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Stem Cell Research Offers New Hope For Unlocking The Secrets Of Bipolar Disorder

New stem cell lines developed from the skin of adults living with bipolar disorder are providing researchers at the University of Michigan Health System an unprecedented opportunity to delve into the genetic and biological underpinnings of the devastating mood disorder. Scientists will be able to link new findings – such as how gene expression is […]

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Extreme Morning Sickness Could Lead To Lifelong Emotional And Behavioral Disorders In Children, Such As Depression And Bipolar Disorder

An extreme form of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) takes a heavy toll on thousands of women each year and can lead to hospitalization and pregnancy termination. But new research suggests pregnant women are not the only victims. A joint study by UCLA and the University of Southern California has found […]

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‘Modelling Emotions’ Is A Potential New Therapy For Disturbed Teenagers

Researchers at The University of Nottingham are to investigate whether the therapeutic effects of clay modelling could help disturbed teenagers deal with their feelings of anger, anxiety, and depression. Academics are teaming up with professionals in the NHS (National Health Service), Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, and local artists for the innovative project that will look […]

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Children And Adolescents With Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased Inpatient Hospitalization Rates, While Elderly Admissions Decrease

Over a 10-year period, rates of short-stay inpatient hospitalizations increased for children and adolescents but decreased for elderly who had a primary psychiatric diagnosis, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article also finds the proportion of inpatient days paid for by private […]

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Childhood Adversities And Early-Onset Mental Disorders Associated With Higher Rates of Chronic Physical Problems In Adulthood

Children who experience psychosocial adversities and early-onset mental disorders appear to be at increased risk of developing chronic physical conditions later in life, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was conducted by Kate M. Scott, Ph.D., from the University of Otago, […]

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Self-Medication Of Anxiety Symptoms With Drugs Or Alcohol Increases Risk Of Developing Substance Use Disorders

Self-medicating with alcohol or other drugs appears to be associated with an increased risk of substance use disorders and social phobia in patients with anxiety-related symptoms, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was carried out by Jennifer Robinson, M.A., and colleagues […]

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One-Third Of Patients Who Seek Plastic Surgery Have Symptoms Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Moderate to severe symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or excessive concern about appearance that interferes with daily life, are found in 33 percent of patients seeking plastic surgery to improve the appearance of their nose, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American […]

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