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Relationship Quality Tied to Good Health for Young Adults

For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team.

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Analysis of Genetic Repeats Suggests Role for DNA Instability in Schizophrenia

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International researchers centered at Nagoya University use a highly sensitive technique to identify significantly more DNA sequence repeats in patients with schizophrenia than in control individuals, and outline a possible link between genome instability and disease.

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LGBT+ Experts from the Lucy A. Wicks Clinic of NewYork-Presbyterian Available for Interview

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Depression Decreases Adherence to COPD Maintenance Medications

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A recent study in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were newly diagnosed with COPD, adherence to maintenance medications decreased with new episodes of depression.

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Centrally Assisted Telecare for Military Members with PTSD/Depression Shows Improved Results, Study Finds

Military members who visited a primary care clinic while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression reported fewer symptoms and better mental health functioning a year after enrolling in a treatment program that included specially trained care managers and telephone therapy options, according to a new study conducted by RTI International, RAND and the Department of Defense Deployment Health Clinical Center.

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Not Only Trauma but Also the Reversal of Trauma Is Inherited

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Traumatic experiences in childhood increase the risk of developing behavioral and psychiatric disorders later in life. It is also known that the consequences of a trauma can likewise be observed in the children of people affected even if those children have themselves not experienced any trauma. However, childhood trauma in some conditions can also help individuals deal better with difficult situations later in life. This ability, too, is passed onto following generations. These findings have recently been uncovered by Isabelle Mansuy, Professor of Neuroepigenetics at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, during investigations carried out in mice.

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UCI, Queensland Scientists Identify New Switch to Boost Memory

New insight into the process that converts experiences into stable long-term memories has been uncovered by neurobiologists from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Queensland.

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“Digital Neurotherapeutic” in Development at the UC Davis MIND Institute

A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time.

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Psychiatric Diagnostic Tools May Not Be Valid for African Americans

Depression in African Americans, according to Sirry Alang, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Lehigh University, is expressed in ways that are inconsistent with symptoms of depression laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). The DSM-V is the primary source of diagnostic information, relied upon by not only clinicians and researchers, but also psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers.

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How a Woman with Amnesia Defies Conventional Wisdom About Memory

She no longer recognizes a Van Gogh, but can tell you how to prepare a watercolor palette. The sharp contrasts in an amnesia patient’s memory profile suggest conventional wisdom about how the brain stores knowledge is incorrect.

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Intrusive Parents May Lead Children to Be Overly Self-Critical

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In a five-year study on primary school children in Singapore, researchers from the National University of Singapore found that children with intrusive parents had a higher tendency to be overly critical of themselves, and this tendency increased over the years.

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Large-Scale Genetic Study Provides New Insight Into the Causes of Migraine

The results of the largest genetic study on migraine thus far were published online in the journal Nature Genetics today, June 20. The study was based on DNA samples of 375,000 European, American and Australian participants. Almost 60,000 of them suffer from migraine

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XMT 2016: World’s Top Memory Athletes to Compete June 24-26

Two dozen of the world’s best memory athletes will battle head-to-head for their share of $75,000 prize money as the Extreme Memory Tournament (XMT-2016) returns to  the headquarters of San Diego-based Dart NeuroScience June 24-26.Sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis and  Dart NeuroScience, the live-streamed competition offers the internet public a chance to observe some of the word’s most amazing memory champs in action.

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Well After the Orlando Mass Shooting, Continued Mental Health Support for Survivors Will Be Crucial, Expert Says

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Top New York City Neurosurgeons Bring Vast Experience to NYU Lutheran

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Two of the highest-qualified neurosurgeons in New York City are now part of NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a member of NYU Langone Health System and its central hub in Brooklyn, and add decades of experience to one of the region’s most talented neurosurgery teams.

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Antidepressive Treatment During Pregnancy Can Affect Newborn Brain Activity

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According a new study, fetal exposure to commonly used SRI drugs may affect brain activity in newborns. The researchers suggest that the effects of drugs on fetal brain function should be assessed more carefully, Indications for preventive medication should be critically evaluated, and non-pharmacological interventions should be the first-line treatment for depression and anxiety during pregnancy.

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Mental Health: How the Pardes Prize Is Making a Difference

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Suicide is among the top ten causes of death in the U.S. One in four people worldwide suffer from some type of mental illness. Two-thirds of them do not get the treatment they need. We are faced with mass shootings, a rise in heroin addiction, young people lured into terrorist groups, veterans suffering with PTSD, and increases in depression and anxiety among children and adults. These are stark illustrations that mental illness is a major international problem.

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Researchers Find Possible Missing Link Between Sleep and Improved Memory

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A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. Mednick, has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive processes) plays a role in promoting memory consolidation – the process of converting information from short-term to long-term memory – during sleep.