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Study finds most common, costly reasons for mental health hospitalizations for...

Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, and depression alone accounts for $1.33 billion in...

Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder

Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to bipolar disorder, but they have had an extremely difficult time identifying the genes that cause...

Left-handedness higher among those suffering from psychosis

Researchers have long studied the connections between hand dominance and different aspects of the human brain.A new study out today in SAGE Open finds...

No evidence that alcohol causes depression: study

There is no truth to the long-held belief that alcohol causes depression, clinical neuroscientists from The University of Western Australia have concluded.Professor Osvaldo Almeida,...

Researchers ID possible blood test to predict suicide risk

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have found a series of RNA biomarkers in blood that may help identify who is at risk for...

Neuroimaging may offer new way to diagnose bipolar disorder

MRI may be an effective way to diagnose mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, according to experts from the Icahn School of Medicine at...

Borna disease not cause of mental illness

Over the past 30 years, numerous studies have linked Borna disease virus (BDV) with mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and...

Deep brain stimulation promising for unipolar, bipolar depression

A new study shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression in patients with either unipolar major...

Missing protein, freaky behavior linked

Although many mental illnesses are uniquely human, animals sometimes exhibit abnormal behaviors similar to those seen in humans with psychological disorders. Such behaviors are...

Bipolar disorder does not increase risk of violent crime

A new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet suggests that bipolar disorder -- or manic-depressive disorder -- does not increase the risk of committing violent crime. Instead, the over-representation of individuals with bipolar disorder in viol...

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