Mental Health

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Memory and attention problems might be an early sign of schizophrenia

While schizophrenia is best known for episodes of psychosis (delusions and hallucinations), it is also marked by chronic neurocognitive deficits, such as problems with...
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Blood pressure can predict individual response to PTSD treatment

Treatment with the drug prazosin effectively reduces symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for many people, but about one third of patients don't respond...
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Pupil dilation in reaction to negative facial emotions can predict depression relapse

Pupil dilation in reaction to negative emotional faces predicts risk for depression relapse, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New...
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Cognitive activity can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, says a Harvard research

Are there any ways of preventing or delaying the development of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of age-associated dementia? Several previously published studies have suggested...
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Using MRI, scientists show how PTSD disrupts children brains

Children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience disruptions in the structure of the neural networks inside their brains, according to a study appearing online...
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Scientists develop a new speech therapy to help dementia patients recall lost memories

In a new Northwestern Medicine study, researchers develop a novel telemedicine speech therapy program for people with language problems due to dementia. The therapy...
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Fish oil can help improve mental health among active duty soldiers

Fish oil has many health benefits, such as reducing symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease and eye disorders. This is mainly because it is...
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Medication combined with aerobic exercise can beat depression

Major depressive disorder, or depression, is one of the most common mental disorders. In 2013, it is estimated that major depressive disorder affected about...
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Mindfulness meditation can tame our emotional brain, says research

Mindfulness is a form of nonjudgmental attention focusing on the present. It is known as a distinct method to improve our health and wellbeing. Now...
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Yoga can help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

People with generalized anxiety disorder often have excessive and sometimes irrational worry. The worry can be about anything, including, health, money, death, romantic relationship,...