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Mental health disorders common following mild head injury: NIH-funded study identifies risk factors for neuropsychiatric conditions after concussion
A new study reveals that approximately 1 in 5 individuals may experience mental health symptoms up to six months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), suggesting the importance of follow-up care for these patients. Scientists also identified factors that may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder following mild mTBI or concussion through analysis of the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury ...
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - 1/30/2019


Your body image is impacted by those around you
Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. In a new study, researchers examined how social interactions influence body image. They found that in addition to the previous findings that being around people preoccupied with their body image was detrimental, that spending time with people who were non-body focused had a positive impact.
University of Waterloo - 1/30/2019


Recalling happy memories during adolescence can reduce risk of depression
Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 300 million people. The condition often first emerges in adolescence, a critical developmental time period when an individual experiences substantial changes in their brain structure and chemistry. A known risk factor of depression is exposure to early life stress, such as illness, parents’ separation or death, or adverse family circumstances.
University of Cambridge - 1/14/2019


Military spouses face higher perinatal depression risk: New review shows that having a partner on deployment increases chance of psychological issues
Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University's Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research (VFI) found that pregnant military spouses report more depressive symptoms at all stages of their pregnancy and all stages of their partner's deployment cycle.
Anglia Ruskin University - 1/14/2019


New analytic model to better identify patients likely to develop PTSD
New findings from an international research team led by psychiatrists at NYU School of Medicine show that a newly-developed analytic model can predict soon after a shocking or scary event - and with significant accuracy -- the likelihood of someone developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Patients in the study -- who had experienced trauma ranging from traffic and workplace accidents to assaults and terrorist attacks -- were initially evaluated using the ...
NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine - 1/11/2019


Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems: Now measurable with a novel scale developed by HKU scientists
City lifestyle has been criticised for being an important reason for children being disconnected from nature. This has led to an unhealthy lifestyle in regards to active play and eating habits. Even worse, many young children do not feel well psychologically - they are often stressed and depressed. 16 per cent of pre-schoolers in Hong Kong and up to 22% in China show signs of mental health problems (Kwok SY, Gu M, Cheung AP, 2017; Zhu J, et al. 2017). Recent research shows that ...
The University of Hong Kong - 1/11/2019


Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction
Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction. "Around one-third of humans on the planet are using social media, and some of these people are displaying maladaptive, excessive use of these sites," ...
Michigan State University - 1/10/2019


Child abuse linked to risk of suicide in later life
Children who experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect are at least two to three times more likely to attempt suicide in later life, according to the largest research review carried out of the topic. The analysis of 68 studies by psychologists at the University of Manchester and University of South Wales revealed that suicide attempts were: Three times more likely for people who experienced sexual abuse as a child; Two and a half times more likely for people who ...
University of Manchester - 1/9/2019


Americans are happier in states that spend more on libraries, parks and highways: Such 'public goods' also are less likely to spark political conflict, Baylor researcher says
Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, among them libraries, parks, highways, natural resources and police protection, a Baylor University study has found. "Public goods are things you can't exclude people from using -- and one person using them doesn't stop another from doing so," said researcher Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. "They're typically not profitable to produce in ...
Baylor University - 1/7/2019


To head off late-life depression, check your hearing: The greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having symptoms of depression, finds study of elderly Hispanics
A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression; the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that treatment of age-related hearing loss, which is underrecognized and undertreated among all elderly, could be one way to head off late-life depression.
Columbia University Irving Medical Center - 1/2/2019


Post-natal depression in dads linked to depression in their teenage daughters
Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression - and it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters, new research has found. Almost one in 20 new fathers suffered depression in the weeks after their child was born, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry and co-authored by Professor Paul Ramchandani of the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The research, based on a sample of more than 3,000 families in ...
University of Cambridge - 12/26/2018


