Mental Health

Brest cancer diagnosis may cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Breast cancer diagnosis may cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

According to a study led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers, a majority of patients diagnosed with breast cancer go on to develop symptoms...
Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health

Marijuana could help treat drug addiction and mental health

Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found. "Research suggests that people may be...
Depression rates growing among adolescents, particularly girls

Depression rates growing among adolescents, particularly girls

The rate of adolescents reporting a recent bout of clinical depression grew by 37 percent over the decade ending in 2014, with one in...
Brain training can help in fight against dementia

Brain training can help in fight against dementia

Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that engaging in computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults with mild...
machine learning

Using a patient’s own words, machine learning automatically identifies suicidal behavior

Using a person's spoken or written words, new computer tools can identify with great accuracy whether that person is suicidal, mentally ill but not...
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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...
Pupil Dilation

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...
Cognitive activity

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...
PTSD children

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 confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...