In the first functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of its kind, neurologists and psychiatrists at Columbia University have identified an area of the brain involved in the earliest stages of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. Activity in this specific region of the hippocampus may help predict the onset of the disease, offering opportunities for…Details
A new study finds that anxiety, depression, and substance abuse may be twice as high in as the mental health community has been led to believe, due to the vast amount of people who don’t report or aren’t asked about their problems.
Suicidal behavior is something doctors and loved ones often look for in depressive individuals, although new research shows this awareness needs to extend to additional mental disorders. With a summary posted in Science Daily, this research suggests there is a wide range of mental disorders that can increase the odds of thinking about suicide and…Details
Mental health issues can be a growing problem when help isn’t sought for the suffering individual. The Surgeon General has reported this is a growing problem among African Americans as only one third of this population seeks proper treatment. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, African Americans are more likely to experience social…Details
Those who suffer from depression and other mental illnesses, often turn to their doctors or therapists for answers to their condition and medications to relieve them of their symptoms. Now, an article in the Washington Post suggests a new type of therapy: video games. To try and determine if there truly is a link between…Details
The news of home foreclosures has been occupying much of the airwaves as individuals throughout the country have either lost jobs or found they really couldn’t afford the house they wanted so badly. While this has a negative financial impact, it also has shown to affect their mental health.
The images of a group of preschoolers running around and enjoying each other and their environment generally do not include children who are depressed and anxious. Even if they cannot be easily identified, a new study suggests roughly 15 percent of these children do experience such mental states. A recent Science Daily release focused on…Details
Worrying has plagued the human race since the dawn of time. Folk lore and urban legends warn of the misery worrying can bring, yet it is part of human nature to worry – even when it produces negative results. Science Daily recently reported on research from Purdue University suggesting chronic worrying can lead to early…Details
Individuals throughout the world have felt the impact of social rejection. Whether it occurred in elementary school, high school or the work place, social rejection can wreak havoc on a person’s mental health. Now, research is finding a link between physical pain sensitivity and social pain sensitivity, putting to shame the phrase, “Your words can…Details
New research shows the first definitive evidence that there is a chemical imbalance in the brains of those suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study, conducted by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York State, has found that ADHD sufferers have deficiencies in the way the brain…Details