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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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Study shows low vitamin D levels are associated with increased negative and depressive symptoms in psychotic disorders

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) shows that low vitamin D status is associated with increased negative...

Depression's physical source discovered; potential for new treatments

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to research by the University of Warwick, UK, and Fudan University, China.

Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol: What's the Connection?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Understand how alcohol consumption may be connected to bipolar and why that link exists. This article looks at common symptoms of a bipolar episode.

Depression could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A new meta-analysis finds a new class of drugs used to treat inflammation in autoimmune diseases may also be an effective treatment for depression.

People with bipolar disorder more than twice as likely to have suffered childhood adversity

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Manchester study which looked at more than thirty years of research into bipolar, found that people with the disorder are 2.

New research - fruit fly neurons hold the key to the molecular causes of mental diseases

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research involving the removal and analysis of single neurons from fruit fly (Drosophila) embryos has revealed insights into the causes of mental diseases such as bipolar disease.

Pregnancy and Depression: What's the Connection?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Depression can have an effect on mother and baby both during and after pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention with this article.

How is the world feeling? Largest real-time mental health survey investigates

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Matthew Driver, managing editor of The Journal of mHealth, writes for MNT about an app that aims to gather the moods of around 7 million people worldwide.

Perinatal risk factors linked with higher risk of obsessive compulsive disorder

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A range of perinatal factors appear to be associated with higher risk for children later developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.

Psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of helpful hormone are high

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Patients make more progress toward overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when their therapy sessions are scheduled in the morning, new research suggests.

Depression: Discovery of new brain pathway could yield new treatments

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a new brain signaling pathway that alleviates depression when blocked; the discovery could open the door to new treatments.

More than half of persons with Alzheimer's disease aged 90 years or more use psychotropic drugs

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Psychotropic drug use is rather common among persons aged 90 years of more diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease compared with those who were diagnosed at younger age, concludes study conducted at...

NIH report highlights strategies for optimizing youth suicide prevention programs

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a final report from its Pathways to Prevention workshop on youth suicide prevention.

How Does Stress Affect My Cholesterol Levels?

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What exactly does stress mean? What is cholesterol? This article will examine these questions as well as the relationship between the two.

Health experts report US$246 billion cost of workplace depression across eight countries

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New data shows that workplace depression is a major issue across different cultures and economies, with "wide and devastating" consequences for thousands of organisations worldwide.

Group psychoeducation offers 'early intervention' for bipolar patients

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary...

Depression After Abortion: Understanding and Coping

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Having an abortion may be followed by feelings of grief, loss, or regret, which could lead to a type of depression. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

Antidepressant success affected by environmental conditions

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal why antidepressants work in some patients but not others. Their findings show antidepressant effectiveness may depend on environment.

How frequent are mental disorders in cancer patients?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In an investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators provides the largest survey of mental disorders in cancer.

A common genetic variant regulates the mental health benefits of exercise

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new study revealed that a common genetic variant in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene reduces the neurobiological benefits induced by physical exercise in mice.

Study quantifies risks of developing mental health problems if brother or sister affected

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

What is the risk of developing a mental disorder if a brother or sister has the condition?

High status job means you are less likely to respond to treatment for depression

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression.

Laughter may boost physical activity, mental health for seniors

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A program that combines exercise and laughter may motivate older adults to get active, improving their physical and mental health.

Study shows internet addiction may indicate other mental health problems problem in college-aged students

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems.

Walking style may indicate aggressive personality

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified that the way people walk can determine how aggressive they are. More exaggerated body rotation indicates more aggression.