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Health News - Depression

Why should adolescents with psychological symptoms be asked about hallucinations?
Visual distortions and hallucinations related to an elevated risk of psychosis are linked to self-destructive thought processes among adolescents with psychological symptoms, tells the recent study... (Medical News Today)

Hearing-aid intervention could help stave off depression, improve quality of life
When individuals wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they have not heard in months or years; yet, previous research has shown that not all new sounds are welcomed. (Medical News Today)

Shared pathways discovered for psychiatric disorders
Nancy Buccola, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, contributed samples used in a study reporting shared genetic risk... (Medical News Today)

UK Deputy Prime Minister calls for a new ambition for 'zero suicides' across the NHS at major mental health conference
On Monday 19 January, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hosted a major Mental Health Conference, bringing together leading clinicians, policy makers and campaign groups to discuss the future of... (Medical News Today)

Inflammation is a major treatable cause of neurological problems after traumatic brain injury
A new paper by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) argues that there is a widespread misunderstanding about the true nature of traumatic brain injury and how it... (Medical News Today)

More serotonin, more patience
In a study published in the journal Current Biology, a team of scientists, led by Zachary Mainen at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), found a causal link between the activation of... (Medical News Today)

Rat study suggests abuse-related cues could reduce adult stress
Neurobiologists have reported seemingly paradoxical findings - that cues related to infant abuse could reduce stress in adult rats by increasing their serotonin levels. (Medical News Today)

Pathologists identify signature brain injury of 'shell shock'
The brains of some Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans who survived blasts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and died later of other causes show a distinctive honeycomb pattern of broken and... (Medical News Today)

UK doctors facing complaints dogged by severe depression and suicidal thoughts
UK doctors subject to complaints procedures are at significant risk of becoming severely depressed and suicidal, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (Medical News Today)

Depression, behavior changes may start in Alzheimer's even before memory changes
Depression and other behavior changes may show up in people who will later develop Alzheimer's disease even before they start having memory problems, according to a new study published in the... (Medical News Today)

In the UK bisexual women have worse mental health than lesbians
Bisexual women are more likely to experience poor mental health and mental distress than lesbians, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health. (Medical News Today)

A woman's body image is tied to her perception of what men prefer
Women who are told that men desire larger-body women who aren't model-thin are happier with their weight, according to a series of new studies. (Medical News Today)

News from Annals of Family Medicine January/February 2015
Few Rural Physicians Trained to Provide Treatment for Opioid Use DisorderAmid rising rates of opioid use disorder and related unintentional lethal opioid overdoses, particularly in rural areas of... (Medical News Today)

Mental health care lacking in state and federal prisons
A significant portion of state and federal prisoners are not receiving treatment for mental health conditions, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston... (Medical News Today)

Protein sustains both 'a sound mind and a strong heart'
BDNF protein, known to act as a natural antidepressant, enhance learning, power nerve cell growth and nourish blood vessels, has also been found to maintain heart muscle vitality. (Medical News Today)

New discoveries in key pathway for neurological diseases
A new intermediate step and unexpected enzymatic activity in a metabolic pathway in the body, which could lead to new drug design for psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, has been discovered... (Medical News Today)

Too much hydrogen sulfate, too little food, appear major factors in injury, disease-related memory loss
Inflammation plays a role in learning and memory loss that can result from brain Injury or disease, and researchers now have evidence that neurons may be suffering from too much gas and too little... (Medical News Today)

Researching the genetics of depression
Even with modern genomewide analysis techniques, it has proven difficult to identify genetic factors affecting risk for depression, according to a topical review in the January issue of Harvard... (Medical News Today)

Behavioral activation therapy for patients with post-critical illness depression
In a two-year longitudinal study involving 13 intensive care units in four U.S. (Medical News Today)

PTSD risk could be increased by certain genes
Scientists have identified two genes that could influence a person’s risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, potentially leading to improvements in diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of folate?
Find out about the health benefits of folate including decreasing risk of birth defects, lowering risk of depression, maintaining a healthy heart and preventing cancer. (Medical News Today)

Depressive thoughts affect memory
For people with depressed mood, memory and concentration difficulties are often a day-to-day reality, greatly affecting job performance and personal relationships. (Medical News Today)

Among older adults, conditions of retirement can lead to substance abuse disorders
Close to three million Americans aged 55 and older suffer from alcohol abuse -- and this figure is expected to reach nearly 6 million by 2020. (Medical News Today)

Mental health workers don't recognise their own burnout
Some mental health workers find it difficult to recognise their own burnout and even when they do they struggle to admit it to others. (Medical News Today)

Autism-linked protein for sculpting brain connections pinpointed by study
Shortly after birth, human brains expand rapidly with the experience of an entirely new world. (Medical News Today)

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