Mental Health


img2-143015.jpg Bullying at a young age could have more dire consequences than parental child abuse, according to a new study from researchers at the U.K.'s University of Warwick. For the study the researchers collected data from roughly 5,400 children in the U.S. and U.K. aged 7 to 13. They asked kids whether they had been the victim of child abuse, sexual abuse and/or bullying.

Autismribbon-042215.jpg There is no clear link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, according to a new study from researchers at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm in Falls Church, Virginia. For the study the researchers examined health records for about 96,000 kids, all of whom have older siblings.

Autismribbon-042215.jpg Adults with autism may struggle to find work opportunities, according to a new study from researchers at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University in Philadelphia. About one in every 68 children develop the condition and the new data reveals that about one in ten adults with autism is unemployed.

Depressed-042215.jpg Mindfulness therapy may be as effective as antidepressants for some patients, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Oxford. For the study the researchers studied 424 depression patients, half of whom took industry standard medications while the other half used mindfulness therapy.

A new study ties antidepressants to a higher risk for first-time seizures in people being treated for depression. The study, presented at the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 23rd Congress, says that the kinds connected to the worse odds of having a first seizure were SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SNRIs, or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and others.

Marijuana-021915.jpg A marijuana extract may help reduce the frequency and strength of seizures in people with severe epilepsy, a new study has found. The study, which took place over twelve weeks at New York University's Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, examined 137 people (aged toddler to adult) who had severe epilepsy.

sleep-041715.jpg Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked with earlier decline in memory and cognition, according to a new study from researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center. For the study the researchers reviewed health records for over 2,000 patients between the ages of 50 and 90. The patients were classed as either free of any memory problems, having early forms of mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Tylenol-040215.jpg Acetaminophen has long been used to control minor pains but it may also dull emotions, according to a new study from researchers at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. For the study the researchers enlisted 80 college students to take either a 1000mg dose of the drug or a placebo. Each of the study participants were then shown a series of photographs.

Gun-040915.jpg Anger management problems may play a great role in violent gun crimes than major mental illnesses, according to a new studio from researchers at the Harvard Medical School. For the study the researchers examined data collected from over 5,000 participants as part of the National Comorbidity Study Replication.

greentea-040715.jpg Drinking green tea is linked to a lower risk for dementia and mild declines in thinking and memory among older people, a new Japanese study shows. The study, presented by Knud Larsen, PhD, of Aarhus University, looked at the tea and coffee-drinking habits of people older than 60. They were grouped by how often they drank green tea: not at all, one to six days a week, or every day.

MilitaryPolice-040215.jpg A new study shows that military suicide rates are not linked to deployment or being near a war zone, as had been previously thought. The study examined 3.9 million U.S. troops who had served in the armed forces during the first six years after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Researchers found similar rates of suicide regardless of deployment status.

Dollar-symbol-033115.jpg There may be a link between the family income of a household and the brain structure of its children, according to a new study from researchers at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. For the study the researchers used MRIs to examine the brain structure of 1,100 children and also reviewed financial records from each child's home.

Autismribbon-032615.jpg A newly discovered gene could hold the key to a specific form of severe autism found in some girls, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Institute of Genetic Medicine. The gene, called CTNND2, is central in the creation of the protein delta-catenin, which plays a large role in the nervous system.

smoke-032615.jpg Those who live in areas with higher degrees of smog in the air could be more likely to suffer from anxiety, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. For the study the researchers examined health records from 70,000 women across the U.S. Women who lived in the most air-polluted urban centers in the country were more likely to suffer anxiety.

Hammocknap-032415.jpg Taking short naps during the daytime could help boost brain power, according to a new study from researchers at Germany's Saarland University. For the study the researchers enrolled 41 participants to engage in a cognition test. The subjects were shown 90 single words and 120 word pairs and were asked to learn all.

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