Daily Archives: September 17, 2014

Response to reward measured in nicotine withdrawal

In a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, scientists claim to have identified and measured the responses to rewards during nicotine withdrawal across humans and rats. woman snapping a cigarette Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of preventable death worldwide. … Continue reading

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Failed fertility in woman who want children linked to worse mental health

Around one-third of couples who embark upon fertility treatment are not successful in their endeavor, leaving them to adjust to an unfulfilled child-wish. Now, a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction suggests women who have difficulty accepting that … Continue reading

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Sunshine can act as a driver for suicide

Long spells of sunshine – as proven by many scientific studies – can have a positive impact on the human mind and can have a helpful effect for people with depression. Things are very different at the start of a … Continue reading

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Young people whom have attempted suicide disadvantage on the job market

People who have attempted suicide when young are less likely to have a successful professional career later in life. This was discovered in a joint study by the Swedish Karolinska Institutet and MedUni Vienna. The prospect of long-term unemployment later … Continue reading

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Lifestyle intervention helps people taking antipsychotic medications lose weight and reduce diabetes risk

People taking antipsychotic medications for serious mental illnesses lost significant amounts of weight and improved their glucose levels by participating in a lifestyle-change program, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online in the … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia made up of eight specific genetic disorders

ast studies have indicated that rather than being a single disease, schizophrenia is a collection of different disorders. Now, a new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, claims the condition consists of eight distinct genetic disorders, … Continue reading

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UK mental health services unable to cope with demand for psychological therapies says coalition

Mental health services are unable to cope with demand for psychological therapies, according to an investigation by the We Need to Talk coalition. The coalition of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service providers says that huge variations … Continue reading

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Discrimination by health care workers among homeless adults in Toronto with mental illness

Vulnerable populations in ethnically diverse Toronto reported more discrimination by health care workers based on their housing status, mental health or substance abuse issues than race, a new study has found. Forty-two per cent of people surveyed reported at least … Continue reading

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How should we talk about suicide

Yesterday was annual World Suicide Prevention Day, which, given the recent high-profile suicide of the actor Robin Williams – a death that has generated a huge amount of media and professional debate on the subject – has an added layer … Continue reading

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Depressed employees may be better off at work than at home

A new Australian study suggests rather than calling in sick and taking time off, depressed employees might find staying at work helps them better manage their illness. businesswomen looking at an ipad In the study, depressed employees who took sickness … Continue reading

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