'Self-distancing' can help people calm aggressive reactions

Posted by Sun Cornwall on September 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

'Self-distancing' can help people calm aggressive reactions, study finds July 2, 2012 by Jeff Grabmeier in Psychology & Psychiatry

A new study reveals a simple strategy that people can use to minimize how angry and aggressive they get when they are provoked by others.

Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-self-distancing-people-calm-aggressive-reactions.html...

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Trillion-dollar brain drain

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Published online 4 October 2011 | Nature 478, 15 (2011) | doi:10.1038/478015a

Trillion-dollar brain drain

Enormous costs of mental health problems in Europe not matched by research investment.

Kerri Smith

Brain disorders cost Europe almost €800 billion (US$1 trillion) a year — more than cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes put together. That's the conclusion of a report1 commissioned by the ...

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Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens don't get the mental health services they need

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens don't get the mental health services they need

September 14th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicidal teens are not likely to get the mental healthcare they need. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. The study, "Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation: Health Care Use and Functioning," was recently pu...

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Mortality gap for people with serious mental illness is increasing

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Mortality gap for people with serious mental illness is increasing

September 14th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

(Medical Xpress) -- People with serious mental illnesses in England are not seeing the improvement in death rates the rest of the population is experiencing, a study led by Oxford University has found.

This is leading to a ‘persistent and increasing’ mortality gap, where people with schizophrenia and bipolar...

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Help available for borderline personality disorder

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Help available for borderline personality disorder

August 12th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

(Medical Xpress) -- Normally, pro football stars call news conferences to discuss touchdowns, tackles or Twitter accounts. But Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall had a completely different objective when he stepped to the lectern earlier this summer at the team’s training camp.

Marshall used the occasion to announce that h...

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Is coming out always a good thing?

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Is coming out always a good thing?

June 20th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

Coming out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual increases emotional well-being even more than earlier research has indicated. But the psychological benefits of revealing one's sexual identity -- less anger, less depression, and higher self-esteem – are limited to supportive settings, shows a study published June 20 in Social Psychology and Personality Science.

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World's first trial of new anorexia treatment

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World's first trial of new anorexia treatment

June 20th, 2011 in Health

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the University of Western Sydney are trialling a new method of treatment for anorexia nervosa, which addresses the role of extreme exercise in perpetuating the dangerous and debilitating cycle of the disorder.

Professor Phillipa Hay, from the UWS School of Medicine, says compulsive and excessive exercise is a key feature of anorex...

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Biological links found between childhood abuse and adolescent depression

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Biological links found between childhood abuse and adolescent depression

April 20th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

Queen's University professor Kate Harkness has found that a history of physical, sexual or emotional abuse in childhood substantially increases the risk of depression in adolescence by altering a person's neuroendocrine response to stress.

Adolescents with a history of maltreatment and a mild le...

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Primary care targeted for suicide prevention efforts

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Primary care targeted for suicide prevention efforts

April 11th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Health

Dr. Judith Salzer is Associate Dean for Strategic Management at the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Nursing. Credit: Phil Jones

Forty-five percent of the 32,000 Americans who take their own lives each year visit their primary care provider within one month of their death. Ninety percent have a mental health or substance a...

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Having trouble sharing or understanding emotions?

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Having trouble sharing or understanding emotions? MU researcher believes affection could help

April 6th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

Every person has some level of alexithymia, as it is the personality trait which keeps people from sharing or even understanding their own emotions. Now, one University of Missouri researcher's latest study indicates that affectionate communication, such as hu...

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Neglectful and controlling parents linked to mental health problems in children

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Neglectful and controlling parents linked to mental health problems in children

March 25th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

(PhysOrg.com) -- Children’s perception of how they are parented is a major predictor of whether they will develop mental health problems as teenager, according to research by the University and the Medical Research Council.

Data from almos...

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Heart attack patients with depression less likely to receive priority care in emergency rooms

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Heart attack patients with depression less likely to receive priority care in emergency rooms

February 28th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Other

Heart attack patients with a history of depression presenting at emergency departments were less likely to receive priority care than people with other conditions, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Several studies indicate that people with heart attacks an...

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Treatment for manic-depressive illness restores brain volume deficits

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Treatment for manic-depressive illness restores brain volume deficits

February 16th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

Lithium, introduced in the late 1940's, was the first "wonder drug" in psychiatry. It was the first medication treatment for the manic and depressive episodes of bipolar disorder and it remains among one of the most effective treatments for this disorder.

In the past 15 years, as molecular mecha...

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Failed families linked to mental illness rise as psychiatric health bill hits 105bn

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Failed families linked to mental illness rise as psychiatric health bill hits £105bn

By Gerri Peev

Last updated at 7:58 AM on 7th February 2011

Family breakdown: Children from broken homes are more likely to suffer depression, commit crime and die younger, finds new research.

Family breakdown is leading to an increase in mental illness, leading experts have warned.

They found that children from broke...

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These Types of Children Have an Increased Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

These Types of Children Have an Increased Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

02/03/2011 14:02:00

Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 03 2011

By Dr. Mercola

If you have watched or read any news lately, it is likely you have heard some of the tragic stories about young people committing suicide.

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Mental-health patients dying young

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Mental-health patients dying young Published On Mon Jan 31 2011

Linda Chamberlain says she knows many people in their 40s with mental heath issues who died from heart attacks caused by diabetes and poor nutrition.

Nicole BauteStaff Reporter

Affordable housing advocate Linda Chamberlain knows eight people with mental illness who have died recently. But she's convinced it wasn't mental-health issu...

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Marriage is good for physical and mental health

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Marriage is good for physical and mental health

January 27th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Health

The 'smug marrieds' may have good reason to feel pleased with themselves as experts today confirm that long-term committed relationships are good for mental and physical health and this benefit increases over time.

In an editorial published by student BMJ, David and John Gallacher from Cardiff U...

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Individuals who are victimized -- especially in childhood -- likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Individuals who are victimized -- especially in childhood -- likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs

December 17, 2010

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study finds strong associations between victims' experiences -- such as unwanted sexual activity, neglect and physical violence -- and substance use disorders.

Substance use disorders and victimization experiences were more prevalent for gays, lesbians an...

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NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers info on anxiety disorders in older adults

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers info on anxiety disorders in older adults

December 8, 2010

Anxiety caused by stressful events like moving or losing a job is a normal part of life. Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, are characterized by persistent, excessive and disabling fear and worry and get progressively worse if left untreated. It is estimated that anxiety disorders affect between 3 and 14 percent of older adults in a g...

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Scientists develop drug that can stop post-traumatic stress disorder before it starts

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Scientists develop drug that can stop post-traumatic stress disorder before it starts

By Claire Bates

Last updated at 7:00 PM on 7th December 2010

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1336421/Scientists-develop-drug-stop-PTSD-starts.html#ixzz1ewYylSEP

Scientists have discovered a way to stop post-traumatic stress syndrome in its tracks - by injecting a calming drug into the brain.

Around 30 per cent of people who experience a traumatic event will ...

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