Pediatric Obesity and Depression Connected in the Brain

Early-life obesity and depression may be driven by shared abnormalities in the brain regions that process rewards, according to researchers.

May 23

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Depression, Anxiety High in Graduate Students

Graduate students are more than six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety as compared to the general population.

May 22

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Certain PTSD Therapies Prove Effective Long After Patients Stop ...

Reducing severity of PTSD symptoms long-term holds significant public-health and economic implications. Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies used for short-term ...

May 22

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

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Details of Brain Networks in Autism

A new study reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping. The new approach provides a way to examine the location of individual brain networks with more ...

May 22

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Brain Abnormality Indicates General Risk for Mental Illness

A new study has found an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness, and these findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common forms of mental illness.

May 18

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

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School-Based Yoga Can Help Children Better Manage Stress and Anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a new study.

May 16

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Stress Management

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Brain Activity Helps Explain Diabetics' Negative Feelings, Risk for ...

For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels ...

May 16

Categories: Depression

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Basing Everyday Decisions on Risk of Pain or Loss Linked to Increased ...

In recent studies, scientists have shone new light on how the human brain uses past experiences and generalizes them to future events, helping us safely navigate the world around us. This is a useful adaptive technique, but could be potentially ...

May 16

Categories: Anxiety

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Attention Deficit Disorders Could Stem from Impaired Brain ...

Research has discovered how two brain regions work together to maintain attention, and how discordance between the regions could lead to attention deficit disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.

May 14

Categories: Adult ADHD, Schizophrenia

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Improve Emotion Regulation in ...

Recent research has found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not just anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger.

May 14

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

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Brain Stimulation Reduces Suicidal Thinking in People with ...

A specific kind of brain stimulation has been found to be effective in reducing suicidal thinking in a significant portion of people with hard-to-treat depression.

May 14

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention

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Overdose Risk Factors in Youth with Substance Use Disorders

A study has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults, some of which include the use of alcohol, cocaine or amphetamines and histories of depression, anxiety or eating disorders.

May 12

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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A Single Mindfulness Meditation Session Can Reduce Anxiety

Recent research suggests that mindfulness meditation programs can aid in treatments for anxiety. People can begin to derive psychological and physiological benefits from the practice after a single introductory session.

May 12

Categories: Anxiety

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People with OCD Process Emotions Differently Than Their Unaffected ...

A recent study has shown that that people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) feel more distress when viewing images that induce OCD-related emotions than their unaffected siblings.

May 12

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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How Chronic Early-Life Stress Raises PTSD Vulnerability

It has recently been found that chronic stress and adversities experienced early in life will increase vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) later in life.

May 10

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

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