Imaging the role of inflammation in mood and anxiety-related disorders.

CONCLUSIONS: Neuroimaging effects of inflammation on reward and threat circuitry may be used as biomarkers of inflammation for future development of novel therapeutic strategies to better treat mood and anxiety-related disorders in patients with high inflammation. PMID: 29173175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Neuropharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Neuropharmacol Source Type: research

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ConclusionsMental health apps have potentials in improving the monitoring and management of mental health symptoms or disorders. However, majority of the apps that are currently available lack clinically validated evidence of their efficacy. Given the number and pace at which mobile Health (mHealth) apps are being released, further robust research is warranted to develop and test evidence-based programs.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
What is a Co-Occuring disorder? The coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse use disorder is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health and addiction can be referred to as having a co-occuring disorder. The combinations can be seemingly endless, and can even include more than one of either a mental disorder or an addiction. Combinations may include depression and alcoholism, anorexia and cocaine addiction, bipolar disorder and heroin addiction and the list goes on. Surprisingly, as many as 6 in 10 substance abusers also have at least one other mental disorder. There i...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources ADHD Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Anxiety Behavioral Addictions Depression Depression Treatment Drinking Drug Treatment Dual Diagnosis and Eat Source Type: blogs
Originally known as National Guide Dog Month, " National Service Dog Month " was first established in 2008 by actor and animal activist, Dick Van Patten. Inspired by what was a life-changing visit toThe Guide Dogs of the Desert in California, Van Patten launched a fundraising drive to benefit guide and service dog training schools throughout the country  - and create an awareness month for the campaign.Service dogs provide companionship, inspire confidence, and live to serve, protect, and assist their handlers. There are different kinds of trained animals, including guide dogs, ...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns service animals. Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsWomen Veterans with mental health disorders are more likely to have experienced any and greater numbers of unintended pregnancies than Veterans without mental health disorders.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractCurrently, all second-generation antipsychotics are approved for schizophrenia. Many are also approved for bipolar disorder, with some also approved as adjunctive treatment for depression and autism-related irritability. Second-generation antipsychotics are increasingly being prescribed for indications other than those approved by the Food and Drug Administration, such as in dementia, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder to name a few. Obsessive –compulsive and related disorders are a group of disorders characterized by preoccupation and repetitive behaviors. According to the latest edition of the Diag...
Source: Drugs in R&D - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
A survey of more than 1,000 GPs has found that two in five (40%) said they were experiencing a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim is to measure the association between fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood and anxiety disorders using reliable psychiatric diagnoses according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) and with a case-control design. METHODS: Case-control study with cases (71 consecutive female patients with FMS) and controls (284 subjects without FMS), randomly drawn after a gender- and age-matching technique from the database of an epidemiological survey. Psychiatric diagnoses were conducted according to DSM-IV and carried ...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: Psychiatric conditions are one of the leading reasons for the aeromedical evacuation of active duty military personnel from the military combat theater. For many active duty military personnel, a psychiatric aeromedical evacuation from a combat theater is the start of a military career-ending event that results in separation from active duty. This finding has important clinical and operational implications for the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric conditions during military deployments. Whenever possible, deployed military behavioral health providers should attempt to treat psychiatric patients in theate...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation treatment that involves the induction of electrical currents in a targeted region of the brain with the ability to impact various functional processes (Chervyakov  et al., 2015). rTMS has shown to provide clinical improvement among a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders and has been FDA-approved for treatment resistant depression (TRD). rTMS continues to undergo trials for other treatment indications including post-traumatic stress disorder (PT SD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), bipolar depression, schizophren...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
 When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder, our minds typically imagine war veterans or perhaps police officers and firefighters. Sometimes we’ll think of people who endured something horrible, such as a terrible accident, a home invasion, or other shocking events. But few of us picture children. Our guest in this episode witnessed a murder when she was quite young. She shares how this impacted her life, which included time spent in the Witness Protection Program. Listen to hear about the symptoms of PTSD in children, how to identify and avoid triggers, “restorative justice,” and about breakin...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Children and Teens General PTSD The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales youth Source Type: blogs
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