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Volunteering eases veterans’ transition to civilian life

The first peer-reviewed and published national study of civic service among U.S. vets who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan found volunteering improved their health and social life.

By | February 2nd, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Volunteering eases veterans’ transition to civilian life

Stress hormones underlie Indigenous health gap in Australia

Scientists have made a disturbing finding about some young Indigenous people's biological reaction to stress, but one that could help close the health gap for indigenous people.

By | February 2nd, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Stress hormones underlie Indigenous health gap in Australia

Antidepressants Induce Resilience and Reverse Susceptibility

When they work, antidepressant medications may take weeks or months to alleviate symptoms of depression. Progress in developing new and more effective antidepressant treatments has been limited, though a new study offers new insights into how antidepre...

By | February 2nd, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Antidepressants Induce Resilience and Reverse Susceptibility

Easier to let go: Can depression help people deal with life?

Patients with depression find it easier to abandon unattainable goals, a psychological study has concluded.

By | February 2nd, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Easier to let go: Can depression help people deal with life?

Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD

Many parents -- particularly mothers -- of children born with serious heart defects have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety or depression. Since compromised parental mental health can lead to long-term health and behavioral problems in children...

By | February 1st, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD

‘Mirror game’ test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows

A pioneering new study has developed a new, 'mirror game' test using computer avatars to accurately detect specific variations in how patients move and interact socially -- well-documented characteristics of the mental disorder.

By | February 1st, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on ‘Mirror game’ test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows

Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study.

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Early signs of anxiety, depression may be evident in the brains of newborns

Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a new study.

By | February 1st, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Early signs of anxiety, depression may be evident in the brains of newborns

Physically active children are less depressed

Being active, getting sweaty and roughhousing offer more than just physical health benefits for young children. A new study shows this kind of physical activity also protects against depression.

By | January 31st, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Physically active children are less depressed

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have found.

By | January 30th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression