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    Research suggests playing football before age 12 could have long-term health effects

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Research suggests that playing American football before the age of 12 may have long-term consequences for players’ mood and behaviour. The study is published today (19 Sep) in the journal Translational Psychiatry. [...]

    Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Sleep deprivation—typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings—rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Partial sleep deprivation (sleep for three to four hours followed by forced wakefulness for 20-21 hours) was equally as effective as total sleep deprivation (being deprived of sleep for 36 hours), and medication did not appear to significantly influence these results. The results are published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. [...]

    Study suggests link between youth football and later-life emotional, behavioral impairment

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study has found an association between participation in youth tackle football before age 12 and impaired mood and behavior later in life. The study appears in Nature’s Translational Psychiatry. [...]

    Cell model of the brain provides new knowledge on developmental disease

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet are creating cell models of the human brain. In a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry the researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmen… [...]

    New study on the placebo effect and antidepressants in children and adolescents

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Although the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in children and adolescents is proven, it is frequently accompanied by side effects. In addition, the influence of the placebo effect on the efficacy of antidepressants is unclear. A meta-analysis of da… [...]

    E-mental health tool may be key for astronauts to cope with anxiety, depression in space

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor to help address stress, anxiety and/or depression will begin on September 18. The trial is designed to inform the delivery of mental health trea… [...]

    Study examines suicide attempts among adults in the United States

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories An overall increase in suicide attempts among adults in the United States appears to have disproportionately affected younger adults with less formal education and those with common personality, mood and anxiety disorders, according to an article publi… [...]

    Preventive psychological, educational programs beneficial

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Psychological and/or educational interventions have a small but significant benefit for anxiety prevention, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Sept. 6 in JAMA Psychiatry. [...]

    Treating insomnia may reduce mental health problems

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could reduce mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia, according to a large randomised controlled trial published today in The Lancet Psychiatry. [...]

    Health insurance changes, access to care by patients’ mental health status

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A research letter published by JAMA Psychiatry examined access to care before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and after the ACA for patients grouped by mental health status using a scale to assess mental illness in epidemiologic st… [...]