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2013-03-22 15:22:38

Population at high risk for obesity-related mortality able to make healthy lifestyle changes Through a program that teaches simple nutrition messages and involves both counseling and regular exercise classes, people with serious mental illness can make healthy behavioral changes and achieve significant weight loss, according to new Johns Hopkins research. These weight loss amounts were similar to those in other successful programs studied with subjects in the general population –...

Depression Affecting Surprising Number Of Women Following Childbirth
2013-03-15 09:48:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A surprisingly high number of women suffer from symptoms of postpartum depression, a new large-scale study from a Northwestern Medicine researcher reveals. The study is the largest scale depression screening of postpartum women done to date. It is also the first time a full psychiatric assessment has been done in a study of postpartum women who screened positive for depression. The study, published in a recent issue of JAMA...

2013-03-05 10:58:27

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found an explanation for why the level of kynurenic acid (KYNA) is higher in the brains of people with schizophrenia or bipolar disease with psychosis. The study, which is published in the scientific periodical Molecular Psychiatry, identifies a gene variant associated with an increased production of KYNA. The discovery contributes to the further understanding of the link between inflammation and psychosis — and might pave the way for...

Predicting Bipolar Disease In Adolescents With MRI
2012-12-18 08:24:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Black Dog Institute in Sydney, Australia, have discovered that brain imaging could help determine the risk of developing bipolar disorder in adolescents. In particular, the study showed that younger people who are at risk for developing bipolar disorder react less often to facial emotions. The researchers found that the imaging showed clear and measurable...

2012-12-11 21:49:30

Persistent unemployment, disability leads to significant public health burden Unemployment poses a significant burden on the public no matter what the cause. But for those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness, chronic unemployment is often coupled with significant health care costs. A Rhode Island Hospital study compared unemployment rates among those with various psychiatric disorders, and found that borderline personality disorder is associated with as much unemployment as...


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