New research suggests that treatable metabolic abnormalities underlie some treatment-resistant cases of depression—and treating the metabolic condition has the possibility of dramatically reducing depressive symptoms
Statewide study finds patients with mental health emergencies and who are uninsured face longer waits in emergency departments.
Lack of “right care” causes physical, psychological and financial harm to patients
Researchers found that participants using coach-assisted apps designed for depression and anxiety experienced symptom reductions in both conditions
Researchers at Harvard Medical School highlight the need for mental health clinicians to explore the meaning of physical symptoms and pain
The researchers suggest that this brief treatment, provided by community members who receive only a short training, is an effective and financially feasible method of delivering psychological care to those who might not otherwise receive it.
The results of the national cohort study, with data from the United States, indicate that some mental health diagnoses may be risk factors for certain physical diseases. Results also suggest that some physical diseases may put adolescents at risk for mental health issues.
A new study, published in CMAJ Open, investigates the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and incarceration.
Results showed that individuals in the CT group noted significantly greater improvements than those in the paroxetine group, the placebo group, and the combined group; an effect that was sustained in the long-term (12 months post-treatment).
A new study, published online in the journal Age and Ageing, found a strikingly large protective effect for regular sauna bathing. Researchers found that men who regularly used the sauna were far less likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry Open, examines the association between mental health and access to green or blue spaces near one’s residence.
A group of researchers, most with affiliations to the Mayo Clinic, recently published an “overview of systematic reviews” to examine the literature on the efficacy of non-pharmacological treatments (NPTs) for depression.
In a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers analyzed and compared the risk of mortality between commonly prescribed antipsychotic drugs amongst community-dwelling individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.
A new study reported on in Medscape, examined risk factors for misuse of benzodiazepines (drugs such as Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin). The researchers found that patients who had been prescribed the medication on an as-needed basis were more likely to end up abusing it than those who had been prescribed a standing dose.
The researchers conclude that industry funding appears to bias studies towards pharmacotherapy over psychotherapy for the treatment of depression.
Researchers believe that side-effect monitoring is critical because of the increase in the use of antipsychotics
Researchers find that patients are prescribed more pills than necessary after common surgical procedures
Individuals with long-term mental health conditions identify pets as valuable supports in their daily lives.
A new study shows that airline pilots are at elevated risk for depression, yet encounter barriers to accessing mental health services.
Association found between long-term antipsychotic use and poorer performance on cognitive tasks in adults diagnosed with ‘schizophrenia.’
Overall, 16.7% of 242 million US adults reported filling 1 or more prescriptions for psychiatric drugs in 2013.
Authors of a new study published in the journal BMJ Open examined the feasibility of a Tai Chi introductory group for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A new study suggests that some antihypertensive drugs are associated with increased risk of bipolar disorder and depression, while other antihypertensive drugs are actually associated with decreased risk.
A recently published article in the Journal of the American Medical Association highlights an increase in emergency department (ED) visits due to drug-related adverse or negative events.
Review finds that stigma around voice hearing is connected to isolation, secrecy, and poorer functioning.