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Schizophrenia Suicide Attempts Linked to No Pre-Discharge Evaluation

November 9th, 2013
Schizophrenia Suicide Attempts Linked to No Pre-Discharge EvaluationMany schizophrenia patients who attempt suicide after leaving a hospital did not receive a suicide risk assessment before discharge, according to a new study from Denmark.  These ...

Child Cyberbullying Happens More than Parents Realize

October 28th, 2013
Child Cyberbullying Happens More than Parents Realize New research has discovered that parents underestimate how often their children engage in risky online behavior, like cyberbullying and viewing pornography. Experts acknowledge that cyberbullying has become a ...

Depression Twice as Likely For Migraine Sufferers

October 18th, 2013
Depression Twice as Likely For Migraine SufferersA new study has found that the prevalence of depression among those who suffer migraine headaches is approximately twice as high as for those without migraines. Researchers at the University ...

Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder

October 15th, 2013
Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality DisorderBecause of similar symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder may be misdiagnosed or confused with one another.  In a new study, researchers reveal the ...

Preterm Birth Not Tied to Severe Mental Illness, Suicide

October 13th, 2013
Preterm Birth Not Tied to Severe Mental Illness, SuicideOnly some of the problems formerly associated with preterm birth are actually caused by the preterm birth itself, according to new research by Indiana University Bloomington researchers. The ...

Suicidal Tweets Mirror Suicide Rates

October 12th, 2013
Suicidal Tweets Mirror Suicide Rates A new study shows that the ratio of suicidal tweets closely mirrors the actual suicide rate, offering hope that Twitter and other social media platforms could serve as a ...

Brief Group Therapy Can Improve Teen Mental Health

October 5th, 2013
Brief Group Therapy Can Improve Teen Mental HealthA study of British youth found that two 90-minute group therapy sessions reduced the incidence of mental health issues by 25 to 33 percent. Notably, the positive benefits ...

Antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) Approved by FDA

October 1st, 2013
Antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) Approved by FDA to Treat DepressionThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication Monday to treat clinical depression called Brintellix (vortioxetine). It has been approved for use in adults ...

Binge Eating Can Have Lasting Effects

September 26th, 2013
Binge Eating Can Have Lasting Effects An international study by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests binge eating disorders inflict more hardship on individuals over the course of a lifetime than bulimia. The American Psychiatric Association ...

Biological Markers Can Help Determine Suicidality

September 25th, 2013
Biological Markers Help Determine if Person is SuicidalEmerging research suggests blood pressure, blood circulation and activity in the sweat glands of the fingers can reveal if a person is suicidal. A German-Swedish study evaluated 783 depressed ...