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Infants And Toddlers Suffer Mental Illness, Yet Seldom Receive Treatment

Infants and toddlers can suffer serious mental health disorders, yet they are unlikely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting developmental problems, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. This report references multiple related articles pertaining the early childhood mental health. The publisher has made the articles for available for free for an […]

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Immune System Genes Are Associated With Increased Risk Of Mental Illness

Genes linked to the immune system can affect healthy people’s personality traits as well as the risk of developing mental illness and suicidal behaviour reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Inflammation is part of the immune system and is responsible for defending humans against infection as well as fascilitating the healing of […]

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Diets That Contain Trans-Fats And Saturated Fats Significantly Increase The Risk Of Depression

Researchers from the Universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have demonstrated that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression, and that olive oil, on the other hand, protects against this mental illness. The results were published in the online peer reviewed journal PLoS ONE. Check the […]

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Majority Of Adolescents With Severe Mental Disorders Have Never Received Treatment

A recent study by Merikangas and colleagues published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) shows that only half of adolescents that are affected with severely impairing mental disorders ever receive treatment for their disorders. Included in this report is link to a podcast […]

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Patients With Body Dysmorphic Disorder Often Recover, But It Often Takes Years

In the longest-term study so far to track people with body dysmorphic disorder, researchers at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital found high rates of recovery, although recovery can take more than five years. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a severe mental illness in which sufferers obsess over nonexistent or slight defects in their physical […]

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Link Established Between Diet And Onset Of Mental Illness In Animal Model

Changes in diet have been linked to a reduction of abnormal behaviors in mentally ill people or animals, but a Purdue University study shows that diet might also trigger the onset of mental illness in the first place. Joseph Garner, an associate professor of animal sciences, fed mice a diet high in sugar and tryptophan […]

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