Looking on Bright Side May Reduce Anxiety, Especially When Money is Tight: Effect holds over almost a decade, study says
Trying to find something good in a bad situation appears to be particularly effective in reducing anxiety the less money a person makes, possibly because people with low incomes have less control over their environment, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “Our research shows that socioeconomic status has a powerful effect on whether reframing a situation can reduce anxiety, both in the short term and the long term,” said Claudia Haase, PhD, of ...
American Psychological Association - 12/17/2018


Strong committed relationships can buffer military suicides
Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard. Suicide rates for members of the military are disproportionally higher than for civilians, and around the holidays the number of reported suicides often increases, for service members and civilians alike. What’s more alarming is the risk of suicide among National Guard and reserve members is even greater than ...
Michigan State University - 12/17/2018


Study suggests that increasing motor activity during the day is associated with improved spirits for healthy people, and even more so for people with type I bipolar disorder
Increasing one’s level of physical activity may be an effective way to boost one’s mood, according to a new study from a team including scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. The findings were published online December 12 in JAMA Psychiatry. The researchers found that increases in physical activity tended to be followed by increases in mood and perceived energy level.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health - 12/12/2018


New approach towards an improved treatment of anxiety disorders
Traumatic experiences can become deeply entrenched in a person's memory. How can fears following a traumatic event be reduced in the long term and prevented from becoming a permanent stress-related disorder? Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center have recently shed new light on these questions. The key to their approach lies in firmly anchoring new, positive experiences in the person's memory. As in classical treatment, traumatized patients would first have to be ...
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz - 12/11/2018


Study finds link between vitamin D-deficient older adults and depression
A new study by researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity has shown for the first time in Ireland that a deficiency in vitamin D was associated with a substantial increased risk of depression (+75%) over a four-year follow up period. The findings form part of the largest representative study of its kind and have just been published in the prestigious journal, The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA). Later life depression can significantly ...
Trinity College Dublin - 12/5/2018


A Nationwide Study in Denmark of the Association Between Treated Infections and the Subsequent Risk of Treated Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents
A new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands our understanding of the role of the immune system in the development of mental disorders. High temperatures, sore throats and infections during childhood can increase the risk of also suffering from a mental disorder as a child or adolescent. This is shown by the first study of its kind to follow ...
Aarhus University - 12/5/2018


Stuck in a Loop of ‘Wrongness’: Brain Study Shows Roots of OCD
They clean their hands, many times in a row. They click switches on and off, over and over. They check - and re-check, and check again - that they turned the stove off. No one knows exactly what drives people with obsessive-compulsive disorder to do what they do, even when they're fully aware that they shouldn't do it, and when it interferes with their ability to live a normal life. That lack of scientific understanding means about half of them can't find an effective treatment. But a new ...
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan - 11/29/2018


Brain Stimulation Relieves Depression Symptoms: Human study suggests lateral orbitofrontal cortex as promising target for therapeutic brain stimulation to treat intractable depression
Patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), according to a UC San Francisco research study published November 29, 2018 in Current Biology. The results are an important step toward developing a therapy for people with treatment-resistant depression, which affects as many as 30 percent of depression patients, the authors say.
University of California - San Francisco - 11/29/2018


Researchers have found the first risk genes for ADHD
A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has for the first time identified genetic variants which increase the risk of ADHD. The new findings provide a completely new insight into the biology behind ADHD.
Aarhus University - 11/28/2018


An understudied form of child abuse and intimate terrorism: parental alienation: Researchers are urging psychological, legal and child custodial disciplines to recognize parental alienation as family violence
The scene: a bitter divorce, and a custody battle over the couple's 7-year-old son. Awarded full custody, the mother - perhaps seeking revenge? - sets out to destroy the son's relationship with his father. The mother tells the son lies about the father's behavior, plants seeds of doubt about his fitness as a parent, and sabotages the father's efforts to see his son. The son begins to believe the lies; as he grows up, his relationship with his father becomes strained. According to ...
Colorado State University - 11/27/2018


