Minneapolis St. Paul Mental Health Blog
Mental Health | Saffron may enhance methylphenidate efficacy in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to study findings published in Advances in Integrative Medicine.
Mental Health | The use of hearing restorative devices was associated with a 19% decrease in the hazards of long-term cognitive decline...
...and significantly correlated with a 3% improvement in short-term cognitive test scores, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology.
Mental Health | Proactive, timely treatment of late-in-life depression could help to lower risk of dementia in certain patients, according to study findings published in Biological Psychiatry.
Mental Health | Benzodiazepines Used to Treat Sleep Disorders Associated With Heightened Overdose Risk for Teens
Teens and young adults who are treated for sleep disorders with benzodiazepines to treat anxiety and insomnia may be at a higher risk for overdose, according to new research from Rutgers University.
Findings were published in JAMA Network Open.
Marijuana smokers were found to have higher rates of emphysema and airway diseases compared to cigarette smokers in a study conducted by researchers from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital.
Mental Health | Emotional maltreatment may have stronger effects on the psyche of children and adolescents than physical abuse and neglect, suggest study results published online ahead of print in Child Maltreatment.
Mental Health | Pine Bark Extract May Improve Pediatric ADHD Symptoms With Fewer Adverse Effects
In children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol, Horphag Research) significantly improved ADHD symptoms with fewer adverse effects than methylphenidate, according to results from a randomized trial published in the Journal of Functional Foods.