psychiatry

Postpartum Depression Spans Generations

Postpartum Depression Spans Generations

Exposure to social stress impairs a mother’s ability to care for her children and can negatively impact her daughter’s ability to provide maternal care for future offspring, a new study shows.

Imaging Biomarker Predicts Response to Rapid Antidepressant

Imaging Biomarker Predicts Response to Rapid Antidepressant

Researchers have discovered a potential neuroimaging biomarker that could help personalize treatments for depression.

Reporting Potentially Violent Patients Is Not Going To Curb Gun Violence, Mental Health Professionals Say

Reporting Potentially Violent Patients Is Not Going To Curb Gun Violence, Mental Health Professionals Say

In response to the new gun law passed in New York on January 15th, some mental health professionals are claiming that reporting patients with a tenancy toward violence is not going to help resolve gun violence issues.

Smokers Genes Could Predict Who Benefits Most From Cessation Medications

Smokers Genes Could Predict Who Benefits Most From Cessation Medications

The same gene variations that make it difficult to stop smoking also increase the likelihood that heavy smokers will respond to nicotine-replacement therapy and drugs that thwart cravings, a new study shows.

Key Genes Associated With Schizophrenia Identified

Key Genes Associated With Schizophrenia Identified

Researchers believe they have identified key genes associated with schizophrenia and propose a prototype predictive test.

Gifts of the MAGI in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Gifts of the MAGI in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

These findings are not about the classic story of gift-giving, although the MAGI genes (officially named membrane associated guanylate kinase, WW and PDZ domain containing proteins) do influence brain function in important ways.

Depression Evolutionary Byproduct Of The Ability To Fight Infection?

Depression Evolutionary Byproduct Of The Ability To Fight Infection?

Depression is common enough, afflicting one in ten adults in the United States. It seems the possibility of depression must be “hard-wired” into our brains. This has led biologists to propose several theories to account for how depression, or behaviors linked to it, can somehow offer an evolutionary advantage.

No Link Found Between Prozac And Suicide In Children

No Link Found Between Prozac And Suicide In Children

New research published today in Archives of General Psychiatry suggests antidepressants such as Prozac (fluoxetine) neither increase or decrease suicidality in children. However, they are effective medications to control and reduce suicidal behavior in adults.

Self Harming Youths On Medicaid Failed By The Medical System

Self Harming Youths On Medicaid Failed By The Medical System

Many emergancy rooms across the US are failing to protect young people who self harm by discharging them without emergancy mental health assessments, a new report by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital suggests. The findings are published in this months Journal of the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, and derived from a national study of Medicaid data.

Treating Depression In Employees Can Significantly Increase Work Productivity

Treating Depression In Employees Can Significantly Increase Work Productivity

New research released by the Centre for Addition and Mental Health suggests treating depression in employees while they are still working can significantly improve their work productivity.

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