psychiatry

Field Study Supports Lasting Mood Benefits of Psychedelics

Field Study Supports Lasting Mood Benefits of Psychedelics

In a new field study by Yale University, participants who had recently used psychedelic substances such as psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”) reported a sustained improvement in
Study finds that the popular rubber hand illusion could be used to treat OCD

Study finds that the popular rubber hand illusion could be used to treat OCD

New technique could provide an effective bridge to standard exposure therapy.
Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD

Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD

Clinical trials suggest that adding psychedelic drugs to traditional psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than 3 million people
Social media firms 'should hand over data amid suicide risk'

Social media firms 'should hand over data amid suicide risk'

Royal College of Psychiatrists hope research will shine light on how young people use platforms Social media firms such as Facebook and Instagram should be forced to hand over data about who their

Brain Imaging Finds Altered Synapses in Schizophrenia Patients

For the first time, a brain scan study of living schizophrenia patients reveals reduced protein levels in the brain’s synapses (the connection points between two neurons where nerve signals are...
Compulsive Drinking May Be Tied to Faulty Brain Pathway

Compulsive Drinking May Be Tied to Faulty Brain Pathway

A new mouse study may help explain why some individuals have difficulty drinking in moderation. The findings, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, suggest that compulsive drinking may be
Youth With Psychotic Disorders Show Brain Structure Differences

Youth With Psychotic Disorders Show Brain Structure Differences

Young people with psychotic spectrum (PS) disorders exhibit significant differences in brain structure, compared to youth without these disorders, according to a new study published in the Journal of
Touring Is Hard, and Band Therapists Are Here to Help

Touring Is Hard, and Band Therapists Are Here to Help

These mental health professionals know what it feels like when the van breaks down, when the booker shorts the fee, or when your drummer is just being a dick.
Cognition May Progressively Decline in Later Stages of Psychotic Illness

Cognition May Progressively Decline in Later Stages of Psychotic Illness

A new study finds that people with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, show reduced cognition in several areas, and these impairments are likely to worsen with age. The findings, published...
Teen Hyperactivity Tied to Maternal Anxiety In Utero and In 1st Years of Life

Teen Hyperactivity Tied to Maternal Anxiety In Utero and In 1st Years of Life

Children who are exposed to maternal anxiety in the womb and during the first few years of life are twice as likely to have symptoms of hyperactivity at age 16,...

In Military, Treating Pain Without Drugs Tied to Less Self Harm, Substance Abuse

Military service members who are given non-drug therapies for chronic pain may have a reduced risk of long-term adverse outcomes, such as alcohol and drug use disorder and self-induced injuries,...
Lack of Psychological Support for Those Coping with Infertility in UK

Lack of Psychological Support for Those Coping with Infertility in UK

Only half of those wanting psychological support for dealing with infertility actually receive help, leaving many women to struggle with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, according to a new
Childhood Exposure to Dogs May Reduce Risk of Schizophrenia

Childhood Exposure to Dogs May Reduce Risk of Schizophrenia

A new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that being around dogs from an early age may reduce the chance of developing schizophrenia as an adult. “Serious psychiatric disorders have...

CBT for Social Anxiety May Have Protective Effect on Cells

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for patients with social anxiety not only helps lower anxiety levels but also seems to protect against accelerated cellular aging, according to a new study
MRI Study Finds Brain Structure Differences in Teens with Mental Health Issues

MRI Study Finds Brain Structure Differences in Teens with Mental Health Issues

A new Canadian study has found brain structure differences between adolescents struggling with mental health issues and their healthy peers. The study involved teens, ages 14 to 17, who had...
Few Apps for Depression & Suicide Prevention Meet Clinical Guidelines

Few Apps for Depression & Suicide Prevention Meet Clinical Guidelines

Most (93 percent) mobile apps for suicide prevention and depression management do not provide all six suicide prevention strategies commonly recommended in international clinical guidelines, according
Many Lung Cancer Patients Have Severe Depressive Symptoms

Many Lung Cancer Patients Have Severe Depressive Symptoms

A new study finds that about one in three patients newly diagnosed with advanced-stage lung cancer struggle with moderate to severe symptoms of depression. These patients are more likely to...
Treating Chronic Inflammation May Reduce Illness, Save Lives

Treating Chronic Inflammation May Reduce Illness, Save Lives

Early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation may reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide, according to an international team of scientists from 22
In Autism Subtype, ‘Social’ and ‘Visual’ Neural Circuits Don’t Quite Connect

In Autism Subtype, ‘Social’ and ‘Visual’ Neural Circuits Don’t Quite Connect

A new brain imaging study reveals that toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who ignore social stimuli to look at moving, colorful geometric images, have more severe social symptoms and...
‘Safety Signals’ May Help Reduce Anxiety

‘Safety Signals’ May Help Reduce Anxiety

For those struggling with anxiety disorders, using a “safety signal” — a symbol or sound never identified with a negative event — may help relieve some of their fear, according...