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Dementia

Early Detection Method For Some Forms Of Dementia

Scientists might have found an early detection method for some forms of dementia, according to new research by the University of Arizona and the University of Toronto’s Baycrest Health Sciences Centre. According to the study published in the journal Neuropsychologia last month, patients with a rare neurodegenerative brain disorder called Primary Progressive Aphasia, or PPA, show…

Psychiatric Patients

Therapeutic Effects Of Gardening For Psychiatric Patients

It began as a modest investment of space and money an unused, raise outdoor planter bed at UCLA’s Steward and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools. But, with careful planning by a multidisciplinary team, the 2.5 foot by 10 foot plot yield a popular therapeutic tool for some…

Male Postnatal Depression

People Fail To Recognise Male Postnatal Depression

A new study shows that people are almost twice as likely to correctly identify signs; of postnatal depression in women than in men. The research, published in the Journal of Mental Health and led by Professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University; involved 406 British adults aged between 18 and 70. The participants presented with…

Schizophrenia

Personalized Treatment Of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia. Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide; accounting for 31% of total years lived with disability. While our understanding of the biology behind these disorders has increased; no new neuropsychiatric…

Dementia

Effectiveness Of Cognitive Tests For Diagnosing Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms; with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 % of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke; is the…

Virtual reality technology

VR Can Improve Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

Virtual reality (VR) technology could vastly improve the quality of life for people with dementia; by helping to recall past memories; reduce aggression and improve interactions with caregivers; new research by the University of Kent has discovered. The study, conducted by researchers from the University’s School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) including Dr. Jim…

Neurodegenerative

Immune Cells That May Involved In Neurodegenerative Disorders

Brains contain a variety of immune cells that play an important role in brain function. A team led by Prof. Kiavash Movahedi (VIB Center for Inflammation Research at VUB) has developed a comprehensive cell atlas of the brain’s immune compartment. This revealed not only the striking diversity of brain macrophages but also uncovered microglia where…

Kinesiology

Postpartum: Depression And Exercise With Kinesiology Expert

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in nine mothers in the U.S. will experience symptoms of postpartum depression. In addition to her research tied to exercise and mental health; Lewis is also conducting studies tied to high-intensity interval training (HIIT); for improving physical activity…

Antidepressants

Autism And Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

An international team led by Duke-NUS Medical School has found a potential; the link between autistic-like behavior in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb. They also identified a treatment that helped improve memory loss and social interactions, according to the new study published in the journal Molecular Brain. Antidepressants are commonly…

Panic disorder

Action Of Psychotherapy In Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder by reoccurring unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something terrible is going to happen. The maximum degree of symptoms occurs within minutes. There may ongoing worries about having further attacks and avoidance of places where attacks have…

Mental health services

Providing Mental Health services Across EU Countries

Access to inpatient care for young people with mental health issues varies significantly across Europe; with mental health services providing up to fifty times more beds depending upon the country you live in. The UK is 18thout of 28 countries in Europe for the number of inpatient beds available per 100,000 young people; despite having…

Anxiety Disorders

Cortisol Affects Exposure Therapy For Anxiety Disorders

Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a normal emotion. For example, you may feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. Anxiety disorders are different, though. They are a group of mental illnesses; the distress they cause can keep you from carrying on…