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  • Multiple personality disorder may be rooted in traumatic experiences

    A new study supports the notion that multiple personality disorder is rooted in traumatic experiences such as neglect or abuse in childhood, rather than being related to suggestibility or proneness to fantasy.
  • Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders

    Workaholism frequently co-occurs with ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression, a large national Norwegian study shows. The study showed that workaholics scored higher on all the psychiatric symptoms than non-workaholics.
  • Poverty marks a gene, predicting depression

    A long line of research links poverty and depression. Now scientists unveil some of the biology of depression in high-risk adolescents whose families are socioeconomically disadvantaged. The study combines epigenetics, brain imaging and behavioral data over three years. The results are part of a growing body of work that may lead to biological predictors that could guide individualized strategies for preventing depression.
  • Depression lowers women's chances of pregnancy, study finds

    Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study shows.
  • Antidepressants commonly, increasingly prescribed for nondepressive indications

    Researchers analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for depression.
  • Internet addiction, school burnout feed into each other

    Excessive internet use contributes to the development of school burnout. School burnout, in turn, may lead to excessive internet use or digital addiction. Mind the Gap, a longitudinal research project in Finland, has established a link between digital addiction and school burnout in both comprehensive school and upper secondary school students.
  • What the New York Times gets wrong about PTSD

    In analyzing the articles the New York Times has written about post-traumatic stress disorder over the last 35 years, researchers found some troubling trends in the influential paper's coverage.
  • Support from family, friends important to helping prevent depression in teenagers

    The importance of friendships and family support in helping prevent depression among teenagers has been highlighted in new research. The study also found that teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely than their peers to be bullied at school.
  • How depression and antidepressant drugs work

    New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease. The brings together two hypotheses: 1) that depression results from deficits in GABA signaling and 2) that depression results from deficits in glutamate signaling. It shows that the depression-like behavior in the research mice results from the reduction of both GABA and glutamate, and importantly, that both can be restored with a single dose of ketamine.
  • From drug of abuse to a glimpse into depression

    Ketamine, a synthetic analogue of PCP, has recently taken the spotlight as a novel, fast-acting antidepressant. However, experts say that more research on usage of ketamine as an antidepressant is needed.