Psychological intervention proves 'life-changing' for women experiencing domestic abuse
Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. In a randomised controlled trial led by researchers from the University of Bristol, women who received the intervention showed reduced symptoms of psychological distress, depression and post-traumatic stress compared to those who received just advocacy. Women who experience domestic violence ...
University of Bristol - 11/27/2018


Does Teen Cannabis Use Lead to Behavior Problems – or Vice Versa?
More youth use cannabis than smoke cigarettes in the United States. In other parts of the world, cannabis use has become almost as regular as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults. With relaxed laws governing cannabis use in many U.S. states and localities, there is mixed and limited research on whether increasing legalization could lead to other unhealthy behaviors in addition to substance use disorders. Now, new research led by the Annenberg Public Policy Center ...
Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania - 11/26/2018


Trial examines how mindfulness meditation may improve mood
In a randomized controlled trial of 134 mildly stressed, middle-aged to older adults, participants who were assigned to a six-week mindfulness-meditation training program experienced significantly reduced negative affect variability--which refers to subjective distress and includes a range of mood states such as worry, anxiety, anger, self-criticism, and life dissatisfaction--compared with participants assigned to a waitlist control. The effects seen in the Stress & Health study were ...
Wiley - 11/21/2018


Older Adults’ Abstract Reasoning Ability Predicts Depressive Symptoms Over Time
Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland. The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Mental health in later life is a topic of increasing importance given aging populations worldwide,” says researcher Stephen Aichele of the University of Geneva. “Our findings suggest that monitoring ...
Association for Psychological Science - 11/14/2018


Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against
A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender. What’s more, the study finds that efforts to mitigate these harms are less effective against bias-based bullying. “Bias-based bullying is when children are bullied because of some aspect of their social identity, whether that’s race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or sexual orientation,” ...
North Carolina State University - 11/14/2018


Being overweight likely to cause depression, even without health complications
The research, jointly led by the University of Exeter and the University of South Australia, suggests that it is the psychological impact of being overweight that causes depression, rather than associated illnesses. This furthers understanding of the complex relationship between obesity and depression. While it has long been known that depression is more common in obesity, the research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, is the first to conclude that higher body mass ...
University of Exeter - 11/13/2018


Brain changes found in self-injuring teen girls: Study highlights need for prevention, early intervention in those at high risk of suicide
The brains of teenage girls who engage in serious forms of self-harm, including cutting, show features similar to those seen in adults with borderline personality disorder, a severe and hard-to-treat mental illness, a new study has found. Reduced brain volumes seen in these girls confirms biological - and not just behavioral - changes and should prompt additional efforts to prevent and treat self-inflicted injury, a known risk factor for suicide, said study lead author Theodore Beauchaine, ...
Ohio State University - 11/13/2018


Suicide risk increases in teens who knew murder victims
Nearly half of black teenagers surveyed in Allegheny County report losing a friend or family member to murder, a disproportionately stark statistic that is associated with suicide attempts and other negative childhood experiences, according to research led by UPMC and University of Pittsburgh scientists. The findings are presented today at the American Public Health Association's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego. "Health Equity Now" is the theme of this year's meeting.
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences - 11/13/2018


Double whammy for grieving spouses with sleep problems: Bereaved spouses with sleep disturbances have overactive immune system linked to heart disease
Sleep disturbances have a strong negative impact on the immune system of people who have recently lost a spouse, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Rice University. The overactivated immune system of the bereaved triggered by sleep disturbances -- and resulting chronic inflammation -- may make them more susceptible to heart disease or cancer, the study authors said. Grieving spouses have a higher risk of developing heart disease or dying within a year of their ...
Northwestern University - 11/8/2018


Social media use increases depression and loneliness: In the first experimental study of Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use, University of Pennsylvania psychologist showed a causal link between time spent on the platforms and decreased well-being
The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being. Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt published her findings in the December Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Few prior studies have attempted to show that social-media use harms users' well-being, and those that have ...
University of Pennsylvania - 11/8/2018


