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Adults with ADHD 4 times more likely to develop generalized anxiety disorder

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Nov 19, 2021 … TORONTO, Ontario — Researchers from the University of Toronto have found a significant connection between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Their study finds roughly one in four adults under the age of 40 living with ADHD also had a form of anxiety. Moreover, people with ADHD are four times more…

Air pollution linked to nearly 6 million premature births

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Sep 30, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Air pollution has a strong connection to a plethora of health problems including breathing problem, heart disease, and even depression. Now, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and the University of Washington say smog likely contributed to nearly six million premature births worldwide and almost three million underweight babies in…

Police brutality leaves a long-lasting detrimental effect on victims

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Sep 26, 2021 … BUFFALO, N.Y. — Police brutality is an all-too familiar subject for Americans, with many dying at the hands of law enforcement — including the tragically well-known names of Michael Brown, George Floyd, and Tamir Rice. However, research shows that many survivors who endured violent police treatment struggle with long-lasting consequences such as depression, drugs, and…

Too much screen time may not be so bad for kids after all

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Sep 13, 2021 … BOULDER, Colo. — Children and adolescents today spend much more time scrolling and staring at screens than older generations. Many believe all that extra screen time isn’t doing tomorrow’s leaders any favors, but a surprising new study actually finds the opposite. University of Colorado-Boulder researchers report increased screen time among adolescents only results in a slightly…

Insulin levels, BMI in childhood can predict mental illness later in life

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Jul 17, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, England — A study on childhood insulin levels shows that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that persistently high insulin levels in mid-childhood are tied to the development of psychosis in adulthood. The study also finds an increase in body mass…

Taking antidepressants while pregnant is safe for the baby, study says

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Jun 24, 2021 … PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Women taking antidepressants usually hear from their doctors that they should keep taking their medications even if they become pregnant. Despite this, lingering doubts remain about whether these drugs are totally safe for both mother and child. Now, a new study contends pregnant women have no reason to worry about taking antidepressants.…

Could a smartphone app reveal someone’s risk for suicide by the sound of their voice?

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Jun 10, 2021 … MELVILLE, N.Y. — Could the sound of someone’s voice help to identify their risk of committing suicide? Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a potential vocal tracking app that could detect worrying changes in a patient’s symptoms of depression. More than 260 million people worldwide suffer from Major Depression Disorder (MDD) while…

Your defining traits started forming in your brain the moment you were born, breakthrough study shows

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Jun 10, 2021 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Parents are constantly asking each other, who did my baby learn that behavior from? Although children will certainly pick up qualities from mom and dad, a new study finds the traits that will define an infant’s behavior start forming at birth. A team from the United States and Germany say neural connections in…