Mental-Health

Walnut consumption is key to better mood and happiness in college students

Professor Pribis recommends a handful of walnuts, 1 to 3 ounces,daily for increased health benefits. The benefits from the tree nut not only positively affect mood but also the cardiovascularsystem and can be used as a support for weight loss.Credit: California Walnut Commission College can be a stressful time for young adults as they figure out …

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Review of literature suggests that brain imaging scans can predict psychotherapy outcome in depression and anxiety

Brain imaging scans may one day provide useful information on the response to psychotherapy in patients with depression or anxiety, according to a systamic review of current research. The results of the systamic review are reported in Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer. Studies show promising initial evidence that specific “neuroimaging markers” might …

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Researchers identify suicidal behavior using machine learning algorithm on patients verbal and non-verbal data

A new study shows that machine learning is up to 93 percent accurate in correctly classifying a suicidal person and 85 percent accurate in identifying a person who is suicidal, has a mental illness but is not suicidal, or neither. These results provide strong evidence for using advanced technology as a decision-support tool to help …

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Research shows girls with ADHD are at higher risk for other mental health issues.

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, teenage pregnancies, poor grades and drug abuse, UCLA psychologists report in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers, who conducted by far the most comprehensive analysis of girls and …

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