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Genes, childhood sexual abuse may influence marijuana dependence

Genes, childhood sexual abuse may influence marijuana dependence
November 17, 2015

Analysis of three separate study cohorts suggests the rs604300 genotype in the monoacylglycerol lipase gene moderates the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and marijuana dependence symptoms.

“In this study, we investigated whether variation in genes within the endocannabinoid system may be particularly important in setting the stage for cannabis dependence, especially in the context of childhood trauma,” Caitlin E. Carey, a PhD student at Washington University, St. Louis, said in a press release.

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Research highlights transformation of mental health care for US soldiers, families

November 11, 2015
Mental health care delivered during wartime has significantly transformed in recent years, according to a recent review. “War has historically been a crucible that…
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Military sexual trauma among males higher than previously reported

November 9, 2015
Recent data utilizing a novel reporting technique indicate a rate of male military sexual trauma more than 15 times higher than the rate based on traditional reporting…
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Poor mental health symptoms increase over time among military personnel

November 4, 2015
Self-reported symptoms of poor mental health increased over time among military personnel in the United Kingdom, potentially contributing to overall rates of poor mental…

Psychotic Rampage Killers: Mania, Not Schizophrenia — Psychiatry’s Role in Prevention

Psychiatric Annals, May 2014, Volume 44 Issue 5
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services November 2015 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include self-rated mental health in pregnant women exposed to perinatal intimate partner violence, psychosocial…
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VIDEO: Physical, mental challenges of deployed female soldiers

May 22, 2015
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Pediatric survivors of human trafficking may have higher risk for self-harm, suicidal behaviors

October 5, 2015
Children and adolescents receiving posttrafficking services in the Greater Melong subregion exhibited high symptom levels of depression, anxiety and…
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Screening tool identified mental health issues among adolescents presenting to ED

October 2, 2015
An 11-item mental health screening tool successfully detected alcohol/drug abuse, traumatic exposure and maladaptive behavioral symptoms among…
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Research provides further evidence of link between 5-HTTLPR genotype, childhood maltreatment, depression

September 29, 2015
Researchers replicated study findings from the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort study in a sample of young adults from a middle-income country, providing…
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Study finds link between TBI during deployment, increased risk for PTSD

September 24, 2015
Traumatic brain injury during deployment to Afghanistan was associated with an increased risk for PTSD following redeployment to the United States…

Study shows significant association between SSRIs, violent crime in young adults

September 24, 2015
Study findings in PLoS Medicine indicate a significant association between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and violent crime convictions…

NIMH, National Institute of Justice to collaborate on suicide prevention among transitioning prisoners

September 23, 2015
The NIMH, the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and the National Institute of Justice recently announced a collaboration on a…
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More restrictive gun laws may reduce prevalence of youth gun carrying

September 21, 2015
High school students living in states with more restrictive gun laws are less likely to carry a gun, according to recently published data in JAMA
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Gene may predict PTSD severity, abnormal brain functions related to emotions, coping

September 4, 2015
The spindle and kinetochore-associated complex subunit 2 gene may be a predictor of PTSD symptoms and cortical thinning in brain regions that…
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Psychiatric disorders may increase risk for violent reoffending among prisoners

September 3, 2015
Data from a longitudinal study cohort of prisoners indicated an association between increased risk for violent reoffending and diagnosed psychiatric…
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Rate of psychotropic drug prescription far exceeds rate of mental illness in the UK

September 2, 2015
In the UK, individuals with intellectual disabilities and a history of challenging behavior are often prescribed psychotropic drugs, despite not…
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