Category: Psychiatric Research

Learn about recent research into depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders from researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Research Shows Ketamine Could Be an Answer for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Generally speaking, most people today either know someone dealing with depression, or have struggled with depression themselves.  While many individuals can be successfully treated by a combination of medication or talk therapy, there are some who continue to experience symptoms after trying several treatments. Recent research has highlighted ketamine as a potential treatment for treatment-resistant […]

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Could Folic Acid Help Reduce the Rates of Autism and Schizophrenia?

Folate levels have, once again, become an area of interest for a Massachusetts General Hospital -based research team after finding that increased in utero folic acid exposure is associated with changes in brain development later in life that could reduce the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia.

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Marques Brings the Ivory Tower to the Streets with Mass General Psychiatry Program

If you break your arm, you go to a doctor to seek treatment. But if you’re experiencing symptoms of mental illness, the next step isn’t always as clear, especially for minority populations. With language barriers, insurance concerns and cultural stigma against discussing mental illness, it’s not surprising that among Latinos with a mental disorder, fewer […]

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Brain Stimulation During Sleep Could Help Schizophrenia Patients with Debilitating Memory Deficits

41604703 – brain waves illustration Have you ever heard the expression that bad things happen in threes? While this concept is generally regarded as a superstition, there is a ring of truth to it for individuals with schizophrenia, who frequently suffer from three distinct sets of problems. The first type, known as positive symptoms, occur […]

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Studying the Connection Between Sleep and Anxiety

Edward F. Pace-Schott, PhD, is an investigator in the Sleep and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. He studies the relationship between sleep and anxiety using sleep recordings, brain imaging and physiological measurements. Dr. Pace-Schott recently presented at SLEEP 2018, the annual scientific and clinical meeting for sleep medicine physicians, and sleep and circadian […]

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Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: The Neuroscience of Pain – Research is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety. Toll of Twitter Trolls: Study Delves into Social Media’s Link to Depression – If you’ve spent even a flick of time on Facebook, you’re […]

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Weekend Links – Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: It’s not ‘all in your head’: When other doctors give up on patients, a boundary-breaking neurologist treats them – A profile of Mass General neurologist and researcher Alice Flaherty Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression – […]

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Weekend Links — Our Favorite Science Stories from the Web This Week

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Secrets of the Y Chromosome – It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans. We […]

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Why Did It Take So Long to Figure Out Migraines? – Under-researched and highly dismissed, migraines have made sufferers a resourceful bunch. Though a new promising drug might finally offer them relief. Forecasts of genetic fate just got […]

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Cancer Researcher Teamed Up With Superheroes – A new cancer awareness campaign by American Airlines features Mass General’s Marcela Maus, MD, PhD, along with other researchers and airlines staff who either have fought cancer or are still doing […]

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