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coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer's disease

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 21:25 Comments comments (0)

Mystery ingredient in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer's disease

June 21st, 2011 in Health

A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. A new Alzheimer's mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer's disease pro...

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Schizophrenia misunderstood, psychiatrist says

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 21:10 Comments comments (0)

Schizophrenia misunderstood, psychiatrist says

May 6th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

(Medical Xpress) -- Most people have heard the term "schizophrenia” and are aware that it’s a mental disorder. Unfortunately, a UC Health psychiatrist says, few people actually understand what schizophrenia is or how pervasively it affects society.

"Schizophrenia is a very serious disabling brain disease that affects people in the prim...

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Biological links found between childhood abuse and adolescent depression

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 20:55 Comments comments (0)

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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Researchers link alcohol-dependence impulsivity to brain anomalies

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 20:50 Comments comments (0)

Researchers link alcohol-dependence impulsivity to brain anomalies

April 15th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Research

Researchers already know that alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control or, more precisely, the inability to choose large, delayed rewards rather than smaller but more immediate rewards. Findings from a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural basis of impulsive choice am...

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Study: Omega-3 consumed during pregnancy

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 20:50 Comments comments (0)

Study: Omega-3 consumed during pregnancy curbs risk for postpartum depression symptoms

April 12th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Health

Women in the treatment group had significantly lower total Postpartum Depression Screening Scale scores, with significantly fewer symptoms common to postpartum depression.

Fish has long been considered in myriad cultures to be "brain food," but only recently has bona fide science begun to support this ...

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Low income associated with mental disorders and suicide attempts

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 20:25 Comments comments (0)

Low income associated with mental disorders and suicide attempts

April 4th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

Low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated with a higher risk for anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

"To date, findin...

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Therapy for depression can be delivered effectively by non-specialists

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 19:40 Comments comments (9)

Therapy for depression can be delivered effectively by non-specialists

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

Depression can be treated effectively with psychotherapy by mental health nurses with minimal training, according to new preliminary research findings.

The study, led by Durham University's Mental Health Research Centre, shows that patients with severe depression can be treated successfully wit...

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Do Gut Bugs Practice Mind Control?

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 19:15 Comments comments (0)

Do Gut Bugs Practice Mind Control?

 

by Elizabeth Pennisi on 31 January 2011, 3:00 PM

Are you a worrier? Low on energy? You might be able to blame your state of mind on the bugs in your gut. Researchers studying behavior and gene activity in mice have found that these microbes appear to help shape brain development. If the findings translate to humans, they could lead to new ways to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.

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brain alterations linking omega 3 deficit with depression

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 19:00 Comments comments (0)

Scientific research reveals brain alterations linking omega 3 deficit with depression

February 4th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Neuroscience

The link between deficits of omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids (AGPO-3) and the onset of depressive disorders is not new in the medical field. However, what has not been known until now is the brain mechanism by which diet can condition mental health to a certain extent. Resea...

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As leading psychologists call for it to be banned

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 17:25 Comments comments (0)

... Should we STILL be using electric shock therapy for depression?

By Pat Hagan

Last updated at 1:53 AM on 1st February 2011

When Gabrielle Blackman-Sheppard told family and friends she was to have electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) for her severe depression, they were horrified.

‘The image they all had was of someone being forcibly strapped into an electric chair,’ recalls Gabrielle, who has suffered from bipolar disorde...

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A deficiency of dietary omega-3 may explain depressive behaviors

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 17:20 Comments comments (0)

A deficiency of dietary omega-3 may explain depressive behaviors

January 30th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Neuroscience

How maternal essential fatty acid deficiency impact on its progeny is poorly understood. Dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid has been implicated in many disorders. Researchers from Inserm and INRA and their collaborators in Spain collaboration, have studied mice fed on a diet low in omega-3 fatty acid. They discovered that reduced levels of omega-3 h...

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Pioneering treatment could help people with severe depression

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 17:10 Comments comments (0)

Pioneering treatment could help people with severe depression

January 24, 2011

Pioneering neurosurgical treatment, a world first in Bristol, which very accurately targets brain networks involved in depression, could help people who suffer with severe and intractable depression.

The research led by Dr Andrea Malizia, Consultant Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Community Medicine at th...

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Risks of ECT outweigh benefits, review finds

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 16:40 Comments comments (0)

Risks of ECT outweigh benefits, review finds

CARL OBRIEN

The Irish Times - Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A COMPREHENSIVE review of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has concluded that the risk of damage caused by the procedure cannot justify its continued use in medicine.

The review of more than 100 previous studies and reports into ECT was carried out by two psychologists, Dr John Read of the University of Auckland and Prof Richard Bentall of the University of Bangor in Wal...

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Mindfulness meditation found to be as effective as antidepressants to prevent depression relapse

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 16:20 Comments comments (0)

Mindfulness meditation found to be as effective as antidepressants to prevent depression relapse

December 6, 2010

A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy--using meditation—provides equivalent protection against depressive relapse as traditional antidepressant medication.

The study published in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry compar...

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Depression treatment rates increase over past decade, but psychotherapy declines

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 27 November, 2011 at 16:15 Comments comments (0)

Depression treatment rates increase over past decade, but psychotherapy declines

December 6, 2010

The rate of depression treatment increased between 1998 and 2007 but at a slower rate than during the previous decade, and the percentage of patients treated with psychotherapy continued to decline, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

"Depression is a leading cause of disability, lost productivity a...

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Link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 11 March, 2010 at 20:31 Comments comments (0)

Researchers demonstrate link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia

March 10th, 2010 in Medicine & Health / Neuroscience

 

In one of the first such studies involving human patients with schizophrenia, researchers at UC Davis have provided evidence that deficits in a brain chemical may be responsible for some of the debilitating cognitive deficits — poor attention, memory and problem-solving abilities &...

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Switch on/off to depression

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on 23 September, 2009 at 21:55 Comments comments (0)

Using Brain Waves to Help Treat Depression

September 22nd, 2009 in Medicine & Health / Research

 

Brainwave Monitoring Device

 

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers conducted a study at 9 sites in the U.S. with 375 people suffering from major depression. The testing takes about 15 minutes and could help people suffering from depression find fast relief.

In the study resear...

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