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New Company Using A.I. to Discover Mental Health Drugs

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A new enterprise combining resources from biotechnology and artificial intelligence aims to find safer and more effective treatments for psychiatric disorders. . . . → Read More: New Company Using A.I. to Discover Mental Health Drugs

Early Results Show Anti-Depressive Drug Effects

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Initial results from a clinical trial show a drug designed to supplement first-line treatments helps reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder. . . . → Read More: Early Results Show Anti-Depressive Drug Effects

Trial to Test CBD for Parkinson’s-Related Psychosis

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A clinical trial is planned to test cannabidiol, or CBD, derived from cannabis as a treatment for hallucinations and delusions among people with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test CBD for Parkinson’s-Related Psychosis

Start-Up Creating Blood Tests, Apps for Mental Disorders

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A new enterprise based on psychiatric and molecular research at Indiana University is developing precision-medicine diagnostics for pain and mental disease. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Creating Blood Tests, Apps for Mental Disorders

Ancient DNA Studied for Mental Health Clues

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A lab studying DNA from past civilizations and the genomics technology company Illumina are investigating remains of ancient peoples for insights into today’s neurological disorders. . . . → Read More: Ancient DNA Studied for Mental Health Clues

Virtual Reality Therapy Company Gains $5.1M in Early Funds

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A company in the U.K. developing automated treatments for phobias using immersive virtual reality is raising £3.2 million ($US 5.1 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Therapy Company Gains $5.1M in Early Funds

FDA Clears Magnetic Device for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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A non-invasive device using magnetic waves that penetrate the brain to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder received authorization for sales in the U.S. from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Magnetic Device for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

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A study of leading mobile apps for mental health indicates many apps promote their use with misleading guidance to individuals on the extent and seriousness of psychological conditions. . . . → Read More: Apps Seen Over-Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions

New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

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Statistical models derived from data in electronic health records and standard questionnaires for depression are shown to better predict a person’s risk of suicide following a doctor’s office or mental health clinic visit. . . . → Read More: New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

FDA Clears First Sensor-Pill and App System

The Food and Drug Administration approved for the first time in the U.S. a system that combines pills with built-in sensors and a mobile app to track adherence. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Sensor-Pill and App System