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 Researchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variantsResearchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variants
 
An international team of researchers has found that many psychiatric disorders share a common and specific set of gene variants. They have identified more than 100 genetic variants that contribute to the development of more than one mental health condition.
 
   Study finds air pollution increases suicide risk and depressionStudy finds air pollution increases suicide risk and depression
 
Cutting air pollution could significantly reduce global rates of depression, a new study finds. Scientists describe how higher levels of air pollution have been found not only to be related to elevated rates of depression and suicide, but that it is likely a causal factor.
 
   UK sees sharp rise in hospital admissions for eating disordersUK sees sharp rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders
 
The number of people being admitted to hospital for eating disorders in the UK has increased by more than one-third (37%) over the last two years. Psychiatrists and eating disorder experts are calling the rise in admissions “worrying” and are calling on the government to promote early intervention.
 
 Mental Health Disorders, Weight Gain, and Exercise
 
Mental Health Disorders, Weight Gain, and ExerciseMany factors lead to reduced life expectancy in those with serious mental health problems, including weight gain and obesity.
 
 
 Long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia is safe
 
Long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia is safeResearchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and their colleagues in Germany, the USA and Finland have studied the safety of very long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia.
 
 
 Social media use, television viewing and computer use are predictors of anxiety in adolescents
 
Social media use, television viewing and computer use are predictors of anxiety in adolescentsA new study, by researchers Drs. Boers, Afzali and Conrod who are affiliated with CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal, reveals that social media use, television viewing and computer use, but not video gaming, are linked to an increase in anxiety symptoms among adolescents.
 
 
 Study: 20% of people with depression have suicidal thoughts despite treatment
 
Study: 20% of people with depression have suicidal thoughts despite treatmentOne in five people with depression have suicidal thoughts despite treatment with antidepressants. This is shown by a new study from iPSYCH. The results can be used to examine whether more targeted treatment could be provided for patients where medication does not have a sufficient effect.
 
 
 Study calls for improved mental health support for people affected by terrorist attacks
 
Study calls for improved mental health support for people affected by terrorist attacksA government scheme to support the mental health of people affected by terrorist attacks needs to provide a better system of immediate psychological help, according to research led by the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science.