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High Anxiety Risk in Adolescence Linked to One Gene

Anxiety disorders often emerge in adolescence, when the brain goes through massive changes and new genes are expressed. Now, researchers have found a …

The Brain

Rare Single Gene Mutation Increases Risk of Schizophrenia 35-Fold

The plot thickens.<p><i>This article was written by Elizabeth Tunbridge from the University of Oxford, and was originally published by The …

Depressed? Your doctor might soon prescribe ketamine

New Jersey psychiatrist Steven Levine first thought of using ketamine in his practice when a patient came in whose depression could not be lifted by any commercially available antidepressants. After talking to Levine for a while, the patient confessed she felt better when she self medicated with …

Depression

Dating a Woman with Depression: What You Need to Know and Do

• shares<p><i>Loving a woman does not automatically endow you with the ability to understand and deal with her depression.</i><p><i>This post is the second part of a</i> …

Depression is Not Just A Mental Disorder: It Affects The Whole Body

Arguably, depression is one of the most widely misunderstood diseases affecting human beings.<p>For a long time, you'd be hard pressed to explain to …

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

People suffering from anxiety perceive the world in a fundamentally different way than others, according to a study reported in the Cell Press …

Immune system gene leads to schizophrenia clue

From the tangled web of schizophrenia biology, scientists have pulled out one tantalizing thread. Variants of a protein that helps snip connections …

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

From teaching suicide prevention to being on suicide watch

<b>A suicide prevention tutor who experienced suicidal thoughts himself was inspired to set up a website to help others in the same position.</b><b>James Withey created 'Recovery Letters' from those who have been ill before, aimed at helping others in the depths of depression.</b><p>In 2011 he was working for an …

How mental health alters decision making

All of us are wired to seek rewards and avoid losses, and that remains true in people with mental health disorders. But in those people the nature of …

A 'smart' way to spot schizophrenia signs

<b>Spotting signs that a psychotic episode is close can be hard - but succeeding means heading off a period of immense personal difficulty, and costly NHS treatment. Emily Eisner, a Medical Research Council postgraduate student at the University of Manchester and winner of the MRC's Max Perutz Science</b> …

These 2 work-related stressors could make you die sooner

One report, using actuarial data, found that white-collar workers live longer than blue-collar workers.<p>Another study confirmed this, finding that high-income workers have longer life expectancy than low-income ones.<p>Does the the kind of job someone has contribute to, or detract from, their …

Depression: Far More Complex Than a Checklist of Symptoms

To determine whether or not a patient suffers from depression, a doctor will often refer to a checklist of symptoms found in the Diagnostic and …

Bay Area dream of a haven for those with mental illness is mired in chaos

Except for a lone caretaker and a goat that greets visitors in the driveway, this 10-acre Contra Costa farm sits empty, a symbol of unfulfilled dreams and promises.<p>Modeled after successful mental health programs around the nation, "the farm" was envisioned as a quiet place where clients with such …

Mental Health

A Study of These 3 Psychedelics Found They Do No Harm but Actually Improve Mental Health

A new study from the Journal of Psychopharmacology has found that taking psychedelic drugs does not result in impairment of mental health or an …

Having a baby is beautiful, but postpartum emotions are so hard

Keisha Tower always considered herself an independent, outgoing woman. She didn't expect that to change upon giving birth to her daughter, Raelynn, …

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression

10 New Rules For Finding Cheap Flights

It seems as if someone posts or prints a set of air ticket buying tips every day now, and most of those tips belong to the "round up the usual suspects" family: Be flexible, check alternate airports, fly a low-fare airline, visit all the websites, buy domestic tickets two months in advance and …