Conversion 'therapy' begins at home: First study shows pivotal role of parents in conversion efforts to change LGBT adolescents' sexual orientation
A new study finds that attempts by parents and religious leaders or therapists to change the sexual orientation of LGBT adolescents ('conversion therapy') contribute to multiple health and adjustment problems in young adulthood. These include higher levels of depression and suicidal behavior, as well as lower levels of self-esteem, social support and life satisfaction, and lower levels of education and income in young adulthood.
San Francisco State University - 11/8/2018


Explaining happiness: Where emotional well-being comes from
It is widely believed that each person finds the source of happiness within themselves and nowhere else. To determine just how true this is, research psychologists of the Higher School of Economics conducted a survey on 600 individuals. The results of the study were published in the article Why Do I Feel This Way? Attributional Assessment of Happiness and Unhappiness. The researchers based their work on Bernard Weiner's Causal Attribution Theory. This helps determine to which causes ...
National Research University Higher School of Economics - 11/8/2018


People with Internet addiction react the worst when WiFi fails: Do you get frustrated and angry when your WiFi connection stops working? It could be because of your personality
Do you get frustrated and angry when your WiFi connection stops working? It could be because of your personality. When digital technology stops working, people with a fear of missing out (FOMO) -- the anxiety that you're missing a social experience others might be having while you're not online -- or an internet addiction have more extreme reactions, according to a new study in Heliyon.
Elsevier - 11/1/2018


New study: reduced screen time for young highly recommended for well-being
Too much time spent on gaming, smartphones and watching television is linked to heightened levels and diagnoses of anxiety or depression in children as young as age 2, according to a new study. Even after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks, reports San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor ...
San Diego State University - 10/29/2018


Veterans with PTSD improve mental health after therapeutic horseback riding intervention: The veterans felt 'greater confidence, gratitude and hope, as well as increased patience,' Baylor University researcher says
Veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder were less anxious and depressed and had an improved quality of life after an eight-week therapeutic horseback riding program, according to a Baylor University study. "PTSD is difficult to treat. But those who went through the program reported lessening of symptoms and better mental health," said lead author Beth A. Lanning, Ph.D., associate chair and associate professor of public health in Baylor's Robbins College of ...
Baylor University - 10/29/2018


Significant increase in mental health conditions among US students
University students in the US are showing increasingly higher rates of diagnosis for a range of mental health conditions, potentially putting their academic success at risk, suggests new research published in the Journal of American College Health. Using a national American College Health Association dataset consisting of over 450,000 undergraduate students, researchers investigated whether mental health diagnoses and treatment among university students changed between ...
Taylor & Francis Group - 10/24/2018


PTSD symptoms improve when patient chooses form of treatment, study shows
A multiyear clinical trial comparing medication and mental health counseling in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder shows that patients who chose their form of treatment -- whether drugs or therapy -- improved more than those who were simply prescribed one or the other regardless of the patient's preference. The study, led by the University of Washington and Case Western Reserve University, was conducted at outpatient clinics in Seattle and Cleveland. It found that both ...
University of Washington - 10/19/2018


Aerobic exercise has antidepressant treatment effects
An analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials indicates that supervised aerobic exercise has large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression. The systematic review and meta-analysis is published in Depression and Anxiety. Across 11 eligible trials involving 455 adult patients (18-65 years old) with major depression as a primary disorder, supervised aerobic exercise was performed on average for 45 minutes, at moderate intensity, 3 times per week, and for ...
Wiley - 10/18/2018


Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict
Teenage girls who were maltreated as children are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two of them high. Researchers at the University of Rochester's Mt. Hope Family Center found that the quality of the mother-daughter relationship and their level of conflict are two direct mechanisms underlying the association between child maltreatment and suicidal thoughts during adolescence.
University of Rochester - 10/18/2018



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