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.
Such thinning can be a precursor to cognitive decline and dementia in middle-aged and older adults.
Early childhood incarceration is linked to high rates of severe physical and mental health issues in adulthood
Half of those admitted to juvenile justice facilities before their teenage years reported suicidal thoughts as adults, according to a new study by UCLA researchers.
UCLA neuroscientist encourages the use of exercises to challenge people with obsessive compulsive disorder to confront what bothers them most.
Conditions such as higher blood pressure and glucose levels were especially pronounced among older homeowners and people still in the work force.
UCLA researchers discovered that these patients had a number of unmet psychological and health information needs, particularly during the first three months after their diagnoses.
Level of inflammation could help predict effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy for major depression
If the findings are replicated, measuring levels of interleukin 6 could help doctors decide which patients with depression would be best suited for treatment with ECT.
“If the results ... are replicated in future studies, the methods we used could potentially give clinicians a new predictive tool,” said UCLA doctoral student Nicco Reggente.
A UCLA-led analysis identifies brain measures of major psychiatric disease. Researchers also pinpointed important differences in these disorders’ gene expression.