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Health News - Mental Health

Risk of adolescent mental health disorders affected by size at birth
New research from the Copenhagen Centre for Social Evolution and Yale University offers compelling support for the general evolutionary theory that birth-weight and birth-length can partially predict... (Medical News Today)

One dose of antidepressants 'alters the brain within hours'
It is usually weeks before patients using antidepressants see improvements in symptoms. But a new study claims a single dose can trigger brain changes within 3 hours. (Medical News Today)

'Control mechanism' for mood disorders discovered in brain
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that controls the processing of that which is experienced as disappointment, with implications for the treatment of mood disorders. (Medical News Today)

Burnout caused by more than just job stress
Impossible deadlines, demanding bosses, abusive colleagues, unpaid overtime: all factors that can lead to a burnout. (Medical News Today)

Adults' health protected from the impacts of childhood adversity by mindfulness
Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on, and accept their reactions to, the present moment - or are mindful - report having... (Medical News Today)

Post-traumatic stress disorder in women linked to food addiction
Numerous studies have linked PTSD with increased obesity risk, now a new study may explain why. Researchers found that women with PTSD have a higher prevalence of food addiction. (Medical News Today)

Web technology to offer further mental health support
A web based application connecting people with potential mental health issues to clinical advice and support networks has been created by researchers at Aston and Warwick universities. (Medical News Today)

UAE teens face serious health threats with eating disorders
Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures. (Medical News Today)

Mental health negatively impacted by everyday discrimination
Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including... (Medical News Today)

UK mental health services unable to cope with demand for psychological therapies, says coalition
Mental health services are unable to cope with demand for psychological therapies, according to an investigation by the We Need to Talk coalition. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia 'made up of eight specific genetic disorders'
Schizophrenia is not an individual condition but is made up of eight genetically distinct disorders, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. (Medical News Today)

Young people who have attempted suicide disadvantaged on the job market
People who have attempted suicide when young are less likely to have a successful professional career later in life. (Medical News Today)

Sunshine can act as a "driver" for suicide
Long spells of sunshine - as proven by many scientific studies - can have a positive impact on the human mind and can have a helpful effect for people with depression. (Medical News Today)

Lifestyle intervention helps people taking antipsychotic medications lose weight and reduce diabetes risk
People taking antipsychotic medications for serious mental illnesses lost significant amounts of weight and improved their glucose levels by participating in a lifestyle-change program, according... (Medical News Today)

Belly dancing 'associated with a positive body image'
A new study claims belly dancers are more likely to have a positive body image because they are less focused on how they look and more focused on the activity itself. (Medical News Today)

Drugs for depression linked with failure of dental implants
A team from McGill University has discovered that people who take the most common antidepressants (such as Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft, the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or... (Medical News Today)

Failed fertility in women who want children linked to worse mental health
Women who do not come to terms with their unsuccessful fertility treatment have worse long-term mental health than women who are able to let go of wanting to have children. (Medical News Today)

Social relationship status 'may influence perceptions of facial animacy'
Individuals who feel socially disconnected have a greater desire to form social relationships, so are more likely to see inanimate faces as being alive, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

'Response to reward' measured in nicotine withdrawal
A new, 'first of its kind' study on nicotine addiction claims to have measured similarly quantified reward-response behaviors across humans and rats. (Medical News Today)

Depressed employees may be better off at work than at home
Helping employees stay at work during a depressive illness by restructuring hours and tasks may be better for them and their employers than taking sickness absence, says new study. (Medical News Today)

How should we talk about suicide?
In a feature to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, we examine what effect media reports of suicide may have on at-risk individuals. (Medical News Today)

Housework a menial mental chore
Housework just doesn't scrub up as a physical activity that brings any mental health benefits, say researchers from Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN). (Medical News Today)

Discrimination by health care workers among homeless adults in Toronto with mental illness
Vulnerable populations in ethnically diverse Toronto reported more discrimination by health care workers based on their housing status, mental health or substance abuse issues than race, a new study... (Medical News Today)

Pastors lack training to help mentally ill congregants
People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a... (Medical News Today)

Addressing a barrier to mental health care - stigma
Over 60 million Americans are thought to experience mental illness in a given year, and the impacts of mental illness are undoubtedly felt by millions more in the form of family members, friends, and... (Medical News Today)

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