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Single brain scan can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

Written by | 21 Jun 2022

The research uses machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer’s. The advantage of the technique is […]

A new study shows benefits to dispatching mental health specialists in nonviolent 911 emergencies

Written by | 12 Jun 2022

As U.S. cities rethink the role of law enforcement in nonviolent 911 emergencies, new Stanford research uncovers the strongest evidence yet that dispatching mental health professionals instead of […]

Psychotherapy found to be ineffective or unavailable for medicated patients with severe depression

Written by | 8 Jun 2022

Antidepressants are the first-choice treatment for severe depression. Antidepressant use is often supplemented by psychotherapy. Now a major ongoing international study has shown that adding psychotherapy treatment to […]

Pharmacists at higher risk of suicide than general population, study finds

Written by | 20 May 2022

The pandemic put a spotlight on mental health and burnout within health care professions, but emerging research reveals these issues have been affecting health care workers for years, […]

A better diet helps beat depression in young men

Written by | 17 May 2022

Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. Depression […]

Multiple diagnoses are the norm for mental illness; A new genetic analysis helps explain why

Written by | 15 May 2022

More than half of people diagnosed with one psychiatric disorder will be diagnosed with a second or third in their lifetime. About a third have four or more. […]

How can mental health professionals open their minds to psychosis?

Written by | 11 May 2022

Effective clinical care for patients with psychosis means understanding the ‘lived experience’ of their delusions, say researchers at the Universities of Birmingham, York and Melbourne. By understanding the […]

Teens and young adults overdosing on drugs for common mental health issues

Written by | 4 May 2022

A high number of teens and young adults with an overdose involving a benzodiazepine (BZD), like Xanax, or psychostimulant, like Adderall – medications commonly used to treat mental […]

Psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimers disease

Written by | 20 Apr 2022

In addition to memory problems and other cognitive symptoms, most people with Alzheimer’s disease also suffer from mental health issues. It has long been unclear whether these occur […]

Coronavirus and mental health

Written by | 7 Apr 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on mental health in general but especially on health care workers and on children, according to Professor Lynn Crismon. Commenting […]

Pandemic lockdowns had severe mental health consequences for women in the developing world

Written by | 6 Apr 2022

While potentially crucial to preventing the spread of COVID-19, lockdowns are associated with increased rates of depression and anxiety as well as food insecurity among women in India […]

Developing psychiatric pharmacy practice

Written by | 6 Apr 2022

A request from the medical director to review the prescribing of psychotropic drugs in a small hospital serving the Navajo population stimulated a career interest in psychiatric disease […]

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