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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, b

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Alcohol, drug, and violence related injuries in adolescence carry similar risk of later suicide as self-harm

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study suggests that adolescents admitted for drug, alcohol, or violence related injury should be seen by a mental health professional, in a similar way to adolescents who self-harm.

Depression after surgery: What you need to know

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about why it is common to experience depression after surgery, as well as the steps you can take to manage the symptoms.

Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Suicide rates among lung cancer patients are significantly higher than the general population and people with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.

Mood swings during menopause: Causes and treatments

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Mood swings are a common symptom of menopause, making some women feel irritable, depressed, anxious, or inexplicably tearful. Find out why in this article.

Menopause and anxiety: What is the link?

Sun, 21 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the connection between menopause and anxiety, including panic attacks. What are the psychological effects of menopause?

Doctors: Too busy for a book club? Join a virtual one

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we check out how a book discussion on Twitter can allow people from all over the globe to connect - and it's not just for doctors.

Severe mental illness linked to much higher risk for cardiovascular disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international study of more than 3.2 million people with severe mental illness reveals a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease compared to the general population.

Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the impact diabetes has on mental health, how to cope, and how to help others living with this chronic condition.

Is your child stressed? Get them a dog

Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Just like adults, children can be under enormous amounts of stress. New research says that a dog might help children to cope with stressful situations.

A leisurely walk can boost mood, psychological well-being

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There may be no need to hit the gym to boost your psychological well-being; new research suggests that a simple leisurely stroll should do the trick.

First genetic location found for anorexia nervosa

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In what is perhaps the most significant genomic study of anorexia nervosa to date, researchers find the first genetic locus for the disorder.

Study looks at maternal smoking in pregnancy, severe mental illness in offspring

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A population-based study that analyzed data for nearly 1.7 million people born in Sweden suggests family-related factors, rather than causal teratogenic effects (birth defect causing), may explain...

Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not in men

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women living in the most deprived areas are over 60% more likely to have anxiety as women living in richer areas.

Discovery of new pathway in brain has implications for schizophrenia treatment

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have discovered a new signaling pathway that directly connects two major receptors in the brain associated with learning and memory - the...

Dorothea Dix: Redefining mental illness

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In the last of a series of articles celebrating female role models in medicine, we look at how Dorothea Dix helped to tackle the stigma of mental illness.

Antipsychotics: Do they do more harm than good?

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the benefits and side effects of antipsychotic medication for people with schizophrenia and related mental health conditions.

More than half of mental health NHS patients experience relapses

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has shown that approximately 53 per cent of NHS patients displayed clinical symptoms of depression and anxiety within a year after completing psychological treatments.

Insulin overdose: Dosage, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 04 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Insulin is a vital treatment for people with diabetes, but an insulin overdose can be dangerous. Learn how to avoid dosage mistakes in this article.

Gauging 5-year outcomes after concussive blast traumatic brain injury

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Most wartime traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are mild but the long-term clinical effects of these injuries have not been well described.

Researchers develop online support for people with bipolar disorder

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An online relapse prevention tool for Bipolar Disorder offers a "cheap accessible option" for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers.

Use of telemedicine for mental health in rural areas on the rise but uneven

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Newly published research by Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation reveals a dramatic growth in the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders in rural...

Food insecurity can affect your mental health

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define...

Study finds first molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A large new study from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium provides the first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder...

Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a new study of a Brown University scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome "negative...

Weighted blankets for anxiety: Uses and benefits

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are many ways to manage anxiety, including medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies. Learn about how weighted blankets may help.