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.
Some signs of emotional abuse include controlling, shaming, blaming, and purposely humiliating another person. Emotional abuse can occur in many situations. Learn more about the signs, as well as what to do, here.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:00 pm
A new paper asks whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that antidepressants work better than a placebo. They conclude that there is not.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:00 am
Ativan and Xanax are benzodiazepine drugs that help treat anxiety and panic disorders. This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:00 pm
What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research investigates.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 10:00 am
Access to a view of greenery from the comfort of your home reduces the frequency and intensity of cravings for alcohol, unhealthful food, and tobacco.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:00 pm
Kratom is a plant that many people use for depression. It is unregulated and may carry some risks. Learn more about the potential use of kratom for depression here.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:00 pm
New research describes the case study of two people with psychotic conditions who benefited from an innovative treatment for psychosis.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 7:00 am
Historically, doctors have got things wrong and, occasionally, very much so. In this Spotlight feature, we look at three no longer recognized 'conditions.'
Posted: July 12, 2019, 4:00 pm
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings.
Posted: July 12, 2019, 2:00 am
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective here.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 7:00 pm
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.
The 18-year life expectancy gap between people with mental illness and the general population can only be bridged by protecting patients' physical and mental health.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:53 pm
Apathy is the most common neuropsychiatric symptom of dementia, with a bigger impact on function than memory loss -- yet it is under-researched and often forgotten in care.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:53 pm
Oxidative stress could be a driving force in the spreading of aberrant proteins involved in Parkinson's disease.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:53 pm
A national study finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients' insurance type. Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with insurance.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:41 pm
A researcher collaborated with the World Health Organization on the first study to seek input from people with common mental health issues on how their disorders are described in diagnostic guidelines.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 1:55 pm
Just 10 minutes of interacting with cats and dogs produced a significant reduction in students' cortisol, a major stress hormone.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 3:43 pm
A program of therapy and coping strategies for people who care for family members with dementia successfully improves the carers' mental health for at least a six-year follow-up, finds a new study.
Posted: July 12, 2019, 12:06 am
Something frightening or unpleasant does not go unnoticed. In our brain, the so-called limbic circuit of cells and connections immediately becomes active. First and foremost, such experiences activate the amygdala. In order for the brain to function properly, the siren must also be switched off again. For this, a restful REM sleep, the part of the sleep with the most vivid dreams, turns out to be essential.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 6:12 pm
People who narrowly avoid disaster do not necessarily escape tragedy unharmed, and their knowledge of the victims' fate shapes how survivors respond to traumatic events, according to results that explore the effects of near-miss experiences associated with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 4:27 pm
A chaotic household, as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new article.
Posted: July 9, 2019, 6:12 pm
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