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Released: 18-Jun-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Does Cannabis Affect Brain Development in Young People with ADHD? Too Soon To Tell, Reports Harvard Review of Psychiatry
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

At least so far, the currently limited research base does not establish that cannabis has additional adverse effects on brain development or functioning in adolescents or young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), concludes a review in the July/August issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Study Identifies a Neural Signal that May Help Explain Social-Cognitive Ability in Autism
Released: 18-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Study Identifies a Neural Signal that May Help Explain Social-Cognitive Ability in Autism
Stony Brook University

An electroencephalogram (EEG) study of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) identified a neural signal that may help explain the variation of how those with ASD perceive or understand the mental states of others (called “Theory of Mind”).

15-Jun-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Depression in Dads of Preemies Deserves More Attention
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

While postpartum depression in new mothers is well recognized and known to increase if the newborn requires intensive care, depression in new fathers has not received much attention. A large study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that both parents with a baby in the NICU are at risk, with depression symptoms identified in 33 percent of mothers and 17 percent of fathers. Strikingly, the probability of reporting depression symptoms declined significantly for mothers but not for fathers after the baby came home.

Newswise: ‘Help Is On The Way’ For People With Psychosis
Released: 17-Jun-2021 3:15 PM EDT
‘Help Is On The Way’ For People With Psychosis
University of Washington School of Medicine

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently issued a statement calling cognitive behavioral therapy the standard of care for psychosis. “This is being called a 'watershed moment’ for advancing care for people with schizophrenia,” said lead author of the statement, a UW Medicine psychologist.

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Released: 17-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Stress during pandemic linked to poor sleep
Washington State University

Many people likely lost sleep over COVID-19. A study of twins led by Washington State University researchers found that stress, anxiety and depression during the first few weeks of the pandemic were associated with less and lower quality sleep.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 4:35 PM EDT
Is artificial intelligence the key to preventing relapse of severe mental illness?
Flinders University

Is artificial intelligence the key to preventing relapse of severe mental illness?

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Released: 16-Jun-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Computers predict people's tastes in art
California Institute of Technology

Do you like the thick brush strokes and soft color palettes of an impressionist painting such as those by Claude Monet? Or do you prefer the bold colors and abstract shapes of a Rothko?

Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Sexual Violence Raises E-cigarette Use Among Sexual Minority Teens, But Not Heterosexual Peers
University at Buffalo

Experiencing sexual violence is significantly linked to increased e-cigarette use among sexual minority high school students, but not heterosexual students, according to a University at Buffalo study.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT
How Conversations About Race Can Help Black Parents Improve Adolescents' Psychological Outcomes
University of Michigan

Black parents' experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children's psychological outcomes—but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative outcomes. according to a new study by a University of Michigan researcher.

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Newswise: Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 16-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

NEWS STORIES IN THIS ISSUE: - Stressed About “Returning to Normal”? Here Are Tips to Ease Into the Transition - Be Your Brother’s Keeper: Steps for Faith-Based Communities to Reopen Safely

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT
Teens Experienced Helplessness When Exposed to Secondhand Racism, Activism Might Help
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

According to a qualitative study published in JAMA Network Open adolescents expressed feelings of helplessness when exposed to secondhand racism online. Specifically, adolescents described helplessness stemming from the pervasiveness of racism in our society.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Teenagers at greatest risk of self-harming could be identified almost a decade earlier
University of Cambridge

Researchers have identified two subgroups of adolescents who self-harm and have shown that it is possible to predict those individuals at greatest risk almost a decade before they begin self-harming.

Newswise: FDA-Approved Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder Treatment Includes Compound Discovered at Rensselaer
Released: 15-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT
FDA-Approved Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder Treatment Includes Compound Discovered at Rensselaer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder that includes samidorphan, a new chemical entity discovered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Caring Emotions Motivate Funeral Spending
University of Georgia

University of Georgia researchers examined the consumer psychology of funeral expenditures empirically to understand what motivates the spending decisions associated with funeral planning.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Columbia Nursing Launches Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research
Columbia University School of Nursing

Columbia University School of Nursing has announced the establishment of the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research (CSGMHR).

Released: 15-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Psychologists identify 18 best measures to assess intimate partner violence
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Millions of people experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime and assessment is important in conducting therapy and assisting victims. A team of psychologists at Binghamton University, State University of New York have evaluated dozens of available measures used to assess intimate partner violence and have pinpointed the most effective ones.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
UIC Research Identifies Potential Pathways to Treating Alcohol Use Disorder, Depression
University of Illinois at Chicago

A discovery from researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago may lead to new treatments for individuals who suffer from alcohol use disorder and depression. The study, “Transcriptomics identifies STAT3 as a key regulator of hippocampal gene expression and anhedonia during withdrawal from chronic alcohol exposure,” is published in the journal Translational Psychiatry by researchers at UIC’s Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics.

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Released: 11-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Physical Activity May Curb Health Care Worker Burnout
University of Georgia

More physical activity programming could mitigate the effects of stress and improve worker mental and emotional health.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
A ‘Nudge’ May Not Be Enough to Counter Fake News Online
Association for Psychological Science

Can people learn to better identify fake news about COVID-19—and if so, would they be less likely to share that fake story with others? Perhaps, but it may take more than simply priming them to think more critically beforehand.

