Mental HealthInfo Center

Changing Anxious Minds
Social anxiety -- a condition marked by heightened fears of interacting with others and of being harshly judged -- responds to psychotherapy, changing the way the brain looks in medical scans.
A Different Kind of Sign Language
Researchers have discovered markers for measuring the ability of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to control impulsive movements.
Hyper Hypo or No?
The health of a baby in the first five minutes of exiting the womb may be associated with his or her risk of developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The Worst Is Yet to Come
New research shows that bad things can seem worse if people know that they will experience them again. Conversely, people remember bad experiences as being less unpleasant or painful if they believe it will not happen to them again.
This Word Isn't on the Street
The number of stroke patients with a history of street drug use has risen more than nine fold in the past 13 years, according to a new study from the University of Cincinnati.
Reefer Madness
Psychotic illnesses may develop earlier in those who smoke marijuana compared to those who do not smoke the plant.
Female Facebook Users Can Develop Eating Disorders
A new study from the University of Haifa finds girls who spend more time on Facebook, the social networking Web site, are more likely to develop eating disorders.
Stroke of Genius?
Brain devastation resulting from stroke and head trauma is often due to the overproduction of a substance in the brain called glutamate . A new method of therapy may prevent this from happening.
Caring for the Un-Cared For
A new study supports results from previous studies that show how the quality of child care and home environments impact the social and emotional health of a child.
Unemployment Doesn't Hurt Just Your Wallet
According to a new research, those who are unemployed have more health problems than those who are still employed.