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19 Aug
Major Gene Study Spots DNA Tied to Autism, Other Disorders

Major Gene Study Spots DNA Tied to Autism, Other Disorders

More than 70 genes are very strongly associated with autism and more than 250 are linked to the condition, a major new genetic analysis has revealed.

The analysis is the largest of its kind ...

17 Aug
Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Amid a stark shortage of psychiatric beds that only worsened for millions suffering from mental illnesses during the pandemic, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is rolling out a new model that can help communities determine exactly how many beds they need.

Havi...

16 May
Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

Many people who get a diagnosis for one mental illness may find they have additional psychiatric conditions, and new genetic research offers an explanation why.

A number of mental illnesses share genetic similarities, researchers found. This discovery helps explain why m...

20 Apr
Mental Illness Linked to Higher Risk of Deadly Heart Issues

Mental Illness Linked to Higher Risk of Deadly Heart Issues

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other severe mental illnesses are at increased risk of death from heart problems, a large research review finds.

"Our systematic review and meta-analysis of over 100 studies has confirmed a strong association between severe...

18 Apr
Mental Health Issues Linked to Higher Risk of Breakthrough COVID Infections

Mental Health Issues Linked to Higher Risk of Breakthrough COVID Infections

People with substance abuse disorders, depression and other mental health conditions may be at higher risk for COVID-19 -- even when they are fully vaccinated, new research suggests.

"Individuals with psychiatric disorders, and especially older adults with psychiatric di...

18 Apr
Brain Scans Spot When Psychosis, Depression Might Worsen

Brain Scans Spot When Psychosis, Depression Might Worsen

The future of diagnosing and targeting treatments for serious mental health disorders may include MRI brain scans.

Researchers in the United Kingdom found that brain scans enabled them to identify which patients with major

07 Apr
Study Uncovers Large Collection of Genes Behind Schizophrenia

Study Uncovers Large Collection of Genes Behind Schizophrenia

Researchers who identified 120 genes linked to schizophrenia say their findings are the strongest ever demonstrating the genetic basis of the psychiatric disorder and could lead to new treatments.

"Previous research has shown associations between schizophrenia and many a...

09 Mar
Heart Risks Double for People With Bipolar, Schizophrenia

Heart Risks Double for People With Bipolar, Schizophrenia

People with serious mental illness have up to double the risk of heart disease, and should have their heart health monitored from a young age, a new study finds.

Specifically, those mental health issues are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

19 Jan
Conservatorships Keep the Homeless in Psychiatric Wards Too Long: Study

Conservatorships Keep the Homeless in Psychiatric Wards Too Long: Study

Homelessness is difficult enough, but when it's compounded by serious mental health issues the result can be an inability to function at even the most basic level.

Sometimes that leads to round-the-clock involuntary hospitalization, and when that happens a state-appointe...

22 Dec
Americans' Stigma Against Depression May Finally Be Fading: Study

Americans' Stigma Against Depression May Finally Be Fading: Study

Americans may be dropping some of the stigma they once had toward depression, but attitudes toward other mental health conditions still seem stuck in the past, a new study shows.

The research, based on interviews with U.S. adults conducted over 22 years, found a mixed ba...

30 Sep
AHA News: Severe Mental Health Disorders May Increase Risk of Death in Men With Heart Failure

AHA News: Severe Mental Health Disorders May Increase Risk of Death in Men With Heart Failure

Men with heart failure have worse long-term survival rates if they have severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to a new study that urges doctors to change the way they treat people with mental disorders.

Previous research shows people with these ...

12 Aug
Blood Test Spots Biological Markers for Schizophrenia

Blood Test Spots Biological Markers for Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a debilitating disease that can make navigating daily life a massive challenge, but a new blood test could flag it in its early stages, researchers say.

Their analysis of blood samples identified epigenetic markers -- part of your DNA -- that differ betw...

27 Jul
Severe COVID for People Under 45: Who's Most at Risk?

Severe COVID for People Under 45: Who's Most at Risk?

