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Stress Rates Significant for Craniosynostosis Caregivers

After a drop following surgery, the stress rates rise again, especially for women and individuals depending on public insurance to cover their medical bills.
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Suicide-Risk Screening for Autistic Youth Demands Adjustments

Face-to-face conversations caused an often-used screening tool to miss youth at risk.
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Addressing Alzheimer’s Upfront: The AHEAD Study

VUMC researchers are exploring whether a treatment recently approved to slow progression of early Alzheimer’s may also have a role in preventing the disease.

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Moms Control ‘Hot Thoughts’ to Help T1D Teens

Training teaches mothers to challenge fears, reducing depression.
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Research Elucidates Link Between Anxiety, Bladder Control

Central nervous system hypersensitivity is identified as a contributor to overactive bladder.
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Examining the Cerebellum’s Role in Psychosis

Studies probe connections between this narrowly understood brain region and symptomatology.
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Interneuron Injuries Tied to Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Researchers explore the pathophysiology of these critical neurons and the causes of injury that lead to deficit.
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Brain Networks Key to a Healthier Mind

Differentiated treatment responses to late-life depression could address neural networks stuck on 'negative rumination.'
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Debate Over Changing the Clock Winds On

Sleep experts recommend permanent standard time to best support human health.