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Pathological Gambling May Run in Families

June 18th, 2014
In a new study, University of Iowa (UI) investigators found that pathological gambling runs in families, with first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling. "Our work clearly ...

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric Disorders

May 31st, 2014
Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric DisordersThe sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness, according to a new ...

Undiagnosed Mental Distress Hinders Productivity

January 24th, 2014
hand head man unhappyEmerging research suggests symptoms accompanying unidentified mental health disorders often influence the workplace. As an example, cases of undiagnosed depression and anxiety often cause insomnia and emotional distress, conditions that increase absenteeism ...

Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder

December 2nd, 2013
Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder New research from Spain suggests that the gene NTRK3 may be a factor in panic disorder, which is often accompanied by other conditions such as depression or ...

Body Responses to Trauma Images Can Predict PTSD Risk

October 10th, 2013
Body Responses To Trauma Images Can Predict PTSD RiskResearchers from several universities and health institutes have discovered a new biological method to help predict if an adult may be at risk for a post-traumatic ...

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 ...

Mild Stress Can Undermine Therapy for Emotional Control

August 27th, 2013
Mild Stress Can Undermine Therapy for Emotional Control  Neuroscientists have discovered that even mild stress can impede therapeutic measures to control emotions. Experts say the findings demonstrate that clinical techniques may be less effective ...

Nerve Cells Associated with Sleep Targeted in Anxiety Disorders

March 7th, 2013
Nerve Cells Associated with Sleep Targeted in Anxiety Disorders    New research suggests a group of cells activated during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is critical for the regulation of emotional ...

Bullied Children May Have More Psychiatric Issues as Adults

February 21st, 2013
Bullied Children May Have More Psychiatric Issues as Adults   A new study discovers bullied children grow into adults who are at increased ...

Internal, External Fears May Involve Different Brain Regions

February 5th, 2013
Research Findings May Help to Explain Panic Attacks Investigators have found that fear may have its roots in several brain regions -- and not necessarily in the amygdala, a ...

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