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Cycling to work could make your day less stressful (Thu, 22 Jun 2017)
If, like many people, you are a victim of workplace stress, a new study suggests that cycling to work instead of driving could help to diminish this.
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People who go to bed late have less control over OCD symptoms (Thu, 22 Jun 2017)
A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Six mindfulness techniques for physicians (Wed, 21 Jun 2017)
Can mindfulness help doctors to cope with the unprecedented pressures they face? We explain how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine.
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A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness (Mon, 19 Jun 2017)
Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus - an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus - experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.
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Early stress confers lifelong vulnerability causing alterations in a specific brain region (Mon, 19 Jun 2017)
Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to stress through long-lasting transcriptional programming in a brain reward region implicated in mood and depression, according to a study conducted...
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Tic disorders: Causes, types, and diagnosis (Fri, 16 Jun 2017)
Tics are involuntary, repetitive sounds or movements. We take a closer look at three types of tic disorders: vocal, motor, and Tourette's syndrome.
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Large gender gap in first-onset depression disproportionately affects adolescent girls (Thu, 01 Jun 2017)
Depression in adolescence is even more common than previous estimates indicated and girls experience more depression than boys, according to research from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC...
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Bouldering may help to treat depression (Mon, 29 May 2017)
Bouldering is not only good for physical health, but mental health, too. New research has found that the sport may help to reduce symptoms of depression.
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Alcohol, drug, and violence related injuries in adolescence carry similar risk of later suicide as self-harm (Fri, 26 May 2017)
Study suggests that adolescents admitted for drug, alcohol, or violence related injury should be seen by a mental health professional, in a similar way to adolescents who self-harm.
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Depression after surgery: What you need to know (Thu, 25 May 2017)
In this article, learn about why it is common to experience depression after surgery, as well as the steps you can take to manage the symptoms.
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Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients (Wed, 24 May 2017)
Suicide rates among lung cancer patients are significantly higher than the general population and people with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.
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Mood swings during menopause: Causes and treatments (Mon, 22 May 2017)
Mood swings are a common symptom of menopause, making some women feel irritable, depressed, anxious, or inexplicably tearful. Find out why in this article.
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Menopause and anxiety: What is the link? (Sun, 21 May 2017)
In this article, we look at the connection between menopause and anxiety, including panic attacks. What are the psychological effects of menopause?
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Doctors: Too busy for a book club? Join a virtual one (Tue, 16 May 2017)
In this article, we check out how a book discussion on Twitter can allow people from all over the globe to connect - and it's not just for doctors.
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Severe mental illness linked to much higher risk for cardiovascular disease (Tue, 16 May 2017)
An international study of more than 3.2 million people with severe mental illness reveals a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease compared to the general population.
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Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships (Mon, 15 May 2017)
In this article, we look at the impact diabetes has on mental health, how to cope, and how to help others living with this chronic condition.
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Is your child stressed? Get them a dog (Sun, 14 May 2017)
Just like adults, children can be under enormous amounts of stress. New research says that a dog might help children to cope with stressful situations.
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A leisurely walk can boost mood, psychological well-being (Sat, 13 May 2017)
There may be no need to hit the gym to boost your psychological well-being; new research suggests that a simple leisurely stroll should do the trick.
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First genetic location found for anorexia nervosa (Fri, 12 May 2017)
In what is perhaps the most significant genomic study of anorexia nervosa to date, researchers find the first genetic locus for the disorder.
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Study looks at maternal smoking in pregnancy, severe mental illness in offspring (Mon, 08 May 2017)
A population-based study that analyzed data for nearly 1.7 million people born in Sweden suggests family-related factors, rather than causal teratogenic effects (birth defect causing), may explain...
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Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not in men (Mon, 08 May 2017)
Women living in the most deprived areas are over 60% more likely to have anxiety as women living in richer areas.
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Discovery of new pathway in brain has implications for schizophrenia treatment (Mon, 08 May 2017)
Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have discovered a new signaling pathway that directly connects two major receptors in the brain associated with learning and memory - the...
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Dorothea Dix: Redefining mental illness (Fri, 05 May 2017)
In the last of a series of articles celebrating female role models in medicine, we look at how Dorothea Dix helped to tackle the stigma of mental illness.
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Antipsychotics: Do they do more harm than good? (Fri, 05 May 2017)
A new study investigates the benefits and side effects of antipsychotic medication for people with schizophrenia and related mental health conditions.
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More than half of mental health NHS patients experience relapses (Fri, 05 May 2017)
A new study has shown that approximately 53 per cent of NHS patients displayed clinical symptoms of depression and anxiety within a year after completing psychological treatments.
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