Psychiatry is the treatment, study and prevention of mental disorders.
Studies of postmortem brains of patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) showed a 31 percent greater than average number of nerve cells in the portion of the thalamus involved with emotional regulation.
The first few weeks of motherhood are among of the most rewarding, as well as demanding, times in a woman's life.
From potent painkillers to humble cough syrups, the same medicines that can help patients can also be misused to produce a high feeling. And they can hurt teens or hook them into addiction just as easily as other illicit drugs.
Established in UCSD Health Sciences, which includes the School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Center brings together UCSD faculty from multiple campus departments and schools including medicine, pharmacy, biology, biostatistics and mathematics.
UCLA scientists have discovered that lean people experience a huge nighttime surge of ghrelin — the hormone that stimulates hunger — but obese people do not.
As many prostate-cancer survivors have discovered, the lifesaving benefits of surgery, radiation and hormone therapy can come with a cost.
Twice daily treatment with Strattera® (atomoxetine HCl), approved for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), showed children with ADHD fell asleep faster compared to three-times daily treatment with methylphenidate
Tablet PC-based software application that allows psychologists and other treatment and educational staff to instantly file and retrieve patient information to and from a central database using wireless technology and the Internet.
Avoiding stress in your 20's could reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure in middle age, according to a report in today's issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Zen meditation is an ancient spiritual practice that promotes awareness and presence through the undivided engagement of mind and body.
The latest research into schizophrenia and links between prenatal vitamin D and growth will be revealed at a public lecture at the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia next Friday (June 25).
The principal active ingredient in marijuana causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms ranging from suspiciousness and delusions to impairments in memory and attention, according to a Yale research study.
Adolescents who received interpersonal psychotherapy for depression at school-based health clinics had fewer symptoms of depression after 12 to 16 weeks than their peers who received other kinds of psychotherapy at school, according to an article in the June issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Mothers of children diagnosed with autism are more likely to be older and to have experienced obstetric difficulties during pregnancy, labor and delivery, but these complications are likely related to underlying genetic factors, according to an article in the June issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
You probably know "night owls," those people not ready to fall asleep until the wee hours of the morning. And, you may also know "larks," those early risers who wake before the sun comes up and are ready for bed right after dinner. People with extremely early or extremely late sleep times may suffer from Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder (CRSD).
Nearly a quarter (23%) of all violent crimes are committed by the 2% of people who seriously misuse alcohol or drugs, found a study by Oxford and Swedish researchers in the British Medical Journal.
A new study published online June 8 in the Nature publication, Molecular Psychiatry, indicates that postnatal exposure to thimerosal, a mercury preservative commonly used in a number of childhood vaccines, can lead to the development of autism-like damage in autoimmune disease susceptible mice
Scientists funded by the UK's largest biomedical research charity, The Wellcome Trust, have developed a drink that enhances the effectiveness of medication given to treat psychiatric illnesses such as mania and schizophrenia.
The money will help to create the country's first ever Mental Health Research Network, which will act as a central resource and help to co-ordinate research.
Expressing high levels of a sugar-adding protein known as LARGE in mice that lack the protein can prevent muscular dystrophy in these animals, according to studies by researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.