Health

Hospital: State policy on mentally ill 'misguided'

The Massachusetts hospital under scrutiny for releasing a man who hours later fatally stabbed two people and injured several others says state policy that governs the way it handles psychiatric patients is "misguided."

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psilocybin reduces psychological pain after social exclusion

Social problems are key characteristics in psychiatric disorders and are insufficiently targeted by current treatment approaches. By applying brain imaging methods, researchers at the University of Zurich now show that a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers identify objective predictors of suicidality in women

Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers and developed questionnaire-based apps that may help clinicians identify which of their female patients being treated for psychiatric disorders are at greatest risk of suicidal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New details on link between epilepsy and suicide attempt

Scientists report new details into the link between epilepsy and suicidal behavior, finding suicide attempts—whether a first attempt or a recurrent attempt—are associated with new onset epilepsy in the absence of antiepileptic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD sufferers prescribed most sedatives

New research has revealed that Norwegian COPD sufferers are prescribed even more sedatives than psychiatric patients. The researchers behind the study believe that this is problematic because the drugs in question are addictive ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depressed females have over-active glutamate receptor gene

Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher incidence of suicide among ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Analysis reveals link between suicide and inflammation

One American dies from suicide every 12.8 minutes, making suicide the tenth leading cause of death in the United States according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There is consensus that if we could better ...

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