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Swedish Study Suggests Bipolar Disorder Associated With Premature Mortality

Bipolar disorder was associated with premature mortality in a large study of Swedish adults by Casey Crump, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University, California, and colleagues. The study used outpatient and inpatient data from more than 6.5 million Swedish adults, including 6,618 with bipolar disorder, to examine the physical health effects associated with bipolar disorder… Mental […]

Unprecedented Levels Of Psychiatric Illness Found In Gang Members

Young men who are gang members suffer unprecedented levels of psychiatric illness, placing a heavy burden on mental health services, according to new research led by Queen Mary, University of London. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Maurice & Jacqueline Bennett Charitable Trust funded study surveyed 4,664 men aged 18 to 34 in […]

Ethnic Inequalities In Mental Health Care Prompt Call For Review In Scotland

Individual ethnic groups use psychiatric and mental health services in Scotland very differently, a study suggests. Researchers have found that there is a significant difference in the rates of hospitalisations for mental health problems according to ethnic group… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

The Importance Of Close Monitoring For Women At Risk Of Developing Postpartum Psychosis

There are clear risk factors for postpartum psychosis that all women should be asked about antenatally to ensure early recognition and prompt treatment of the condition, says a new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). Postpartum psychosis is a severe mental illness with a dramatic onset shortly after childbirth, affecting approximately 1-2 in […]

Gang Membership Tied To Mental Health Problems

Young men who are members of street gangs are more likely to have psychiatric illnesses and access mental health services, according to new research from the UK published online in the July 12th issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Technology Initiative To Identify Risk Factors Underlying Military Suicide Crisis Using Predictive Analytics

Patterns and Predictions, a predictive analytics company, has announced its Big Data initiative “The Durkheim Project*” – to predict suicide at scale using its machine learning data fabric built on technologies from Attivio and Cloudera. Patterns and Predictions is now providing technology enabling opt-in participation from more than 100,000 U.S… Mental Health News From Medical […]

Mental Performance Of People In Denmark Who Reach Their Nineties May Be Improving

People who reach their nineties today show improved mental performance compared to people in the same age group born a decade earlier, according to the results of a study conducted in Denmark and published in The Lancet… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

News From The Annals Of Internal Medicine: 9 July 2013

1. Task force finds insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for primary open-angle glaucoma The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in adults… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Rise In Anti-Depressant Use Across Europe Coincides With Drop In Suicide Rates

The increasing uptake of anti-depressants across Europe in recent decades has coincided with a gradual decline in suicide rates over the same period, according to a new report published in PLoS. Between 1995 and 2009, the use of antidepressants across Europe increased by almost 20 per cent per year on average, with a corresponding 0.8 […]

Epigenomic Maps Show How Brain Circuits Change From Birth To Adulthood

For the first time, by mapping the epigenome of the human brain, scientists have revealed some large-scale changes that take place in human brain circuits from birth to adulthood… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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