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Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression in first-time mothers, researcher have concluded.

By | January 18th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy

Antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects, new research indicates.

By | January 18th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy

New avenue for anti-depressant therapy discovered

Researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery revealing new molecular information on how the brain regulates depression and anxiety. In so doing, they identified a new molecule that alleviates anxiety and depressive behavior in rodents.

By | January 18th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on New avenue for anti-depressant therapy discovered

Prolonged exposure to work-related stress thought to be related to certain cancers

For men, prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first study to assess the link between cancer and work-related stress perceiv...

By | January 17th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Prolonged exposure to work-related stress thought to be related to certain cancers

Genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders

An international team of scientists has unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new -- and potentially better -- treatments for cognitive disorders of the brain, such as sch...

By | January 17th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders

Treatment strategy provides mental health benefits to war trauma survivors

A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from across Cambodia.

By | January 13th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Treatment strategy provides mental health benefits to war trauma survivors

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity.

By | January 13th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Annual report examines state of college student mental heath

Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker. Instead, it's likely student mental health needs across the country have increased due to national prevention and awareness efforts over th...

By | January 12th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Annual report examines state of college student mental heath

Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes

People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to a new analysis.

By | January 12th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes

Biomarker in pregnant women linked to depression, low fetal birth weight

Depression is very common during pregnancy, with as many as one in seven women suffering from the illness and more than a half million women impacted by postpartum depression in the U.S. alone. The disorder not only affects the mother’s mood, but has also been linked to influencing the newborn’s development, according to recent research. In a study, researchers found that BDNF levels change during pregnancy, and can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby.

By | January 12th, 2017|Mental Health News|Comments Off on Biomarker in pregnant women linked to depression, low fetal birth weight