Mental HealthInfo Center
Lose the Blues Fast
An intravenous dose of ketamine, an anesthetic, may curb depression symptoms within 40 minutes in patients with treatment-resistant bipolar disorder.
Violent Mood Swings?
Bipolar disorder does not increase the risk of committing violent crime in affected individuals, according to a new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet.
Tackling University Depression
A study out of Northwestern University argues that students with depression are being commonly overlooked in campus health centers, making frequent use of screening tools necessary.
A Gentler Approach to Dementia
A study by the Institute of Aging Research suggests that treating the symptoms and stress associated with advanced dementia may be more efficient than aggressive treatment for the illness.
Much research has been done that illustrates the dangers of second-hand smoke. Now, a new study shows that "third-hand smoke" is also harmful to your health.
Fighting with the Mirror
Patients studied by Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital suffering from body dysmorphic disorder have shown real improvement in an eight-year span.
X Marks the Spot
A new drug is being tested for use in people with Fragile X syndrome, in which patients exhibit impaired behavioral and mental capabilities, very similar to autism.
Drug-Mania Lacks Support
As prescriptions for antipsychotic drugs become increasingly common, concerns about their effectiveness are also on the rise.
The brain consists of a complex web of connections. In order for people to integrate and synthesize information from various parts of the brain, brain cells create long-distance links between one another.
The Space Between
UCLA scientists believe that targeting the neurons between cells can help treat patients suffering from anxiety and memory disorders.