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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 ...

Happiness Profile Measures Progress of Nations

September 10th, 2013
Happiness Profile Measures Progress of Nations Officials say a new metric for measuring the economic and social progress of a nation is a ranking of happiness. The ...

Movement Analysis Differentiates Obsession from Delusion

September 5th, 2013
Movement Analysis Differentiates Obsession from Delusion Intriguing new research uses a zoological technique to classify symptoms of OCD and schizophrenia in humans. Investigators used tools developed by researchers to help make sense ...

Harnessing ‘Out-of-Body Experiences’ to Treat Anorexia

August 15th, 2013
'Harnessing 'Out-of-Body Experiences' to Treat AnorexiaUsing a visual projection of human heartbeats to generate an “out-of-body experience,” researchers hope to develop new kinds of treatment for people with self-perception disorders, including anorexia. The study is ...

Military Suicides not Associated with Deployment or Combat

August 8th, 2013
Military Suicides not Associated with Deployment or CombatA study of risk factors associated with suicide in current and former military personnel discovered deployment, or combat, was not directly associated with an increased ...

Computer Model Simulates Daydreams

July 15th, 2013
Computer Model Simulates DaydreamsAlthough everyone daydreams, the way in which the brain creates daydreams has been obscure. Now, scientists have created a virtual model of the brain that daydreams like humans do. Daydreaming is ...

Women at Risk for Postpartum Psychosis Need Closer Monitoring

July 15th, 2013
Women at Risk for Postpartum Psychosis Need Closer MonitoringPregnant women with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, or a personal or family history of postpartum psychosis, should be closely monitored by a multidisciplinary care team for at least three months ...

‘Avatar Therapy’ Can Tame Tormenting Voices in Schizophrenia

June 1st, 2013
'Avatar Therapy' Can Tame Tormenting Voices in SchizophreniaWhat would happen if a tormenting inner voice were given an avatar?  Would it help a patient with schizophrenia cope with that voice?  New ...

For Specific Genotype, Supplements May Help Improve Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms

March 7th, 2013
For Specific Genotype, Supplements May Help Improve Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms  Emerging research suggests adding the dietary supplements folate and vitamin B12 to treatment with antipsychotic medication probably does not improve the negative ...

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