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  March 15, 2018  
  Psychiatry  
  The latest psychiatry news from News Medical  
 Internet-based depression treatment has no long-term protective effect, study showsInternet-based depression treatment has no long-term protective effect, study shows
 
The long-term outcome of a randomized controlled trial on depression treated with psychotherapy via internet is presented in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
 
   Exposure to violence in childhood, low socioeconomic status associated with psychiatric disordersExposure to violence in childhood, low socioeconomic status associated with psychiatric disorders
 
Investing in diminishing socioeconomic status inequalities and in preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, according to a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Federal University of São Paulo.
 
   Your stress can rub off on othersYour stress can rub off on others
 
In a recent study, scientists found that when exposed to another individual’s stress, the brain reacts as it does to real stress.
 
 Study sheds new light on role of childhood abuse in chronic depression
 
Study sheds new light on role of childhood abuse in chronic depressionAn innovative study published by Eva-Lotta Brakemeier and her Group shed new light on the role of childhood abuse in chronic depression and borderline personality disorder.
 
 
 Findings about childhood trauma could redefine schizophrenia treatment
 
Findings about childhood trauma could redefine schizophrenia treatmentResearchers have established a link between childhood trauma and common symptoms of schizophrenia that could lead to the development of new treatments.
 
 
 Heavy smoking linked to higher risk of psychoses
 
Heavy smoking linked to higher risk of psychosesSmoking at least ten cigarettes a day is linked to a higher risk of psychoses compared to non-smoking young people. The risk is also raised if the smoking starts before the age of 13. This has been shown in a study led by Academy Research Fellow, Professor Jouko Miettunen. The results were recently published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.
 
 
 Study highlights divergent molecular mechanisms contributing to depression in men and women
 
Study highlights divergent molecular mechanisms contributing to depression in men and womenMen and women with major depressive disorder have opposite changes in the expression of the same genes, according to a new postmortem brain study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.
 
 
 Mindfulness meditation training helps prevent major depression
 
Mindfulness meditation training helps prevent major depressionAmong primary care patients with subthreshold depression, mindfulness meditation training reduces the incidence of major depression and improves depression symptoms.
 
 
 School, body-image pressure, and worries affect young girls' mental health
 
School, body-image pressure, and worries affect young girls' mental healthMore and more young girls seek help for mental problems. "Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends, and family," says researcher Anders Bakken.
 
 
 Mind over body: A psychiatrist tells how to tap into wisdom and grow with age
 
Mind over body: A psychiatrist tells how to tap into wisdom and grow with ageWe've all seen it happen: An older friend or family member retires, is diagnosed with a serious illness or loses a spouse. Suddenly, this individual's world is altered, sometimes seemingly beyond recognition. He has reached a fork in the road; will he get stuck or find a way to regroup and move on?
 
 
 We may be genetically wired to be empathic finds study
 
We may be genetically wired to be empathic finds studyAccording to a new study, the level of empathy we display may not be a result of our experiences and upbringing alone but also genetic. Researchers from Cambridge studied and made this novel discovery that appeared in the latest issue of the journal Translational Psychiatry.
 
 
 Researchers examine how well category-learning works in a stressful episode
 
Researchers examine how well category-learning works in a stressful episodeWhen people have to assess a situation within seconds, it helps them to draw on learned categories. Psychologists from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum examined with the help of electroencephalography (EEG) how well category-learning works in a stressful episode.
 
 
 Suppressing emotions appears to reduce negative memories
 
Suppressing emotions appears to reduce negative memoriesBy peering at the brains of study subjects prompted to suppress negative emotions, scientists have gained new insights into how emotional regulation influences negative feelings and memories. The researchers hope the findings will lead to new methods to combat depression.
 
 
 Genetic link to insomnia found
 
Genetic link to insomnia foundA new study has found certain genes that predispose a person to develop insomnia or sleep problems. This was one of the largest genome wide studies undertaken on insomnia. The study led by psychiatrist Murray Stein from the University of California San Diego was published in the latest issue of the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
 
 
 Large number of genes associated with intelligence discovered
 
Large number of genes associated with intelligence discoveredA large genome study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University has found over 500 genes that can be attributed to intelligence. The study was published in the latest issue of the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
 
 
 California’s tax on millionaires yields big benefits for people with mental illness, study finds
 
California’s tax on millionaires yields big benefits for people with mental illness, study findsA statewide tax on the wealthy has significantly boosted mental health programs in California's largest county, helping to reduce homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization, according to a report released Tuesday.
 
 
 Study finds common presence of nightmares among U.S. military personnel
 
Study finds common presence of nightmares among U.S. military personnelA new study shows that a high percentage of military personnel with sleep disturbances met criteria for nightmare disorder, but few of them reported nightmares as a reason for sleep evaluation. Those with nightmare disorder had an increased risk of other sleep and mental health disorders.
 
 
 Study explores genetic relationship between childhood trauma and emotional inhibition
 
Study explores genetic relationship between childhood trauma and emotional inhibitionAn innovative study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has explored the genetic relationship between childhood trauma and emotional inhibition (alexithymia). Existing evidence suggests that both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of alexithymia.
 
 
 Study finds no link between long-term violent video game play and adult aggression
 
Study finds no link between long-term violent video game play and adult aggressionPlaying violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive say researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany.
 
 
 Study shows structural variations in the brain of transgender individuals
 
Study shows structural variations in the brain of transgender individualsResearchers at the University of São Paulo's Medical School in Brazil used magnetic resonance imaging to complete the first study conducted in Latin America to investigate brain volumes in transgender individuals.
 
 
 Team-based game decreases hyperactivity and problem behavior in kids
 
Team-based game decreases hyperactivity and problem behavior in kidsA game that encourages good behavior, positive reinforcement and self-regulation can keep children on task and out of trouble, according to researchers at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.