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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: When science meets mindfulness – Mass General researchers study how mindfulness-based approaches can help treat depressed patients. Scientists Push Plan To Change How Researchers Define Alzheimer’s – An international coalition of brain researchers is suggesting a new way […]

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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: Vanishing Bone: The Medical Mystery That Could Have Derailed Millions Of Hip Replacements – The twist-filled backstory of disaster averted as told by former Mass General chief of joint replacement surgery Dr. William H. Harris Standard Age For Mammograms Puts Nonwhite […]

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Weekend Links: Our Favorite Science Stories from Across the Web

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment.

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Untangling the Connections Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Mental Illness

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. But before we get to the research, we want to thank you for following along with the Research Institute in 2017! We’ll […]

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Gatchel Untangles the Causes of Mood and Anxiety Symptoms and Loss of Brain Function in Aging Populations

Mass General geriatric psychiatrist Jennifer Gatchel MD, PhD, is working to unravel the connections between mental illness and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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: This Badass Researcher is Using Brain Mapping to Improve Anxiety and Depression Treatment for Teens – Congratulations to Mass General’s Anastasia Yendiki, PhD, whose research was featured in InStyle Magazine’s Badass Women article series. Dr. Yendiki is developed […]

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New Study Demonstrates the Benefits of Tai Chi in Chinese Americans Suffering From Depression

Summary: Tai chi has been found to be an effective and culturally acceptable treatment method for reducing symptoms of depression in Chinese Americans. Mental illnesses such as depression are often associated with negative attitudes and beliefs. Previous research has found that these feelings of shame and discrimination are especially severe in the Chinese American community. […]

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Identifying Risky Behaviors for Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness about mental illness and related issues. Suicide is the tenth highest cause of death in the United States, and the rate remained roughly steady across the population for the last century, before rising somewhat during the last few decades. Read how Mass General researcher Matthew […]

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Re-Thinking Mental Health Treatment: World Health Day 2017

Did you know that more than 300 million people worldwide live with depression? That number has increased 18% between 2005 and 2015, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). With such staggering numbers, it’s no surprise that WHO has chosen depression as its theme for this year’s World Health Day, which is celebrated today, April […]

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Intravenous Ketamine May Rapidly Reduce Suicidal Thinking in Depressed Patients

A Massachusetts General Hospital research team recently found that intravenous treatment with low doses of the anesthetic drug ketamine quickly reduced suicidal thoughts in a small group of patients with treatment-resistant depression. The study found that the ketamine injections, when combined with the patient’s current antidepressant medication, quickly decreased suicidal thinking in patients who had experienced suicidal thoughts for […]

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