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…
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.
A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 4:00 pm
Panic attacks and anxiety attacks share some symptoms, but they differ in intensity, duration, and whether or not there is a trigger. Some treatments are similar and include therapy, stress management, and breathing exercises. Learn more about the differences between a panic attack and an anxiety attack here.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 10:00 am
A new study finds that the risk of mental illness rises with poor communication to and from the areas of the brain that process and make sense of vision.
Posted: May 11, 2018, 2:00 pm
A study finds that farm upbringings with animals build more resilience against stress-related physical and mental illness than pet-free city upbringings.
Posted: May 2, 2018, 2:00 pm
Some people work strange hours, long hours, or have busy lives with a lot of stress. In all cases, it can mean they find themselves falling asleep at work. There are some simple lifestyle adjustments that can be made to keep you alert safely for productive tasks. Learn more about staying awake at work here.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 10:00 pm
Alzheimer's disease can cause people living with it to experience severe anxiety as they try to navigate an unfamiliar world. Can music help them to cope?
Posted: April 30, 2018, 4:00 pm
A delusion of grandeur is a false belief in one’s importance or greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Grandiose delusions are often caused by mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, but can also result from dementia or brain damage.
Posted: April 27, 2018, 4:00 pm
The authors of a large-scale new genome study have identified dozens of new genetic variants that can heighten the risk of major depression.
Posted: April 27, 2018, 4:00 pm
A nervous stomach usually refers to stomach problems that are caused by stress and anxiety. Despite having some of the same symptoms as some chronic GI disorders, a nervous stomach is usually related to a person's "fight-or-flight" response. This article looks at what causes it, and how to stop it from happening.
Posted: April 25, 2018, 10:00 am
Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug.
Posted: April 25, 2018, 7:00 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.
Psychologists have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 12:17 pm
Exposure to early life trauma can elevate risk for poor physical and mental health in individuals and their children. A new epigenetics study in both men and mice posits that some of the vulnerability in children may derive from stress-associated reductions in microRNAs in their father's sperm.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 2:56 am
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by traumatic military experiences is associated with feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and/or guilt. New research is evaluating how PTSD symptoms increase risks for academic difficulties as well.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 7:44 pm
Using male individuals has long been a tradition in scientific mice studies. But new research enforces the importance of using a balanced population of male and female mice. Scientists studying the locus coeruleus brain structure in mice unexpectedly found substantial differences in the molecular structures of this part of the brain between male and female mice.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 3:46 pm
A study of epilepsy patients with implanted electrodes provides an unprecedented view of the changes in brain activity created by electrical stimulation. These findings have the potential to improve noninvasive stimulation approaches toward the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 5:18 pm
Researchers gain new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the negative effects caused by long-term social isolation.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 3:38 pm
A new study reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness. The findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common forms of mental illness, which could help clinicians assess a patient's general risk for developing a mental illness.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 2:24 pm
Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a new study. The study also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) to a higher risk of early pregnancy loss among females being treated for infertility.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 12:18 pm
A new study found that measuring electrical activity in the brain can help predict a patient's response to an antidepressant.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 8:27 pm
There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the population. Scientists have now demonstrated that special treatment could help many sufferers, especially women.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 12:17 pm
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