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Published Study shows millions of people live with co-occuring chronic pain and mental health symptoms (via sciencedaily.com)
New research found that nearly 1 in 20 adults in the U.S. experience the co-occurrence of chronic pain and anxiety or depression, resulting in functional limitations in daily life.
Published Suppressing negative thoughts may be good for mental health after all, study suggests (via sciencedaily.com)
The commonly-held belief that attempting to suppress negative thoughts is bad for our mental health could be wrong, a new study suggests. Researchers trained 120 volunteers worldwide to suppress thoughts about negative events that worried them, and found that not only did these become less vivid, but that the participants' mental health also improved.
Published Decoding depression: Researchers identify crucial biomarker that tracks recovery from treatment-resistant depression (via sciencedaily.com)
A team of leading clinicians, engineers, and neuroscientists has made a groundbreaking discovery in the field of treatment-resistant depression. By analyzing the brain activity of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS), a promising therapy involving implanted electrodes that stimulate the brain, the researchers identified a unique pattern in brain activity that reflects the recovery process in patients with treatment-resistant depression. This pattern, known as a biomarker, serves as a measurable indicator of disease recovery and represents a significant advance in treatment for the most severe and untreatable forms of depression.
Published Telecare cuts costs, boosts quality of life for dementia patients (via sciencedaily.com)
A telecare program that improves outcomes for patients with dementia and lightens the load for unpaid caregivers also has the surprising bonus of cutting Medicare costs, according to new research.
Published Inflammatory signs for adolescent depression differ between boys and girls (via sciencedaily.com)
New research has found that depression and the risk of depression are linked to different inflammatory proteins in boys and girls.
Published Older adults with digestive diseases experience higher rates of loneliness, depression (via sciencedaily.com)
A team of gastroenterologists and hepatologists examine psychosocial factors in older Americans with gastrointestinal conditions.
Published Your body's own cannabinoid molecules calm you during stress (via sciencedaily.com)
When you're under stress, your brain may release its own cannabinoid molecules to calm you, activating the same brain receptors as THC derived from cannabis plants. But the brain activity regulated by these cannabinoid molecules were not well known. A new study in mice has discovered a key emotional brain center, the amygdala, releases cannabinoid molecules under stress that dampen the incoming stress alarm from the hippocampus, a memory and emotion center in the brain. The finding may reveal novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of stress-related disorders.
Published Targeted ultrasound can change brain functions for up to an hour after intervention (via sciencedaily.com)
Neuroscientists have explored the impacts of an emerging technique called transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS), and showed targeted treatments using it can induce significant changes in GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) concentration within the brain's posterior cingulate cortex in the hour following ultrasound treatment. They believe the study could pave the way towards treatment of conditions such as depression, addiction, or anxiety.
Published Healthy lifestyle can help prevent depression -- and new research may explain why (via sciencedaily.com)
A healthy lifestyle that involves moderate alcohol consumption, a healthy diet, regular physical activity, healthy sleep and frequent social connection, while avoiding smoking and too much sedentary behavior, reduces the risk of depression, new research has found.
Published Antidepressants may reduce negative memories while improving overall memory (via sciencedaily.com)
New research finds that antidepressants may actually reduce negative memories in individuals suffering from depression while improving overall memory function.
Published Sleep-wake therapy gives new hope for teens with depression (via sciencedaily.com)
School systems aren't built for kids who fall asleep and wake up late, the so-called 'night owls,' which may help explain why this group of teens is more prone to depression.
Published Antidepressant use in people with both physical health problems and depression (via sciencedaily.com)
Many people with diseases such as cancer or diabetes or those who have had a heart attack or stroke also suffer from depression. How effective are antidepressants for these patients? And are they just as safe for these people as for those without physical health problems? Researchers compiled and analyzed studies published over several decades from around the world in a systematic review. Their findings are highly relevant to clinical practice.
Published Your genes influence whether depression leads to other diseases (via sciencedaily.com)
A new study shows that people suffering from hospital-treated depression may have a high risk of developing conditions such as substance abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety -- depending on their genetic predisposition to the individual disorder.
Published Overuse of social media and devices top parent concerns as kids head back to school (via sciencedaily.com)
As children head back to school, two issues have climbed higher on their parents' list of concerns: the role of social media and the internet in kids' lives.
Published Strict tech rules at boarding school a bonus for teens' sleep (via sciencedaily.com)
Struggling with a teenager who refuses to ditch digital devices at night and wakes up grumpy? Boarding school could be the answer.
Published Formerly depressed patients continue to focus on negative (via sciencedaily.com)
People who have recovered from a major depressive episode, when compared with individuals who have never experienced one, tend to spend more time processing negative information and less time processing positive information, putting them at risk for a relapse, according to new research.
Published New maps reveal the individual brain changes linked to different mental illness (via sciencedaily.com)
A breakthrough project mapping brain changes in nearly 1,300 people diagnosed with six different types of mental illness has revealed the extraordinary diversity of brain changes found in people with conditions like major depression and schizophrenia. The study used brain imaging to measure the size, or volume, of over 1000 different brain regions.
Published Social media use interventions alleviate symptoms of depression (via sciencedaily.com)
Receiving therapy for problematic social media use can be effective in improving the mental wellbeing of people with depression, a new study finds.
Published Mothers experiencing depression can still thrive as parents (via sciencedaily.com)
The proverb 'It takes a village to raise a child' takes on new significance when a mother of a child is experiencing depression.
Published Symptoms of the body and the mind are frequent fellow travelers (via sciencedaily.com)
Chronic pain is often accompanied by depression and anxiety. Experts discuss the relationship between pain, the most common symptom for which individuals visit a physician, and depression and anxiety, the two most prevalent mental health conditions worldwide. Noting the existence of a feedback loop, experts highlight the importance of not neglecting psychological symptoms in patients experiencing pain.