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Delayed word processing could indicate MCI patients’ likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

Delayed word processing could indicate MCI patients’ likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

Sleep loss can trigger mood episodes in bipolar disorder patients

Sleep loss can trigger mood episodes in bipolar disorder patients

Brazilian researchers find more significant cognitive deficits among early-onset cocaine users

Brazilian researchers find more significant cognitive deficits among early-onset cocaine users

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys

Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

Biased research samples can profoundly skew results of brain imaging studies

Biased research samples can profoundly skew results of brain imaging studies

Study finds brain chemical elevations in young people experiencing first episode of psychosis

Study finds brain chemical elevations in young people experiencing first episode of psychosis

Novel midday bright light therapy decreases symptoms of depression in bipolar patients

Novel midday bright light therapy decreases symptoms of depression in bipolar patients

Patients unaware of memory loss more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Patients unaware of memory loss more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Genetic variant found to increase likelihood of developing nicotine dependence

Genetic variant found to increase likelihood of developing nicotine dependence

Abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play major role in development of schizophrenia

Abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play major role in development of schizophrenia

Younger children more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than older peers within same school year

Younger children more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than older peers within same school year

Penn’s ITMAT 12th Annual International Symposium focuses on pain biology, aging, and brain disorders

Penn’s ITMAT 12th Annual International Symposium focuses on pain biology, aging, and brain disorders

Persistent cannabis use linked to violent behavior among young people with mental illness

Persistent cannabis use linked to violent behavior among young people with mental illness

Genetic factors have substantial influence on schizophrenia risk, twin study reveals

Genetic factors have substantial influence on schizophrenia risk, twin study reveals

Genetic factors may explain intergenerational transmission of divorce, study finds

Genetic factors may explain intergenerational transmission of divorce, study finds

Multiple sensory losses predict morbidity and mortality in older adults

Multiple sensory losses predict morbidity and mortality in older adults

Study looks at impact of mental health risk factors on extremely low birth weight survivors

Study looks at impact of mental health risk factors on extremely low birth weight survivors

Exercising for just one hour a week can prevent depression, study finds

Exercising for just one hour a week can prevent depression, study finds