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Mental Health

Why Your Brain Needs a Break

We need vacations. They recharge us, allowing us to be more efficient. The trouble is, too many of the vacations we take these days aren’t vacations at all. We Americans are collectively suffering from “vacation deficit disorder,” insists Joe Robinson. And we don’t even admit we have a problem. Workers often compete to see who […]

A scientific case against “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

Everyone would agree that in order to safely and successfully complete their mission, the men and women who serve in the military need to be both physically and mentally healthy. As Congress considers legislation that would end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the military, a lot of attention has been paid to the […]

Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 Americans

Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Survey Shows Many Mentally Ill Americans Aren’t Getting the Medical Help They Need Nov. 18, 2010 — Nearly one in five adult Americans has experienced mental illness in the past year, according to a new government survey, with women, the unemployed, and young adults more likely than others […]

The Americanization of Mental Illness

By ETHAN WATTERS AMERICANS, particularly if they are of a certain leftward-leaning, college-educated type, worry about our country’s blunders into other cultures. In some circles, it is easy to make friends with a rousing rant about the McDonald’s near Tiananmen Square, the Nike factory in Malaysia or the latest blowback from our political or military […]

Addressing negative thoughts most effective in fighting loneliness

Changing how a person perceives and thinks about others was the most effective intervention for loneliness, a sweeping analysis of previous research has determined. The findings may help physicians and psychologists develop better treatments for loneliness, a known risk factor for heart disease and other health problems. Recently, researchers have characterized the negative influence of […]

Childhood Personality Traits Predict Adult Behavior

Recognizably the Same Person, Study Suggests Personality traits observed in childhood are a strong predictor of adult behavior, a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, the Oregon Research Institute and University of Oregon suggests. The study will appear in a forthcoming issue of the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, a quarterly […]

How Psychiatric Risk Gene Disrupts Brain Development

Shedding Light On How Psychiatric Risk Gene Disrupts Brain Development 16 Jul 2010   Scientists are making progress towards a better understanding of the neuropathology associated with debilitating psychiatric illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. New research, published by Cell Press in the July 15 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals mechanisms that connect a known […]

Expert sees big mental health effects from BP spill

By Michael Peltier Tue, Jun 29 2010 PENSACOLA BEACH, FLA (Reuters) – The mental health impacts of the BP oil spill will dwarf those encountered after the last major oil spill off U.S. shores, a sociologist who studied the Exxon Valdez spill told Florida volunteers on Tuesday. University of South Alabama researcher Steve Picou said […]

Modest cognitive benefit with antipsychotics in schizophrenia

 Modest cognitive benefit with antipsychotics in schizophrenia July 2010 Browse Archive: Go July 06 2010 MedWire News: Schizophrenia patients treated with antipsychotics over a 2-year period show modest improvement in cognitive test performance, study results show. However, contrary to prevailing opinion, there was no difference between conventional and atypical psychotics in cognitive improvement, and the […]

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