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2011-08-02 20:59:01

Women who reported experiencing gender-based violence, such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, had an associated higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Violence against women is a major public health concern, contributing to high levels of illness and death worldwide, according to background information in the article. "In...

2011-08-02 14:00:20

Heavy smokers may experience sadness after quitting because early withdrawal leads to an increase in the mood-related brain protein monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A), a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has shown. This finding, which was published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, may also explain why heavy smokers are at high risk for clinical depression. Using an advanced brain imaging method, a team led by Senior Scientist Dr. Jeffrey Meyer discovered that MAO-A...

2011-05-19 06:55:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A drug that regulates your body clock may also be able to treat depression. A new study found that patients who take agomelatine have improved moods, sleep better and experience fewer side effects than those on traditional anti-depressants. Most anti-depressants work by raising the levels of a chemical in the brain called serotonin, which affects mood. However the medications can lead to sickness and loss of sex drive. Scientists think agomelatine works well...

2011-05-05 22:07:18

Concordia study shows children of bipolar parents are overly sensitive to cortisol Children whose mother or father is affected by bipolar disorder may need to keep their stress levels in check. A new international study, led by Concordia University, suggests the stress hormone cortisol is a key player in the mood disorder. The findings published in Psychological Medicine, are the first to show that cortisol is elevated more readily in these children in response to the stressors of normal...

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2011-04-05 06:10:00

A new study finds that people who have recently experienced a decline in their income are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and substance abuse. The study also revealed that people in the lowest income brackets had higher rates of personality disorders and suicide attempts than those with the highest incomes. "To date, findings on the relationship between income and mental illness have been mixed," wrote the study's authors. "Some studies have found that lower income is...

2011-04-05 00:24:24

Low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated with a higher risk for anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "To date, findings on the relationship between income and mental illness have been mixed," the authors write as background information in the article. "Some studies have...

2011-04-05 00:14:48

Mexican migrants to the U.S. risk "clinically significant" mental-health problems, study finds Mexicans who migrate to the United States are far more likely to experience significant depression and anxiety than individuals who do not immigrate, a new study published today in the Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Archives journal, has found. The study, "Migration from Mexico to the U.S. and subsequent risk for depressive and anxiety disorders: A cross-national study," was conducted...

2011-01-05 08:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The top finalists have been announced today as part of the 2010 SPEAK and Be Heard... Living with Depression campaign. Currently in its second year, this campaign, made possible by AstraZeneca in partnership with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), encourages individuals who are successfully managing the depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder, bipolar depression, or major depressive disorder also known as depression, to serve...

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2010-10-15 06:25:00

One in four US teenagers report having a mood, behavior or anxiety disorder that interferes with their daily life, while 1 in 2 actually meet the criteria for a mental disorder, according to new research. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that 51 percent of boys and 49 percent of girls ages 13 to 19 have some type of anxiety or substance use disorder. In 22 percent of the teens surveyed, the disorder was so severe it...

2010-10-06 08:00:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Screening for Mental Health released data revealing that 18- to 25-year-olds are 17% more likely to be depressed now than five years ago. This information, which compared online screening data from 2005 to data from 2010, comes on the heels of a report released last week from the Centers for Disease Control stating that one in 10 Americans are depressed . However despite rising rates of depression,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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