Monthly Archives: September 2014

Drugs for depression linked to failure with dental implants

A team from McGill University has discovered that people who take the most common antidepressants (such as Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft, the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs) are twice as likely to have dental implants fail as … Continue reading

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House work a menial mental chore

Housework just doesn’t scrub up as a physical activity that brings any mental health benefits, say researchers from Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN). Two unique studies by C-PAN researchers Dr Megan Teychenne and Professor Kylie … Continue reading

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Networks of neurons identified in the brain that are disrupted in psychiatric disease

Studying the networks of connections in the brains of people affected by schizophrenia, bipolar disease or depression has allowed Dr. Peter Williamson, from Western University, to gain a better understanding of the biological basis of these important diseases. Dr. Williamson … Continue reading

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Pioneering study demonstrates benefit of imaging techinque in identifying Bipolar Disorder

MRI may be an effective way to diagnose mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, according to experts from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In a landmark study using advanced techniques, the researchers were able to correctly distinguish … Continue reading

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Providing mental health care lowers arrest rates, saves money

Research from North Carolina State University, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the University of South Florida shows that outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with mental health problems and saves taxpayers money. “This study … Continue reading

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Psychiatric disorders may be linked to protein involved in memory forumation

Researchers have discovered a pathway by which the brain controls a molecule critical to forming long-term memories and connected with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The discovery was made by a team of scientists led by Alexei Morozov, an assistant professor … Continue reading

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Lithium reduces suicide risk in people with mood disorder

Lithium can reduce suicide risk and help prevent deliberate self harm in people with mood disorders, according a new study in British Medical Journal (BMJ). The research showed that the drug appeared to lower the likelihood of death and suicide … Continue reading

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Bipolar drugs less effective during pregnancy

New Northwestern Medicine® research offers one of the first in-depth studies of how physiological changes during pregnancy reduce the effects of a commonly used drug to treat bipolar disorder, making women more vulnerable to recurring episodes. The new findings will … Continue reading

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Health care system challenged by older adults with severe mental illness

Although older adults with serious mental illness didn’t have more recorded physical illness and had fewer outpatient visits to primary care physicians, they made more medical emergency department visits and had considerably longer medical hospitalizations than older adults without mental … Continue reading

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The death of a loved one in childhood affects adult mental health

A new study published in the British Medical Journal finds a small but significant increase in psychosis risk for people who suffer the loss of a family member in childhood. Although we know that adult health can be influenced by … Continue reading

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