High degree of mental health issues in women veterans linked to increased risk for CAD
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  October 18, 2017  
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 High degree of mental health issues in women veterans linked to increased risk for CADHigh degree of mental health issues in women veterans linked to increased risk for CAD
 
Women Veterans exhibit a high degree of mental health issues that are associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD).
 
 
 Study finds brain chemical elevations in young people experiencing first episode of psychosisStudy finds brain chemical elevations in young people experiencing first episode of psychosis
 
A new study of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis reports elevations in the brain chemicals glutamate and glycine. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study led by Dr. Dost öngür of Harvard Medical School provides the first-ever measurement of glycine levels in patients with psychotic disorders.
 
   Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depressionMagic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression
 
Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity.
 
   USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brainUSC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain
 
Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system.
 
   Study identifies new biomarker for depression in diabetesStudy identifies new biomarker for depression in diabetes
 
A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic has identified a biomarker for depression in diabetes. Findings of epidemiological studies have shown an overall 2-fold increased prevalence of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes compared with the general population worldwide.
 
 On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs
 
Every other month, Tanya Nelson travels 32 miles from the heart of Appalachia's coal country for an appointment with the nearest psychiatrist for therapy and to renew prescriptions. But the commute, which should take less than an hour through the winding mountain roads of southern West Virginia, consumes her entire day.
 
 
 Magic mushrooms chemical Psilocybin for treatment of hard-to treat depression
 
Magic mushrooms chemical Psilocybin for treatment of hard-to treat depressionA new study from UK has found efficacy of psilocybin – a chemical found in “magic mushrooms”, in severe depression. The study involved 19 patients with severe depression. The patients took the psilocybin and around half of them improved and reported maintained improvement after 5 weeks of therapy. The patients however also received psychological care along with the treatment.
 
 
 Prisoner Anxiety
 
Prisoner AnxietyAnxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or fear that often comes when a person’s body responds to a critical or frightening situation. In this condition, the body prepares for an action, i.e., to fight against the threat or run away from it. When our mind prepares to cope with the threat, our body shows some physical symptoms, which vary based on the type of anxiety.
 
 
 Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders assigned more blame, harsher punishment
 
Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders assigned more blame, harsher punishmentPopular literature, crime dramas and recent trials dominating the media imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes.
 
 
 Expert report provides new insight into nature of mental illness
 
Expert report provides new insight into nature of mental illnessA week after the government announced its review of mental health legislation, an expert report published by the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology on Friday 13 October challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness.
 
 
 Four genes associated with OCD identified
 
Four genes associated with OCD identifiedThere are found genes that have been identified to be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These genes have been found to alter the circuitry of the brain in a manner that could lead to OCD. These genetic links also point to the fact why OCD sometimes runs in families. The study is published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.
 
 
 Labiaplasty Criticism
 
Labiaplasty CriticismLabiaplasty is the name given to a range of procedures that aims to reduce and reshape the part of the female external genitalia known as the labia minora. It is important to note that current interest in labiaplasty dates back only a couple of decades.
 
 
 Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys
 
Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boysResearchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable to an autism-causing genetic glitch.
 
 
 Fibromyalgia and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
 
Fibromyalgia and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)Fibromyalgia is a condition in which there is pain all over the body, localized to the somatic muscles. This is experienced as soreness over certain points on pressure, in the form of a dull ache which has been present for at least 3 months at the time of diagnosis. The tenderness should be elicited over different points located over all the body quadrants.
 
 
 Dyspareunia Causes
 
Dyspareunia CausesDyspareunia is a term that denotes a recurrent genital pain present just before, during or after sexual intercourse. This is a complex entity linked to multiple medical, biological, psychological, interpersonal and socio-cultural dimensions. Generally the condition is almost unique to women, albeit men can also be affected in rare instances.
 
 
 Web-based therapies increase likelihood of people with severe mental illness finding work
 
Web-based therapies increase likelihood of people with severe mental illness finding workPatients living with severe mental illness are being helped to return to work courtesy of new research from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
 
 
 WHO announces establishment of new high-level commission to tackle NCDs
 
WHO announces establishment of new high-level commission to tackle NCDsDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, announced today the establishment of a new High-level global Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).
 
 
 Biased research samples can profoundly skew results of brain imaging studies
 
Biased research samples can profoundly skew results of brain imaging studiesAny scientist who studies groups of people knows that the characteristics of the "sample" -- the group of people selected for the study -- can profoundly impact the study's findings. To produce the most accurate findings, a study group ought to be as similar as possible to the people in the larger population you want to say something about.
 
 
 New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome
 
New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndromeA new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition.
 
 
 UAB experts offer Halloween safety tips and tricks for children
 
UAB experts offer Halloween safety tips and tricks for childrenParents want to know the best way to keep their kids and teenagers safe on Halloween as the ghoulish, yet fun, night approaches.
 
 
 Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior
 
Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin (often called magic mushrooms), LSD and mescaline (found in peyote) are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
 
 
 Huddersfield researchers write groundbreaking report on intersex and DSD in the UK
 
Huddersfield researchers write groundbreaking report on intersex and DSD in the UKUNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researchers have written a report that calls for a national review of Intersex and DSD medical and social treatment in the UK.
 
 
 New study maps human genome to healthy tissue functions and disease processes
 
New study maps human genome to healthy tissue functions and disease processesOur genomes help to determine who we are - the countless variations between individuals that encode the complexity of tissues and functions throughout the body.
 
 
 Dietary supplement could be promising therapeutic target for seizure disorders
 
Dietary supplement could be promising therapeutic target for seizure disordersSeizure disorders -- including epilepsy -- are associated with pathological hyperexcitability in brain neurons. Unfortunately, there are limited available treatments that can prevent this hyperexcitability.
 
 
 Daily five-minute conversation improves hospitalized patients’ satisfaction with care
 
Daily five-minute conversation improves hospitalized patients’ satisfaction with careAs hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment. A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that a daily five-minute conversation that focused on hospitalized patients "as people" significantly improved their satisfaction with their medical care.