Tag: Psychiatry


Daytime eating may benefit mental health

September 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Beating the blues with food? A new study adds evidence that meal timing may affect mental health, including levels of depression- and anxiety-related mood. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, […]

Innovation, Research

Depression in youth may be a possible risk factor for future diseases and impairment

June 21, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Depression in youth, between the ages of 10 and 24 years, is both a leading cause of stress and a possible risk factor for future diseases and impairment. Now, a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child […]

Innovation, Research

Study shows importance of sleep for children’s health and social competence

March 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Keio University report in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health the results of an in-depth study on the importance of sleep for children’s health and social behavior. The main findings showed that the sleep onset […]

Innovation, Med Tech

AI, brain scans may alter how doctors treat depression

February 10, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A national trial initiated by UT Southwestern in 2011 to better understand mood disorders has produced what scientists are calling the project’s flagship finding: a computer that can accurately predict whether an antidepressant will work based on a patient’s brain […]

Innovation, Research

Cannabis cannot be used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder

November 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There has been interest in cannabis being used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder, but research at McMaster University has found it doesn’t work. The research team looked at all research on the effects of cannabis […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Biomarker for schizophrenia can be detected in human hair

October 28, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Diagnosing disorders of thought is easier when a reliable and objective marker can be found. In the case of schizophrenia, we have known for more than 30 years that it is associated with an abnormal startle response. Normally, we are […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New app may help predict, track manic and depressive episodes in bipolar patients

March 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An app that one day may help predict and monitor manic and depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder is now available in the App Store. The app, called BiAffect, was designed by researchers at the University of Illinois at […]

Innovation, News, Patient Experience

Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patients

October 20, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing […]


Exercising for just one hour a week can prevent depression, study finds

October 3, 2017

Via: The Medical News

The Black Dog Institute has published a study showing that regular exercise can protect against depression, even if it is just for one hour a week. The study, which is the largest analysis of its kind, involved 33,908 healthy participants […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Biomarker linked to depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in baby

January 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Depression is very common during pregnancy, with as many as one in seven women suffering from the illness and more than a half million women impacted by postpartum depression in the U.S. alone. The disorder not only affects the mother’s […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Study explores biological marker to predict individual response to drug treatment for combat PTSD

November 7, 2016

Via: The Medical News

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Treatment with the drug prazosin effectively reduces symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for many people, but about one third of patients don’t respond to the treatment at all. Attempts to understand why people […]


Identification of Childhood Speech Disorders Using Facial Motion Capture

July 30, 2015

Via: Medgadget

Facial motion capture is a technology used in computer animation to simulate the facial expressions of real people when creating animated characters for video games or movies. By converting facial movements into a digital database, based on specific reference points […]

Innovation, Research

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Used to Fight Phobias

June 16, 2015

Via: Medical Devices

While the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality immersion device, is slated for release only early next year, researchers are already trying to implement practical uses for it. At Santa Clara University a couple engineering and computer science students are working […]