Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers look to brain images to predict who will attempt suicide

Therapists working with people at risk for suicide rely on the patient's words to determine how serious they might be. They can't look inside the patient's mind to know for sure. Researchers in Pittsburgh are hoping to change ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Drug improves PTSD traits in rat model of explosive blasts

Male rats exposed to air blasts designed to mimic those from explosives used in recent military conflicts have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are improved by a drug currently being evaluated in humans ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain imaging science identifies individuals with suicidal thoughts

Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University's Marcel Just and the University of Pittsburgh's David Brent have developed an innovative and promising approach to identify suicidal individuals by analyzing the alterations ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stepping up efforts to home in on teen depression

The teen years can be a time of stress, confusion and uncertainty. There is pressure to fit in, to stand out and to succeed. So you can hardly blame adolescents for sometimes being moody, down, or wanting to be left alone.

Medications

New FDA label bolsters safety case for Chantix

New government-approved labeling on Pfizer's drug Chantix suggests that the anti-smoking medication may not carry the risks of suicidal behavior that first earned it the Food and Drug Administration's strongest warning more ...

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