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ECT may help patients with major depression, study finds
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) involves the delivery of an electric shock to the brain to trigger a brief seizure as an effective treatment option for patients with severe and treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD). For nearly a century, ECT has been widely used for treating major depression; however, it remains a highly controversial and widely misunderstood […]

Depression affects the entire body

Everybody gets the blues now and then. Periods of sadness, worry and regret are part of life, and most people move on. Depression is different. For one thing, depressive disorders don’t go away on their own. The same feelings of hopelessness and sadness that mark normal “blue” periods last much longer and can affect a […]

New research finds sexual aggression’s effects on the brain
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According to the National Center for PTSD, the most common source of trauma for women is sexual assault or child sexual abuse, with 1 in 3 women experiencing sexual assault in their lifetime. Sexual violence has long-lasting and harmful consequences for victims and those around them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports sexual […]

Assessing the effectiveness of yoga in treatment
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With roots in Indian philosophy going back centuries, yoga exercises both the body and mind, and millions of people around the world use it for mental, physical and spiritual well-being. According to the American Osteopathic Association, practicing yoga brings multiple health benefits, including: Protection from injuries Greater amounts of energy, strength and improved respiration Weight […]

Identifying personality disorder clusters
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Kurt Schneider’s 1923 seminal work “The Psychopathic Personalities” marks the beginning of our modern understanding of personality disorders. Schneider’s work still forms the basis of current classifications of personality disorders such as that contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM). Research has estimated the prevalence for personality disorders in […]

Older women develop eating disorders, too

Tens of millions of people in the U.S. currently struggle with eating disorders, and the problem appears to be getting worse. Teenage girls and young women are most often affected, but the problem can occur in anyone across all ages and ethnic backgrounds worldwide. “Eating disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, […]

Fat distributions may influence risks of developing disordered eating
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A study by Drexel University is the first to have investigated the intricate relationship between fat distribution relative to body shape, body image dysfunction and the development of eating disorders. The study suggests that women who tend to store more fat in their abdominal region may be more susceptible to the risk of developing eating […]

Researchers successfully treat depression with new noninvasive technique
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An exciting new study conducted by researchers at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in collaboration with Harvard Medical School has found that a noninvasive form of vagus nerve stimulation can successfully reduce the symptoms associated with depression. This study was published in the scientific journal Biological Psychiatry. The study The vagus nerve (also […]

What you need to know about schizophrenia during pregnancy
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Schizophrenia affects men and women equally and generally first occurs in adults aged 25 to 30 years, which is considered the prime for childbearing. Although no cure for schizophrenia currently exists, antipsychotic medications can help alleviate and prevent symptoms, but there is a fine balance between preventing symptoms in pregnancy and ensuring the safety of […]

Very preterm babies at increased risk for mental illness
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Pregnancy and the anticipation of parenthood can be exciting and scary at the same time. There is so much planning involved before the new baby arrives and so much to learn about in pregnancy. The thought of delivering way too early, a bad delivery and all of the “what ifs” can often flood the expecting […]

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