New Study Shows Bidirectional Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease And Depression

New study shows bidirectional link between inflammatory bowel disease and depression

A new study shows that patients diagnosed with IBD were nine times as likely to develop depression than the general population. In addition, their siblings who did not suffer from IBD were almost two times as likely to develop depression. Conversely, patients with depression were two times as likely to develop IBD, and their siblings without depression were more than one and a half times as likely to develop IBD.
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Finding The Biological Roots For Pathological Social Withdrawal, Hikikomori

Finding the biological roots for pathological social withdrawal, Hikikomori

Researchers analyzed the blood of Hikikomori patients and found key biomarkers for the condition included higher ornithine and long-chain acylcarnitine levels and lower levels of bilirubin and arginine. Further analysis was able to distinguish between hikikomori and healthy volunteers and even predict with high accuracy the severity of the condition. The team hopes their findings can lead to better specialized treatments and support for hikikomori.
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Pregnant Moms And Depression: Study Links Rising Symptoms To Kids' Behavioral Issues

Pregnant moms and depression: Study links rising symptoms to kids' behavioral issues

Children whose mothers experience rising levels of depression from prepregnancy until the months just after giving birth are at greater risk of developing emotional, social and academic problems, psychology researchers report. Their seven-year study, which tracked mothers and their offspring from preconception until the children were 5 years old, is the first to demonstrate how changes in mothers' level of depression over time may impact early childhood behavioral and emotional stability.
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New Studies Shed Light On Election-related Stress

New studies shed light on election-related stress

A new study finds anticipating stress related to political elections can affect people's emotional well-being before anything has even happened. But a related study shows that education can help protect people against those stresses -- even for individuals who are actively engaged in the political process.
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