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Health News - Mental Health

People with elevated depression 'poorer at hearing all types of emotional speech'
A new speech perception study finds that people with elevated depression have difficulty at understanding speech of all emotional types in loud environments. (Medical News Today)

Mood instability common to mental health disorders and associated with poor outcomes
A study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London has shown that mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders and is... (Medical News Today)

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Depression and diabetes series
Constructs of depression and distress in diabetes: time for an appraisal Depression presents in roughly 20% of people with diabetes worldwide, and adversely affects quality of life and... (Medical News Today)

It's time to support older people in giving up smoking
New research published online in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that supporting older people with mental ill-health to give up smoking has positive health benefits and will not, as... (Medical News Today)

Positive results for LATUDA (lurasidone HCI) in first placebo-controlled trial of patients with major depressive disorder with mixed features
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced results from the first placebo-controlled study in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) who presented with a limited number of associated manic... (Medical News Today)

Tracking the trends in youth self-harm visitation rates to Alberta's emergency rooms
A Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry study at the University of Alberta is giving new insight into the youth visiting Alberta's emergency rooms for self-harming behaviour. (Medical News Today)

Hemodialysis is recommended for acute salicylate poisoning
The best remedy for severe salicylate poisoning is hemodialysis, according to a comprehensive systematic review of the medical literature published in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Extracorporeal... (Medical News Today)

Stress levels linked to risk of liver disease death, study shows
Suffering from anxiety or depression could carry an increased risk of death from liver disease, a study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Tuberculosis drug can improve effect of CBT
A new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet shows that the effect of internet-based CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for people with people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may be... (Medical News Today)

National study finds lower depression, better mental health during the Great Recession
UMD study is the first in the US to examine the association between the Great Recession and mental health at the population levelMen and women in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Psychotic hallucinations, delusions rarely precede violence
Study challenges media-fueled stereotype of homicidal mayhemMass shootings at the hands of unhinged loners - such as those in Aurora, Colorado; Santa Barbara, California, and Newtown, Connecticut... (Medical News Today)

"Glass half empty" people could face a lonelier old age
People who see old age as a time of loneliness or expect to be lonely in old age are two to three times more likely to feel alone in later life. (Medical News Today)

The downside to being different: How sexual minority men cope with harassment, masculinity, and body image
What does an ideal man or woman look like? How do they dress and behave? These are questions that every young person agonizes over. (Medical News Today)

Mass murder, mental illness, and men
Mass murders in the United States are rare, but they receive a lot of media attention and are the focus of an ongoing controversy regarding the link between mass murder and mental illness among the... (Medical News Today)

Does having more sex make you less happy?
In contrast to most previous studies on the subject, a new paper reports that an increase in weekly sexual frequency among married couples led to a decrease in their happiness. (Medical News Today)

Certain immigrants and refugees may face higher risk of psychotic disorders
Researchers in Canada have found that immigrants and refugees from certain regions are at a higher risk of developing psychotic disorders than others. (Medical News Today)

Some immigrants and refugees in Ontario at higher risk of psychotic disorders
Some refugees and immigrants have a higher risk of psychotic disorders, with immigrants from the Caribbean and refugees from East Africa and South Asia at 1. (Medical News Today)

Self-harm, suicide ideation tightly linked in Iraq, Afghanistan veterans
Non-suicidal self-injury--that is, purposefully hurting oneself without conscious suicidal intent--is relatively common among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, according to a study published online in... (Medical News Today)

Online training can teach psychotherapists evidence-based treatments, study finds
Approach could speed adoption of new treatmentsEmploying online training programs to teach psychotherapists how to use newer evidence-based treatments can be as successful as in-person... (Medical News Today)

Children's sleep and mental health are related
Toddlers who take a long time to fall asleep or wake up many times during the night have put many a desperate mom and dad to the test. (Medical News Today)

Comprehensive Swedish research study reveals impact of family and neighborhood on mental health
A team of researchers from Sweden and the United States have examined the potential role of the family environment and neighborhood factors on mental health outcomes in a new study published in... (Medical News Today)

Brain scans confirm 'fuzzy thinking' as symptom of depression and bipolar disorder
Confirmation of impaired executive function in the brain scans of women with bipolar disorder and depression suggests that the two conditions exist as points on a spectrum. (Medical News Today)

'Blue Light' Infoline launched in England to help emergency services personnel, friends and family
Mental health charity Mind has opened a confidential help and support service for emergency services staff, volunteers; and their friends and family. (Medical News Today)

How can hip-hop help the mentally ill?
In Lancet Psychiatry, the co-founders of a new initiative to address mental health issues through rap music analyze psychiatric themes in the lyrics of rapper Kendrick Lamar. (Medical News Today)

Mentally challenging work could protect the mind in old age
New research suggests that jobs involving high levels of mental challenge could offer protection against decline in thinking and memory in old age. (Medical News Today)

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