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A study by researchers at Bradley Hospital, Butler Hospital and Brown Medical School, found that adolescents with negative body image concerns are more likely to be depressed, anxious, and suicidal t ...


In the year after a terrorist attack, tornado hurricane or other natural or man-made disaster, 30 to 40 percent of adults who were directly affected may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. In ...


Use of the antidepressant Fluoxetine ( Prozac ) did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who had restored their body weight maintain that weight or reduce their risk of relapse. Anorexia nervosa ...


Paul Hammersley, at University of Manchester, and John Read, a New Zealand clinical psychologist, believe that two-thirds of people diagnosed as schizophrenic have suffered physical or sexual abuse an ...


A team of researchers, led by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has found that a gene variant for a bitter-taste receptor on the tongue is associated with an incr ...


Researchers from the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University have found that adding D-Cycloserine ( DCS ), a drug used to treat tuberculosis but that has also been shown to stimu ...


An analysis of data from 24 clinical trials suggests that antidepressant medications may be linked to a modest increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children. For decades, some ...


In a large study of Swedish twins, anorexia nervosa appears to be moderately heritable and linked to neurotic behavior early in life among women. Anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder characterized ...


A study, published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, has shown that for young people who clearly seem to be developing early signs of schizophrenia, treatment with the antipsychotic drug Olanzapi ...


Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University ( OHSU ) have found that Melatonin, a naturally occurring brain substance, can relieve the doldrums of winter depression, also known as seasonal affec ...


Electroconvulsive therapy ( ECT ) improves quality of life in patients with major depression, and that improved quality of life continues for six months. The study is published in the Journal of Af ...


Children and teenagers with bipolar disorder suffer from the illness differently than adults do. Their symptoms last longer and swing more swiftly from hyperactivity and recklessness to lethargy and d ...


About 8 million individuals in the U.S. currently meet diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence ( also called alcoholism ), a leading preventable cause of illness and death and a major contributor t ...


Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that a key receptor protein is a critical component of the internal molecular clock in mammals. This molecule – called Rev- ...


A study, for the first time, has mapped the clinical progression of each of the three sub-types of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. The findings are published by researchers from the ...