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Depression

Many Patients With Depression Do Not Need A Psychiatrist

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects 5% to 10% of adults in the United States every year. One-half of the patients with MDD seen in medical settings not recognize as having depression; and only 1 in 5 receive adequate treatment. However, the growing concern for undetected and untreated depression in medical settings has led; to the…

Iatrogenic Disorders

Iatrogenic Disorders In Psychiatry Are Common And Neglected

In a paper published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; Giovanni Fava and Chiara Rafanelli analyze the literature concerned with iatrogenic disorders in psychiatry; which may be due to medications or psychotherapy.  The side effects and risks associate with the medical intervention are defined as iatrogenesis. The side effects and risks associated with…

Social media use

Social Media Use And Television Use Increases Teen Depression

Changes in adolescent social media use and television use; predict increases in symptoms of depression. The study, reveals that a higher than average frequency of social media and television viewing; over four years predicts more severe symptoms of depression over that same time frame. Over and above a potential common vulnerability linked to both sets…

Dementia

Coping Strategy Therapy For Family Dementia Carers Works Long-Term

A program of therapy and coping strategies for people who care for family members; with dementia successfully improves the carers’ mental health for at least a six-year follow-up, finds a UCL study. Carers who took part in the program were five times less likely to have clinically significant depression; than carers who not offer the…

Young Carers

Support Needed For Young Carers Of Parents With Mental Illness

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) says there is a “clear need” for more support for young carers; of parents with a mental illness as they move into adulthood. The study argues that services need to be flexible; combining both practical support, such as the provision of additional support to the parent;…

Smokers

Drugs To Smokers With Mental Health Conditions Kick The Habit

A new study from researchers at the Universities of Bath and Bristol suggests that doctors should rethink which drugs they prescribe to help smokers with mental health conditions kick the habit. Their results highlight that the most effective drug at helping individuals to stop smoking is less likely to be prescribe; to people with mental…

Parent

Parent Can Help Kids Who Thrive Despite Trauma

Traumatic events in a kids life can cause the child to neglect school work; and increase the odds that they will wind up in decreasing a grade, researchers found. But having even one parent cares; and ear appears to help kids work past the toxic stress caused by those events, resulting in best performance at school,…

Mental Health Treatments

Mental Health Treatments For Youth Are Slow To Catch

Years of scientific research shows that some types of mental health treatments; like cognitive behavioral therapy, are more effective than others. But not all providers offer these treatments; and a new study shows just how challenging it can be to get them to switch. Not all therapy is created equal. The study, publish recently in…

Psychiatric Diagnosis

Study Finds Psychiatric Diagnosis To Be ‘Scientifically Meaningless’

A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, conclude that psychiatric diagnosis; are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders. The study, led by researchers from the University of Liverpool; involve a detailed analysis of five key chapters of the latest edition of the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM); on ‘schizophrenia‘,…

Schizophrenia

DNA Of People In India Reveals Causes of Schizophrenia

The DNA of thousands of people in India has identify a new clue in the quest for causes of schizophrenia; and for potential treatments known from 18 years study.University of Queensland and Indian researchers search the genomes of more than 3000 individuals and found those with schizophrenia were more likely to have a particular genetic…

Psychosis

Targeted Treatment For Patients With Psychosis

Treatment for individuals who experience psychosis, such as hallucinations and delusions as a result of a psychiatric illness; can be target to a specific structural mutation; according to a study publish by researchers from McLean Hospital and other institutions in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The study was led by Deborah L. Levy, PhD, director of…

Domestic violence

Study Shows That Brain Injury Common In Domestic Violence

Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation; trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers; law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, according to the authors of a new study. In the first community-based study of its kind; researchers…