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Mental disorder diagnosis breakthrough could offer personalised treatment

Mental disorder diagnosis breakthrough could offer personalised treatment

A breakthrough study has provided new insights into the biological basis of mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar, that offers a promising blood...
Introducing the Narrenturm: the world’s first hospital for the mentally ill

Introducing the Narrenturm: the world’s first hospital for the mentally ill

Before the end of the 18th century, those who were mentally ill were not regarded as patients, however in 1784 Austria, the Narrenturm was...
Adverse Childhood Experiences approach overlooks vulnerable children

Adverse Childhood Experiences approach overlooks vulnerable children

A new report from Early Intervention Foundation suggests services using the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) approach may be overlooking vulnerable children and calls for...
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Let’s put mental health at the heart of EU policy making

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) implored for action from the European Commission to develop a comprehensive EU Mental Health Strategy The Coalition for Mental...
Worried parent looking oover as children use social media

Mental health and social media: a parent’s guide

The guide, by Legacy Health Endowment (LHE), aims to help parents and guardians understand their children’s social media use The new guide aims to help...
Early-life exposure to dogs may reduce risk of schizophrenia

Early-life exposure to dogs may reduce risk of schizophrenia

A new study suggests that being around 'man's best friend' from an early age may have a health benefit as well, lessening the chance...
Britain’s treatment of asylum seekers hits the disabled hardest

Britain’s treatment of asylum seekers hits the disabled hardest

The Immigration Advice Service talks us through how the global refugee crisis is weighted against those with physical and mental disabilities. The last decade has...
Call for patients to take part in anorexia psilocybin treatment study

Scientists undertake anorexia psilocybin treatment study

A new wave of scientific research looking at psilocybin could offer promise for the treatment of a number of mental and medical conditions –...
Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of prenatal cannabis exposure

Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of prenatal cannabis exposure

Potential therapies for the detrimental effects of prenatal exposure to THC have been discovered using a preclinical animal model. A new study using a preclinical...
Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD

Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behaviour at a rate that is far higher than...

New study suggests hormone linked to hypersexual disorder

A new study has revealed the possible role of the hormone oxytocin on men and women with hypersexual disorder. The results published in the journal Epigenetics...
Need anxiety relief? Discover the morning routines that could help

Need anxiety relief? Discover the morning routines that could help

If you have anxiety, then you probably know how tough it can be to get your day started right. Explore a variety of morning...
Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI discovered as potential psychosis biomarker

Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI discovered as potential psychosis biomarker

NIH-funded study found that a type of magnetic resonance imaging, called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) is a potential biomarker for psychosis. Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI signal was found...
Let’s talk social psychology and awkward conversations

Let’s talk social psychology and awkward conversations

The social psychology of engaging in conversation has always been an intriguing topic, and now researchers present latest findings on how people engage in...
Low body weight in young children could increase anorexia nervosa later

Low body weight in young children could increase anorexia nervosa later

Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, low body weight in young children and anorexia nervosa may be...
Time to talk about the negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Time to talk about the negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Researchers at BIDMC, Israel, used imaging data to determine the underlying anatomical cause of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. The negative symptoms of schizophrenia include...
Subthreshold bipolar disorder: lives are about to change

Subthreshold bipolar disorder: lives are about to change

The lives of millions of bipolar sufferers are about to change forever as breakthrough treatment for type 2 and subthreshold bipolar disorder was announced. The...
werther effect

The Werther effect – the handling of suicide in the media

Vivien Kogler and Alexander Noyon from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences investigate suicidality as an important social subject and the role of medial presentation...
Redressing the balance

Redressing the balance

European Commissioner for Health Vytenis Andriukaitis emphasised the disparity between how physical and mental disorders are treated. Mental health disorders are often overlooked compared to...

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