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Onset schizophrenia

Age Increases Risk Of Early-Onset Schizophrenia

Advanced paternal age increases the risk in offspring of early-onset schizophrenia; a severe form of the disorder; according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. So the association between paternal age and risk in children remained after accounting for the contributions of the fathers’ and mothers’ genetic predispositions for schizophrenia; indicating that advanced paternal age itself contributes…

Depression

Depression Tied To Increased Stroke Risk

Having a high number of depressive symptoms may with an increased risk for stroke, new research suggests. Investigators used data from the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS) MRI-Sub-Study, but an ongoing cohort study of primarily Hispanic older adults who clinically free of stroke at baseline and followed for a median of 14 years. Results showed that…

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Cannabis Tied To 50% Of New Psychosis Cases

Daily use of cannabis, particularly high potency cannabis; is with higher rates of psychosis; new research shows. In the first study to show the impact of cannabis use at a population level; investigators found daily users of high potency cannabis were up to five times more likely to have a first episode of psychosis than…

Depression

Hormonal Treatment Associated With Depression

Men who receive anti-hormonal treatment after having their prostate removed are 80% more likely to suffer from depression than men who do not receive this treatment. This leads researchers to suggest that patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy should monitored for post-surgical depression. This is presented at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona. Increasingly…

Children with anhedonia

Brain Function Associated With Anhedonia

Researchers have identified changes in brain connectivity and brain activity during rest and reward anticipation in children with anhedonia; a condition where people lose interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy. The study, by scientists at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); part of the National Institutes of Health, sheds light on…

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Psychiatric Hospitalization Prevents From Talking About Suicide

Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men an age and gender group at high risk for suicide do not talk about suicide with their physicians. Researchers discovered this finding as part of a pre-launch; stakeholder assessment of a multimedia program designed to encourage men to open up to their…

Stress

Your Body's Way Of Responding To Stress

Panic attacks typically occur when a person is under stress. The stress can be physical, like being run down, or emotional, like a significant life change. Panic attacks are a relatively common experience with as many as one in seven people experiencing them at least once. A little more than half of those people will…

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Parents To Help Children Deal With Scary Media

Recently a number of school boards and police services issued statements advising parents; of an alleged cyberbullying threat called the Momo challenge. It is unclear how many videos actually exist of the creepy-looking mask apparently telling children to harm themselves, or to what extent they have circulated; among children or elsewhere. The social media While…

Children with ADHD

Symptoms In Some Children With ADHD With Minimal Risk

Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures; trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has found to an effective and safe means of treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). TNS utilizes a small stimulator worn on a child’s clothes to emit a low-level current; powered by a 9-volt battery.…

Middle school arts

Taking Arts Classes Leads To Better Academic Performance

A new study from the George Mason University Arts Research Center and published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics; Creativity, and the Arts a link between arts elective courses in music, dance, visual art and drama, and better grades in middle school. The study, led by Adam Winsler; followed a large and diverse sample of preschool…

Depression

Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. With a weak alternating electrical current…

Anxiety

Psychedelic Treatment To Relieve Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety is emotion by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil; often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events; such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to…