Comparing Childhood Mental Illnesses
When do mental illnesses start to display symptoms? A recent study shed light on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in children, and the differences between the United States and another country.
Bringing Order to Bipolar
Bipolar type I is serious and can be lethal if left untreated. And because of side effects and differences in personal biology, doctors need as many proven medications as possible in order to combat the disease.
Excessive Rituals in Children Could Signal OCD
Most children have a pretty stable routine, like a daily school routine, consistent meal times, regular schedules for bath, homework and bedtime.
After Life is Almost Lost
In television series such as Law and Order and CSI, producers tug at the heartstrings of viewers with scenes encapsulating the grief of victims and their loved ones, yet how many understand the real implications of such devastating trauma?
Skipping Class Cues Psychiatric Issues
Recent studies found that those with mental health problems miss the most work, and now researchers discovered the same goes for children in school.
Mood and Anxiety Disorders May Trigger Opioid Abuse
Many people suffering from depression or other mental health issues may turn to alcohol to ease their pain before seeking professional help. New research confirms that these patients are at an increased risk to use opioid drugs as well.
Stress Causes Early Deliveries
It has been established that that stress in pregnant women can lead to premature delivery. But did you know that a severely stressful event can result in more female births? It’s true.
Party Drugs Change Brains
It's all fun and games until somebody's brain gets altered. Scientific investigators at Vanderbilt University discovered chronic changes in human brains after ingesting illegal party drug ecstasy.
Child Abuse Changes the Brain
There is little debate that children who are abused, physically or mentally, undergo such significant trauma that they often carry it throughout their lives. Child abuse can affect a person's mental health forever, leading to depression and other psychological disorders later in life.
A DNA Check-Up Before Therapy
This is an exciting time when questions of the past become exposed. Many parents always wondered why one child may respond better to communication than others, and researchers are beginning to uncover fascinating discoveries.