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Health News - Mental Health

Modern nuclear disasters: biggest risk is mental, not physical illness
Fukushima has had no physical impact on human health but will have lasting social and psychological ones, say leading radiological protection experts. (Medical News Today)

Depressed females have over-active glutamate receptor gene
Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. (Medical News Today)

Doctors should screen all adults for depression, say expert panel
The US Preventive Services Task Force have issued a draft recommendation stating everyone in the US aged 18 and older should be screened for depression. (Medical News Today)

Adolescents with sleep problems more likely to self-harm
There is a strong relationship between sleep problems such as insomnia, and self-harm, according to findings in a new Norwegian study. (Medical News Today)

Women who were socially well integrated had lower risk for suicide
Women who were socially well integrated had a lower risk for suicide in a new analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Study, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (Medical News Today)

Illuminating mechanisms of repetitive thinking
The ability to engage in mental time travel -- to delve back into past events or imagine future outcomes -- is a unique and central part of the human experience. (Medical News Today)

National study of deep brain stimulation for depression fails to demonstrate efficacy
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment-resistant symptoms of depression have a terrible personal and societal cost. They can devastate lives, careers, and families. (Medical News Today)

Lessons to be learnt from those who have attempted suicide
Five people have shared their incredible stories of resilience after attempting to take their own lives, in a new SANE Australia video. (Medical News Today)

Patients with depression, personality disorders most likely to make euthanasia requests
A new study of 100 mentally ill patients in Belgium who made euthanasia requests reveals the majority had depression and/or personality disorders. (Medical News Today)

Brain structure reveals ability to regulate emotions
We all vary in how often we become happy, sad or angry, and also in how strongly these emotions are expressed. (Medical News Today)

Avoiding effects of ICU decisions for relatives could lead to PTSD
A new study suggests that the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms experienced by people making decisions for relatives in ICU may depend on their coping strategy. (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify schizophrenia's "Rosetta Stone" gene
Scientists have identified a critical function of what they believe to be schizophrenia's "Rosetta Stone" gene that could hold the key to decoding the function of all genes involved in the disease. (Medical News Today)

Time spent on social networking sites linked to mental health problems in teens
A new study indicates that adolescents who use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more than 2 hours each day are more likely to report poor mental health, high... (Medical News Today)

Large rise in suicide among male patients in mental health care
There has been a 29% rise in suicide since 2006 among men under the care of mental health services in the UK, a report by The University of Manchester's National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide... (Medical News Today)

Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study finds
Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders. (Medical News Today)

MDMA (Ecstasy): Facts, Effects and Hazards
MDMA is an illegal, psychoactive drug that has stimulant and hallucinogen effects. MDMA works by increasing the brain’s neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. (Medical News Today)

New research shows that people who live with a partner enjoy better health
A study on the effect of divorce or separation conducted by lecturers from the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Valencia reveals that people who do not live... (Medical News Today)

Firstborn children have 'infinitesimally small' IQ lead over siblings
The age-old debate of whether birth order makes a difference to personality or IQ is addressed in the largest study ever to investigate the issue. (Medical News Today)

Juvenile inmates have more mental health hospitalizations, Stanford study finds
Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new study from the Stanford University School... (Medical News Today)

New tool for investigating RNA gone awry
Sticky-flare nanotechnology exposes RNA misregulation in living cellsRNA is a fundamental ingredient in all known forms of life -- so when RNA goes awry, a lot can go wrong. (Medical News Today)

Couch potato toddlers at risk of future bullying
Researchers from the University of Montreal have found that spending large amounts of time watching TV as a toddler can increase the risk of being bullied at school. (Medical News Today)

Does your smartphone know if you are depressed?
A new study has revealed smartphones can now be used to detect symptoms of depression. Scientists believe they can identify people suffering from the illness with 87% accuracy. (Medical News Today)

'Housing First' can reduce alcohol problems for homeless people with mental illness
Interventions also improve housing stability and community functioning for this populationA "Housing First" approach, where homeless people with mental illness are provided with a place to live... (Medical News Today)

VCU researchers and international partners are first to identify risk genes for clinical depression
For the first time in scientific history, researchers have identified specific genetic clues to the underlying etiology of clinical depression. (Medical News Today)

Study: Low cost interventions can improve patient and staff safety in mental health wards
A recent study, published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, reveals a set of ten low-cost interventions that can increase safety on psychiatric wards. (Medical News Today)

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