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Mental Health

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22/02/2018 - Antidepressants work - study
Commonly used antidepressants are genuinely effective in treating acute depression, according to the findings of a major international analysis published today. More

02/02/2018 - Personality type linked to dog bite risk
People with an anxious personality type face increased risk of being bitten by a dog, according to an analysis published today. More

08/12/2017 - New drive to tackle dementia globally
The number of people with dementia is set to treble worldwide over the next 30 years, according to the World Health Organisation. More

24/11/2017 - Avatars help in schizophrenia treatment
Depicting a hallucination as a virtual reality avatar can successfully help reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia, researchers report today. More

13/11/2017 - Miscarriage research priorities identified
More studies should be undertaken to improve the psychological and emotional support of parents affected by miscarriage, according to a new survey. More

19/10/2017 - Alarm as female teen self-harm increases
Rates of reported self-harm among young teenaged girls have increased substantially this decade, researchers warn today. More

05/09/2017 - Call for serotonin rethink
Psychiatry researchers should rethink the role of serotonin - paying attention to the way it works with psychedelic drugs, according to British experts. More

22/08/2017 - Colleges' pledge on CAMHS
Three medical royal colleges have agreed to work together to press for improved services for children and young people with mental health problems. More

09/08/2017 - Web aids binge eating disorder care
Internet-based support can effectively help reduce the severity of binge eating disorder, German researchers have reported. More

12/07/2017 - Teen bullying rife - but not on-line, says study
Bullying among teenagers still happens more often face-to-face than on-line, according to an analysis published today. More

06/07/2017 - Dementia cases will ‘more than double’ by 2040
More than 1.2 million people in England and Wales will be living with dementia by 2040 – an increase of 57% from 2016, according to an analysis published today. More

27/06/2017 - Heart death link to persistent mental distress
People with persistent mental distress are at increased risk of dying from coronary heart disease, a study published last night finds. More

14/06/2017 - Gene loci link to anorexia
Scientists have found a genetic variation which appears to increase the risk of developing anorexia nervosa. More

01/06/2017 - Ulcer drug for depression?
A medicine prescribed for gastric ulcers may benefit people with depression via its effect on a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, researchers reported last night. More

18/04/2017 - Praise from Wessely as prince reveals mental health problems
A senior psychiatrist has praised Prince Harry for admitting his personal struggle with mental health problems following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. More

05/04/2017 - Antibiotic could treat PTSD
A common antibiotic could be used to treat – or even prevent – post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research. More

31/03/2017 - Depression spreading - WHO
Depression is the biggest single cause of ill health and disability globally, according to the World Health Organisation. More

15/03/2017 - Insight into opioid overdose rise
People who take opioids together with benzodiazepines are placing themselves at a raised risk of overdose, new research shows. More

24/02/2017 - Anorexia responds to deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation could help the mental and physical health of people with chronic anorexia nervosa, a report published today has found. More

24/02/2017 - Cortisol levels show obesity stress link
New research shows how people who suffer long-term stress may also be prone to obesity. More

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