NEWS AND INFORMATION ON MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS AND TREATMENT

Review some of the latest news and information on all matters relating to mental health and dual-diagnosis illnesses, recovery and treatments…


 

The Latest News and Information on Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorder Treatments

Like anything else within the scope of science and medical care, the world of mental health & behavioral health disorders (and treatments) relies heavily on ongoing research industry wide. While most treatment centers, whether inpatient or outpatient, operate independently from one another, how they oprate and the treatment modalities offered is almost entirely based upon industry research and standards in care.

This page is dedicated to providing viewers on this site with objective, unbiased and factual information relating to all matters of mental health, such as illnesses, treatments, medications, scientific discoveries and breakthroughs in recovery services and more… The articles and information below is pulled directly from some of the industry’s most reputable sources, including: Science Daily, National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) and Medical News Today.

 


 

Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental health affects us all. How we think and feel about our lives and ourselves has an impact on our behavior and how we cope in tough times. Mental health problems are very common and include conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, anorexia, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, bulimia, depression, hyperactivity, insomnia, mania, narcolepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, paranoia, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, stress, suicide and Tourette's.

People with schizophrenia have lower life expectancy than the general population, likely due to inadequate healthcare access and lifestyle, say experts.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 2:00 pm
What is maladaptive daydreaming? In this article, learn about the diagnosis for maladaptive daydreaming, how it is treated, and how it is managed.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 12:00 pm
Flat affect is characterized by a lack of reaction to emotional stimuli, and can include a monotone voice or lack of expression in the face. Learn more.
Posted: September 11, 2017, 10:00 am
In this article, learn about hypervigilance. What is hypervigilance and is it different to paranoia? What are the causes and triggers?
Posted: September 7, 2017, 10:00 am
How does bipolar II disorder differ from bipolar I disorder? In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how it is diagnosed.
Posted: September 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Ongoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits function together to support human behavior--and may lead to...
Posted: September 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Schizophrenia is notoriously difficult to treat, but a recent study shows that stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses reduces auditory hallucinations.
Posted: September 5, 2017, 7:00 am
A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analysed were 'avoidable'.
Posted: September 4, 2017, 7:00 am
It appears to be a case of 'do what makes you happy' for people who regularly walk their dogs.
Posted: September 4, 2017, 7:00 am
In this article, learn how to identify the signs of bipolar disorder in children, how it is diagnosed, complications, treatments, and how to be supportive.
Posted: September 1, 2017, 10:00 am
 


 

Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily

Read the latest research as well as in-depth information on clinical depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD and other mental health disorders in adults, teens, and children.

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 3:07 pm
Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study. Scientists have found that the increase in the inflammatory marker was present specifically in patients with MDD who were experiencing suicidal thoughts, pinning the role of inflammation to suicidality rather than a diagnosis of MDD itself.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:42 pm
Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:35 pm
Both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t, suggests new research.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:49 pm
Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:59 pm
Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 6:04 pm
Lack of motivation or boredom with school isn't to blame for squirming by children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Symptoms such as fidgeting, foot-tapping and chair-swiveling are triggered by cognitively demanding tasks - like school and homework. But movies and video games don't typically require brain strain, so the excessive movement doesn't manifest.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:22 am
Owners of seriously or terminally ill pets are more likely to suffer with stress and symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as poorer quality of life, compared with owners of healthy animals, finds a study.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:22 am
Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. Individuals whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep, says a new study.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:27 pm
Most parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school's ability to respond to more complex health situations, such as an asthma attack or mental health problem.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:08 pm
 



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