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Improvement in PTSD symptoms linked to lower risk for diabetes

August 21, 2019
Researchers reported that clinically meaningful improvement in PTSD symptoms compared with less than clinically meaningful or no improvement was…

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Environmental pollution tied to increased risk for psychiatric disorders

August 21, 2019
Study findings published in PLOS Biology indicated that air pollution was significantly linked to increased risk for psychiatric disorders in the…

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Many who text, post on social media while high regret it later

August 20, 2019
Posting on social media, texting and knowingly appearing in photos while high was prevalent among people who attended electronic dance music, or EDM…

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Olanzapine may benefit patients with psychotic depression in remission

August 20, 2019
Continuing sertraline plus olanzapine compared with sertraline plus placebo reduced the risk for relapse over 36 weeks among adults with psychotic…

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Maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy linked to lower IQ scores in kids

August 19, 2019
Findings from a prospective, multicenter birth cohort study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggested that maternal exposure to fluorinated water during…

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Adding fluoxetine to CBT does not further reduce youth depressive symptoms

August 19, 2019
Adding fluoxetine to cognitive behavioral therapy failed to further decrease depressive symptoms in youth with moderate-to-severe major depressive…

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Neural marker may detect autism in nonverbal adults

August 19, 2019
Researchers have identified a possible nonverbal, neural marker of autism, according to study results published in Current Biology. “Autism…

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Digital games more effective for stress recovery than meditation apps

August 16, 2019
Digital games may be more effective for stress recovery than mindfulness apps, according to study results published in JMIR Mental Health

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Gender minority students more likely to have mental health issues

August 16, 2019
Gender minority college students have two to four times the prevalence of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury and suicidality compared…

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Mixing opioids, cannabis tied to greater anxiety, depression symptoms

August 15, 2019
Evidence published in Journal of Addiction Medicine showed that combined use of opioid and cannabis was linked to greater symptoms of anxiety…

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Telehealth interventions improve symptoms with chronic pain and anxiety, depression

August 14, 2019
Telehealth interventions delivered online, over the phone and with and without clinician interaction improved outcomes in patients with chronic…

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Refugees at increased risk for nonaffective psychosis

August 14, 2019
Refugees were at a greater risk for nonaffective psychoses compared with the native population and nonrefugee migrants in Western host countries…

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Harms from social media use may come from cyberbullying, healthy lifestyle displacement

August 14, 2019
Although very frequent use of social media may compromise the mental health and well-being of teenaged girls in England, these effects were largely…

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Regular, moderate exercise may help delay Alzheimer’s in at-risk older adults

August 13, 2019
Moderate exercise may help delay the development of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in at-risk older adults, according to three studies presented at…

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Metabolic syndrome highly prevalent in youth with bipolar disorder

August 13, 2019
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among young people with bipolar disorder was about quadruple that of the general population, researchers…

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Social contact during midlife appears to lower dementia risk

August 12, 2019
Study findings published in PLOS Medicine showed that more frequent social contact with friends at age 60 years was linked to lower risk of…

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Actigraphy captures objective activity, sleep data in depression, anxiety disorders

August 9, 2019
Using a wrist-worn actigraphy device, researchers found that people with current depression and/or anxiety had reduced physical activity and more…

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How clinicians can talk to worried parents about autism

August 9, 2019
Diagnosing young children soon after symptom emergence expedites the start of interventions for autism spectrum disorder, and can help prepare…

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More than 50% of trial abstracts in top psychiatry journals contain ‘spin’

August 8, 2019
More than half of randomized controlled trials published in six top psychiatry/psychology journals over 5 years contained spin, mainly in the results…

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Optimal CV health at midlife reduces dementia risk

August 8, 2019
Patients aged 50 years who adhered to recommendations from the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 metric for CV health had a…