Study finds greater attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD
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  January 14, 2018  
  Psychiatry  
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 Study finds greater attention to surprise in veterans with PTSDStudy finds greater attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD
 
Fireworks on nights other than the fourth of July or New Year's Eve might be nothing more than inconsiderate neighbors, but for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the shock of noise and light may trigger a deeply learned expectation of danger.
 
 
 Vanderbilt and Lundbeck collaborate to develop novel approach for treating schizophreniaVanderbilt and Lundbeck collaborate to develop novel approach for treating schizophrenia
 
Vanderbilt University has signed separate licensing and research collaboration agreements with Lundbeck, a global pharmaceutical company based in Denmark, to develop a novel approach for treating schizophrenia.
 
   Magic mushrooms substance Psilocybin on trial for treatment of depressionMagic mushrooms substance Psilocybin on trial for treatment of depression
 
There are ongoing studies that look at the effect of hallucinogenic psychedelic substance Psilocybin or “magic mushrooms” in the treatment of depression.
 
   Study highlights importance of detecting childhood abuse in older adults with depressionStudy highlights importance of detecting childhood abuse in older adults with depression
 
Results from an International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study suggest that smaller social networks and feelings of loneliness might be important risk factors for late-life depression in older adults with a history of childhood abuse as well as with an earlier onset of depression.
 
   Family study looks at potential genetic distinctions between bipolar disorder subtypesFamily study looks at potential genetic distinctions between bipolar disorder subtypes
 
The most common subtypes of bipolar disorder, bipolar I and bipolar II, stem-at least in part-from different biological causes, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry.
 
 Researchers find evidence for genetic relationship between epileptic seizures and depression
 
Researchers find evidence for genetic relationship between epileptic seizures and depressionFrom the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Columbia University have found evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy, which may lead to better screening and treatment to improve patients' quality of life.
 
 
 Worsening of anxiety symptoms may be early indicator of Alzheimer's disease
 
Worsening of anxiety symptoms may be early indicator of Alzheimer's diseaseA new study suggests an association between elevated amyloid beta levels and the worsening of anxiety symptoms. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease in older adults.
 
 
 Transcendental Meditation technique offers relief for veterans suffering from PTSD
 
Transcendental Meditation technique offers relief for veterans suffering from PTSDVeterans of the war in Vietnam, the Gulf War, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder found significant relief from their symptoms as a result of practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique, according to a new study published in Military Medicine.
 
 
 Heart failure patients who have anorexia have worse prognosis
 
Heart failure patients who have anorexia have worse prognosisResearchers of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have discovered that patients with heart failure who have anorexia are also more affected in their physical functional capacity and have worse prognosis.
 
 
 Cross-sex hormone therapy may improve eating disorder symptoms in transgender people
 
Cross-sex hormone therapy may improve eating disorder symptoms in transgender peopleNew research has shown that receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) can help to reduce the feelings of body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia in transgender people.
 
 
 Study suggests shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and mood disorders
 
Study suggests shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and mood disordersMood disorders, including depression, are the most common comorbid conditions in individuals with epilepsy, but the cause remains unclear, according to a latest study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Rutgers University.
 
 
 Research provides insights into mechanisms governing healthy longevity
 
Research provides insights into mechanisms governing healthy longevityKeio University Global Research Institute, Tokyo publishes the January 2018 issue of KGRI Research Frontiers that includes researcher video profiles of Keio University researchers and research highlights from high impact publications including 'Regenerative medicine needs collaboration in and out of science in order to face current and future challenges; ‘Does eating fish protect you from depression?’; ‘Insights into the molecular mechanisms...
 
 
 Humanitarian program decreases stress hormone levels in adolescents affected by war
 
Humanitarian program decreases stress hormone levels in adolescents affected by warA new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has decreased levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) in participants by a third.
 
 
 Metabolic Syndrome could make it harder for older adults to respond to antidepressant therapy
 
Metabolic Syndrome could make it harder for older adults to respond to antidepressant therapyResearchers suspect that having Metabolic Syndrome makes it harder for older adults to respond to therapies for depression.
 
 
 Grateful disposition linked to lesser drug use, study finds
 
Grateful disposition linked to lesser drug use, study findsPeople who feel a sense of gratitude tend to be happier, healthier and better in dealing with stress. Two psychologists from the National University of Singapore conducted a study on male drug abusers and they discovered that having a grateful disposition was associated with lesser drug use.
 
 
 VA clears the air on talking to patients about marijuana use
 
VA clears the air on talking to patients about marijuana use"Don't ask, don't tell" is how many veterans have approached health care conversations about marijuana use with the doctors they see from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
 
 Her sister’s keeper: Caring for a sibling with mental illness
 
Her sister’s keeper: Caring for a sibling with mental illnessWhen sisters Jean and Ruby were growing up in Harlem, they invented a game of make-believe called "Eartha." The little girls would put on their prettiest dresses and shiniest shoes and sit down to tea as grown-up ladies. They discussed details of their hoped-for husbands and children, and all the exciting things they would do together.
 
 
 Increased rate of language delay in girls linked to acetaminophen use by mothers during pregnancy
 
Increased rate of language delay in girls linked to acetaminophen use by mothers during pregnancyIn the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys.
 
 
 Deportation fears linked to cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas
 
Deportation fears linked to cardiovascular health risk factors in LatinasA recent study conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health found that worry about deportations was associated with multiple cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas from California's Salinas Valley, an area with a large immigrant community.
 
 
 Changing belief patterns about causes of mental illness may increase social acceptance
 
Changing belief patterns about causes of mental illness may increase social acceptanceBelief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years.
 
 
 New study discovers key brain circuit implicated in social behavior
 
New study discovers key brain circuit implicated in social behaviorA new study by researchers at Roche in Basel, Switzerland has identified a key brain region of the neural circuit that controls social behavior. Increasing the activity of this region, called the habenula, led to social problems in rodents, whereas decreasing activity of the region prevented social problems.
 
 
 Three in Five First-Time Smokers Become Daily Smokers, Says Study
 
Three in Five First-Time Smokers Become Daily Smokers, Says StudyNew analysis of survey data suggests that nearly 61% of people who try their first cigarette become daily smokers, at least temporarily.
 
 
 The Virus That Causes Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease May Use Human Protein to Aid Infection
 
The Virus That Causes Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease May Use Human Protein to Aid InfectionThe human protein, prohibitin, may be used by the virus to enter motor neurons and cause the neurological complications of hand, foot and mouth disease.
 
 
 An opioid remedy that works: Treat pain and addiction at the same time
 
An opioid remedy that works: Treat pain and addiction at the same timeSeven years ago, Robert Kerley, who makes his living as a truck driver, was loading drywall when a gust of wind knocked him off the trailer. Kerley fell 14 feet and hurt his back.
 
 
 Study demonstrates best path to accurately diagnose hypertension in children or teens
 
Study demonstrates best path to accurately diagnose hypertension in children or teensNearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive range, but less than half of those readings could be confirmed after the blood pressure was repeated, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study released today in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.
 
 
 Health Risks of Alcohol Misuse
 
Health Risks of Alcohol MisuseThe term alcohol “misuse” refers to stages 3 and 4 in the pattern of drinking. In these stages, drinking begins to become a problem, and if the individual continues in the same manner, he is adjudged as misusing alcohol. Alcohol misuse has long-term and short-term impacts on all parts of the body.
 
 
 How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
 
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?Alcohol when over-consumed for the first time causes severe effects. Heavy drinking greatly affects not only the liver, but also many other parts of the body system.