Children who are hospitalized for injuries may subsequently be more likely to be diagnosed with mental health issues, recent research suggests.
Approximately one in five U.S. adults has a mental illness, and depression alone has become the leading cause of disability worldwide. Many people with a mental health disorder do not receive treatment, in part for fear of the stigma associated with their condition.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) yields remission rates of close to 70 percent for clinically depressed patients who have not responded to antidepressants. However, it can cause side effects, including confusion and retrograde amnesia.
A Taiwanese study focusing on migraine frequency expands on earlier research linking depression and anxiety to headaches.
A recently published study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal provides further evidence for the link between mortality and depression, while also suggesting women may be increasingly vulnerable to early death.
Fathers of premature babies arriving home from the neonatal ICU may suffer greater stress than mothers but may not fully acknowledge the strain, according to researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and schizophrenia share genetic origins, according to recent research published in Nature Communications. That finding has the potential to change how neurological and psychiatric diseases are studied and furthers hopes of curing both conditions.
Smokers living with depression who quit the habit by using certain smoking cessation services could gain significantly improved mental health, according to a recent study in Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. However, a worsening shortage of mental health services could block access to promising new therapies for many.
Improving symptoms of depression in lung cancer patients is associated with longer survival, according to a recent study. The findings highlight the need for oncology physicians to address mental health issues their patients may be facing, experts say.
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