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Mental health not impacted by long-term social media use

November 8, 2019
Long-term use of social media websites did not negatively affect mental health, according to an 8-year longitudinal study.

$17.2 million grant awarded to research Alzheimer’s connection with eye health

November 7, 2019
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $17.2 million grant to University of Washington School of Medicine assistant professor of ophthalmology…
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Gender-affirming surgeries reduce mental health treatment in transgender population

November 7, 2019
Transgender individuals who receive gender-affirming surgeries are less likely to require mental health treatment, according to the first total…
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ED admissions for adolescent sexual abuse double in 7 years

November 7, 2019
The number of ED admissions related to confirmed adolescent sexual abuse more than doubled from 2010 through 2016 in the United States, according to…

Death from preventable causes more common in rural vs. urban US

November 7, 2019
The CDC said it has identified a “persistent and striking gap” in the percentage of rural and urban Americans who die from the top five…

ADHD genetics linked to maternal reproductive traits

November 7, 2019
Female reproductive traits share a genetic link with certain psychiatric disorders in offspring, particularly ADHD, according to findings published…
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Insomnia increases CVD risk

November 6, 2019
Symptoms of insomnia, specifically difficulties in falling and staying asleep, early morning awakening and daytime dysfunction, were independent risk…

Continuity of care vital for patients with serious mental illness

November 6, 2019
Patients with a serious mental illness who have a care plan are nearly 40% less likely to be admitted to a hospital for their condition, according to…
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Smoking may increase risk for schizophrenia and depression

November 6, 2019
Tobacco smoking may increase risk for depression and schizophrenia, according to results published in Psychological Medicine. “For…
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Increased physical activity may reduce depressive episodes by 17%

November 5, 2019
Among people with a genetic predisposition for depression, 4 additional hours of physical activity may reduce the odds of incident depression by 17%…

CDC: Many leading causes of death associated with adverse childhood experiences

November 5, 2019
More than 15% of adults in the United States reported four or more adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, according to a new CDC report. These…
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Deep sleep may reduce anxiety

November 5, 2019
Sleep deprivation for one night can result in a 30% rise in anxiety levels, which can be mitigated by deep sleep, according to results published in…
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One question boosts memory tests’ effectiveness

November 5, 2019
Conservative estimates indicate that more than 100,000 U.S. Medicare recipients have undiagnosed dementia, according to published reports. The…
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Tweets can serve as window into Twitter users' mental health

November 4, 2019
Tweets may help reveal Twitter users’ levels of loneliness and could thus be used to help target interventions that alleviate morbidities in…
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Majority of counties in the US have no child psychiatrists

November 4, 2019
Although the number of child psychiatrists in the United States increased 21.3% from 2007 to 2016, 70% of U.S. counties had no child psychiatrists…
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Combinatorial pharmacogenomic test may significantly improve MDD outcomes

November 1, 2019
A combinatorial pharmacogenomic test significantly improved outcomes among patients with major depressive disorder who had at least one prior…
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Racial, ethnic disparities persist in ADHD diagnosis

November 1, 2019
Racial and ethnic inequalities in rates of ADHD diagnosis remain despite overall increasing prevalence and incidence of adults diagnosed, according…
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Mood, anxiety disorders and PTSD associated with shared brain phenotypes

October 31, 2019
Mood disorders, PTSD and anxiety disorders share brain phenotypes that may serve as targets for interventions, according to results of a…
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Fetal acetaminophen exposure may increase child's risk for ADHD, autism

October 31, 2019
Fetal acetaminophen exposure may increase a child’s risk for ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a prospective cohort…

Parents of children with autism may benefit from diet interventions

October 30, 2019
Research presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo highlighted a need for future studies of the impact of autism spectrum disorder…
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