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HIV More Prevalent Among People with Mental Problems

February 14th, 2014
HIV More Prevalent Among People with Mental ProblemsNew public health research discovers people receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population. In a ...

Environmental Blood Markers Linked with Schizophrenia

January 10th, 2014
Environmental Blood Markers Linked with SchizophreniaA new international study finds that environmental effects that may influence schizophrenia may be tracked as blood markers, potentially aiding early identification of the disease. The environmental factors include oxygen ...

New Screening for Adult Autism Aids in Diagnosis

December 12th, 2013
New Screening for Adult Autism Aids in DiagnosisThe recent “coming out” by Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who found she has high-functioning autism, also known as Asperger syndrome, improves awareness and shows that those with autism spectrum disorders can ...

Too Much TV Can Stall Aspects of Cognitive Development

November 23rd, 2013
Too Much TV Can Stall Aspects of Cognitive Development  New research has found that preschoolers who have a television in their bedroom and are exposed to more background TV have a weaker understanding of ...

Brain Eases the Pain of Social Rejection

October 11th, 2013
Brain Eases the Pain of Social RejectionNew research shows that the brain responds to social rejection in much the same way it helps manage physical pain. University of Michigan investigators also discovered that people who score ...

Risk Factors for Adult Video-Game Addiction

September 24th, 2013
Risk Factors for Adult Video-Game Addiction Emerging research suggests individual motives often contribute to unhealthy game play with the biggest risk factor occurring when individuals play games to escape from daily life. University of Missouri investigators ...

New Tool Helps Manage Schizophrenia Through Life Course

September 19th, 2013
New Tool Helps Manage Schizophrenia Through Life CourseSchizophrenia is a serious and potentially debilitating mental illness affecting a person's thought processes, perception, language and sense of oneself. Although the root cause of the disease ...

Pairing Brain Imaging Tools to Probe Abnormalities in Schizophrenia

September 17th, 2013
Brain Imaging Technology Illustrates Abnormalities in SchizophreniaIn a new paper in the journal Biological Psychiatry, Fei Du, Ph.D., and colleagues at Harvard Medical School combined two types of brain imaging to ...

In Bipolar, Women Lean Toward Depression, Men Toward Mania

September 14th, 2013
In Bipolar, Women Lean Toward Depression, Men Toward ManiaBipolar disorder affects men and women differently, and this may impact the course and treatment of the ...

Loss of Brain Tissue in Schizophrenia Tied to Antipsychotics

September 12th, 2013
Brain Scans Help Explain Schizophrenia Technology that "sees inside" the brain has enabled researchers to conclude that people with schizophrenia have less brain tissue at their first episode of illness than healthy ...

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