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Health News - Mental Health

Psychiatric disorders more common among workaholics, study finds
A new study found symptoms of OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression were much more common among adults who met the criteria for workaholism. (Medical News Today)

Multiple personality disorder may be rooted in traumatic experiences
A new King's College London study supports the notion that multiple personality disorder is rooted in traumatic experiences such as neglect or abuse in childhood, rather than being related to... (Medical News Today)

Major new report identifies complex factors and final events that contribute to child suicide risk
Bereavement, bullying, exams and physical health conditions such as acne and asthma are some of the experiences linked to suicide in children and young people according to a new report by The... (Medical News Today)

Study finds depression lowers women's chances of pregnancy
Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the... (Medical News Today)

Extreme beliefs often mistaken for insanity, new study finds
Researchers say new term offers more precise definition of non-psychotic behaviors.In the aftermath of violent acts such as mass shootings, many people assume mental illness is the cause. (Medical News Today)

Canadian military personnel more likely than civilians to think about suicide but also to seek help
Canadian military personnel have higher rates of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, but they are also more likely to access mental health support than civilians, found new research in CMAJ... (Medical News Today)

In 2013, US spent more on mental health disorders than any other medical condition
A May 18 study, released as a Web First by Health Affairs, estimated health spending by medical condition for the entire US population and found that in 2013, $201 billion were spent on mental... (Medical News Today)

Mentally ill more likely to be victims not perpetrators of gun violence
Despite claims by the gun lobby, most violent individuals don't have a mental illness, write the authors ofa "For debate" article published online by the Medical Journal of Australia. (Medical News Today)

Magic mushroom compound could help treat depression
Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms - could relieve symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression, suggests new research. (Medical News Today)

Family rejection may more than triple suicide attempt risk by transgender individuals
Family rejection increases the risk of two critical health outcomes that are common among transgender individuals-suicide attempts and substance misuse-according to a new study published in LGBT... (Medical News Today)

Email-based exercises could improve mental health long-term
Public health interventions conducted via email could improve mental health in an easily accessible and cost-effective way, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Psychology. (Medical News Today)

Sharp rise in UK teen poisonings over past 20 years, particularly among girls
Most socioeconomically deprived 2-3 times as likely to poison themselves as least deprived. (Medical News Today)

Cancer patients with depression less likely to recover well after treatment
A new study finds colorectal cancer patients with depression are seven times more likely to be in very poor health 2 years after end of treatment than patients without depression. (Medical News Today)

No improvements to mental illness death rates in Australia
Mental illness is the largest and fastest growing source of disability in Australia and more needs to be done to improve mental health reform, according to the authors of a "For debate" published... (Medical News Today)

Antidepressants disappoint
Australia has one of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world; however, evidence shows their effectiveness is lower than previously thought, according to the authors of a clinical focus... (Medical News Today)

Can a smartphone application help treat anxiety and depression?
In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application designed to help people manage their problems. (Medical News Today)

Size of brain region is associated with response to PTSD treatment
A study has found that PTSD patients with a larger hippocampus--a region of the brain key to distinguishing between safety and threat--are more likely to respond to exposure-based therapy for... (Medical News Today)

A new series of studies identifies an unknown psychological disorder: Maladaptive daydreaming
A new psychological disorder has been identified in a series of recently published studies - Maladaptive Maydreaming (MD). (Medical News Today)

Children of depressed parents at high risk of adverse consequences into adulthood
The latest report from a 30-year study of families at high- and low-risk for depression reveals that the offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, morbidity and mortality that... (Medical News Today)

Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?
Latest research out today has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as 'talking treatments', may help people who self- harm. (Medical News Today)

CDC study: Former NFL players not at increased risk of suicide
Retired National Football League (NFL) players are at no greater risk of suicide when compared with the general U.S. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness may help more if no antidepressants are used
An investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates that mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is most helpful when antidepressant drugs are not used. (Medical News Today)

How depression develops
A novel study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses how depression may develop. (Medical News Today)

Antidepressants do not prevent suicides: They may even increase the risk of attempts
A new analysis published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses important findings as to the role of antidepressant drugs in preventing suicide. (Medical News Today)

Interventional policies & practices needed to prevent bullying & its harm
Bullying is a serious public health problem, with significant short- and long-term psychological consequences for both the targets and perpetrators of such behavior, and requires a commitment to... (Medical News Today)

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