People with family history of bipolar disorder may ‘age’ more quickly

People with family history of bipolar disorder may ‘age’ more quickly than others

New King’s College London research suggests that people with a family history of bipolar disorder may ‘age’ more rapidly than those without a history of the disease.

'Residual echo' of Neanderthal genes may hold clues to deficits in mental disorders‘Residual echo’ of Neanderthal genes may hold clues to deficits in mental disorders

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a “residual echo” from our ancient past.

Study finds increased risk of death in patients who develop depression after heart disease diagnosisStudy finds increased risk of death in patients who develop depression after heart disease diagnosis

People who are diagnosed with coronary artery disease and then develop depression face a risk of death that’s twice as high as heart patients without depression, according to a major new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.

Burn injuries may be preventable through increased access to high-quality mental health careBurn injuries may be preventable through increased access to high-quality mental health care

In a new study examining the relationship between mental health and burn injury, researchers note that burn injuries may be preventable through increased access to high-quality mental health care.

Button Phobia

Button PhobiaThe term phobia refers to fearfulness due to a certain anxiety disorder in which the individual is in dread of a situation, a living creature, a place, or a thing. “Button phobia,” as the name indicates, is a fear of buttons, and is classified as an irrational phobia. It is also known as koumpounophobia, a fear closely related to the fear of circular or void objects. Apparently, koumpounophobia affects 1 in 75,000 people.

Self-Help for Health Anxiety

Self-Help for Health AnxietyPeople mostly worry about their health when they have some physical symptoms. This worry vanishes after getting the necessary and valid confirmation; however, for some people, the uneasiness and tension does not go away and they imagine having a serious medical condition. These worries affect their daily lives in many ways and progresses to severe health anxiety.

Soldiers’ individual risk for suicide linked to previous attempts in army unit

Soldiers’ individual risk for suicide linked to previous attempts in army unitDoes a previous suicide attempt in a soldier’s unit increase the risk of additional suicide attempts? According to a study, “Risk of Suicide Attempt Associated with Previous Attempts in One’s Army Unit,” published July 26, 2017 in JAMA Psychiatry, the answer is yes.

Drug overdose deaths on the rise in Ohio

Drug overdose deaths on the rise in OhioIn light of the Ohio opioid epidemic, Advanced Recovery Systems, an integrated behavioral healthcare management company, recently opened an addiction and co-occurring mental health treatment facility in Groveport: The Recovery Village Columbus. Located 10 miles away from Columbus, this new facility opened on July 11, 2017 and is now accepting patients.

Nurses needed across Northamptonshire

Nurses needed across NorthamptonshireSince 2010, the number of NHS mental health nurses in England has dropped by 15%. The nursing shortage is partly caused by an ageing workforce that is not being replaced quickly enough. In 2013, more than 32% of mental health nurses were over 50.

Self-efficacy has positive effect on physical activity of osteoarthritis patients

Self-efficacy has positive effect on physical activity of osteoarthritis patientsOsteoarthritis patients that are more confident in their abilities in the morning go on to be more physically active throughout the day, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

Researchers use imaging techniques to collect massive data on individual brains

Researchers use imaging techniques to collect massive data on individual brainsA quest to analyze the unique features of individual human brains evolved into the so-called Midnight Scan Club, a group of scientists who had big ideas but almost no funding and little time to research the trillions of neural connections that activate the body’s most powerful organ.

Researchers provide insight into different types of ‘true’ smiles

Researchers provide insight into different types of 'true' smilesThe smile may be the most common and flexible expression, used to reveal some emotions, cover others and manage social interactions that have kept communities secure and organized for millennia.

Leap of faith: Will health care ministries cover your costs?

Martin Estacio was shelling out $800 per month for a health plan that didn’t fit his two-state lifestyle. The retired San Bernardino firefighter lives between Oklahoma and California. But his health insurance policy, purchased in Oklahoma, didn’t cover non-emergency care outside the state.

Third-person self-talk helps control emotion, says study

Third-person self-talk helps control emotion, says studyA study published online in a nature journal Scientific Reports suggests that talking in the third person to oneself in stressful times might help controlling emotions and it needs no additional mental effort than first person self-talk, which is normally used by people to talk to themselves.

Scientists use novel algorithm to group similar Alzheimer’s patients for precise drug trials

Scientists use novel algorithm to group similar Alzheimer’s patients for precise drug trialsThe push to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease has been a promising and disappointing endeavor over the past two decades, yielding a greater understanding of the disease yet still failing to generate successful new drugs.

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