mental health

Children with intellectual disabilities of genetic origin have a high risk of developing other neuropsychiatric disorders

A large-scale study of children with intellectual disabilities has revealed the additional challenges they often face, including a much higher chance of being diagnosed as autistic, as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other mental health problems. With the advent of rapid whole genome sequencing, it is recommended that children with intellectual disabilities …

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People react differently to psychedelic drugs – genetics could be the reason

Newswise – Cluster headaches, anxiety and depression can be debilitating for people living with these conditions. Psychedelic drugs have shown benefits in clinical trials as treatments for these conditions, but not for everyone. Now in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, researchers report that one reason could be that there are common genetic variations in one serotonin receptor. …

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Depression may not be linked to low serotonin, new analysis finds

A new analysis finds that depression may not be caused by lower levels of serotonin in the brain. Researchers say the chemical and neurological underpinnings of depression are complex. What’s more, researchers say this doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t work, just that they may not understand why they work. According to a recent analysis of 17 …

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Multiple diagnoses are the norm for mental illness: Study | Health

In their lifetime, more than half of people with a psychiatric disorder will also develop a second or third. A third or more have four or more. As a result, patients may find their treatment difficult and experience feelings of unhappiness and discouragement. The findings of the study were published in the journal Nature Genetics. …

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Multiple diagnoses are the norm for mental illness: Study | Health

In their lifetime, more than half of people with a psychiatric disorder will also develop a second or third. A third or more have four or more. As a result, patients may find their treatment difficult and experience feelings of unhappiness and discouragement. {{^userSubscribe}} {{/userSubscribe}} {{^userSubscribe}} {{/userSubscribe}} The findings of the study were published in …

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