Mental Illness and Retardation News

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11/14/2017
10/18/2017
Schizophrenia Affects Brain's Communication Network

Finding may help spur new research

10/11/2017
Health Tip: Recovering From Substance Abuse

Key components of getting better

10/3/2017
Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers

Poll found many thought 'personal failings' were part of the cause of some conditions

9/18/2017
9/13/2017
Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers say

8/18/2017
Gun Access May Drive Higher Suicide Rates in Rural Areas

Study findings are based on 12-year review of deaths in Maryland

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

8/9/2017
Health Tip: Mental Disorders Are Common

Nearly one in five Americans recently affected, surveys show

8/8/2017
Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?

Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggest

7/5/2017
Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness

Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

6/12/2017
Behavioral Health Barometer

New report on the state of mental health and substance abuse in the United States

6/6/2017
Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety

Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

6/2/2017
What You Need to Know About Antidepressants

They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

5/4/2017
Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double in a Decade

New U.S. study coincides with concern around issue after Netflix releases '13 Reasons Why'

4/26/2017
Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD

Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends

4/20/2017
Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

Researchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged children

4/17/2017
Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

4/5/2017
Health Tip: Too Much Exercise Isn't Good Either

Signs that you may be working out too much

3/28/2017
3/16/2017
U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

2/13/2017
Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later

Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

1/31/2017
Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

1/25/2017
Should a Mental Disability Keep Patients Off Organ Transplant Lists?

30 members of U.S. Congress request clear guidance on this ethically fraught issue

1/20/2017
Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

1/19/2017
Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests

Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds

1/16/2017
Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

12/15/2016
More Than 1 in 10 Pilots Suffer From Depression, Survey Finds

Report highlights need for accurate screening

12/14/2016
The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

12/7/2016
For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide?

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

12/7/2016
Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence

11/14/2016
Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls

Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

11/9/2016
Gene May Have Helped Humans Evolve Beyond Other Animals: Study

Osteocrin is active in brains of humans and primates, Harvard researchers report

11/3/2016
More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Health Problem: Study

Medical conditions, mental illness and substance abuse problems often overlap, researchers say

9/28/2016
Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program

Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report

9/21/2016
Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study

Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

9/13/2016
Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER

And they're more likely to be transferred without getting treatment, study finds

8/17/2016
Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

8/5/2016
Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

7/28/2016
Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects

But it's not clear why the association may exist, eye experts say

7/13/2016
Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?

Short-term risk was heightened in healthy people, but was higher in those with psychosis, study contends

6/13/2016
6/8/2016
Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

6/1/2016
Your Emotions and Your Health

The way you argue with your partner could affect the type of health issues you face later in life, new study finds.

5/6/2016
Nature and Mental Health

Stressed out? An ocean view may be a powerful prescription for decompressing, study finds.

4/15/2016
Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

4/1/2016
Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

3/30/2016
Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids

Warning signs you shouldn't ignore include changes in sleep habits