MONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many people who get a diagnosis for one mental illness may find they have additional psychiatric conditions, and new genetic research offers an explanation why. A number of mental illnesses share genetic similarities, researchers found. This discovery helps explain why multiple conditions areContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Children with Down syndrome are more likely than other kids to have sleep apnea, and existing treatments often fail to work. Now, an implanted device that stimulates tongue nerves shows promise in reducing their sleep disruptions, a new study finds. A device calledContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other severe mental illnesses are at increased risk of death from heart problems, a large research review finds. “Our systematic review and meta-analysis of over 100 studies has confirmed a strong association between severe mental illness andContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Psilocybin — the active component in “magic mushrooms” — may help rewire the brains of people with depression. Psychedelics including psilocybin have shown promise in treating many mental health disorders in recent years, and a new study is among the first to beginContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Kids who’ve suffered a concussion are at heightened risk of mental health issues in the aftermath, a large new study suggests. The researchers found that compared with their peers, children and teenagers with a past concussion were 39% more likely to be diagnosedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with serious mental illness have up to double the risk of heart disease, and should have their heart health monitored from a young age, a new study finds. Specifically, those mental health issues are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. “Previous researchContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Health and fitness apps are growing in popularity, but not among the people who might benefit most from them — seniors and people with chronic health conditions. Nearly two out of three American adults are living with a chronic health problem like heartContinue Reading