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Rat Study Shows Junk Food Diet Can Make You Lazy

April 6th, 2014
Rat Study Shows Junk Food Diet Can Make You LazyA new rat study shows that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary -- and not the other way around. Scientists at the University of California, ...

Grandparents Can Contribute to Mom’s Baby Blues

April 6th, 2014
Grandparents Can Contribute to Mom’s Baby BluesA new study has found that new mothers who live in a multi-generational household suffer higher rates of depression during the baby’s first year of life. The Duke University study ...

New Findings on Chemical Linked to Bipolar Psychosis

March 17th, 2014
New Findings on Chemical Linked to Bipolar PsychosisResearchers have discovered a gene that is likely to play a role in the risk of psychosis in bipolar disorders. The condition involves recurrent episodes of mania and ...

Frequent School Moves May Up Risk of a ‘Psychotic-Like’ Symptom by Teens

February 19th, 2014
Frequent School Moves May Up Risk of a 'Psychotic-Like' Symptom by TeensUK researchers have ascertained that moving between schools during childhood can increase the risk of psychotic symptoms in later years. Investigators discovered school mobility ...

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 ...

Teen Pregnancy More Likely for Girls with Mental Illness

February 12th, 2014
Teen Pregnancy More Likely for Girls with Mental IllnessNew research discovers young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness. Researchers examined live ...

New Therapy Shows Promise for Personality Disorders

February 11th, 2014
New Therapy Shows Promise for Personality DisordersA provocative new study suggests a new therapy approach is an improved method to treat a broad range of personality disorders. Researchers believe schema therapy, a technique popular in ...

Schizophrenia Caregivers Benefit from Early Psychoeducation

January 10th, 2014
Family members of schizophrenia patients should receive psychoeducation (education focused on a mental health disorder) as soon as possible after the diagnosis, according to new findings published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The analysis, based on the results of 44 studies conducted ...

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 ...

Severe Mental Illness Ups Risk for Substance Abuse

January 6th, 2014
Severe Mental Illness Ups Risk for Substance Abuse  A new study finds substance abuse is higher among individuals with severe mental illness. Researchers discovered people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions have a ...
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