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By On February 19th, 2019

Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder face high risk for premature death

People living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) face a particularly high risk for dying early from a number of causes, including suicide and cardiovascular failure, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The results highlight the unique need to screen individuals with BPD for suicidal thoughts, physical health issues, and…

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By On February 14th, 2019

Teen cannabis use tied to adult depression and suicidal thoughts in new study

Using marijuana as a teen may increase a person’s chance of developing depression as an adult, according to a new large-scale study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study comes shortly after the introduction of legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana across the country and while cannabis remains the most popular drug for teens.…

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By On February 12th, 2019

Women’s hormone cycles may be tied to higher addiction and relapse rates

New research may finally explain why women are statistically more at risk of drug addiction and more likely to relapse when in recovery. According to a new report published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, women’s hormonal cycles may make them both more prone to develop an addiction when exposed to drugs and more likely to respond…

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By On February 7th, 2019

Study finds groups of bacteria can either help or hurt mental health

The theory that the balance of specific bacteria in the gut might affect a person’s mental health is looking more and more likely. A new Belgian study suggests that not only can higher levels of specific groups of gut bacteria increase the risk for depression, but increased concentrations of other bacteria could also conversely improve…

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By On January 22nd, 2019

Can a small motion sensor identify anxiety and depression in young children?

There is strong evidence that anxiety disorders begin much earlier than most people think, with as many as one in five young children showing sign of clinical anxiety. The problem is that these young children often lack the understanding and language to communicate their anxiety. Additionally, these “internalizing disorders”, as they are often called, are…

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