Mental Health

Monitoring the mentally ill: History of mental illness and stigma provides insights

In the wake of the latest mass shooting in Texas, news agencies, politicians and pundits searched for explanations and solutions. President Trump, echoing a version...

Scientists discover gene as master regulator in schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers have identified a gene that acts as a master regulator of schizophrenia during early human brain development. The findings may...

These personality traits linked to phone addiction

In a new study, researchers have identified the personality traits that increase or decrease the degree of vulnerability to so-called “nomophobia”. It is defined as...

Reducing inflammation may make depression drugs work better

In a new study, researchers found that controlling inflammation may be key to helping the brain develop the flexibility to respond to antidepressant drugs. This...

This ‘blood test’ could accurately detect PTSD

In a new study, researchers found an artificial intelligence tool has a 77% accuracy diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in male combat veterans. The...

This dietary supplement may help treat schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers found a dietary supplement, sarcosine, may help with schizophrenia as part of antipsychotic medication. The finding suggests the readily available...

Your gut bacteria may be linked to depression, high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found people with high blood pressure had different gut bacteria compared to people with both high blood pressure and...

Suicide rates surging, especially in rural America

In a new study, researchers found suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas. They also found a cluster...

Anxiety and depression: Why doctors are prescribing gardening rather than drugs

Spending time in outdoors, taking time out of the everyday to surround yourself with greenery and living things can be one of life's great...

PTSD linked to higher risk of ovarian cancer

In a new study, researchers found women who experienced more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer...

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Scientists discover four new pterosaurs in matter of weeks

You wait ages for a pterosaur and then four come along at once. Hot on the heels of a recent paper discovering three new species...

This study shows the cause of sleep problems in autism

A recent study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found that children with autism have more sleep difficulties caused by shallower brain waves than...

This exercise may help prevent cognitive decline in older people

Brain tissue is made up of gray matter, or cell bodies, and filaments, called white matter, that extend from the cells. The volume of gray matter...

4 tips for staying healthy in the COVID-19 pandemic

Every day, we’re waking up to a world that has become like a stranger to us. The stress of sheltering in place and fear of...

Should we wear masks or not? An expert sorts through the confusion

As a professor at Boston University’s School of Medicine and a geriatrician at Boston Medical Center caring for the most vulnerable in this pandemic,...

Coconut oil may reduce metabolic syndrome in obese women

In a new study, researchers found that obese females that ate a small amount of coconut oil daily, even as part of a high-fat...