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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New biomarker identified in women with mental illness

Psychiatric disorders can be difficult to diagnose because clinicians must rely upon interpreted clues, such as a patient's behaviors and feelings. For the first time, researchers at University of California, San Diego School ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Some psychiatric patients are more frequent users of hospital ERs

Long waits for care in overcrowded U.S. emergency departments (EDs) are stressful for patients and care providers and increase the risk of adverse events and the costs of care. ED patients with psychiatric conditions, in ...

Neuroscience

A new cause of mental disease?

Astrocytes, the cells that make the background of the brain and support neurons, might be behind mental disorders such as depression and schizophrenia, according to new research by a Portuguese team from the ICVS at the University ...

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