The UCLA-led team found that chronic opioid use increased the susceptibility to developing anxiety disorders.
At a Zócalo/UCLA event in Washington, D.C., experts discussed how technology will uncover the causes of the disease and offer new therapies.
Research shows that certain gut bacteria can respond to serotonin and drugs that influence serotonin, like anti-depressants. The biologists call this a unique form of communication between bacteria and cells.
Their findings could lead to new methods to get the body's repair enzyme to work better.
The findings suggest that such programs are a promising approach toward improving the psychological health of patients and caregivers.
Research brief: The experience of the Veterans Health Administration may inform other health systems aiming to improve care delivery.
Research brief: The study, involving more than 500 people, was nearly 10 times the size of any previous study of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Programs on mindfulness — the practice of using meditation to tap into emotions, thoughts and sensations — also may be beneficial for stress relief.
Study by UCLA nursing faculty shows gardening had therapeutic effects for psychiatric patients.
The brain cells, called astrocytes, previously thought to provide mainly nourishment and housekeeping functions for neurons, may help regulate the disorders, a UCLA study suggests.
The Wonder of Women event brought together Hollywood celebrities and UCLA trailblazers for a day of conversation about mental health.
City and neighborhood planners should be aware that greater numbers of trees and more park space can support the health of teens and seniors in their communities.
The study showed that household medical costs were 30 percent higher, and the likelihood of medical debt was doubled, when an adult had lived through three or more adverse experiences during childhood.
A drug that suppresses the gene could lead to the first pill to treat stroke’s aftermath.
The personnel use a screening process for determining whether to “medically clear” patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies. The cleared patients are taken to a special psychiatric emergency service facility.
The drug, previously developed to treat depression, was found to increase levels of an enzyme that may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms and the buildup of a toxic protein.
Smoking, obesity, limited physical activity and a less healthy diet are among factors that strongly predict the likelihood of depression. That likelihood increases with each additional risk factor a person possesses.
Wounded Warrior Project funding will allow more post 9-11 veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury to receive treatment.
Brains of people with schizophrenia are less reactive to social rewards like smiling faces, study shows
The findings provide additional evidence that the processing of social rewards by people with schizophrenia is disrupted, researchers say.
Many patients and doctors are unaware how new therapies can improve quality of life.
Findings from the study conducted by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law are from the 32-year U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Study.
Clinical psychologist Lekeisha A. Sumner points out the special considerations those offering support should keep in mind for this different type of grief.
Parents who had severe stresses, trauma in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems
The study is the first to examine intergenerational behavioral effects of adverse childhood experiences.
Two experts on child development on how forced separation can cause long-term mental health problems for children.
A UCLA study reveals why the story of ‘Catalina’ was dynamic, engaging, culturally appropriate and relatable to the women.