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Health News - Mental Health

Tips for finding motivation with depression
Learn about the benefits of physical activity for people with depression, how socializing may help, and what depression triggers should be avoided. (Medical News Today)

B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms
The first meta-analysis of its kind reviews data from 18 clinical trials to conclude that B vitamins have a positive effect on schizophrenia symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Sick and tired - not just a figure of speech
Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.Already feeling drained so early in the year? (Medical News Today)

Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults
Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published... (Medical News Today)

How does our brain process fear? Study investigates
Using scenes from horror movies, a new study examines the neural pathways responsible for processing fear and anxiety in the human brain. (Medical News Today)

Facebook use may alter perception of time, study finds
New research suggests that using the Internet and Facebook may impair our perception of time, with the latter having the strongest impact. (Medical News Today)

Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks
Researchers reveal that young adults who increased their intake of fruits and vegetables showed improvements in vitality and motivation in just 14 days. (Medical News Today)

PTSD symptoms may be prevented with ketamine
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that a single dose of ketamine, given one week before a stressful event, can buffer against a heightened fear response. (Medical News Today)

Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures
Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in... (Medical News Today)

'Mirror game' test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows
Virtual reality could hold the key to unlocking an affordable, reliable and effective device to provide early diagnosis and management of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

World-first trial shows improving diet can treat major depression
A new trial from Deakin University has shown for the first time that improving diet quality can treat major depression. (Medical News Today)

Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD
Parents of children with "critical" congenital heart defects - which require at least one cardiac surgery - are at high risk for mental health problems, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder... (Medical News Today)

Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder (BD), characterized by mood swings between positive manic/hypomanic and negative/depressive states, is a common psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of ~1%. (Medical News Today)

Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?
What are essential oils and can any oils help to treat depression? In this article, the quality of evidence on essential oils for depression is discussed. (Medical News Today)

Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation
Symptoms of bulimia nervosa may be reduced through the delivery of electricity to certain areas of the brain, according to King's College London. (Medical News Today)

New study shows old drugs far better at treating bipolar
A new Deakin University and Barwon Health study has found an old treatment for bipolar is much more effective than a newer medication. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness meditation training lowers biomarkers of stress response in anxiety disorder
Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. (Medical News Today)

Nicotine may help treat schizophrenia, study finds
A new study finds the chemical compound may be key in normalizing brain deficits commonly associated with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. (Medical News Today)

Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis
A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis. (Medical News Today)

Trapped by the game: Why professional footballers don't talk about their mental health
Professional footballers do not feel it is safe to show vulnerability or admit to experiencing emotional struggles. (Medical News Today)

Mars and Venus on the therapist's couch
Generally speaking, men want a quick fix from psychological therapy and women want to talk about their feelings. (Medical News Today)

New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy
A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects. (Medical News Today)

ADHD and Anxiety: What's the Connection?
What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety and ADHD and what differences are there? Learn about treatments including medication, therapy, and relaxation. (Medical News Today)

Treatment strategy provides mental health benefits to war trauma survivors
A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from... (Medical News Today)

Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health
It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems. (Medical News Today)

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