Mental Health

News about mental health research for patients, families and professionals.

Treating Depression With Gene Therapy

Treating Depression With Gene Therapy

A new study suggests gene therapy might be key to treating major depression in patients who do not respond to conventional drug treatments. Researchers have discovered that the p11 gene seems to play a major role in depression. By disabling the p11 protein in mice, researchers noticed an increase in depression like symptoms. The proposed gene therapy would help restore the p11 protein within the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain associated with feelings of reward and pleasure, in order to help reduce depression.

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.

Life With A Mentally Ill Parent – A Reader’s Story

Life With A Mentally Ill Parent – A Reader’s Story

We recently posted an article about the effects on a child growing up with a mentally ill parent. Within days, we received numerous emails from users wishing to share their own experiences of their lives with mentally ill parents, and the subsequent effects this has left lingering into their adult hood.

Victimized Children Exposed To Disasters Are More Prone To Mental Health Problems

Victimized Children Exposed To Disasters Are More Prone To Mental Health Problems

New research confirms that victimized children who have been exposed to disasters are more prone to exhibit mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety than their non victimized counterparts who also experience disaster.

Increased Depression and Anxiety For Mothers Who Leave Abusive Relationships

Increased Depression and Anxiety For Mothers Who Leave Abusive Relationships

New research released by Ohio State University suggests that mothers who are abused by their partners often report a decline in mental health and increase in anxiety after the end of their relationships. The report also suggests that a better support network be in place for mothers who leave abusive relationships.

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.

Suicide Rates Influenced By Outcome Of Presidential Elections

Suicide Rates Influenced By Outcome Of Presidential Elections

A new study has discovered that the outcome of presidential elections have a direct influence on suicide rates.

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.

Illinois “Lack Of Commitment” To Mental Health Services

Illinois “Lack Of Commitment” To Mental Health Services

Illinois is underfire from mental health workers after proposing cuts to funding for community mental health centers.

Mental Health Treatments Could Be Key To Reducing Osteoarthritis Pain

Mental Health Treatments Could Be Key To Reducing Osteoarthritis Pain

New research from UC Davis has discovered that worsening pain association with osteoarthritis is directly correlated with a decline in mental health. It is suggested that mental health treatment could provide an effective relief for people suffering osteoarthritis pain.

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