Category: Studies

Lack of sleep could contribute to mental health problems, researchers reveal | Society | The Guardian

Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients Having insomnia doubles the chance of developing depression, says psychologist Daniel Freeman. Photograph: Aaron Tilley Mental health problems including psychotic experiences could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed. A new study […]

Scientists zap ‘voices’ from schizophrenia sufferers

[PARIS] Scientists have pinpointed a part of the brain where “voices” torment schizophrenia sufferers, and partially muted them with magnetic pulse treatment, a team reported on Tuesday. More than a third of sufferers treated with magnetic pulses in a patient trial experienced “significant” relief, the scientists said in a statement. “We can now say with […]

Costs and Outcomes of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in the US

August 1, 2017 This Visualizing Health Policy infographic looks at costs and outcomes of mental health and substance use disorders in the United States (US). Nearly 18% of adults reported having a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder in 2015, including more than 1 in 5 women. Furthermore, nearly 3% of people aged 12 years or […]

Study finds genomic regions with copy number variants linked to schizophrenia risk

Many of the genetic variations that increase risk for schizophrenia are rare, making it difficult to study their role in the disease. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team led by Jonathan Sebat, PhD, at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, analyzed the genomes of more than 41,000 people in […]

Common Sets of Genes Disrupted in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression – Neuroscience News

Summary: Examining brain tissue, researchers have identified common gene groups that are disrupted in people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression. Source: Johns Hopkins University. Studying brain tissue from deceased donors, Johns Hopkins scientists have found common groups of genes disrupted among people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. The commonly affected genes […]

Shocking New Role Found for the Immune System: Controlling Social Interactions | UVA Today

Following last year’s groundbreaking discovery of a direct link between the brain and the immune system, UVA researchers have determined that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior. Their discovery could profoundly affect treatment of several neurological disorders. In a startling discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at […]

Better mental health treatment would boost nations’ economies, WHO reports

LONDON –  Every dollar spent on better treatment of anxiety and depression produces a return of $4 in better health and ability to work – a big boost for countries’ development and economic growth, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. These disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion a year, according to a study […]

How to Avoid Getting Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

Find a healthy way to channel your rage Looking at the neuroscience, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. So let’s dig into the research on how to get rid of anger, what you’re doing wrong, how to do it right and how it can make you and those around you […]

+