Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Feature Expert

A Voice for Mental Health in Academia

So pervasive is the image of a graduate student toiling away for endless hours in the lab, frantically trying to crack the latest scientific conundrum.…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI study is first to explore veterans’ grief, an overlooked toll of war

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 6, 2019 — Grief in veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has been as largely overlooked as post-traumatic stress disorder…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Mute, Block, Delete: Navigating National Unfriend Day

It’s the Girl Scout mantra: Make new friends but keep the old.  However, according to UNLV communication studies professor and researcher Natalie Pennington, that may…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

In the long run, drugs & talk therapy hold the same value for people with depression, study finds

Spending an hour in talk therapy with a trained counselor costs much more, and takes more time, than swallowing an inexpensive antidepressant pill. But for…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Who will get depressed under intense stress? Study shows promise of genetic risk prediction

Depression doesn’t come from one gene, one life event, or one personality trait. That’s what makes it so hard to predict, prevent or treat effectively.…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

MIDDLE-AGED ADULTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER POTENTIALLY AT HIGHER RISK FOR HEART ATTACKS, STUDY SAYS

WASHINGTON – Middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder may be at greater risk for a heart attack, as they show physical signs…

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Feature

5 Ways to Manage Political Stress With a Michigan Medicine Psychiatrist

No matter what your political beliefs or affiliations, it’s safe to say all Americans are now living through a unique moment in our nation’s history. …

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Announcement

Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth – A Free Webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on “Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth” on Tuesday, November 12,…

Updated : Oct 23, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Professors Study How Social Media Affects Emerging Adults’ Mental Health

Pitch Social-media use continues to grow, especially among emerging adults. Users on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are going through a period…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Announcement

NIMH funds youth violence prevention research at DePaul University

CHICAGO — Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Violence linked to social isolation, hypervigilance and chronic health problems, new studies show

Exposure to violence can negatively impact a person’s physical and psychosocial health, according to two new studies co-authored by University of Chicago Medicine social epidemiologist Elizabeth…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: More behavioral health care linked to small drop in gun-related suicides

EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 4:00 PM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio – An increase in behavioral health providers is associated with a slight decrease in…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Three new studies reveal eating disorder trends in U.S.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2019) – A University at Albany professor has found trends that warrant increased screening for eating disorders, she explains. In 2018, Tomoko…

Updated : Sep 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Medicaid expansion boosted health & work ability for many – but especially for those with mental health conditions

Expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults helped many of them feel healthier, and do a better job at work or a job search, in just…

Updated : Sep 19, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Junk Food’ Diet May Predict Future Depression Symptoms in Teens

Rockville, Md. (September 19, 2019)—An innovative study finds that sodium and potassium levels—reflections of a person’s typical diet—may be predictors of future depression in teens.…

Updated : Sep 18, 2019 in Feature

The Medical Minute: Don’t stay silent on suicide

Suicide can be difficult to talk about due to the cultural stigma surrounding it and the devastating and lasting impact it has on people, families…

Updated : Sep 17, 2019 in Research Articles

Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

Athens, Ga. –When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Expert Pitch

NYPD’s mental health move a step in the right direction

The NYPD recently announced they revised their fitness-for-duty policy and will no longer automatically strip police of their badges if they are dealing with mental…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Research Articles

How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

New research from North Carolina State University finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in one’s physical health, even if…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Study finds women at greater risk of depression, anxiety after hysterectomy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Hysterectomy is associated with an increased risk of long-term mental health issues, especially depression and anxiety, according to a cohort study by…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Depression breakthrough

Major depressive disorder - referred to colloquially as the 'black dog' - has been identified as a genetic cause for 20 distinct diseases, providing vital…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2019

Computing--Assessing veteran suicide risk In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has expanded a VA-developed predictive computing…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Johns Hopkins launches Center For Psychedelic Research

A group of private donors has given $17 million to start the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, making it what's…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Is childhood criminal justice exposure associated with risk of poor adult mental health?

Bottom Line: A childhood history of both personal involvement in the juvenile justice system and parental incarceration was associated with a greater likelihood of depression,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unhappy mothers talk more to their baby boys, study finds

Mothers who are dissatisfied with their male partners spend more time talking to their infants - but only if the child is a boy, according…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

The brain processes words placed on the right side of a screen more quickly

When reading words on a screen, the human brain comprehends words placed on the right side of the screen faster. The total amount of presented…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use

As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study reports that prescriptions are not backed up…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

In the largest study of its kind, no evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

It's long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn't been understood is why. "Of course, the primary…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health declines

People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Study Suggests Exercise After Concussion Improves Recovery

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After a sports-related concussion, traditional recovery recommendations have previously called for weeks or months of rest, depending on the duration of…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers develop new information tool to standardize clinical outreach to unsheltered homeless an

LOS ANGELES -- Researchers from the street medicine team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have developed "HOUSED BEDS," the first published tool…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Parental burnout can lead to harmful outcomes for parent and child

When the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic it can turn into parental burnout, an intense exhaustion that leads parents to feel detached from their…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study finds many psychiatric disorders have heightened impulsivity

HAMILTON, ON (August 28, 2019) - Individuals with many different psychiatric disorders have a higher tendency to choose smaller, immediate rewards over larger, delayed rewards,…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood

Women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. In…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Excess body fat increases the risk of depression

Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. The more fat, the greater the probability of developing…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Not in Gotham anymore

Those who study and treat disorders of the mind - such as neuroscientists, psychiatrists and therapists - are in a position of influence. Their decisions…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Social media stress can lead to social media addiction

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use. Social networking sites (SNS)…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

BRAIN grant will fund new tools to study astrocytes

In the brain, cells called astrocytes are at least as abundant as neurons, but are much less understood. While neuroscientists have begun to appreciate how…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Memory loss, dementia an understudied yet widespread phenomenon among Chinese Americans

The U.S. Chinese population is growing - and graying - rapidly! From 2000 to 2010, the Chinese American population aged 65 and over grew at…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

CU Anschutz announces first out-of-home gun storage map to prevent suicide

Today, faculty members at the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus announced the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use and reduced survival in women with breast cancer

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to use opioids and more likely to die,…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness -- the practice of focusing one's awareness on the present moment -- can enhance…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

American Psychological Association conference on technology, mind and society

Technology, Mind, and Society - an interdisciplinary conference exploring the links between psychology and technology The conference will focus on efforts to understand and shape…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Research Articles

Tech time not to blame for teens’ mental health problems

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 23, 2019 — A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study suggests weight loss regardless of psychiatric medication use

A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Children of incarcerated parents have more substance abuse, anxiety

DURHAM, N.C. -- Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely than other children to develop a substance use disorder as adults and nearly…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Suicide and self-harm risk nearly triple in people with restless leg syndrome

Restless legs syndrome was associated with a nearly tripled risk of suicide and self-harm in a new study led by Penn State researchers. Using Big…