Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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First UK study of ketamine for people with severe depression

The first UK study of the use of ketamine intravenous infusions in people with treatment-resistant depression has been carried out in an NHS clinic by researchers at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford.

Aug 7

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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A little video game-playing linked with better-adjusted children

A new study suggests video game-playing for less than an hour a day is linked with better-adjusted children and teenagers. The research, carried out by Oxford University, found that young people who indulged in a little video game-playing were ...

Aug 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Patients with autism spectrum disorder are not sensitive to 'being ...

A Japanese research group led by Prof Norihiro Sadato, a professor of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), has found that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have decreased ...

Aug 6

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Researchers find potential new predictor of stress-related illnesses

Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity.

Aug 6

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Phases of clinical depression could affect treatment

Research led by the University of Adelaide has resulted in new insights into clinical depression that demonstrate there cannot be a "one-size-fits-all" approach to treating the disease.

Aug 5

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Why Exercise and Relaxation Techniques Benefit The Socially Anxious

In treating social anxiety - discomfort or fear in social situations, often of being judged - both relaxation techniques and exercise have been found beneficial.

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Relaxation techniques, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Depression in early childhood can persist into adolescence

Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows.

Aug 5

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression, Post ...

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Mindfulness and Meditation in Schools: Mindful Kids, Peaceful Schools

With eyes closed and deep breaths, stu­dents are learn­ing a new method to reduce anx­i­ety, con­flict, and atten­tion dis­or­ders. But don’t call it meditation.

Aug 4

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Oppositional & ...

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Insular cortex alterations in mouse models of autism

Scientists unravel a neural circuit that could play an important role in autism

Aug 4

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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New research links anxiety to seizures

New research by clinical psychologists from the UK and US has revealed psychogenic seizures which could be mistaken for epilepsy are linked to feelings of anxiety.

Aug 4

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Psychologists investigate a major, ignored reason for our lack of ...

Short term, lack of sleep scrambles our mental functioning. Long term, the health consequences can be dire. What's stopping us from getting enough?

Aug 2

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring ...

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important ...

Aug 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Alterations to a single gene could predict risk of suicide attempt

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person’s risk of ...

Aug 2

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety

A study of high school students has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. "People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep for as long as they need to. This is a widespread ...

Aug 1

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Teenage Issues

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