Mental Disorders

Whole genome sequencing reveals genetic structural secrets of schizophrenia
April 16, 2020
Most research about the genetics of schizophrenia has sought to understand the role that genes play in the development and heritability of schizophrenia. Many discoveries have been made, but there have been many missing pieces. Now, UNC School of Medicine scientists have conducted the largest-eve...
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How cognitive intelligence is a whole brain phenomenon
March 26, 2020
An international collaborative study led by researchers from the NUI Galway provides findings on the neural basis of intelligence, otherwise known as general cognitive ability (IQ).
This new research uses an imaging technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to provide an insight...
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Researchers find key to keep working memory working
March 19, 2020
Working memory, the ability to hold a thought in mind even through distraction, is the foundation of abstract reasoning and a defining characteristic of the human brain. It is also impaired in disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.
Now Yale researchers have found a k...
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A new window into psychosis
March 18, 2020
A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain kind of learning behavior. The researchers hope this could provide insight into the emergence of delusions in pati...
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Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of anxiety, depression and premature death
March 18, 2020
Two new studies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. Children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood compared with children in the general population and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depr...
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Kids who blame themselves for mom's sadness are more likely to face depression and anxiety
March 11, 2020

Kids who believe comments like this -- assuming blame for their mom's sadness or depression -- are more likely to face depression and anxiety themselves, a new study led by SMU has found.
"Although mothers with higher levels of depressive symptoms face increased risk that their child...
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Gratitude interventions don't help with depression, anxiety
March 9, 2020
Go ahead and be grateful for the good things in your life. Just don't think that a gratitude intervention will help you feel less depressed or anxious.
In a new study, researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed results from 27 separate studies that examined the effectiveness of...
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Teen Moms at High Risk for Depression, Anxiety
March 2, 2020

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FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As if being a teen mom isn't hard enough, two-thirds of young mothers are grappling with at least one ...
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Second type of schizophrenia discovered
February 27, 2020
Penn Medicine researchers are the first to discover two distinct neuroanatomical subtypes of schizophrenia after analyzing the brain scans of over 300 patients. The first type showed lower widespread volumes of gray matter when compare to healthy controls, while the second type had volumes largel...
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Engaging with schizophrenia: Experts argue for new approaches to treatment
February 24, 2020
A better understanding of the lived experience of people with schizophrenia would enable clinicians to help patients live with their condition, alongside treating symptoms with medication and psychotherapy, say experts at the University of Birmingham.
According to researchers at the U...
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