregation, such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Scientists have discovered a new communication process between organelles inside the cell, including mitochondria, and shown how fat metabolism plays a central role in linking ...
Sep 8, 2016 - Even as researchers gain new insights into the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD), there's a pressing need to improve diagnosis and management of this devastating psychiatric condition, experts say.
Sep 8, 2016 - Negative experiences on Facebook may increase the risk of depressive symptoms, suggesting that online social interactions have important consequences for mental health, a unique new study of young adults finds.
Sep 7, 2016 - During the first three months after stroke, the risk for depression was found to be eight times higher than in a reference population of people without stroke, according to a new article.