Young people aren't immune from severe COVID-19, and a new study warns that some are more at risk than others.

Folks under 45 have more than triple the risk for severe COVID-19 if they have cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, according t...

27 Jul
Could Heavy Marijuana Use Be Driving Rise in Schizophrenia Cases?

Could Heavy Marijuana Use Be Driving Rise in Schizophrenia Cases?

There's been a sharp rise in schizophrenia cases linked with marijuana use since the mid-1990s, a new Danish study finds.

Prior research has suggested that marijuana -- particularly very heavy use -- is associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia. Although s...

22 Jul
Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits

Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits

A proposed $26 billion settlement on opioid-related lawsuits has been reached with four large drug companies, a group of state attorneys general announced Wednesday.

If enough states sign on to the deal with the country's three major drug distributors -- Cardinal Health,...

24 Jun
Body's 'Signals' May Feel Different in People With Anorexia, Depression

Body's 'Signals' May Feel Different in People With Anorexia, Depression

The brain interprets physical signals differently in people with depression, anorexia and some other mental health disorders, new research shows.

British scientists examined "interoception" -- the brain's ability to sense internal conditions in the body -- in 626 patient...

15 Jun
Many U.S. Mass Shooters Had Untreated Mental Illness: Study

Many U.S. Mass Shooters Had Untreated Mental Illness: Study

A new study finds that many mass shooters in America suffered from a mental illness that wasn't being treated when they committed their crime.

"Without losing sight of the larger perspective that most who are violent are not mentally ill, and most of the mentally ill are...

27 May
Having OCD May Triple a Person's Odds for a Stroke

Having OCD May Triple a Person's Odds for a Stroke

Adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a common mental health condition known as OCD, may have more than triple the risk of having a stroke, according to a new report from Taiwanese researchers.

As to why, the study authors aren't sure.

The investigators specu...

16 Mar
Switch to Vaping Helps Smokers With Schizophrenia Quit

Switch to Vaping Helps Smokers With Schizophrenia Quit

Vaping high-strength nicotine can help adults with schizophrenia stop smoking traditional cigarettes, according to a new study.

Between 60% and 90% of people with schizophrenia smoke, compared to 15% to 24% of the general population, the researchers noted in the report p...

02 Mar
Could ADHD Raise Odds for More Serious Psychiatric Ills?

Could ADHD Raise Odds for More Serious Psychiatric Ills?

As if attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn't already tough on a child, new research suggests the condition might also raise the odds for a psychotic disorder later in life.

But parents should not panic.

"I would say that this finding should not

25 Feb
Mental Illness Not a Factor in Most Mass Shootings

Mental Illness Not a Factor in Most Mass Shootings

Contrary to what many believe, a new study finds that mental illness isn't a factor in most mass shootings or other types of mass murder.

"The findings from this potentially definitive study suggest that emphasis on serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or psycho...

19 Feb
Many Psych Meds Trigger Weight Gain, But New Research Points to Better Options

Many Psych Meds Trigger Weight Gain, But New Research Points to Better Options

Scientists may have uncovered the reason critical medications for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder cause weight gain and diabetes -- findings they hope will lead to better drugs.

The medications, known as antipsychotics, help control the hallucinations, delusions and c...

28 Jan
COVID Especially Deadly for People With Schizophrenia

COVID Especially Deadly for People With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is second only to age when it comes to risk factors for dying from COVID-19, new research suggests.

People with this mental illness are known to be at greater risk for contracting COVID-19, but the new study shows they are also more likely to die from this ...

23 Sep
Severe Mental Illnesses Often Overlooked at Hospital Admission: Study

Severe Mental Illnesses Often Overlooked at Hospital Admission: Study

Severe mental illness diagnoses often get missed in patients hospitalized for physical health problems, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 13,800 U.K. adults who were diagnosed with severe mental illness, including bipolar disorder and sc...

23 Jun
Suicide Rate 170 Times Higher for People With Schizophrenia

Suicide Rate 170 Times Higher for People With Schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia have a suicide rate 170 times higher than the general population, Canadian researchers report.

