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Tag: Psychiatry

Risk Of Mental Health Disorders Higher For Adults Living Alone, Study Finds

A new study claimed that living alone may cause mental health disorders. Loneliness caused by lack of social relationships is said to be the triggering factor in the possibility of developing mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2019

Psychiatrist's License Suspended For Spanking Patients With Whips

Psychiatrists often combine talk therapy with medication to treat their patients. A Tennessee psychiatrist got her medical license suspended for treating her patients by hitting them with whips.

Medicine June 16, 2018

A Brain On LSD Looks Like A Psychotic Brain, Says New Study

The drug works by reorganizing the brain, creating a sort of benign, even helpful, psychosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 14, 2015

Children Age 2 And Below Being Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs For Adult Neurological Disorders

Cases of children aged two years old and younger who are being subjected to adult psychiatric drug treatment are rapidly rising, experts said. The medical community is becoming increasingly alarmed.

Life December 12, 2015

Biological Markers For Psychotic Disorders May Lead To Improved Treatment For Mental Illness

Researchers identified biological markers for mental health conditions such as psychosis, for which no objective tests exist. These biomarkers are deemed potentially more effective in classifying mental disorders than mere symptoms.

Life December 11, 2015

Internet Porn Fuels Sex Addiction: Study

Sexual addiction may be fuelled by the endless access to internet porn. A new study says that sex addicts are more driven to search for sexual images in the internet than other sources.

Life November 25, 2015

Akili Videogame Helps Manage Symptoms In Children With ADHD

Akili Interactive Labs announced that the pilot study of its game for ADHD patients was successful. The company aims to develop the game further in preparation for use with larger clinical trials and hopefully become the first FDA approved therapeutic video game for ADHD.

Life October 30, 2015

Teens Suffering From Depression Should Be Monitored For Heart Disease Say Experts

Scientists have found that depressive mood disorders and bipolar disorders in teens put them at risk of cardiovascular disease. Doctors emphasize that the link between mood disorders and heart disease are well known but generally in adults.

Life August 13, 2015

Most Countries Have Inadequate Access To Mental Health Care: UN Report

In its report entitled '2014 Mental Health Atlas,' the World Health Organization has revealed that on average, there is only one mental health professional available to treat every 10,000 people. The situation is worse in developing countries, where there is only one psychiatrist for every 100,000 residents.

Life July 15, 2015

Boys With ADHD More Likely To Be Given Antipsychotics: Study

Researchers gathered antipsychotic prescription data about young boys in the U.S. and found that ADHD is being treated with drugs that serve a different purpose.

Life July 2, 2015

Mental Disorders Intersect In Certain Brain Regions

Loss of gray matter in certain brain regions seen as a link between a number of major psychiatric disorders, researchers find. Same effect seen in schizophrenia, depression, OCD and other mental-health problems, they say.

Life February 5, 2015

Can Treating Brain Inflammation Help Alleviate Depression? Study Finds Link Between The Two

Finding of brain inflammation link to depression could lead to new treatments, researchers say. Inflammation linked to symptoms of low mood, sleep loss.

Life January 29, 2015

1 in 12 Americans Suffer from Depression, So Why Are Only a Third of Them Getting Help?

Many American suffer from depression but few seek professional medical help, study finds. Depression is highest in middle-aged women, researchers say.

Life December 4, 2014

Which Brain Regions Are Responsible for Quitting Smoking?

Research focuses on changes in the brain when people try to quit smoking. Increases and decreases in brain activity can predict whether they'll be successful, researchers say.

Life December 3, 2014

'Exposure Therapy': Reliving a loved one's death may alleviate grief

Prolonged grief disorder can cause many people years of sadness following the death of a loved one, but a new study shows reliving the painful events could help patients recover.

Life October 23, 2014

Electrical pattern in brain discovered to mark susceptibility to stress

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that the electrical signaling pattern between two brain regions related to fear and stress determine the brain's response to chronically stressful situations, shedding light on a possible predictor of stress-related mental illness that goes beyond genetics.

Life July 30, 2014

80 new genes discovered to play role in schizophrenia

Genetics study provide more evidence of biological origins of schizophrenia. Finding could improve detection, treatment.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2014

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