Newswise: Study finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities
9-Jun-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Study finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the brain regions involved in choosing whether to find out if a bad event is about to happen.

Newswise: Olfactory Virtual Realities Show Promise for Mental Health Practices and Integrative Care
Released: 11-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Olfactory Virtual Realities Show Promise for Mental Health Practices and Integrative Care
University of Vermont

Study shows that scent-enhanced virtual reality technologies, or OVR, can be a safe and effective integrative approach to target anxiety, stress, and pain when combined with standard inpatient psychiatric care.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Beyond Remission: From Alcohol Dependence to Optimal Mental Health
University of Toronto

New research published online in the journal Substance Use & Misuse is good news for those struggling with alcohol dependence: the possibility of ending this dependency gets easier with age.

Newswise: ‘Disagreeable’ married men who shirk domestic responsibilities earn more at work, study shows
Released: 10-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT
‘Disagreeable’ married men who shirk domestic responsibilities earn more at work, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that “disagreeable” men in opposite-sex marriages are less helpful with domestic work, allowing them to devote greater resources to their jobs, which results in higher pay.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
New Research Shows Link Between Politics, Boredom and Breaking Public-Health Rules
University of Waterloo

People who are more prone to boredom and who are socially conservative are more likely to break public-health rules, according to new psychology research.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Drug commonly used as antidepressant helps fight cancer in mice
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers discover MAOIs could activate immune system to shrink various types of tumors

Released: 9-Jun-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Predisposition to Addiction May Be Genetic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People who have a high sensation-seeking personality trait may be more likely to develop an addiction to cocaine, according to a Rutgers study.

7-Jun-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Low doses of “laughing gas” could be fast acting, highly effective treatment for severe depression
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study at the University of Chicago Medicine and Washington University found that a single inhalation session with 25% nitrous oxide gas was nearly as effective as 50% nitrous oxide at rapidly relieving symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, with fewer adverse side effects.

Newswise: Laughing gas relieves symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression
7-Jun-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Laughing gas relieves symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Chicago have found that a single, one-hour treatment that involves breathing in a mixture of oxygen and the anesthetic drug nitrous oxide — otherwise known as laughing gas — can significantly improve symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression.

Released: 9-Jun-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Study Suggests Unmedicated, Untreated Brain Illness is Likely in Mass Shooters
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

The first analysis of medical evidence on domestic mass shooters in the U.S. finds that a large majority of perpetrators have psychiatric disorders for which they have received no medication or other treatment, reports a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 9-Jun-2021 9:05 AM EDT
Women’s mental health has higher association with dietary factors
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Women’s mental health likely has a higher association with dietary factors than men’s, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: How Your Phone Can Predict Depression and Lead to Personalized Treatment
8-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
How Your Phone Can Predict Depression and Lead to Personalized Treatment
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used a combination of modalities, such as measuring brain function, cognition and lifestyle factors, to generate individualized predictions of depression.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Exercise likely to be best treatment for depression in coronary heart disease
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School

A study by RCSI indicates that exercise is probably the most effective short-term treatment for depression in people with coronary heart disease, when compared to antidepressants and psychotherapy or more complex care.

3-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Potential Vocal Tracking App Could Detect Depression Changes
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people worldwide have Major Depression Disorder and another 20 million have schizophrenia. During the 180th ASA Meeting, Carol Espy-Wilson from the University of Maryland,will discuss how a person's mental health status is reflected in the coordination of speech gestures. The keynote lecture, "Speech Acoustics and Mental Health Assessment," will take place Tuesday, June 8.

Newswise: Largest-ever Pre-adolescent Brain Activation Study Reveals Cognitive Function Maps
Released: 8-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Largest-ever Pre-adolescent Brain Activation Study Reveals Cognitive Function Maps
University of Vermont

Youth brain activation data from the largest longitudinal neuroimaging study to date provides valuable new information on the cognitive processes and brain systems that underlie adolescent development and might contribute to mental and physical health challenges in adulthood.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Persistent Stereotypes Falsely Link Women’s Self-Esteem to Their Sex Lives
Association for Psychological Science

Despite increases in gender equality and the normalization of casual sex in many cultures, the belief that women who engage in casual sex have low self-esteem remains widespread. New research examines this entrenched stereotype and finds no significant correlation between a woman’s sexual behavior and her self-esteem.

2-Jun-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Assessing the Risk of Robbery in Bank Branches to Reduce Impact on Personnel
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Although bank robbery has been declining over the last decades, there are still offenders willing to rob bank branches, even if economic benefits are small. The impact from bank robberies goes well beyond the direct economic loss with considerable human toll and possible psychological after-effects on employees, customers or police officers. Sometimes, the consequences are fatal.

Newswise: Mood matters: New app empowers mums 
to manage mental wellbeing
Released: 8-Jun-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Mood matters: New app empowers mums to manage mental wellbeing
University of South Australia

Recognising the symptoms of maternal anxiety and depression can be difficult, but with the help of a new app – developed by the University of South Australia and parent support group Village Foundation – thousands of women will be empowered to monitor their mental health, both during pregnancy and after birth.

Newswise: Managing Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety
Released: 7-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Managing Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety
Cedars-Sinai

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit more than a year ago, staying home and limiting social interaction became key tools in the fight against the spread of the virus.


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