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Psychiatry

Children’s sleep and mental health are interrelated

Scientists have found a clear correlation between sleep problems and psychiatric problems in children.

ADHD linked to greater risk of dying young

Having an ADHD diagnosis means increased risk of premature death, shows new study.

Schizophrenia and severe depression share biological process defect

Some of the most severe mental illnesses share the same defective coding of biological processes down to the cellular level.

Psychiatrists are trying to change the way we diagnose depression

Imprecise depression diagnoses result in far too many people being prescribed antidepressants. A new research project aims to change this.

ADHD medication enhances the risk of heart problems in children

A new Danish study indicates that children recieving ADHD medication have a higher risk of getting heart problems.

Over 100 genetic loci for schizophrenia found

The largest current study of schizophrenia has located a number of genes that contribute to raising the risk of the serious mental disorder.

Utøya survivors too often clam up

Survivors of the mass murder of young people at a summer camp by a Norwegian right-wing terrorist nearly three years ago can be reluctant to talk about their traumas, partly out of consideration for their families and friends.

Prompt detection hastens healing of psychoses

Individuals whose serious psychoses are detected and treated within just a few weeks of being diagnosed appear to have double the chance of being in sound mental health ten years later.

Faulty braking system leads to depression

New rat study reveals that the brains of depressive people are incapable of controlling the activity in certain brain areas – the innate braking system doesn’t work. The discovery could lead to new types of antidepressants.

A farewell to Asperger’s syndrome

As of next year the diagnosis of autism types will be simplified and nobody will be diagnosed with Asperger’s.