Psychiatry is the treatment, study and prevention of mental disorders.
What a difference a year or two can make: If you started smoking marijuana at the start of your teens, your risk of having a drug abuse problem by age 28 is 68 per cent, but if you started smoking between 15 and 17 your risk drops to 44 per cent, according to a new study by Université de Montréal researchers.
Antisocial behavior is common during adolescence and incurs significant costs both for society and for the young people themselves. While most adolescents will not continue on a trajectory of antisocial behavior as they age, they may still be affected years later in terms of educational and employment opportunities.
A new study by researchers at Duke University reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness.
The amino acid homocysteine occurs naturally in the human body, generated as a byproduct of methionine metabolism.
A national research trial initiated by UT Southwestern in 2012 is generating the first set of results this year that provides an early glimpse into how such high-tech strategies may change the field of mental health.
According to a new study, people who routinely had a disrupted night’s sleep had an altered 24 hour cycle were more at risk of getting mood disorders, depression, bipolar disease. They score low on happiness and feel more lonely say researchers. This study, explain researchers, is vital in understanding the balance between rest and activity. The study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Lancet Psychiatry.
In a study investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation for drug addiction, researchers at Medical University of South Carolina are the first to demonstrate that the noninvasive brain stimulation technique can dampen brain activity in response to drug cues in chronic alcohol users and chronic cocaine users.
A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by an Iowa State University researcher.
There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis, a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the population. Scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have now proven that special treatment could help many sufferers, especially women.
Fewer individuals across the globe would be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) under proposed changes to the most widely used diagnostic tool – potentially impacting clinical practice, national data reporting and epidemiological research, according to an international analytical study led by NYU School of Medicine and publishing May 14 in the journal Psychological Medicine.
Workplaces that reduce job strain could prevent up to 14 percent of new cases of common mental illness from occurring, according to new research led by the Black Dog Institute.
A CAMH study analyzing more than 1,000 brain scans reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping.
Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in Residential Aged Care Facilities, the latest University of Tasmania research shows.
In a breakthrough that could one day help individuals with cognitive impairment, researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center identified a specific receptor related to the neurotransmitter serotonin that could be targeted with drugs to boost memory.
University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a genetic signal common to both cerebral palsy and autism.
Researchers from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide have uncovered a genetic signal that is common to both cerebral palsy and autism.
Researchers at IUPUI have developed a Facebook app that, a study shows, offers a way to provide much-needed support to unpaid caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease.
Recent advances in scientific understanding of how posttraumatic stress disorder develops and persists may lead to more effective treatment and even prevention of this debilitating disorder, according to the May/June special issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer.
Right now, very few depression patients receive the treatment once known as 'shock therapy', which today uses far milder electrical impulses than decades ago.
Individual regions of the brain have to team up to get things done. And like in any team, the key to working together is communication.