Mental Health News – from MedicalNewsToday
  • How does rheumatoid arthritis feel? November 7, 2018
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects people in different ways, but there are some common symptoms. In this article, learn what it feels like to have RA and how to cope.
  • Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight? November 5, 2018
    Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here.
  • Mental health conditions on the rise among US students October 29, 2018
    New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression.
  • How to recognize and cope with emotional exhaustion October 24, 2018
    Emotional exhaustion can arise after a period of excessive stress. Some people are more at risk than others, including those in demanding jobs or with caring responsibilities. People may not always recognize the signs of emotional exhaustion. Here, we look at the symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and prevention.
  • Why do we stay in relationships that make us unhappy? October 24, 2018
    If your relationship is making you so unhappy, why is it so hard to break up? A new study finds an unexpected answer to this question.
  • Stressed at work? Transcendental meditation may help October 23, 2018
    A recently conducted randomized control trial has found that people who practice meditation are more resilient to stress and better at handling emotions.
  • Using Facebook to predict depression October 17, 2018
    Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.
  • Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes October 13, 2018
    Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
  • What are the health effects of chronic stress? October 12, 2018
    Stress is a biological response to demanding situations and a regular part of daily life. Stress becomes chronic when the body’s response goes on for a prolonged period. Chronic stress can have a range of health effects. Learn more about these effects and how to manage chronic stress here.
  • Bipolar disorder: A good diet may boost treatment October 9, 2018
    Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question.
Some of the Latest Mind & Brain Research – from Science Daily
  • New insights into the aging brain November 12, 2018
    A group of scientists investigated why the choroid plexus contains so much more klotho than other brain regions.They showed that klotho functions as a gatekeeper that shields the brain from the peripheral immune system.
  • Mild blast forces cause brain pathology and deficits, despite lack of macroscopic damage November 9, 2018
    Using a rat model of bTBI, researchers show how even mild exposure to a single blast shock wave is able to induce small but potentially very meaningful pathogenic effects that accumulate with time. These effects, detected at the microscopic level, included microvascular damage, injury to nerve axons and signs of neuroinflammation in various brain regions. […]
  • Scalpel-free surgery enhances quality of life for Parkinson's patients November 9, 2018
    A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has found.
  • Scientists solve century-old neuroscience mystery; answers may lead to epilepsy treatment November 9, 2018
    Scientists have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment for acquired epilepsy. Perineuronal nets modulate electrical impulses in the brain, and, should the nets dissolve, brain seizures can occur.
  • Brain signature of depressed mood unveiled in new study November 8, 2018
    New research has identified a common pattern of brain activity that may be behind low mood feelings, particularly in people who have a tendency towards anxiety. The newly discovered network is a significant advance in research on the neurobiology of mood, and could serve as a biomarker to help scientists developing new therapies to help […]
  • Brain activity pattern may be early sign of schizophrenia November 8, 2018
    Neuroscientists have identified a pattern of brain activity that is correlated with development of schizophrenia, which they say could be used as marker to diagnose the disease earlier.
  • Can stimulating the brain treat chronic pain? November 8, 2018
    For the first time, researchers have shown they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain.
  • One type of brain cell might hold key to inflammation after head injury November 7, 2018
    By eliminating one type of immune cell in the brain, researchers were able to erase any evidence of inflammation following traumatic brain injury, according to a new study.
  • Tiny molecule has big effect in childhood brain tumor studies November 7, 2018
    A very small molecule under study is able to kill a childhood brain cancer, and the lead researcher said it may be possible to reduce by 90 percent the amount of chemotherapy and radiation required to kill such tumors.
  • Singing may reduce stress, improve motor function for people with Parkinson's disease November 7, 2018
    Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson's disease, according to new data. The results from the pilot study revealed improvements in mood and motor symptoms, as well as reduced physiological indicators of stress.