Family caregivers exchange tips, share stories to ease Alzheimer's losses
The number of Americans afflicted with Alzheimer's disease continues to swell. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Fourth of July fireworks trigger PTSD symptoms in veterans
The sounds of fireworks can transport service men and women back to the battlefield. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Chronic pain patients, overlooked in opioid crisis, getting new attention from top at FDA
The Food and Drug Administration is working to address how the opioid epidemic response has affected chronic pain patients, who often can't get relief. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Could psychedelics transform mental health?
Scientists are looking at whether mind-altering drugs have the potential to be mind-healing. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

VA suicide data shows vets still desperately struggling
The suicide rate among vets has not improved and remains a deeply disturbing problem. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's
Researchers saw double the concentration of herpes virus in the brains of people who had Alzheimer's. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Night owls may have higher depression risk
Study finds morning people were less likely to develop depression than night owls. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Severe shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas
Poor mental health care access is a serious issue that overlaps with other public health crises like drug abuse and suicide. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Running (or walking briskly) away from addiction
Research shows that exercise can be beneficial for overcoming addiction to a variety of substances. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Opioid addiction affecting more seniors in recent years
People over 50 are more likely to get access to prescription painkillers. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction
Digital wellness apps are being developed to help put users back in control. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

California reinstates controversial right-to-die law
Reinstatement is likely to deepen the divisions between advocates and opponents of the controversial practice. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kids can suffer permanent damage from border separations
Trauma can damage to both the brain and the body, doctors say. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why the old way of parenting no longer works
Authoritarian parenting worked in the past, but it's ineffective for today's young ones. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New approach to Alzheimer's fight: Diabetes drugs
Trials of diabetes drugs in Parkinson's patients have shown good protective effects. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Support For abortion rights wanes as pregnancy progresses
While a majority of Americans support legalized abortion in early pregnancy, most oppose it in the later stages. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What happens when you call the suicide prevention hotline
Suicide rates have risen among men and women, across all age and ethnic groups and in nearly every state. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Could your medications be making you depressed?
Many commonly-prescribed drugs may increase the risk of depression. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The serious reason you need to sleep in the dark
Study reveals that having a light on while sleeping can raise your risk of metabolic diseases. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Making sense of suicide when there were no signs
Saying suicide is preventable isn't always fair to suicide loss survivors. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Screen time linked to insomnia and depression in teens
Teens who spend a large amount of time in front of a screen have higher risk of sleep issues, which in turns leads to a greater risk of depression. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Strategy for coping with heartbreak
Research suggests that the use of certain cognitive strategies could help those suffering from heartbreak to recover. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How smartphones are causing kids to experience 'altered childhoods'
Technology may be changing the way kids experience a traditional childhood. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease
Millions die prematurely each year due to tobacco use that causes cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Half of world's children at risk of war, poverty, discrimination, report finds
Report estimates that 1.2 billion children are exposed to at least one of these risks. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to stop stressing over money so it doesn't hurt your health
Studies show financial stress can take a big toll on your mind and body. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pregnancy complications might 'turn on' schizophrenia genes
Researchers found a strong association between serious pregnancy complications and the development of schizophrenia later in the child's life. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Online dating lowers self-esteem and increases depression
Dating apps are only growing in popularity, with no sign of slowing. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Build a better neighborhood to boost kids' health
Low-income children tend to have less stress and be in better health living in higher-opportunity areas. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Poll says seniors are still sexy after all these years
The stereotype that older people are largely asexual is false, according to findings from the recent National Poll on Aging. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

These lights are like a mood ring for your room
Lights shifting between different shades of white deliver optimal brightness and color temperature at different times of day. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hi-tech pill bottle may reduce opioid abuse
A pill dispenser, regulated via timer, could stop opioid addiction before it starts. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is sex addiction a real condition?
Sex addiction is currently not a clinical diagnosis, which means we don't have official figures on how many people have sought help for related concerns through the NHS. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Even a little exercise might make us happier
People who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Suicide is a leading cause of death for new moms but awareness is low
Too many American moms don ’t have access to, or education about, the mental health treatment they might need. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Social media addiction: Teens leave rehab with a sense of "power"
Teens who spend more time on social media are more likely to report mental health issues. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Dementia risk linked to some medicines
A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Autism prevalence increases
The CDC estimate of increase is based on calculations on 11 communities across the nation. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence
Black and white men in the US face different rates of firearm homicide and suicide. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Loneliness can make you sick
People who were lonely after losing a spouse felt better if they volunteered two hours or more a week. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Change your personality later in life?
Experts talk about the resilience of people as they age, and how radical change can be achieved. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

When teens cyberbully themselves
Teens are bullying themselves online as a way to manage feelings of sadness and self-hatred. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What #MeToo means to teenagers
Children and adolescents who engage in sexual harassment, bullying and abuse can also leave their victims with deep, lasting scars. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

401(k) success depends more about "mind-set" than size of paycheck
How your brain is wired, or miswired, when it comes to money is a major obstacle. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What the Starbucks incident says about implicit bias
Implicit bias causes some groups to receive undeserved suspicion while other groups are presumed innocent. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can money buy happiness?
The key to contentment is not how much you earn, but how you feel about earning it. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What mental health needs should parents consider when sending a child to college?
Parents should ensure that schools offer adequate mental health services on campus. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why girls can be boyish but boys can't be girlish
The gender revolution among children tips in favor of the masculine. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Need a break?
Try these research-backed ways to de-stress in only minutes. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Rich and poor kids learn similarly
Study shows the relative influence of genetic and environmental differences was the same across groups. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news