The researchers looked at 20 years of population data, including information on 75,000 patients with schizophrenia. Each was followed for about 1...

21 May
Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

Many people under stay-at-home orders have turned to online yoga as a way to manage the stress. And a new research review suggests they're onto something.

The review, of 19 clinical trials, focused on the benefits of yoga for people with clinical mental health condit...

16 Apr
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Schizophrenia

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Schizophrenia

An experimental drug may ease a range of symptoms that strike people with schizophrenia, without the side effects of existing medications, an early clinical trial suggests.

Researchers found that, over one month, the drug helped manage the different ways in which sch...

28 Jan
Schizophrenia Meds Safe Long-Term, Study Finds

Schizophrenia Meds Safe Long-Term, Study Finds

Good news for people with schizophrenia: Long-term antipsychotic-drug treatment does not increase the risk of heart disease. And taking the drugs is associated with a lower risk of death, according to a new study.

The average life expectancy of people with schizophre...

13 Jan
Can Pot Bring on Psychosis in Young Users? It May Be Happening, Experts Say

Can Pot Bring on Psychosis in Young Users? It May Be Happening, Experts Say

The idea of marijuana causing a psychotic breakdown sounds like something out of the camp film classic "Reefer Madness," but many experts argue it's not that far-fetched.

As legalization of recreational marijuana spreads across the United States, more people are show...

24 Dec
Could the Family Dog Lower a Child's Odds for Schizophrenia Later?

Could the Family Dog Lower a Child's Odds for Schizophrenia Later?

You might just want to throw Fido a few extra bones for the holidays, as new research suggests that growing up with a dog may lower schizophrenia risk by as much as 24%.

Unfortunately, cat lovers are out of luck. No similar link was seen with respect to feline ow...

07 Oct
Spurred by Mass Shootings, More Americans View Mentally Ill as Violent

Spurred by Mass Shootings, More Americans View Mentally Ill as Violent

Americans are increasingly viewing people with mental illnesses as a violent threat, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, a new study suggests.

Media coverage of mass shootings may be a contributing factor to the shift in attitudes, experts noted.

R...

02 Oct
Did Brexit Vote Drive Man to Psychotic Episode?

Did Brexit Vote Drive Man to Psychotic Episode?

Brexit has thrown the United Kingdom into political and economic uncertainty, but it might have actually triggered a psychotic break in one man, a new report suggests.

The 2016 Brexit referendum started the process of the U.K. leaving the European Union.

Th...

05 Sep
Scientists ID Genes Tied to Left-Handedness

Scientists ID Genes Tied to Left-Handedness

For the first time, scientists have found four spots on your DNA that might determine whether you wield your pen with your left hand.

Of the four gene regions, three are associated with proteins involved in brain development and structure, according to a genetic anal...

20 Aug
Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?

Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?

As air quality declines, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise, a large, new study suggests.

Looking at data on millions of people in the United States and Denmark, researchers found correlations between air pollution exposure and rates of certain psych...

12 Jun
1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health Problem

1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health Problem

About 22% of people who live in conflict areas suffer from mental health problems, a new study review finds.

Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World Health Organizatio...

07 May
Shame Around Mental Illness May Be Fading, Survey Shows

Shame Around Mental Illness May Be Fading, Survey Shows

Stigma regarding mental health could be disappearing in the United States, a new survey finds.

In the online poll of more than 1,000 adults, 87% said a mental disorder is nothing to be ashamed of, and 86% said they believe that people with such disorders can ...

20 Mar
Can High-Potency Pot Make You Crazy?

Can High-Potency Pot Make You Crazy?

The jittery, delusional potheads of the old movie "Reefer Madness" have prompted eye rolls and chuckles over the years, but a new study argues that the cult classic might contain a kernel of truth.

Smoking pot every day could increase your risk of a psychotic break w...

10 Jan
Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Help Ease Mental Illness

Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Help Ease Mental Illness

A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia.

The findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses -- including sch...

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