Mental Health

Building Design Plays Key Role in Patient Well-Being at Behavioral Health Facilities

Additional investment and efforts placed into designing mental health units may pay off in the long run.

Promising Advance in the Fight Against Alcoholism

Researchers explore a new use for prazosin.

Genomic Structural Variants Discovered in Patients With Schizophrenia

A groundbreaking study reveals an ultra-rare genomic variant often presents in patients with schizophrenia, providing more information on effective treatment options for a complicated disorder.

COVID-19 Pushes Mental Illness to the Forefront

By the end of 2020, more than 40% of U.S. adults reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depression resulting from the coronavirus pandemic — up 11% from 2019.

Injured Children Show Marked Increase in Mental Health Diagnoses

Children who are hospitalized for injuries may subsequently be more likely to be diagnosed with mental health issues, recent research suggests.

Spotlight on Mental Health

Approximately one in five U.S. adults has a mental illness, and depression alone has become the leading cause of disability worldwide. Many people with a mental health disorder do not receive treatment, in part for fear of the stigma associated with their condition.

Ketamine Eyed as Treatment for Depression

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) yields remission rates of close to 70 percent for clinically depressed patients who have not responded to antidepressants. However, it can cause side effects, including confusion and retrograde amnesia.

Study Helps Clarify Migraines’ Link to Mood Disorders

A Taiwanese study focusing on migraine frequency expands on earlier research linking depression and anxiety to headaches.

Assessing Depression’s Lingering — and Deadly — Impact

A recently published study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal provides further evidence for the link between mortality and depression, while also suggesting women may be increasingly vulnerable to early death.

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Dads of Preemies Highly Prone to Stress in Early Going

Fathers of premature babies arriving home from the neonatal ICU may suffer greater stress than mothers but may not fully acknowledge the strain, according to researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.