mental health

Depression Missed Due To Patients Personality Type?

Depression Missed Due To Patients Personality Type?

A new study suggests a patients personality could affect the correct diagnosis of depression. Based on their research, psychologists suggest that reports of family or friends regarding the mood history of a patient could lead to a missed diagnosis. Additionally, missed signs of depression tended to occur more with patients who were generally extroverts or outgoing.

Report Details Psychotropic Medication Oversight In Foster Care

Report Details Psychotropic Medication Oversight In Foster Care

The Tufts CTSI has today released a multi-state study on psychotropic medication oversight in foster care. The research notes a majority of states reviewed within the study reported an increase of minors within the foster care system taking psychotropic medications.

Lingering Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

Lingering Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

New research shows Holocaust survivors are still psychologically affected by their experiences. Many survivors report PTSD symptoms and poor psychological well being.

Female Veterans With PTSD More Likely To Also Report Medical Problems

Female Veterans With PTSD More Likely To Also Report Medical Problems

New research suggests that veterans who suffer from PTSD are also more likely to suffer more medical illnesses than those without PTSD. This is more so the case for female veterans.

Patients Who Keep Diaries While In Intensive Care Have Reduced Risk Of PTSD

Patients Who Keep Diaries While In Intensive Care Have Reduced Risk Of PTSD

1 in 10 patients who spend more than 48 hours in intensive care develop post traumatic stress disorder. Researchers in the UK have discovered that providing diaries to patients in intensive care, and providing a debriefing after their stay can help reduce PTSD in patients.

Researchers Detail Sequence Of Reactions Caused By Prozac At Neuronal Level

Researchers Detail Sequence Of Reactions Caused By Prozac At Neuronal Level

New research details, for the first time, the sequence of reactions caused by popular SSRI antidepressant, Prozac, at a neuronal level.

Female Sexual Offenders Report More Mental Health Problems Than Males

Female Sexual Offenders Report More Mental Health Problems Than Males

A new book by a University of Montreal criminologist provides an overview of female sexual offenders and their motives, a generally under reported field of investigation. One significant finding shows that female sexual offenders are more inclined to have mental health problems that their male counterparts.

Students Exhibiting More Severe Psychological Disorders

Students Exhibiting More Severe Psychological Disorders

A new study has discovered that mental illness in more prevalent in college students than it was ten years ago.

Telepsychiatry Is Useful For Assessing Mental Health Problems

Telepsychiatry Is Useful For Assessing Mental Health Problems

New research from UC Davis has shown that psychiatrists are able to accurately assess patients mental health problems by viewing pre-recorded video interviews.

Two Tests Developed To Predict Risk Of Suicide

Two Tests Developed To Predict Risk Of Suicide

Psychologists at Harvard University have developed two new tests which they believe can predict a patients risk of attempting suicide. Initial results show that patients who have strong associations between “self” and “death” are six times more likely to attempt suicide than those who associate “self” with “life”.

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