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  • Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training


    Researchers have found that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain functions.
  • What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?


    The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most robust effects were found for maternal depression occurring during children's preschool years.
  • Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis


    Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders. A multidisciplinary team of researchers has found that psoriasis patients who developed depression were at a 37 percent greater risk of subsequently developing psoriatic arthritis, compared with psoriasis patients who did not develop depression.
  • Collaborative care provides improvement for older adults with mild depression


    Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in depressive symptoms after four months, although it is of uncertain clinical importance, according to a study.
  • Treatment strategy for anorexia


    New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy.
  • Post-deployment screening with tailored advice does not help reduce mental health disorders in UK Armed Forces, study finds


    Few Armed Forces personnel seek help for mental health disorders and novel approaches will be needed to encourage personnel at risk of PTSD, anxiety and alcohol abuse to seek treatment, suggests a new study. A trial testing a potential post-deployment screening program for UK Armed Forces personnel, based on a computerized assessment and tailored mental health advice, found it was not effective in reducing symptoms of mental health disorders or encouraging personnel to seek help, compared to the general mental health advice which is the standard of care in the UK military.
  • Mothers and infants connect through song


    New research provides insight into the importance of song for infants and mothers. The work explored the role of infant-directed singing in relation to intricate bond between mother and infant.
  • Is it depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them


    Does a patient have depression or a cognitive disorder (CD) such as Alzheimer's disease or both? Since both disorders have overlapping symptoms, how can a clinician tell them apart to make an appropriate diagnosis? Researchers have found that single photon emission computed tomography, or SPECT, can help to distinguish between these diagnostic categories.
  • B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds


    A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose B vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.
  • Depression or anxiety may increase risk of surgical wound complications


    Patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery, new research indicates.