Study reveals new detailed understanding about GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia
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  June 27, 2017  
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 Study reveals new detailed understanding about GABA neurodevelopment in schizophreniaStudy reveals new detailed understanding about GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia
 
New research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie cognitive impairments in schizophrenia.
 
 
 UAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youthUAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youth
 
A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth significantly lessened cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
 
   Study shows that cerebellum plays key role in schizophreniaStudy shows that cerebellum plays key role in schizophrenia
 
In a new study, Norwegian researchers have documented that the cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia.
 
   Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes and behavioral expressions in PTSDSpecific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes and behavioral expressions in PTSD
 
Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for the disorder, according to a comprehensive review of rapidly changing data published June 22 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
 
   Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptionsPatients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions
 
Adults with a mental illness receive more than 50 percent of the 115 million opioid prescriptions in the United States annually, according to a study released Monday.
 
 Working to facilitate early mental health support for young people
 
Working to facilitate early mental health support for young peopleAlarming statistics from the Mental Health Foundation indicate that there is clearly an unmet need in the provision of childhood mental health care and that mental health issues among children and adolescents are becoming increasingly common.
 
 
 Six important facts you should know about PTSD
 
Six important facts you should know about PTSDA veteran hearing fireworks on the Fourth of July can be thrust back into the sounds of war: bombs exploding, guns firing, the whistle of a mortar landing nearby.
 
 
 Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’
 
Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’Sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests, and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in "geeks," according to research conducted at The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published on June 20 in the journal Translational Psychiatry.
 
 
 Study finds link between hot flashes and depressive symptoms
 
Study finds link between hot flashes and depressive symptomsWith age comes a greater risk of depression, especially in women. With 15% of the female population in the US being 65 or older, and the number expected to double in the next 50 years, there is a major focus on age-related disorders, including depression.
 
 
 Barnardo's issues tips to help parents bond with their babies before birth
 
Barnardo's issues tips to help parents bond with their babies before birthStart bonding with your baby before birth with these top tips from Barnardo’s during Infant Mental Health Awareness Week.
 
 
 Intrusive Thoughts - Unwelcome and Involuntary
 
Intrusive Thoughts - Unwelcome and InvoluntaryThe human brain is capable of having a thousand thoughts in a single day. Some thoughts may be reasonable and worthy, while some may be unusual and dangerous. The irrelevant thoughts, ideas, and images are called intrusive thoughts, which can be frightening and can arise in anyone, irrespective of age. It is believed that intrusive thoughts arise rapidly, and are beyond the control of a person.
 
 
 Intrusive Thoughts and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
 
Intrusive Thoughts and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Intrusive thoughts are insignificant or irrelevant thoughts that occur to a person in any situation. These thoughts usually do not have any meaning, but are frightening and scary. Frequent or excessively intense occurrence of these thoughts may result in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
 
 
 Psychosomatic Disorders
 
Psychosomatic DisordersPsychosomatic disorder is an illness that connects the mind and body. This occurs in such a way that the physiological functioning of the body is affected by the psychological tensions that either cause a disease or worsen the pre-existing disease in a person.
 
 
 Study finds high prevalence of suicide attempts among women with learning disabilities
 
Study finds high prevalence of suicide attempts among women with learning disabilitiesA new study by the University of Toronto found that the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts was much higher for women who had been diagnosed with learning disabilities (16.6%) compared to women who had not (3.3%).
 
 
 Late bedtime linked to lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts
 
Late bedtime linked to lower perceived control of obsessive thoughtsA late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
 
 
 Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome
 
Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndromeResearchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics.
 
 
 Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease
 
Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's diseaseResearchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the neurodegenerative movement disorder.
 
 
 Negative body image perceptions related to increased tobacco, alcohol use among teenagers
 
Negative body image perceptions related to increased tobacco, alcohol use among teenagersHow teenagers perceive their appearance, including their body image, can have significant impacts on health and wellness.
 
 
 New device removes medical alarm sounds to improve ICU patient recovery
 
New device removes medical alarm sounds to improve ICU patient recoveryA team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.
 
 
 Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects
 
Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effectsUT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial drug being dispensed in a growing number of clinics across the country.
 
 
 Researchers lay out framework to improve usability of wearable technology for older adults
 
Wearable devices have been heralded as one of the next great technological frontiers. They can provide all users, including older ones, with constantly updated medical information by tracking cardiac health, identifying potential illnesses, and serving as emergency alert systems, among other benefits.
 
 
 Immunotherapy found to be smarter, kinder treatment for people with head and neck cancer
 
Immunotherapy found to be smarter, kinder treatment for people with head and neck cancerThe immunotherapy nivolumab is kinder than chemotherapy for people with advanced head and neck cancer - easing many of the negative effects of the disease on patients' quality of life.
 
 
 New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon
 
New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizonDetecting Parkinson's disease before non-reversible symptoms occur: New approaches to early detection are meant to ensure just that. They are based on detection of alpha-synuclein in the skin or intestines.
 
 
 Study: Physical activity plus Fitbit intervention can help depressed women during early alcohol recovery
 
Study: Physical activity plus Fitbit intervention can help depressed women during early alcohol recoveryThe first three months of sobriety pose the greatest risk for relapse, and the greatest challenge for intervention efforts.
 
 
 All-Star Healthcare Physical Medicine: Tailored therapies can decrease pain in neuropathy patients
 
All-Star Healthcare Physical Medicine: Tailored therapies can decrease pain in neuropathy patientsAs summer enters with a bang in South Texas, many have plans to head to the beach with family and friends. Sadly, for many, this idea is not a dream but a nightmare.
 
 
 Single-parent kids have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, study shows
 
Single-parent kids have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, study showsPeople who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.
 
 
 UCSF-led study finds high rate of autism symptoms in children with Tourette syndrome
 
UCSF-led study finds high rate of autism symptoms in children with Tourette syndromeAround one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UC San Francisco.
 
 
 Researchers identify first definitive risk genes for Tourette Syndrome
 
Researchers identify first definitive risk genes for Tourette SyndromeAn international team that just conducted the largest study of Tourette Syndrome has identified genetic abnormalities that are the first definitive risk genes for the disorder.