New Treatment for Schizophrenia Discovered in Finland

Schizophrenia is extreme form of mental illness commonly treated with a number of medications called antipsychotics, as well as with secondary means such as psychotherapy and a group of life skills training techniques collectively known as psychosocial treatments. Unfortunately, antipsychotic medications sometimes fail to adequately stabilize people with schizophrenia, or produce side effects that make…

Unattractive People More Likely to Be Bullied at Work, Study Finds

Workplace bullying is the collective term for a range of behaviors designed to do such things as control, degrade, intimidate or humiliate a co-worker or subordinate. Exposure to these behaviors is known to increase a person’s risks for mental health problems such as depression, insomnia and a group of conditions called anxiety disorders. According to…

Electronic Stimulation Therapy for Sleep Apnea Effective and Safe

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that occurs when unusual relaxation of the throat muscles during sleep leads to a periodic disruption of normal breathing. Because of its ability to negatively affect a person’s psychological well-being, the American Psychiatric Association classifies the condition as a diagnosable mental health disorder. In a study presented in…

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Family Focused Therapy Highly Effective For Youths With Mood Swings

Mood disorders are heavily influenced by not only genetic factors, but also family history and other environmental influences. The patterns of mood regulation that are learned in a family can have an impact on how a child or adolescent processes the emotions they experience. A recent study conducted by UCLA and Stanford researchers provides evidence…