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Social Media May Provide Escape In Some Countries

February 10th, 2014
Social Media May Provide Escape In Some CountriesNew international research suggests participation in online social media can reduce suicide rates, especially in countries rife with corruption. Researchers hypothesize that social media provides citizens an escape ...

Little-Known Factors May Impact Teen Mental Illness

February 4th, 2014
Little-Known Factors May Impact Teen Mental Illness A new European study finds that adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep, and low physical activity make up an "invisible-risk" group with a high prevalence of psychiatric ...

In U.S., Job Search’s Personal Tone Can Take Its Toll

February 3rd, 2014
In U.S., Job Search's Personal Tone Can Take Its TollIt can still be hard to land a new job these days, and according to a new study, the United States' hiring process is far more ...

Brain Trauma Triples Risk of Early Death

January 18th, 2014
Brain Trauma Triples Risk of Early DeathSurvivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are three times more likely to die prematurely, often from suicide or fatal injuries, according to a study from Oxford University. A TBI ...

Family Bipolar History Can Mean Earlier, More Severe Symptoms

January 3rd, 2014
Family Bipolar History Can Mean Earlier, More Severe SymptomsFor people with bipolar disorder, having a family history of mood disorders often translates into greater symptom severity with an earlier onset, according to a new ...

Study Finds Antidepressants Don’t Work for Bipolar Disorder

December 27th, 2013
Study Finds Antidepressants Don't Work for Bipolar DisorderSome studies and treatment guidelines suggest that antidepressant treatment for bipolar disorder can trigger or increase mania, while others recommend short-term antidepressant treatment and then early discontinuation. New Chinese ...

Combined Therapy Program Can Speed PTSD Recovery in Vets

December 11th, 2013
Combined Therapy Program Can Speed PTSD Recovery in VetsA new therapeutic approach uses traditional psychotherapies and training to relieve combat-related symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans and active U.S. service members. The technique is ...

Youthful Suicide Attempts Can Predict Lifelong Troubles

December 8th, 2013
rope hang teen SSNew research has found that people who attempt suicide before the age of 24 are plagued by more health and psychiatric issues than those who do not. They also have more ...

Teens with Deployed Family Member Face Greater Risk of Depression

December 1st, 2013
Teens with Deployed Family Member Face Greater Risk of DepressionTeens who experience the military deployment of a parent or sibling face a greater risk for depression, according to a new study from the University ...

Mental Health Issues Intertwined with Casual Sex Among Teens

November 20th, 2013
Mental Health Issues Intertwined with Casual Sex Among Teens A new study suggests that among teen and young adults, poor mental health has a reciprocal relationship with casual sex as each contribute to the ...