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After decades of research, science is no better able to predict suicidal behaviors

Experts’ ability to predict if someone will attempt to take his or her own life is no better than chance and has not significantly improved over the

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Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin

Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal

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Pupil response to negative facial expressions predicts risk for depression relapse

Pupil dilation in reaction to negative emotional faces predicts risk for depression relapse, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Researchers at

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Depression’s physical source discovered

Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to new research. Researchers have identified the lateral orbitofrontal cortex as the area of the brain

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CME: Mental Health & Diabetes

When mental health comorbidities of diabetes go undiagnosed and untreated, there can be significant consequences for patients. Efforts are needed to better identify and treat patients with diabetes with mental health comorbidities.

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Concussion Season: Why We Need to Do Better | Medical Blog

The NFL season kicked off this month but with it, we return back to concussion season. Most people know of the controversy of the concussion cover-up in

Reducing Depressive Symptoms in Diabetes | News Brief

A guided, web-based intervention appears to be effective in reducing both depressive symptoms and diabetes-specific emotional distress in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according

Depression & Low Back Pain | News Brief

Patients with symptoms of depression appear to have a higher risk of developing an episode of low back pain in the future, according to findings of a

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CME: Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors | News Brief

Clinicians can play a vital role in mitigating the negative emotional and behavioral sequelae that come after patients survive cancer. Recognizing and treating anxiety and depressive symptoms effectively may help reduce the burden of cancer.

Depression & Low Back Pain | News Brief

Patients with symptoms of depression appear to have a higher risk of developing an episode of low back pain in the future, according to findings of a

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Psychiatric Care Inaccessible | Opinion Article

Recent estimates show that fewer than 40% of Americans who suffer from mental illness—or about 11 million people—get the psychiatric care they need, and access to psychiatrists

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APA 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at APA 2015, the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting, from May 16 to 20 in Toronto. The features below highlight some of the

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Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors | Feature

Clinicians can play a vital role in mitigating the negative emotional and behavioral sequelae that come after patients survive cancer. Recognizing and treating anxiety and depressive symptoms effectively may help reduce the burden of cancer.

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Heart Disease, Sex Differences, & Mental Stress | Opinion Article

Clinical research has demonstrated that there is a relationship between mental stress and cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease (IHD). Studies indicate that emotional stress is associated

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The Increasing Costs of COPD | Feature

Research from the CDC indicates that COPD-attributable annual medical costs by payer and absenteeism were substantial in 2010. It is estimated that these costs will increase substantially by 2020.

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Depression & Mortality in Older Diabetics | Feature

Data indicate that patients with diabetes have almost double the risk of being depressed, when compared with those with­out the disease. Studies have assessed the link between

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Depression, Clinical Inertia, & Uncontrolled Hypertension | Opinion Article

Depression has been identified as a risk factor for a poor prognosis among patients with cardiovascular disease. Few studies, however, have investigated the association between depression and

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Mental Healthcare: Time to End the Stigma | Medical Blog

It was with great sadness that we all saw the tragic news of Robin Williams’ suicide. For years, mental health has been a taboo topic. While the

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Is There A Mental Healthcare Crisis In The U.S.? | Medical Blog

We are all shocked when we see news stories of multiple people being killed by someone who seems to have gone off the deep end. While these

ADA 2014: Is It Depression or Diabetes Distress? | Medical Blog

The Particulars: Researchers have yet to clearly define whether the symptoms of depression observed in patients with diabetes are actually depression or a reaction to living with

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