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GPs lead the way in supporting patients with perinatal mental health conditions

A 'one-stop' hub of resources to support GPs to deliver the best possible care to patients with perinatal mental health conditions has ...

The surprising psychological benefits— and risks— of Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go fever has officially taken over. ...

Clearer pathways for mental health

A new report launched in Adelaide this week provides a new foundation and direction for the reform of mental health care in South Australia. ... Full story

Study Shows Changes in Brain Activity After Mindfulness Therapy

CINCINNATI--Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric conditions affecting children and adolescents. While antidepressants are frequently used to treat youth with anxiety disorders, sometimes, antidepressants may be poorly tolerated in children who are at high risk of developing bipolar disorder. ... Full story

Same genes could make us prone to both happiness and depression

The same genes that make us prone to depression could also make us prone to positivity, two psychology researchers have suggested. ... Full story

Penn Study Shows Elevated Brain Blood Flow Linked to Anxiety and Mood Symptoms in Females

Discoveries may lead to useful biomarker for treatment of anxiety and mood disorders ... Full story

Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide

Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide, contrary to what was previously thought. In a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, is also shown that the main predictor of suicide in OCD patients is a previous suicide attempt, which offers opportunities for prevention. ... Full story

Actors highly vulnerable to mental health problems

New research from the University of Adelaide is raising the curtain on the not-so-glamorous aspects of being a professional actor, with psychology experts finding that Australian actors experience a wide range of threats to their mental wellbeing. ... Full story

Scientists pinpoint a neural center of resilience

Why some people handle stress better than others is a question that has fascinated scientists for decades. Now a Yale-led team reports that flexible brain activity in a particular area of the brain may predict resilience. Conversely, its absence can help pinpoint those most at risk for binge drinking, emotional eating, and angry outbursts, according to a study published the week of July 18 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ... Full story

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