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Health News - Mental Health

Schizophrenia breakthrough: scientists shed light on biological cause
A gene called C4 plays a key role in schizophrenia development, new research finds, representing the first ever study to shed light on the biological origins of the mental illness. (Medical News Today)

Syrian aid: lack of evidence for 'interventions that work', say researchers
The lack of an evidence base in the donor-funded response to Syrian migrant crisis means funds may be allocated to ineffective interventions, say researchers, who call on funders and policymakers... (Medical News Today)

Research highlights discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems looking for work
An Australian survey,1 the first of its kind in the world, has asked people with diagnosed mental health problems or high symptom levels how they have been treated by different groups of people... (Medical News Today)

Brain volume changes after CBT
After just nine weeks of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy, the brain of patients suffering from social anxiety disorder changes in volume. (Medical News Today)

Emergency visits by youth for mental health, addiction rise by 32 percent over 6 years
Demand for child and youth mental health care has been steadily rising throughout the health care system in Ontario, Canada, with the biggest growth being felt in emergency departments. (Medical News Today)

"Schizophrenia" does not exist, argues expert
The term "schizophrenia," with its connotation of hopeless chronic brain disease, should be dropped and replaced with something like "psychosis spectrum syndrome," argues a professor of psychiatry... (Medical News Today)

Helping teens who self-harm and their families deal with shame and blame
Talking openly about blame and shame can benefit teens who self-harm, their families, and therapists, according to a new article. (Medical News Today)

Team-based treatment for first episode psychosis found to be high value
NIH-funded study shows early intervention is more cost-effective than typical care. (Medical News Today)

Allergan's Rapastinel receives FDA breakthrough therapy designation for adjunctive treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
Allergan plc., a leading global pharmaceutical company has announced that its Phase III ready investigational medication rapastinel (GLYX-13) received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy multiplies by 7 the risk of psychosis
50 pairs of siblings (one of them suffered psychosis while the other didn't) participated in this research, published in the renowned Journal of Psychiatric Research magazineA research carried... (Medical News Today)

Health care's familiarity with military culture critical to improving care for veterans
Health care systems and providers need to understand the unique realities of military culture in order to work effectively with veterans and military families, according to the findings of a study... (Medical News Today)

Clashes with cops more injurious than civilian-only skirmishes
People hospitalized due to an encounter with a law enforcement officer are more likely to have a mental illness, have longer hospitalizations, more injuries to the back and spine, and greater need... (Medical News Today)

Suffering repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy and adolescence multiplies by 7 the risk of suffering psychosis during adulthood
A research carried out with participation of the University of Granada (UGR) proves that suffering repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy and adolescence multiplies by 7 the risk of... (Medical News Today)

How we label people with mental illness influences tolerance toward them
People were less tolerant toward those described as 'mentally ill' than those described as 'people with mental illness,' a new study found. (Medical News Today)

Patient involvement: what is it, and why does it matter?
Patient engagement involves patients being more active in decisions about their treatment and health care. Why does it matter, how does it work and what can prevent it? (Medical News Today)

Victimized adolescents more at risk of thinking about suicide or attempting suicide at 15
A study to be published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that adolescents chronically victimized during at least two school years, are... (Medical News Today)

Honeybees, ants may provide clues to suicide in humans
Could human suicide have evolutionary roots in self-sacrificial behaviors like those seen in species such as honeybees and ants? (Medical News Today)

Loneliness a major public health concern, say UK councils
Loneliness needs to be recognised as a major public health concern, with fears it could pile further strain on to local services, unless action is taken, councils are warning. (Medical News Today)

Child abuse exposure, suicidal ideation in Canadian military, general population
Military personnel in Canada were more likely to have had exposure to child abuse than individuals in the general population and that exposure was associated with an increased risk of suicidal... (Medical News Today)

Incidence of psychiatric disorders has increased in a shrinking population of smokers
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and New York State Psychiatric Institute have found that while cigarette smoking rates have declined among younger people in the United... (Medical News Today)

Study details source of mental problems associated with MS
A study sheds new light on multiple sclerosis (MS), specifically damage in the brain caused by the disease that may explain the slow and continuous cognitive decline that many patients experience. (Medical News Today)

1 in 10 suicide attempt risk among friends and relatives of people who die by suicide
People bereaved by the sudden death of a friend or family member are 65% more likely to attempt suicide if the deceased died by suicide than if they died by natural causes. (Medical News Today)

Bullying hinders positive youth development for sexual-minority youth
When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development--and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these... (Medical News Today)

College students' internet overuse leads families to connect and conflict, new study finds
College students who are addicted to the Internet report positive and negative effects on their family relationships, according to new research from Georgia State University and the University of... (Medical News Today)

Does seasonal affective disorder actually exist?
Seasonal affective disorder has been considered an official diagnosis since the 1980s. However, new evidence appears set to alter its status. (Medical News Today)

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