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Transgender veterans diagnosed with significantly more mental and medical health disorders

The first large, controlled study of health disparities between clinically diagnosed transgender and non-transgender patients–based on the medical records of more than 5,000 patients treated in… 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

Researchers identify key biological markers for psychotic disorders

A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia has identified a number of biological markers that make it possible to classify mental disorders with greater precision. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Benzodiazepines ineffective in treating anxiety disorders and may increase dementia risk

Osteopathic psychiatrists encourage patients to review treatment options to improve outcomes and reduce risksPatients taking benzodiazepines to treat psychiatric conditions should consider… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Childhood epilepsy not linked with later psychiatric disorders

For decades, experts have been studying potential links between childhood epilepsy and various behavioral and psychiatric conditions and some have hypothesized that that they are part of a larger… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Rise in disability benefits for children with mental disorders consistent with population trends

The percentage of poor children who received federal disability benefits for at least one of 10 major mental disorders increased from 1.88 percent in 2004 to 2. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Psychiatric disorders contribute to violent reoffending in ex-prisoners

A major new longitudinal study suggests a link between psychiatric disorders and the incidence of violent reoffending by ex-prisoners. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental Challenges Accompany Disorders of Sex Development

Mental Challenges Accompany Disorders of Sex Development

New research finds children born with disorders of sex development (DSD) often struggle with peer relationships — in additional to the expected physical challenges. The term “disorders of sex development” covers a range of conditions, from physical malformations of the genitalia to hormonal conditions like complete androgen insensitivity syndrome, which results in a physically female […]

Can fish oil prevent schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders?

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a new study. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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