Researchers Identify Violent Behavior Cues

The effective prediction of violent behavior can prevent future situations that can involve illegal acts or even death. Violent behavior can be the result of childhood conditions, alcohol intake and personality disorders. New research from the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital Psychiatry Centre show that diagnosing severe personality disorders, evaluating the…

a man discusses subtle signs of depression with a friend

Studies Examine Genetic Roots in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can be debilitating for the individual suffering, as well as family and friends. Medications can deliver some relief, but the most effective treatments will be developed as a result of intense research into the makeup of such psychological impairments. Three genome-wide studies have identified an array of genetic variation that could…

New Magnetic Stimulation Offers Noninvasive Treatment for Major Depression

Rush University Medical Center has opened the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Clinic to offer patients a safe, effective, non-drug treatment for major depression. TMS therapy is the first FDA-approved, non-invasive antidepressant device-based treatment clinically proven for treatment of depression. Science Daily reports that psychiatrists at Rush University Medical Center were among the first to test…