People with a family history of bipolar disorder may ‘age’ more rapidly than those without a history of the disease, suggests new research. The study also shows that bipolar patients treated with lithium — the main medication for the illness — have longer telomeres (a sign of slower biological aging) compared to bipolar disorder patients Read more
Mind & Body
“Integrated health care” has become a mantra among mental health professionals, and for good reason. Understanding the relationship between physical and mental health, and coordinating the care of each, is vitally important. The stakes are high: one study has found that average life expectancy of men and women with schizophrenia is 15 years shorter and 12 years shorter, respectively, than the average for those who do not have the disease.
ukactive has teamed up with young people’s charity The Mix to help tackle mental health issues among under 25s by getting them to move more. Studies show that physically active people have up to a 30 per cent lower risk of depression, while ukactive analysis found that getting young people active for 150 minutes a Read more
Women with newly developed depression before a breast cancer diagnosis have a significantly increased risk for death from any cause in addition to death from late-stage breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer.
Many factors contribute to a person’s likelihood of developing a mental health condition, but the high demands of a leadership role, the squeeze on time for self-care and the fact that it can be lonely at the top, may combine to increase the risk.
Mary-Ann Rich says she’d always been “suspicious” of such things. But by the time she found Transcendental Meditation, she was isolated, agitated, and desperate for a breakthrough.
“The launch of the Australian Equally Well Consensus Statement is a crucial step in bringing people together and we look forward to working alongside our Australian colleagues to improve the physical health of people who experience mental health conditions and addiction.”
England is in the midst of a unique national experiment, the world’s most ambitious effort to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses. The goal is to eventually create a system of primary care for mental health not just for England but for all of Britain.
The findings showed that alterations were found in parts of the brain known as white matter, which contains fibre tracts that enable brain cells to communicate with one another by electrical signals.
A study of active musicians – including amateurs, students, professionals, and retired musicians – has found that they may have a high prevalence of food-related disorders, which could be explained by a combination of personality traits and the demands of the job.
“We are realizing that there is a very big part of the diabetes that is also mental health. So there may be anxiety and depression associated with the diagnosis. We have a behavioral specialist who can address that and talk about how a patient is coping with the diagnosis, how their families are coping with Read more
HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infections are more prevalent among patients with severe mental illness than in the general population, according to data published in the Lancet.
Scientists are starting to compare the social deficits autism and schizophrenia share, using a variety of methods, from eye tracking and behavioral assessments to electroencephalography (EEG). Some teams hope to expose the conditions’ common neurological roots, whereas others are drilling down into the differences.
A simple vaccine can prevent a disease like polio. But can we stop something like depression before it develops? Neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman says the possibility could be closer than we think.
It’s important to realize that personality traits are a matter of degree, says Dr. Roman Kotov, an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. They fall on a continuum, just like intelligence.
Mind Body Solutions, a Las Vegas Mental Health Clinic, Offers Same-Day Service in a Time of Wait-Lists
Mind Body Solutions is a full-service psychiatric and pain management practice, offering a wide range of mental health assistance for patients in the metro area, including individual and family therapy, case management, behavioral skills training, and psycho-social rehabilitation.
The problem we have with talking about mental health is that we still don’t think of it as an equal priority with physical health. This is wrong not simply because it leads to less money being spent on mental health service provision by governments, but also because it fails to see that the whole idea Read more
The most pervasive—and often damaging—misconception is that wealthy or successful people don’t (or shouldn’t) struggle with depression and anxiety. Like cancer, depression is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of status or wealth.
Dell Medical School is committed to revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, with a particular focus on serving the most vulnerable and underserved populations. We know that mental health is critical to sustaining physical health, and so the Department of Psychiatry is leading the medical school’s efforts to integrate mental health services within all Read more
House Bill 242 would require the Texas Women’s Health Program to provide screening for the most common causes of maternal mortality: mental and behavioral health conditions, heart conditions, high blood pressure, and hemorrhaging.
The study by the University of Texas and the University of Michigan finds the more a child gets spanked — defined by an open hand on the backside — the more likely they were to defy their parents. In fact, it was discovered that children who receive spankings are more likely to be anti-social, aggressive Read more
Heart disease patients who become depressed are twice as likely to die within the following decade as other patients, according to an unpublished study presented in March at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting. Depression increased the risk of death more than any other risk factor in the study — even smoking, said lead Read more
Researchers estimate our brains contain between 86 to 100 billion cells but some brains are more complex than others, especially those who struggle with depression, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders.
Scientists from Canada reveal that the underdevelopment of the brain network involved in inhibition after the age of 30 years may be connected with psychological problems.
Survivors of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 – and first-responders who were on the scene that day – may have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases, a new study suggests.
Nature is beneficial – maybe essential – for human health. Psychologists and health researchers are finding more and more science-backed reasons we should spend time outside.
In a study published in the journal Cell, researchers in UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences found brain circuits tied to feelings of despair and helplessness and were able to alleviate and even reverse such symptoms in mice studies.
Researchers wrote that the data suggest a patient in the Denver area would need to call seven to 10 psychiatrists, depending on the insurance company, to find an available appointment. “These findings are consistent with similar studies conducted in other regions, suggesting that access to outpatient behavioral health care is limited despite existing ACA regulations,” Read more
For women battling depression, the decision over whether or not to continue their antidepressant during a pregnancy can be a difficult one. A new study finds little risk of intellectual disability in children whose mothers take these pills while pregnant.
A foremost fertility expert in Nigeria and Medical Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, said mental health and infertility can be described as chicken and the egg. “We know infertile people are stressed, and this could lead to depression which is a mental disorder. So there is definitely an intercession between infertility and mental Read more