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Latest in Psychiatry & Mental Health

About 1 in 6 people suffer from clinical depression at some point in their lives, and now a new test may be able to detect the likelihood of developing depression later in life in males, The Associated Press reports. A study published in PNAS recruited “1,800 teenagers aged 12 to 19 and examined...
The Los Angeles Times reports on a study in Neurology that has shown that having two parents with Alzheimer’s disease may place one at risk of showing neurological hallmarks of the disease even before mental skills decline. Researchers recruited 13 people with a mother with Alzheimer’s, 13...
The Washington Post reports on a new study in the journal Neuron that has found that taking away ones sight may enhance ones ability to hear. Scientists found that adult mice who were visually deprived compensated for the loss of visual cues in just one week by increasing neuronal firings in the auditory...