THURSDAY, May 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Ketamine may be an alternative to shock treatment for people with treatment-resistant major depression, a new study suggests. Currently, patients with major depressive disorder who don’t find a medication or therapy that works may undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as shock therapy.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, May 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Becoming a mother is an experience like no other — a time of joy, anticipation and love. But, for some women, new motherhood can come with challenging emotions. Many women struggle with feelings of sadness, anxiety and overwhelming exhaustion. These emotional struggles, coupledContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana appears to significantly increase young men’s risk of developing schizophrenia, a new study suggests. Up to 30% of schizophrenia cases among men aged 21 to 30 are related to heavy and problematic use of marijuana, according to the findings. The researchers alsoContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While mild cases make up the majority of autism diagnoses, “profound” autism affects about 27% of American children with the developmental disability, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. This is the first time the CDC has broken down thatContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Consistently good sleep is important for everyone, but it is particularly important for patients with schizophrenia, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, along with collaborators in Italy, used wrist monitors to measure activity and rest in 250 people, includingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Medicaid reimbursement for mental health services varies widely across the United States, making it hard for many folks who need help to get it, a new study finds. Researchers found as much as a fivefold difference among states in Medicaid reimbursement rates. EvenContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — One group of Americans drinks more caffeinated beverages than all others. That’s people who smoke cigarettes and also have serious mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research. While Americans overall are drinking more caffeinated beverages than ever, this groupContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Primary care doctors are no longer just in the physical health business: Americans are increasingly turning to them for mental health care, too, a new study finds. Looking at Americans’ primary care visits between 2006 and 2018, researchers found a 50% increase inContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A short but intensive approach to “talk therapy” can help many combat veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new clinical trial has found. The study tested “compressed” formats of a standard PTSD treatment called prolonged exposure therapy, in which patients learn toContinue Reading