Online programme

Source: University of Illinois at Chicago Summary: Although up to 20% of adolescents experience a depressive episode each year, the medical community has struggled to implement programs that effectively prevent depression. Researchers have worked to fill this gap in pediatric primary care by conducting clinical trials to evaluate and compare interventions. More Information: JAMA NetworkRead More →

Mid-aged women

Source: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Summary: A new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine suggests that experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault could have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of midlife women. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are highly prevalent experiencesRead More →

Mood disorder

Source: University of Bristol ( JAMA Network Open) Summary: Depression affects almost 20 percent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that’s more than triple that seen in the general population. More Information: Dheeraj Rai et al, “Association Between Autism Spectrum Disorders With or Without Intellectual DisabilityRead More →

Mood disorder

Source: American Psychological Association Summary: According to research, the bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked. When a teen’s depression improved through treatment, so did depression experienced by his or her parent. More youngRead More →

Melanocortin 4 receptor

Source: Linköping University Summary: According to a new study, mice that lack a certain receptor in the brain are attracted to situations associated with discomfort, such as inflammation and nausea. The brains of both humans and other animals have circuits that connect powerful impressions from the senses to positive or negative feelings – aRead More →

A state of complete or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society.

Source: California Institute of Technology Summary: Researchers have discovered that social isolation causes the build-up of a particular chemical in the brain, and that blocking this chemical eliminates the negative effects of isolation. Chronic social isolation has debilitating effects on mental health in mammals for example, it is often associated with depression andRead More →

Has different questions

Source: University of Washington Summary: Researchers found that an in-depth questionnaire can help immensely. Their work to create a pain assessment adaptable to any primary care clinic. Prof. and Co-author Mark Sullivan said, “PainTracker provides a richer picture of patients’ responses to chronic pain treatments than the 0-10 pain rating scale.” More Information: DaleRead More →

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