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Postpartum Depression Affects 1 in 7 Mothers; Bipolar Rate Strikingly High, Study Finds
The largest study to date on postpartum depression has revealed some startling statistics.

Experimental Brain Therapy and Antidepressant Combo Could Help Depression
A new research study has found that a brain stimulation therapy paired with antidepressants can reduce symptoms of depression.

Can Combining Therapies Have a Synergistic Effect?
Researchers are testing to see if utilizing both cognitive adaption training (CAT) and cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis (CBTP) at the same time produces even more salubrious results.

Suicide Still Major Concern For Teens Even after Treatment, Study Finds
Even after receiving treatment, suicide remains a risk for teens with mental illness. Does this mean current mental health treatments for adolescents need an overhaul?

Stress and the Brain: Neuroimaging and Hope for New Treatments
Understanding neural pathways in the brain may help reduce the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

From Shakespeare to Schizophrenia
Research pioneer Nancy Andreasen will be awarded NAMIís Scientific Research Award for her work on creativity, brain imaging and mental illness.

Healing Touch with Guided Imagery Shown to Relieve PTSD
A recent study revealed that methods of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) could possibly alleviate symptoms of PTSD in soldiers.

Finding "the Clue" to Effective Treatment
Including psychoeducation and stigmatization, there are many variables that must be looked at to promote positive recovery in Latino communities.

New Study: Benefits of Spirituality Affirmed
For many, spirituality can provide a great benefit in recovery from physical and mental health conditions.

Understanding Schizophrenia
At the NAMI National Convention this past June, Dr. Jack McClellan, presented the latest findings in the genetics of schizophrenia.

The Hope for Mental Illness: Research
Dr. Tom Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, spoke at the NAMI National Convention in July and offered a glimpse into what the future holds for mental illness.

Does Race Matter When It Comes to Treating Depression?
A new study shows that when it comes to the treatment of depression, whites are prescribed antidepressants more often than other groups.

Tough Choices: Treating Mental Illness in Children
When it comes to diagnosis and treatment of a child, lack of research and stigma play major roles.

Caffeine Shown to Induce Anxiety and, in Larger Doses, Maybe More
A new case report suggests too much caffeine can lead to anxiety, insomnia and, in one case, even suicide attempts.

50 Years of Data Confirms Benefit of Antipsychotics
A new analysis of studies published in the last half-century found that the use of antipsychotics for individuals living with schizophrenia is valuable, but that there are still many risks.

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