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Psychosis-spectrum disorder

Diagnoses Of Psychosis-Spectrum Mental Illnesses

Growing up in impoverished urban neighborhoods more than doubles your chances over the average; a person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by the time you reach middle adulthood; according to a new UC Davis and Concordia University study of nearly 4,000 families who monitored over 30 years. The results of the study suggest that intervention…

Opioid-Related Depression

Identify Risk Factors For Opioid-Related Depression

A Saint Louis University researcher has received a grant to study the pathways from chronic prescription; opioid use to new onset mood disorder. “They hope our findings will inform pain management and safe opioid prescribing for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain,” Scherrer said. The grant will build upon Scherrer’s previous findings that indicate a new…

Alcohol use

Treating Veterans With PTSD, Alcohol Use Disorder

Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective at treating PTSD than Seeking Safety; a coping skills therapy, for patients who also have alcohol use disorder. The findings offer important guidance for clinicians in the VA health care system; which cares for many veterans coping with both PTSD and problem drinking. The researchers compared patients who given…

Depression

Despite Expansion Of Insurance Coverage For Depression

Depression, a state of low mood and aversion to activity, can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, tendencies, feelings, and sense of well-being. Symptoms of the mood disorder are marked by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase/decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping. A lot of people also have feelings of…

Psychological

Acupuncture Is Tool For Preventing Psychological And Pain Symptoms

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is a pseudoscience because the theories and practices of TCM are not based on scientific knowledge. There is a diverse range of acupuncture variants originating in different philosophies; techniques vary depending on the…

Childhood trauma

Biologically More Resilient Than Others To PTSD

Childhood trauma is to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adulthood; especially for women, but the biological reasons for this correlation remain largely unknown. In a new study from the University of Missouri, researchers have proposed a solution to this mystery in the form of a model that could help psychiatrists better…

Empathy

Empathy Often Avoided Because Of Mental Effort

Even when feeling empathy for others is not financially costly or emotionally draining; people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort; according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Empathy, the ability to understand the feelings of another person; is often view as a virtue that encourages…

Antipsychotic Treatment

Gene Analysis: Effective Antipsychotic Treatment

An initial gene analysis may yield better outcomes when patients are treated with antipsychotic drugs risperidone and aripiprazole. A novel study shows how the activity of a specific enzyme; which metabolizes the two drugs; affects the individual dose that should give for optimal treatment. The study is in The Lancet Psychiatry and has conducted by…

Aggressive Behavior In Children

Empathy And Hormones: Aggressive Behavior In Children

The research group in the Psychobiology section of the Department of Basic Psychological Processes and their Development of the UPV/EHU’s Faculty of Psychology; has spent many years studying aggressive behaviour in children. They tackle the study of aggressive behaviour through a range of variables of a biological; psychological and social type. A recent piece of…

Psychiatric Disorders

Neural Pathway To Help Treat Psychiatric Disorders

A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder; is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning. Such features may persistent; relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many disorders have described; with signs and symptoms that vary widely between specific disorders. Such disorders may diagnosed by a mental…

Psychological Health

Alone Time Seem To Display Greater Psychological Health

Transitioning from high school to college can stressful. Trying to fit in, making new friends; missing old ones and home, meeting professors’ and one’s own expectations can all daunting. The way that first-year students manage (or not) to navigate this change has long-term implications for their academic performance and ability to stick with their studies.…

Psychosocial problems

Psychosocial Difficulties Related To Brain Disorders

Do you have difficulties remembering to do important things? Is a sense of everything moving too fast around you? Problems getting through the day because you just do not have the energy? The various illnesses that can have an impact on the brain may not have a lot in common; but patients may well struggle…