Mental Health

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 2.5] A group of researchers conducted a study on whether opioid receptors play a significant role in the antidepressant action of ketamine infusion for depression. Depression is one of the major causes of disability throughout the world. While traditional antidepressants are the main course of treatment for depression, a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers aimed to identify how ADHD will affect functional outcomes in adulthood. How does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shape the course of a child’s future? This is an important question with many unknown variables. In a recent study, American doctors and researchers wanted to identify
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers examined which brain areas play a role in the association between depression and sleep complications. Depression is recognized as one of the most debilitating illnesses these days. According to the World Health Organization, depression is currently the leading reason for disability. While there are many known treatments,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, researchers investigated the links between sex hormones and pain receptors in relation to migraines. Experts estimate that chronic pain affects more than 20% of the world’s population and is one of the most debilitating human diseases. Researchers are working to understand the cellular
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study analyzed the effects of a chronic ailment, combined with ill mental health, on the work performance and attendance of employees. By now it is well-known that certain ailments, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease, and other immune disorders create an immense burden
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent review in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics discusses the current perspectives on gender dysphoria among adolescents. A large number of young adults are grappling with gender identity crisis. There is arising diagnosis of gender dysphoria. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, gender
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3] Canadian psychologists seek to spread awareness on the nature of depression in those on the autistic spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is very enigmatic in regards to our current understanding. Even the nature of autism being perceived on a spectrum has scientists struggling on how to categorize and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A two-year US study on over 2,500 teenagers looked at whether there is an association between frequent digital media use and subsequent ADHD symptoms in teens. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental condition that leads to difficulty in focusing attention, staying still, and controlling impulsive behaviors. It can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Phthalates are present in many consumer goods and readily enter our bodies. A recent study used rats to show that phthalates may interfere with brain development and produce life-long implications. Phthalates describe a class of anti-androgenic chemicals that have the potential to disrupt the body’s hormonal balance. They
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A study conducted in Hong Kong examined if life story books or life story work impacted psychosocial well-being in older adults. Life story narratives are often a popular tool in research with older adults. It gives attention to interests, personal wishes and attitudes of older people as the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Stress disorders affect many other body functions, including neural networks that have an impact on immune function. Researchers used a national Swedish registry to identify whether stress disorders are associated with subsequent autoimmune disease. Large stressors in life are inevitable and most individuals are exposed to them at
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in Neurology researchers explored the relationship between estrogen, testosterone, and migraines in men. One in seven people worldwide suffers from recurrent migraines – debilitating, pulsing headaches and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, which can be accompanied by a variety of symptoms. Although
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Our Reader Score [Total: 4 Average: 3.8] A recent study looked at whether exposure to paint and other organic solvents are among the causes of multiple sclerosis in people who are genetically susceptible to the disease. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study examined self-compassion and fat-talk and their effects on motivating health and healthy eating habits in women. Struggles with weight are a daily concern for many people. Rising problems with diet and weight are leading to increased incidents of cardiovascular illness and type 2 diabetes. Understanding
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study determined the effects of first exposure to antipsychotics on weight gain and insulin sensitivity in children and teenagers. Antipsychotics are medications primarily used to manage symptoms of psychosis such as delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Antipsychotics are a well-established treatment
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 2.3] In a recent review, researchers investigated the impact of cognitive behavioural therapy on postpartum depression. Postpartum depression was officially reported in psychiatric journals in 1994. There are a number of factors leading to post-partum depression including a history of depression in the family, low socioeconomic status, and an
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, Australian psychiatrists evaluated the relationship between high workplace stress and mental disorders later in life. Having a stressful job can be taxing on an individual’s mental and physical health over time. In developed and developing countries and economies, the escalating need for goods leads
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent experiment examined the effects of combining MDMA with psychotherapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.   Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an extremely common affliction among military personnel and first responders. Close to a quarter of all veterans and first responders are affected by
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in JAMA Psychiatry examined the relationship between having a mental illness and being subjected to crime. Mental illness has often been studied in the context of criminal behavior. Specifically, researchers have historically been more fascinated by studying how mental illness causes one to behave in
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] British researchers recently investigated the impact of academic and non-academic stressors on mental health in university students and identified social identity factors that may help with stress. Adolescence and early adulthood are two life stages in which individuals are believed to be most at risk for the onset
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Avenues for recovering from spinal cord injury are extremely limited and paralysis could often occur. Recently, researchers in California have been investigating how neural stem cells can be used to repair spinal cord injuries and their interaction with other components of the central nervous system. The regeneration of
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