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Saliva-Based Test Predicts Risk Of Future Clinical Depression In Boys
2014-02-18 11:49:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most teenage boys go through hard times and some can even get depressed. A new saliva-based test can determine if these minor bouts of depression are foreshadowing major depression later in life, according to a new study based in the United Kingdom. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), the study found that teenage boys with high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and mild depression symptoms were...

2014-02-14 10:59:36

Social media can do more than just entertain us and keep us connected. It also can help scientists better understand human behavior and social dynamics. The volume of data created through new technology and social media such as Facebook and Twitter is lending insight into everything from mapping modern family dynamics to predicting postpartum depression. "By analyzing different types of social media, search terms, or even blogs, we are able to capture people's thinking, communication...

2014-02-12 23:27:42

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation names 10 recent discoveries funded by its NARSAD Grants. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names 10 Recent Discoveries Funded by its NARSAD Grants That Will Help Understand, Treat and Cure Mental Illnesses The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has named 10 recent discoveries, funded by its NARSAD Grants, that provide new insight into the mysteries of the brain and potential treatments for people with...

2014-02-11 16:26:08

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Major depression and other mood disorders are estimated to affect one in 10 adults in the United States. To meet a growing need among those ages 18 to 30, Rogers Memorial Hospital is adding to its residential treatment with FOCUS, a program for young adults struggling with their transition to adulthood due to facing depression and other mood disorders. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/CG63446) (Logo:...

2014-02-11 16:24:44

PEKIN, Ill., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The desire to have children can be a motivating factor in eating disorder recovery, yet pregnancy and the postpartum period mirror the body changes and body image distress experienced in early recovery. A new presentation at the 2014 iaedp Symposium in St. Petersburg, Florida, February 26-March 2, will explore the risk factors for relapse, body image distress, as well as recovery hope for new and expectant mothers. Licensed clinical...

2014-02-06 23:23:50

Well known and everyday people share their stories and advice for overcoming depression and bipolar disorder Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 “My uncle, President John F. Kennedy, was the first president to address civil rights as a moral cause. I feel the same passion to eliminate stigma associated with mental illness,” explains former U.S. congressman Patrick Kennedy in a book released this month by New Harbinger Publications. Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical...

2014-02-04 11:32:34

But no causal link found with risk of stroke A report that will be published tomorrow provides strong evidence that the symptoms of depressive disorder are causally associated with the risk of coronary heart disease, and as such should be considered a potentially modifiable risk factor for the occurrence of CHD. The findings, from the Whitehall II study of more than 10,000 civil servants in the UK, are published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Findings from former...

Mental Health Boosted By Caring For A Pet
2014-02-01 06:15:20

[ Watch the Video: Can A Pet Make You More Sociable? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a developmental psychologist at Tufts University has found that young people who take care of a pet tend to have stronger social relationships and bonds to their communities. “Our findings suggest that it may not be whether an animal is present in an individual’s life that is most significant but rather the quality of that relationship,” said study author,...

2014-01-31 10:50:31

New research published today shows that depression and impulse control disorders (eating disorders in particular) are independently associated with diabetes diagnosis, after adjustment for presence of other mental disorders. The research, published in Diabetologia (the journal of The European Association for the Study of Diabetes), supports the focus on depression as an independent risk factor for diabetes, but also suggests this focus should be extended to impulse control disorders. The...

2014-01-28 23:31:44

January is a peak time for SAD, but there are treatment methods that can help. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as ‘winter blues,’ is in full swing in January. Short days and low temperatures mean spending more time outside and a distinct lack of sunlight. These seasonal changes are linked to episodic depression in some people, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center in...


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Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

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