archives of general psychiatry

Inflammation drug promising in depression


September 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) A drug that eases inflammation may offer new hope for people with difficult-to-treat depression, says a new study."Inflammation is the body's natural response to infection or ... Read more...

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Midlife crisis could be linked with dementia


May 8th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) If you are overcome by a sense of hopelessness, especially during your mid or later life, it could be a sign that your are heading for ... Read more...

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Smoking may erode your problem-solving capacity


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Smoking may be a risk factor for dementia among the elderly that erodes their problem-solving capacity and self-control and makes them see things which are not ... Read more...

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Depression linked to heart disease risk


November 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 13 (IANS) Depression among young adults can have an unwanted spinoff -- it could elevate their chances of dying from heart disease.Depression or a history of suicide attempts ... Read more...

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Beware - eating disorders might hasten death


July 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Don't take eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia lightly, they could bring on premature death, says a new research.Anorexia is characterized by refusal to maintain a ... Read more...

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How second-hand smoke may increase vulnerability to nicotine addiction


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand smoke has a direct, measurable impact on the brain, and that the effect is similar to what happens in the ... Read more...

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Alcohol addiction more likely among those it peps up


April 5th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Alcohol cheers some people while it pushes others into depression. This could predict who is likely to have a problem with drinks - those who get ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Low income linked to mental disorders, suicide attempts


April 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new report has revealed that low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated ... Read more...

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Study says that teens having eating disorders are prone to suicide


March 15th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that teenagers suffering from eating disorders are more likely to have suicidal thoughts.According to the study, the main eating disorders that ... Read more...

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Antipsychotics for schizophrenia linked to subtle loss in brain volume


February 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that patients with schizophrenia who take antipsychotic medications lose a small but measurable amount of brain tissue over time.Progressive changes in brain volume ... Read more...

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Light therapy could help treat depressed elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that exposure to bright light could be just as effective for depressed elderly people as taking antidepressant medication.In the Dutch study, 89 people aged 60 ... Read more...

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Genes help determine our susceptibility to depression


January 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan have discovered new evidence that our genes play a vital role in determining our susceptibility to depression.The new findings have challenged a ... Read more...

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Loss of healthy bacteria linked to depression


December 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Researchers think that higher rates of depression among people could be because of a loss of healthy bacteria.In an effort to pinpoint potential triggers leading to inflammatory responses ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation as good as antidepressants: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy--using meditation-provides equivalent protection against depressive relapse as traditional antidepressant medication.The study compared ... Read more...

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Marriage makes men less ‘antisocial’


December 7th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): The mystery of why married men behave better seems to have been finally unraveled thanks to the Michigan State University scientists.S. Alexandra Burt and colleagues found that less ... Read more...

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Sexually abused kids at higher risk of schizophrenia


November 8th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) Sexually abused children are likely to develop psychotic illnesses later in life, a study says.Researchers from Monash University, Australia, say that such children are more likely to develop ... Read more...

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Sexually abused ‘at higher risk of developing psychotic disorders’


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Children who are sexually abused, especially if it involves penetration, are at higher risk for developing schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to an Australian study.Margaret C. Cutajar, ... Read more...

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ADHD in childhood linked to depression in adolescence


October 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study has found that young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempts five to 13 years after diagnosis.Sixteen ... Read more...

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Babies with low Vitamin D face double risk of schizophrenia


September 8th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Newborn babies with low levels of Vitamin D face double the risk of schizophrenia later in life. A study conducted by the Queensland University Brain Institute confirmed ... Read more...

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Mushroom drug fights cancer patients’ anxiety


September 7th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A "magic mushroom" drug can improve the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer by reducing anxiety. Research in the US has shown that one session with ... Read more...

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‘Magic mushrooms’ ease cancer patients’ anxiety


September 7th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 07 (ANI): Scientists in the US have found that the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, psilocybin, can reduce anxiety and improve mood in people with cancer.Charles Grob from Harbor-UCLA Medical ... Read more...

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Urban dwellers more prone to psychotic disorders: Study


September 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people staying in urban areas are more likely to have psychotic disorders."There is a substantial worldwide variation in incidence rates of schizophrenia," ... Read more...

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Relatives of autistic people tend to display abnormal eye movements


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 03 (ANI): Abnormal eye movements and other sensorimotor and neurobehavioral impairments appear common in unaffected family members of individuals with autism, finds a new study.Matthew W. Mosconi, Ph.D., and colleagues ... Read more...

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Brain abnormality ’causes aggression in teens’


July 6th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Abnormality in brain could be the cause for aggression and anti social tendencies in teenagers, according to a new study.The find could help government help sufferers and their ... Read more...

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Cyberbullies and their victims face physical, mental health problems


July 6th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Adolescent cyberbullies and their victims may have physical and mental health problems, suggests new research.Cyberbullying is an aggressive, intentional, repeated act using mobile phones, computers or other electronic ... Read more...

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Anxiety disorder in heart patients ups risk of cardiovascular events, deaths


July 6th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Heart patients suffering from anxiety disorders are at a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure and death, according to a new study.The study, conducted by Elisabeth ... Read more...

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Cyber-bullies, victims face health problems


July 6th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Adolescent victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying tend to suffer from psychiatric and physical problems, says a new study. Cyber-bullying is an aggressive, intentional, repeated act using cellphones and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Passive smoking can lead to mental illness


June 8th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Passive smoking can bring on psychological distress and risk of psychiatric illness, says a new research. The University College London research examined the links between mental health and second ... Read more...

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One-tenth of Iraq returned soldiers ‘have mental health problems’


June 8th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): About one-tenth of soldiers returning from Iraq may be impaired by mental health problems, according to a new American study.Between 8.5 percent and 14 percent of soldiers returning ... Read more...

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Passive smoking tied to poorer mental health


June 8th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Exposure to second hand smoke is associated with psychological distress and risk of future psychiatric illness, according to a new research.The research, published in the Archives of General ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke exposure tied to psychiatric distress, illness


June 8th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Exposure to secondhand smoke is linked to psychological distress and the risk of future psychiatric hospitalization among healthy adults, says a new study.The study will be published in ... Read more...

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Why postpartum blues is so common after childbirth


May 5th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has explained why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth.Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) could provide ... Read more...

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Kids as young as 12 display symptoms of psychosis


May 1st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Children as young as 12 experience flights of fancy, including imaginary friends and conversations with stuffed animals, but some of them are also having hallucinations and delusions, which ... Read more...

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Obesity linked to depression and vice versa


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Obesity appears to be linked to a raised risk of depression, and depression also appears to be linked to a raised risk of developing obesity, says a research.The ... Read more...

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Having greater purpose in life linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that individuals who have greater purpose in their lives are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or its precursor, mild cognitive impairment."Purpose in ... Read more...

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