mental illness

Speech-classifier program is better at predicting psychosis than psychiatrists

Posted in Software on 30th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

A speech analysis program differentiated between people who developed psychosis over a later period and those who did not.

Could electroconvulsive therapy zap worst nightmares?

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), long associated with controversial treatment of the mentally ill, can be used to erase memories, Dutch researchers have found.

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRI drugs.

How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

A head injury can lead brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory, a condition linked with depressive complications.

Moderate exercise not only treats, but prevents depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013
by Alex Muller

Physical activity is being increasingly recognized as an effective tool to treat depression, and moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term.