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Health News - Mental Health

Facebook updates could provide a window to understanding - and potentially treating - mental health disorders
Our Facebook status updates, 'likes' and even photos could help researchers better understand mental health disorders with the right ethical safeguards, argue researchers from the University of... (Medical News Today)

Men's mental health influenced by blood pressure, heart rate in adolescence
High blood pressure and high heart rate experienced in male teenage years may lead to an increased risk of OCD, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. (Medical News Today)

The heterogeneous nature of depression
Depression is generally considered to be a specific and consistent disorder characterised by a fixed set of symptoms and often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. (Medical News Today)

Studies suggest inflammatory cytokines are associated with depression and psychosis, and that anti-cytokine treatment can reduce depression symptoms
Studies presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) suggest that increased levels of inflammatory cytokines are associated with... (Medical News Today)

Children born to parents with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia more likely to suffer mental health issues by age 7 years
New research presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) shows that children born to one or both parents with schizophrenia or... (Medical News Today)

Study shows low vitamin D levels are associated with increased negative and depressive symptoms in psychotic disorders
New research presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) shows that low vitamin D status is associated with increased negative... (Medical News Today)

Depression's physical source discovered; potential for new treatments
Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to research by the University of Warwick, UK, and Fudan University, China. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol: What's the Connection?
Understand how alcohol consumption may be connected to bipolar and why that link exists. This article looks at common symptoms of a bipolar episode. (Medical News Today)

Depression could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs
A new meta-analysis finds a new class of drugs used to treat inflammation in autoimmune diseases may also be an effective treatment for depression. (Medical News Today)

People with bipolar disorder more than twice as likely to have suffered childhood adversity
A University of Manchester study which looked at more than thirty years of research into bipolar, found that people with the disorder are 2. (Medical News Today)

New research - fruit fly neurons hold the key to the molecular causes of mental diseases
New research involving the removal and analysis of single neurons from fruit fly (Drosophila) embryos has revealed insights into the causes of mental diseases such as bipolar disease. (Medical News Today)

Pregnancy and Depression: What's the Connection?
Depression can have an effect on mother and baby both during and after pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention with this article. (Medical News Today)

How is the world feeling? Largest real-time mental health survey investigates
Matthew Driver, managing editor of The Journal of mHealth, writes for MNT about an app that aims to gather the moods of around 7 million people worldwide. (Medical News Today)

Perinatal risk factors linked with higher risk of obsessive compulsive disorder
A range of perinatal factors appear to be associated with higher risk for children later developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (Medical News Today)

Psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of helpful hormone are high
Patients make more progress toward overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when their therapy sessions are scheduled in the morning, new research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Discovery of new brain pathway could yield new treatments
Researchers have identified a new brain signaling pathway that alleviates depression when blocked; the discovery could open the door to new treatments. (Medical News Today)

More than half of persons with Alzheimer's disease aged 90 years or more use psychotropic drugs
Psychotropic drug use is rather common among persons aged 90 years of more diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease compared with those who were diagnosed at younger age, concludes study conducted at... (Medical News Today)

NIH report highlights strategies for optimizing youth suicide prevention programs
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a final report from its Pathways to Prevention workshop on youth suicide prevention. (Medical News Today)

How Does Stress Affect My Cholesterol Levels?
What exactly does stress mean? What is cholesterol? This article will examine these questions as well as the relationship between the two. (Medical News Today)

Health experts report US$246 billion cost of workplace depression across eight countries
New data shows that workplace depression is a major issue across different cultures and economies, with "wide and devastating" consequences for thousands of organisations worldwide. (Medical News Today)

Group psychoeducation offers 'early intervention' for bipolar patients
Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary... (Medical News Today)

Depression After Abortion: Understanding and Coping
Having an abortion may be followed by feelings of grief, loss, or regret, which could lead to a type of depression. Learn about the symptoms and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Antidepressant success affected by environmental conditions
Researchers reveal why antidepressants work in some patients but not others. Their findings show antidepressant effectiveness may depend on environment. (Medical News Today)

How frequent are mental disorders in cancer patients?
In an investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators provides the largest survey of mental disorders in cancer. (Medical News Today)

A common genetic variant regulates the mental health benefits of exercise
A new study revealed that a common genetic variant in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene reduces the neurobiological benefits induced by physical exercise in mice. (Medical News Today)

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