Latest psychiatric disorders Stories

2014-07-22 08:30:37

Transformative partnership with Ted Stanley will spur researchers to reveal biology of psychiatric disorders CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute today announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley aimed at galvanizing scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world....

2014-04-23 16:29:03

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Bioinformatics in IVD Testing http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/bioinformatics_ivd_testing_1.html Computer diagnostics could offer opportunity for clinical laboratory professionals to add value to clinicians in diagnosing diseases. IT companies in collaboration with test vendors are developing computer software that complements the skills of human test...

Schizophrenia Linked To Abnormal Brain Network
2013-10-16 16:23:29

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Individuals suffering with schizophrenia are subject to a whole host of disturbing, life-changing symptoms. They can range from disorganized thinking and an inability to plan for the future to full-on hallucinations and paranoid delusions. Through treatment with psychiatric therapy and medication can be effective for some, the psychiatric disease has largely remained a medical mystery. However, researchers at the RIKEN-MIT Center...

2013-10-07 13:47:34

This press release is in support of a presentation by Professor Michael Berk on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Improved understanding of the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders has generated new leads in the search for novel therapies. One such investigative compound currently in clinical trials is an amino acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which appears to reduce the core symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression,...

2013-09-24 23:30:15

Palm Beach event to discuss co-occurring psychiatric and eating disorders. Umatilla, Fla. (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The Recovery Village is pleased to announce its upcoming presentation on eating disorders. The event will be held in connection with the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance), and will be held Friday, September 27, 2013, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Recovery Village invites all psychologists, counselors, doctors, nurses, and others in the treatment...

2013-09-13 11:03:10

-Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can play an important role in addiction recovery. -A new study examines the suitability of 12-step organizations for young adults with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, referred to as dual diagnosis (DD). -Findings indicate that young adult DD patients show similar benefits compared with those diagnosed only with a substance use disorder. Studies and testimonials have shown that 12-step mutual-help organizations...

2013-08-12 14:06:14

Nature Genetics study co-authored by VCU expert An international consortium has shown for the first time evidence of substantial overlap of genetic risk factors shared between bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia and less overlap between those conditions and autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published this week in Nature Genetics' Advance Online publication. The root cause of psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar...

Both Bullies And Victims Deal With Psychological Harm As Adults
2013-02-22 09:28:28

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry online examined whether involvement in bullying as a child could be a predictor of psychiatric disorders as a young adult. The study looked at information provided by children who reported being bullies and/or admitted to bullying other children. The study found that bullying has the potential to cause long-lasting psychological effects for the bullies as well as their victims....

2012-10-17 22:53:58

New way to image brain-cell activity could shed light on autism and other psychiatric disorders A team led by MIT neuroscientists has developed a way to monitor how brain cells coordinate with each other to control specific behaviors, such as initiating movement or detecting an odor. The researchers' new imaging technique, based on the detection of calcium ions in neurons, could help them map the brain circuits that perform such functions. It could also provide new insights into the...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.