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Mental Disorder

Serious Mental Disorder In Youth Have Impact On Employment Prospects

Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood; that require hospital care connected with low income, poor education and unemployment over the life span of individuals. A recently completed Finnish study indicates that those who have hospitalized due to a mental disorder before turning 25 have considerably poorer prospects; on the labor market compared to…

Gene

‘Key Player’ Identified Gene To Psychiatric Condition

Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure; seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism. The team from Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute has found that the deletion of the gene CYFIP1 leads to thinning of the insulation;…

Brain

Risk Of Psychotic Disorders Has Disease-Specific Brain Effects

Brain abnormalities in people at familial risk of schizophrenia; and bipolar disorder emerge in unique patterns, despite the symptom and genetic overlap of the disorders, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. Similarities between schizophrenia; and bipolar disorder have led to the diagnoses being increasingly combined in studies of psychosis; but the findings highlight that…

Bowel disease

Increased Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders In Kids With Bowel Disease

Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) run a greater risk of psychiatric disorders; according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in JAMA Pediatrics. The researchers claim that more psychological support; and longer follow-up needed for the children affected and their parents. Already known that adults with IBD (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s…

Happiness

Happiness Research Asks Subjects To Rank Happiness On Scale

“Happiness research usually asks subjects to rank their happiness on a scale; sometimes with as little as three points: ‘not too happy,’ ‘pretty happy’ and ‘very happy.’ But not everyone who says they’re pretty happy feels the same,” said Bond, an associate professor in the Krannert School of Management; and a faculty affiliate in the…

Suicide attempts

Bullying Associated With Increased Suicide Attempts In Adolescents

A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP); published by Elsevier, reports that bullying victimization may increase the risk of suicide attempts among young adolescents; by approximately three-times worldwide. “Globally, approximately 67,000 adolescents die of suicide each year; and identifying modifiable risk factors for adolescent suicide is…

College students

Conversation-Based Activities Reduce Mental Illness In College Students

College students who participate in fun, peer-directed activities that openly and honestly address mental illness; are significantly less likely to stigmatize people with these conditions, according to a new study led by researchers at Indiana University. The work, published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; is the first…

Young people

Improving Mental Health Of Young People With Cancer

More research is urgently needed to improve the mental health of young people during; and after cancer treatment and improve their access to clinical trials, concludes a new study published in the journal BMJ Open. In the first study of its kind, involving researchers from the University of Surrey, young people, their friends and family…

Art

Study Shows We Like Our Math Like We Like Our Art

A beautiful landscape painting, a beautiful piano sonata art and music are almost exclusively described in terms of aesthetics; but what about math? Beyond useful or brilliant, can an abstract idea be considered beautiful? Yes, actually and not just by mathematicians, reports a new study in Cognition. Coauthored by a Yale mathematician and a University…

Video-Enabled Tablets

Veterans With Video-Enabled Tablets Improves Mental Health Care

A Veterans Health Administration (VHA) program; provides video-enabled tablets to veterans with mental disorders leads to improved access and continuity of care. A new study published online in Psychiatric Services in Advance finds that video-enabled tablets; can improve mental health care access for patients who experience barriers because of geographic, social, or health-related circumstances. About…

Chocolate

Eating Dark Chocolate May Reduce Depression Risk

Individuals who ate dark chocolate appeared less likely to exhibit clinically relevant depressive symptoms, according to findings recently published in Depression & Anxiety. Depression is a serious, common, and recurring disorder that currently affects more than 300 million people worldwide (World Health Organization). It is the leading cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of global disease burden.…

Behaviour problems

Prenatal Parental Stress Linked To Behaviour Problems In Toddlers

Expectant parents’ emotional struggles predict emotional and behaviour problems in 2-year-olds, new research shows. The same study reveals, for the first time, that couple conflict helps explain emotional problems in very young children. The team of researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Birmingham; New York and Leiden say their findings highlight a pressing need for…