Integrated profiling of phenotype and blood transcriptome for stress vulnerability and depression

This study presents an opportunity to understand how multiple psychological traits and underlying molecular mechanisms interact to render individuals vulnerable to depression.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2018Source: Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, Volume 14Author(s): Lauren Smith, Abraham Reichenberg, Jonathan Rabinowitz, Stephen Z. Levine, Eva VelthorstAbstractBackgroundAlong with the key clinical features of major psychiatric disorders such as psychosis, mania, and depression, these disorders are also associated with cognitive, social, and functional deficits. A growing body of evidence suggests that these disorders exist at the extreme end of a continuum of symptoms rather than as binary entities, so it is plausible that the associated cognitive, social, and functional deficits assume a sim...
Source: Schizophrenia Research: Cognition - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Something’s just not right: lately you are forgetful, stressed, and tired all of the time. Symptoms can vary from mood swings, to lack of concentration, to feeling chronically tired, and anxious. To top it off, no matter how healthy you try to eat, you still aren’t losing weight. So let’s add frustrated to the list. And you’re finding that all of this is affecting your performance at work, as a parent, and even as a partner/spouse. It’s not your imagination.  Grains are behind it all… The grains you consume may have numerous damaging effects on your brain and nervous system, not ju...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates adhd anxiety appetite control blood sugar brain brain fog Brain function dementia Dr. Davis grain grains Inflammation learning ability libido mood mood swings psychiatric disorders seizures Source Type: blogs
Omega-3 fatty acids are found primarily in fish oil and certain marine algae. Because depression appears less common in nations where people eat large amounts of fish, scientists have investigated whether fish oils may prevent and/or treat depression and other mood disorders. Two omega-3 fatty acids — eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — are thought to have the most potential to benefit people with mood disorders. How might omega-3s improve depression? Different mechanisms of action have been proposed. For example, omega-3s can easily travel through the brain cell membrane and interact w...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Drugs and Supplements Mental Health Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 2 August 2018Source: International Review of NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Panagiotis Zis, Dimos-Dimitrios MitsikostasAbstractPlacebo is an intervention with no therapeutic effect that is used as a control in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Placebo effects and responses can produce a beneficial effect that cannot be attributed to the properties of the intervention itself, since it is usually inactive, and should, therefore, be due to the patient's expectations about treatment (placebo effects), or confounding factors such as natural history, co-interventions, biases, among other co-factors ...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs—those that can affect the brain or behavior—to migrant children in its care. But plenty of questions still remain about what these drugs do to young brains in the first place. “The benefits or risks of psychotropic medications to brain development are only beginning to be evaluated,” says Dr. Manpreet Singh, director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at Stanford University. “We haven’t actually looked, directly and in systematic ways, at the effects o...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news
ConclusionsMultidimensional diabetes education programs that consider psychological, physical and social challenges are needed to address the needs of people with mental illnesses.RésuméObjectifsLes personnes atteintes de maladies mentales sont plus exposées aux complications du diabète susceptibles de réduire l'espérance de vie de 10 à 15 ans. Il est possible d'améliorer la prise en charge du diabète et les résultats cliniques lorsque les interventions sur le mode de vie portent sur des habitudes alimentaires saines et que l'activité physique uti...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
(Baylor University) A majority of young adults with severe mental illness -- bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression -- consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractAssess certified peer specialists ’ smartphone ownership, use, and willingness to use smartphones to provide peer-delivered services. Certified peer specialist from 38 states completed an online survey. The final sample of 267 certified peer specialists included respondents from 38 states. The majority of certified peer specialist s were female (73%;n = 195) and Caucasian (79.8%;n = 213), with an average age of 50.9 (SD = 12) years, range from 21 to 77 years. More than half of the certified peer specialists (82.1%;n = 184) were currently working in peer sup...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
 A mental illness diagnosis is not only hard on the individual, but the person’s entire family. This week’s guest shares the story of one of his brothers, whose behavior would ultimately be diagnosed as schizophrenia, but who went untreated for many years, coming into and going out of his family’s life for long stretches of time. This would come to an end only after his brother went behind bars for the murder of their parents. Listen in to hear the story, how it affected the family both before and after the tragedy, why his brother was unable to use a mental health defense, and how treatment could...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Criminal Justice Family General The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Murder Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: SUD is highly prevalent among Canadian adolescents with BP and is associated with anxiety disorders, behavioural disorders, and trait impulsivity. Targeting these clinical characteristics may help guide preventative and treatment strategies for this population. PMID: 30038653 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry Source Type: research
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