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Symptoms and quality of life after military brain injury – Research update from Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

New research shows four distinct patterns of symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in military service members, and validates a new tool for assessing the quality-of-life impact of TBI. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Heavy users of mental health care have substantially different patterns of health care use

While a small number of people account for a disproportionately large portion of health services use, heavy users of mental health care have substantially different patterns of health care use than… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Study ties insurgency phase of Iraq War to higher PTSD rates

Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more posttraumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a Veterans Affairs study of 738 men and women who served in… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Are anxious people better equipped to handle danger?

New research suggests that non-clinical anxiety changes the ‘neural coding’ of external threats from sensory circuits to motor circuits, which produce action. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental disorders associated with subsequent chronic physical conditions

International survey data suggest an assortment of mental disorders were associated with increased risk of the onset of a wide array of chronic physical conditions. The study by Kate M. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Study finds genetic convergence between cognition and neurodevelopmental disorders

For the first time, a study has demonstrated a genetic convergence between cognition and neurodevelopmental disorders in the human brain. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Review: PTSD resources lacking for nonveterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder remains a difficult, urgent, and prevalent problem among combat veterans, but millions of nonveterans experience the condition too. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Teens with fewer mental health issues turn to e-cigarettes

Adolescents with moderate emotional health problems do not smoke, but they may vape, USC study finds. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Lonely this Christmas: dealing with feelings of isolation during the holidays

Around 1 in 4 Americans report feeling lonely during the holidays. We look at the health implications of loneliness and provide tips on how to help oneself and others overcome it. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Inflammation can fan the flames of depression

Chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can ‘fan the flames’ of depression, much like throwing gasoline on a fire, according to a new paper from researchers at Rice University and Ohio State… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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