Mental Health

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment used in at least 14 different disorders. A significant risk of this treatment is oxygen toxicity which can lead to seizures. A recent clinical study explored the effects of ketogenic supplements on delaying oxygen-induced seizures in a preclinical study. The major applications of hyperbaric oxygen treatment are in the
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Researchers at the University of Alberta have identified a drug that could target one of the major proteins responsible for ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a debilitating disease marked by gradual neuromuscular degeneration. Previous studies have implicated several genes in the onset of the disease. One protein, called SOD1, has a propensity to misfold
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A recent study examined how strongly anxiety and depression predict physical illnesses, compared to obesity and smoking. Preventative efforts in primary care often focus on physical risk factors such as obesity and smoking. While significant evidence exists linking mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, to poorer health outcomes, these are not the focus
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A new study examined whether memory recall is organized by time, correlating otherwise unrelated events. Memory, specifically episodic and semantic memory, is best understood as a working network of connections. Memory is understood to be interlinked in a web-like network, where certain memories form associations with other memories. Scientists have long been developing theories for
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A recent study explored how parental alcohol use disorder relates to the marital status and relationship of their children. Alcohol use disorder is a serious condition, estimated to have affected 4.1% of the world’s population in 2010. It is one of the most dangerous, debilitating addictions. Often characterized by a dependency on alcohol, it is
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A recent study examined the connection between depression, antidepressants, and the development of atrial fibrillation. Depression is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the world. The symptoms of depression can be severe, causing debilitating suffering in patients. However, in addition to these symptoms, depression is associated with higher risks of physical illness. One
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Scientists made a research breakthrough in understanding the responsible mechanisms of restless leg syndrome.   Restless legs syndrome is a disorder related to sensation and movement. It is a common nervous system condition that causes an overwhelming irresistible urge to move the legs. The uncomfortable sensation usually happens
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Our Reader Score [Total: 4 Average: 3] A recent study assessed the impact of singing on the motor function and stress levels of patients with Parkinson’s disease. This past November 2018, researchers attending the Society for Neuroscience revealed their results on a study that determined the benefits of singing for people with Parkinson’s. The study,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent pilot study looked at the effects of prazosin in treating suicidal thoughts in PTSD with significant sleep problems. Suicidal thoughts are common in individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is one of the most common mental illnesses these days, and it often includes sleep problems
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Using an animal model, researchers from Oregon investigated how, even after one dose, the hyperactivity associated with cocaine use can alter the brain. Using cocaine creates both physiological and psychological changes. Some of these changes are caused by changes in the nervous system, while others are due to
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study examined the connection between a major traumatic injury and the incidence of subsequent mental health deterioration in Ontario, Canada. Traumatic injury is serious enough by itself, but oftentimes it is accompanied by an exacerbation of other symptoms. According to an article in the Canadian Medical
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] A group of researchers conducted a study on whether opioid receptors play a significant role in the antidepressant action of ketamine infusion for depression. Depression is one of the major causes of disability throughout the world. While traditional antidepressants are the main course of treatment for depression, a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers aimed to identify how ADHD will affect functional outcomes in adulthood. How does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shape the course of a child’s future? This is an important question with many unknown variables. In a recent study, American doctors and researchers wanted to identify
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers examined which brain areas play a role in the association between depression and sleep complications. Depression is recognized as one of the most debilitating illnesses these days. According to the World Health Organization, depression is currently the leading reason for disability. While there are many known treatments,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, researchers investigated the links between sex hormones and pain receptors in relation to migraines. Experts estimate that chronic pain affects more than 20% of the world’s population and is one of the most debilitating human diseases. Researchers are working to understand the cellular
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study analyzed the effects of a chronic ailment, combined with ill mental health, on the work performance and attendance of employees. By now it is well-known that certain ailments, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease, and other immune disorders create an immense burden
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent review in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics discusses the current perspectives on gender dysphoria among adolescents. A large number of young adults are grappling with gender identity crisis. There is arising diagnosis of gender dysphoria. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, gender
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 3] A two-year US study on over 2,500 teenagers looked at whether there is an association between frequent digital media use and subsequent ADHD symptoms in teens. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental condition that leads to difficulty in focusing attention, staying still, and controlling impulsive behaviors. It can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Phthalates are present in many consumer goods and readily enter our bodies. A recent study used rats to show that phthalates may interfere with brain development and produce life-long implications. Phthalates describe a class of anti-androgenic chemicals that have the potential to disrupt the body’s hormonal balance. They
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