Daily Archives: August 28, 2016

Parent’s History of Suicide Attempts Helps Predict Suicide Attempts In Children

As public health experts debate the best ways to reduce suicides––a top-five leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 54 in 2013––new research calls attention to the importance of early intervention based on long-term risk factors. In a … Continue reading

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Measuring Gene Activity in the Blood Could Help Diagnose Bipolar Disorder

Measuring the activity of a panel of genes may provide enough information to diagnose bipolar disorder from a blood sample, according to a study published August 4th in the journalTranslational Psychiatry. Currently, bipolar disorder is diagnosed by experienced clincians based … Continue reading

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Optimal duration of risperidone or olanzapine adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizer following remission of a manic episode: A CANMAT randomized double-blind trial

Abstract Atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy to lithium or valproate is effective in treating acute mania. Although continuation of atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy after mania remission reduces relapse of mood episodes, the optimal duration is unknown. As many atypical antipsychotics cause … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Treatment for Bipolar Disorder Not Always Effective After Six Months

Some antipsychotic medicines commonly used to treat a type of bipolar disorder may not have clear benefits after six months of use, researchers have found. There are different types of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I — what most people associate with … Continue reading

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Depression

What is Depression? Not all feelings of sadness or grief point to a depressive disorder. Clinical depression extends beyond short-lived experiences of sorrow, often occurs without any logical reason, and interferes with an individual’s ability to function on a daily … Continue reading

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Using both therapies together shows promising results

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) frequently begins in adolescence, but it has been evidenced in younger children as well. About 1 million children and teens in the country suffer from the psychiatric disorder, with scientists believing that biological and environmental factors play … Continue reading

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MicroRNA 135 may be the key to anxiety and depression treatment

Anxiety and depression might be controlled by a MicroRNA (a non-coding RNA molecule that regulates cellular activities) says a new study published in Neuron. According to the World Health Organization, mood disorders like depression affect about 10% of the population. … Continue reading

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The truth behind medication for anxiety

A variety of medications have been found helpful in treating anxiety disorders, but none of them work for every person. While selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) andserotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are considered the first-line treatment for many anxiety disorders,2 each … Continue reading

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Research observes effects of mental health issues on telomeres and aging

It has become widely thought among healthcare professionals and the public alike that mental health affects physical well-being. New research suggests that depression and anxiety may speed up the aging process, leading to the development of chronic disease. Here, I … Continue reading

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Improving COPD by treating anxiety and depression

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) causes difficulty breathing and progressively gets worse. COPD is also known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis.Past studies report that COPD patients often also suffer from anxiety and depression due to symptoms such as chronic coughing … Continue reading

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