Numerous therapies assessed for curbing binge-eating disorder

Psychology/Psychiatry - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 14:00
Evidence suggests that talk therapy, second-generation antidepressants, and a CNS stimulant used for ADHD are all safe and effective treatments for adults with binge-eating disorder.
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Psychiatrist unveils genetic link between depression and Type 2 diabetes

Psychology/Psychiatry - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 07:00
Psychiatric researchers have discovered a genetic link between depression and Type 2 diabetes.
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How does climate affect violence? Researchers offer new theory

Psychology/Psychiatry - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world.
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Not only trauma but also the reversal of trauma is inherited

Psychology/Psychiatry - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 05:00
Behaviors caused by traumatic experiences in early life are reversible. Researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich could demonstrate that environmental enrichment allows...
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Not only trauma but also the reversal of trauma is inherited

Mental Health - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 05:00
Behaviors caused by traumatic experiences in early life are reversible. Researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich could demonstrate that environmental enrichment allows...
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Dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

Psychology/Psychiatry - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00
People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don't, according to new research by Australian and UK...
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Dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

Mental Health - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00
People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don't, according to new research by Australian and UK...
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'It's my turn!' Value of turn-taking not understood until the age of 5

Psychology/Psychiatry - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 00:00
Children fail to understand the importance of turn-taking until the age of 5 years, say researchers, likely because it requires complex cognitive skills.
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Rates of nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder double in 10 years

Psychology/Psychiatry - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:00
Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusing prescription opioids in 2012-2013.
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Legalizing assisted dying for psychiatric disorders will have serious public health impact in Canada

Psychology/Psychiatry - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:00
Offering medical assistance in dying to people in Canada on the basis of psychiatric illnesses could put vulnerable people at risk, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...
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Diabetes and Stress: What's the Connection?

Mental Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 06:00
Stress can affect how the body manages blood sugar levels. This poses a problem for people with diabetes. Learn more about the connection here.
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Exclusive breast-feeding lowers risks of conduct disorders in children

Mental Health - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00
Babies who are exclusively breast-fed for longer are less likely to have conduct disorders later, compared with those who are breast-fed less than 1 month.
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Study: Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms

Mental Health - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00
Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.
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Transgender rights critical for the health of 25 million transgender people worldwide

Mental Health - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 04:00
Public health efforts fail to capture even most basic information about transgender health, but social, legal context in which many transgender people live has led to high rates of HIV, depression.
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Marijuana, alcohol use may harm teens' mental health, academic outcomes

Mental Health - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 08:00
New research finds that marijuana and alcohol use during middle and high school may lead to poorer academic outcomes and mental health problems.
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Australian study finds no method reliable in assessing suicide risk for mental health patients

Mental Health - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 03:00
An Australian study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the tools used by medical professionals to assess suicide risk in mental health patients, prompting calls for a review of the allocation...
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Trauma in childhood linked to drug use in adolescence

Mental Health - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:00
Latest research from a national sample of almost 10,000 U.S. adolescents found psychological trauma, especially abuse and domestic violence before age 11, can increase the likelihood of...
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Moving houses in childhood increases suicide, death risk

Mental Health - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 07:00
A new study shows a link between moving houses in childhood and adverse health and well-being outcomes, with adolescents at particular risk.
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Blood test to personalize depression treatment for the first time

Mental Health - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 05:00
Scientists at King's College London have developed a blood test that accurately and reliably predicts whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants, which could herald a new era...
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Among active duty military, Army personnel most at risk for violent suicide

Mental Health - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:00
Firearms the most common cause of suicide death across all branches of service.
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