New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

Breakthrough research has yielded a cluster of genetic markers that could form the basis of a blood test for PTSD.

Mar 18

Categories: Complex PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / ...

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MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk

A new large-scale Danish study searches for connections between autism and the MMR vaccine. In particular, they investigate at-risk individuals. Once again, no links are found.

Mar 11

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Growing up in a green area may help support mental health

New research from Aarhus University in Denmark suggests that people who have grown up in close contact with nature are much less likely to develop mental health problems in adulthood than peers who had less access to green space as children.

Mar 6

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Early Life Stress Alters Helping Behaviour of Meerkat Offspring

Parents usually make sacrifices to allow their children to have better lives than they did, however this is different from Kalahri meerkat mothers, according to a new study.

Feb 28

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Can Social Media Really Cause Depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case.

Feb 27

Categories: Depression

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Transcendental Meditation Can Help Treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can help reduce or even reverse these symptoms.

Feb 25

Categories: Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Can Attachment Theory Help Explain the Relationship Some People Have ...

A new paper in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice argues that the relationship a person has with their eating disorder is shaped by that person's understanding of what meaningful relationships should look like - and, in ...

Feb 20

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Can These New Compounds Treat Memory Loss in Depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive ...

Feb 18

Categories: Depression

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How Exercise May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Exercise produce a hormone called irisin, which experts believe that irisin may improve memory and protect neurons against Alzheimer's disease.

Feb 15

Categories: Health Psychology

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Alcohol Use Disorder: A Step Toward Treatment?

Mood disorders and alcohol use disorder are both challenging to treat. A recent study concludes that a pathway involved in both conditions could be positively influenced by a commercially available chemical.

Feb 13

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Could this chemical help explain anxiety?

A recent study on anxiety examined the role of glutamate, which is a neurotransmitter. The findings could help scientists develop more effective interventions.

Feb 11

Categories: Anxiety

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A Diet Rich in Fiber and Vegetables can Relieve Depression

A healthful diet can "significantly reduce" symptoms of depression. That's the definitive conclusion from a meta-analysis of existing randomized, clinical trials.

Feb 11

Categories: Depression, Health Psychology

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Heavy Drinking may Change DNA, Leading to Increased Craving for ...

Binge and heavy drinking may cause a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol. Researchers are looking into these biomarkers and potentially able to find out an individual's risk for binge and heavy drinking.

Feb 8

Categories: Addictions

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Schizophrenia: Restoring Brain Circuitry to Improve Symptoms

Schizophrenia is among one the top 15 causes of disability across the world. Researchers pin down the faulty brain circuitry that drives negative symptom severity in schizophrenia and look at noninvasive methods of targeting and "repairing" this ...

Feb 4

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Learning One's Genetic Risk Might Affect Eating and Exercise

Learning about one's genetic make up or DNA has become increasing more popular and accessible in present day. However, learning about it, especially in particular one's genetic risks could trigger placebo and nocebo effects.

Feb 2

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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