Mental HealthInfo Center
Better, Faster, Smarter
In a placebo-controlled study, researchers in Sweden have shown that an operation can help patients who have dementia caused by white matter changes and hydrocephalus (a build-up of fluid inside the skull).
Perceiving Shell Shock
According to researchers at the Military Mental Health Research Center and the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, soldiers' brains adapt to perceived threats rather than actual events during a mission.
Before the Troubles Begin
Researchers from the U.S. Army have found that screening for mental health conditions prior to deployment reduces psychiatric and behavioral problems among soldiers.
The Sound of Sleep Deprivation
Prolonged exposure to loud workplace noise resulting in hearing loss may also impact the quality of sleep.
Not a Time to Multitask
Teenage drivers with ADHD are four times more likely to have a car accident, a problem the University at Buffalo attributes to texting while driving.
Circadian Rhythm and Blues
The Scripps Research Institute has been granted over $3 million to develop molecular compounds to help fight disorders related to our body's "circadian rhythm," or internal clock.
Testing the Waters
Neuralstem, Inc. has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to kick off two safety trials testing a major depression treatment.
Food for Thought
A new study suggests efforts to determine the nutritional effect on Alzheimer's disease could be improved by using nutrient “biomarkers” in elderly people at risk for dementia.
The New Gateway Drug
The illegal use of HGH (human growth hormone) by male weightlifters is a prevalent issue in the United States, according to a study that appears in the American Journal on Addictions .
Can't Get Enough of the Game
A team of international researchers has found that video game addiction is a growing problem that can lead to numerous psychological issues.