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Article ID: 702261

Women Physically or Emotionally Abused in Childhood Face Significantly Increased Risk of Lupus

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Women who experienced physical or emotional abuse in childhood have a significantly increased risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as adults, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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Article ID: 702503

PTSD symptoms improve when patient chooses form of treatment, study shows

University of Washington

A study led by the University of Washington is the first large-scale trial of hundreds of PTSD patients, including veterans and survivors of sexual assault, to measure whether patient preference in the course of treatment impacts the effectiveness of a type of cognitive behavioral therapy and use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a type of antidepressant often prescribed for PTSD.

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19-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 702462

Social Consequences of Loneliness

Gonzaga University

A growing body of research points to loneliness as an impending epidemic with an enormous impact on the health of individuals and society. A new study published by Professors Sarah Arpin of Gonzaga University and Cynthia Mohr of Portland State University in Oregon examines the social consequences of temporary loneliness.

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18-Oct-2018 7:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702428

Childhood Trauma, Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Longer-Term Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Breast cancer survivors who experienced trauma early in life and depression after their cancer treatments are at increased risk of persistent fatigue, a new UCLA study shows. Some of the key predictors of longer-term fatigue for this group of women include elevated levels of depressive symptoms after treatment and a history of childhood adversity, such as abuse, neglect, household conflict and disorganization.

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18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702103

Why Does Diabetes Cause Heart Failure?

Loyola University Health System

A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study reveals how, on a cellular level, diabetes can cause heart failure. The findings could lead to medications to treat and perhaps prevent heart failure in diabetes patients.

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11-Oct-2018 6:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702363

Think Your Child Has ADHD? Read This First.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

October is ADHD Awareness Month. As child diagnoses rise, UNLV psychologist Ronald T. Brown offers tips that parents should consider before calling their medical provider.

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17-Oct-2018 1:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 702365

Adolescent THC Exposure Can Have Long-Term Effects on Adult Brain in Neuronal Systems Linked to Psychiatric Risk

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Long-Term Structural and Gene Expression Disturbances in Adult Brains in Association with Adolescent THC Exposure; These Changes Mimic Aspects of Psychosis Risk

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17-Oct-2018 1:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 702347

Social Media Buffers Depression Among Older Adults with Pain

University of Michigan

With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites.

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17-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702043

AED Applauds SAMHSA for Its Grant to Create a Training Center for Eating Disorder-Related Education in the Community

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

On September 21, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), led by Christine M. Peat, Ph.D., with a grant for $3.75 million over five years to develop a training center for eating disorder-related education in the community. Dr. Peat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry

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16-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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