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Johns Hopkins Medicine - November 27, 2017
'Negative Emotions' Linked to Higher Rates of Opioid Use in Sickle Cell Disease

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - October 24, 2017
Blood-Based Epigenetic Research May Hold Clues to Autism Biology, Study Suggests
Researchers mine epigenetic data to reveal immune-response pathways that might prove critical to understanding autism

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 20, 2017
Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 18, 2017
Genetically Altered Mice Bear Some Hallmarks of Human Bipolar Behavior
Study shows the behavior responds to lithium treatment, just as used in people with the disorder

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - September 7, 2017
Long-Term Opioid Prescription Use Jumps Threefold Over 16-Year Period, Large-Scale Study Suggests
Overall increase driven by patients taking opioid medication for 90 days or longer

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 22, 2017
Brain’s Self-Regulation in Teens at Risk for Obesity
Study uses fMRI brain scans to document relationship between neural activity and risk for obesity

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - August 17, 2017
Higher Rural Suicide Rates Driven by Use of Guns
Rural suicide rates in Maryland, 35 percent higher than urban rates, can be traced to significantly higher use of firearms in rural areas

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 14, 2017
Brain Scan Study Adds to Evidence That Lower Brain Serotonin Levels are Linked to Dementia
Results suggest serotonin loss may be a key player in cognitive decline, not just a side-effect of Alzheimer’s disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine - July 10, 2017
On-Site Ecstasy Pill-Testing Services May Reduce User Risks at Concerts and Raves
Study also shows that so-called purer form of MDMA called Molly rarely is

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 12, 2017
Study Calls for Use of Better Outcome Measures in Clinical Trials for Fragile X Syndrome and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Johns Hopkins Medicine - May 8, 2017
James Potash Named Henry Phipps Professor and Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health – March 22,, 2017
Loss of Spouse or Partner to Suicide Linked to Physical, Mental Disorders
Large-scale study finds many risks may persist five years out

Johns Hopkins Medicine – March 14, 2017
Low Levels of ‘Anti-Anxiety’ Hormone Linked to Postpartum Depression
Effect measured in women already diagnosed with mood disorders

Johns Hopkins Medicine – February 2, 2017
Study Affirms That Cocaine Makes Users More Likely To Risk Unsafe Sex
Results reinforce need to provide condoms to drug users, researchers say


Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 30, 2016
Researchers Urge Caution around Psilocybin Use

Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 12, 2016
Researchers Identify Mental Health Screening Tools, Barriers for Latino Children

Johns Hopkins Medicine – December 1, 2016
Hallucinogenic Drug Psilocybin Eases Existential Anxiety in People With Life-Threatening Cancer
In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin — the active compound in hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine – November 29, 2016
Evidence of Brain Injury Found in Young NFL Players
In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a control group of men without a history of concussion.

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 15, 2016
Study Finds 1 in 3 Former ICU Patients Shows Symptoms of Depression

Johns Hokins Medicine – July 20, 2016
Infections, Antibiotic Use Linked to Manic Episodes in People with Serious Mental Illness

Johns Hopkins Medicine – June 27, 2016
Gene Hunters Find Rare Inherited Mutations Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 20, 2016
Long-Term Opioids May Not Be Best Pain Management Option for All Sickle Cell Patients
Small study shows some on opioids reported more pain, fatigue

Johns Hopkins Medicine – May 4, 2016
Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness
Candida infections also more common among those with memory loss

Johns Hopkins Medicine – April 20, 2016
Patients at High Risk for Psychiatric Symptoms After a Stay in the Intensive Care Unit

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 19, 2016
New Evidence in Mice That Cocaine Makes Brain Cells Cannibalize Themselves
Compound counteracts the process

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 12, 2016
New Type of Antidepressant Found to Act Quickly in Mice
Compound already tested in humans for other purposes and found nontoxic


Johns Hopkins Medicine – October 12, 2015
Lithium Safe, Effective for Children with Bipolar Disorder
Study in young patients confirms value of short-term use; results on long-term use forthcoming

Johns Hopkins Medicine – September 9, 2015
Study with ‘Never-Smokers’ Sheds Light on the Earliest Stages of Nicotine Dependence
Research examines vulnerability to nicotine addiction among nonusers

Johns Hopkins Medicine – August 20, 2015
Study Documents Extent of Unexpected Sexual Consequences for Young Women Who Drink Alcohol 
Could lead to interventions that encourage safer behaviors in young women and men

Johns Hopkins Medicine - July 9, 2015
Faster Weight Gain Can Be Safe For Hospitalized Anorexia Patients
Johns Hopkins Medicine study challenges current standard recommendations

Johns Hopkins Medicine - July 7, 2015
Stress-Coping Strategy and Mom’s Stress Levels During Pregnancy May Determine Anorexia Susceptibility in Rats

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 23, 2015
Medical Marijuana 'Edibles Mostly Mislabeled

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 8, 2015
Johns Hopkins' Geetha Jayaram Honored with Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award

Johns Hopkins Medicine  – May 27, 2015
Weak Electric Current to the Brain May Improve Thinking in People with Schizophrenia

Johns Hopkins Medicine – May 13, 2015
‘Extreme’ Exposure To Secondhand Cannabis Smoke Causes Mild Intoxication

Johns Hopkins Medicine – April 23, 2015
Children with ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows
Disordered eating pattern can lead to obesity, other health problems

Johns Hopkins Medicine – April 23, 2015
Strategy Found for Safely Prescribing Antidepressants to Children and Adolescents

Johns Hopkins Medicine – April 22, 2015
Kay Redfield Jamison Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Johns Hopkins Medicine – April 20, 2015
PTSD Common in ICU Survivors

Johns Hopkins University - March 11, 2015
Drug Restores Brain Function and Memory in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine  - March 9, 2015
Psychedelic Drug Use Could Reduce Psychological Distress, Suicidal Thinking

Johns Hopkins Medicine – January 26, 2015
Study of Former NFL Players Reveals Specifics of Concussive Brain Damage

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 7, 2015
Physical Recovery in Critically Ill Patients Can Predict Remission of General Anxiety and PTSD Symptoms


Algae in Your Throat? Scientist Discover Algae Virus in Humans
Johns Hopkins Children's Center - Online Release

September 11, 2014
Magic Mushrooms Help Longtime Smokers Quit
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Online Release

August 18, 2014
Stem Cells Reveal How Illness-Linked Genetic Variation Affects Neurons
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Online Release

July 30, 2014
A Blood Test for Suicide?
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Online Release

May 28, 2014
Steroids Prescribed in the ICU Linked to Delirium
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Online Release

May 13, 2014
Researchers Identify Genetic Marker Linked to OCD
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Online Release

March 31, 2014
Experimental Cancer Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Adolescent Mice
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Online release

February 18, 2014
Antidepressant Holds Promise in Treating Alzheimer's Agitation
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Online release

February 2, 2014
Experimental care program keeps people with dementia at home longer, study shows
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Online release

January 29, 2014
Less Than Half of Children Treated for Anxiety Achieve Long-Term Relief
Johns Hopkins Children Center - Online release