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Johns Hopkins Medicine – March 31, 2022
New Johns Hopkins Study Explores Relationship Between Psychedelics and Consciousness

Johns Hopkins Medicine – February 15, 2022
Psilocybin Treatment for Major Depression Effective for Up to a Year for Most Patients, Study Shows


Johns Hopkins Medicine - October 18, 2021
Johns Hopkins Medicine Receives First Federal Grant for Psychedelic Treatment Research in 50 years

Johns Hopkins Medicine - October 7, 2021
Amyloid Beta and Serotonin May Be Keys to Predicting Who Develops Late-Life Depression

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 8, 2021
To Prevent Suicides, Johns Hopkins Medicine Says, Know Warning Signs; Follow Tips

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 11, 2021
CBD Products May Help People with Epilepsy Better Tolerate Anti-Seizure Medications

Johns Hopkins Medicine - July 7, 2021
Gene Editing Therapy in Early Stages of Huntington’s Disease May Slow Down Symptom Progression, Mouse Study Shows

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 24, 2021
Deep Brain Stimulation for Treating Schizophrenia — Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Say It Works

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 16, 2021
COVID-19 Story Tip: Stressed about 'returning to normal'? Here are tips to ease into the transition

Johns Hopkins Medicine - May 4, 2021
Depression in Older Adults Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair Associated with Delirium After Surgery

Johns Hopkins Medicine - April 21, 2021
Johns Hopkins Medicine Mental Health Experts Available for Interviews Following Trial Verdict in Death of George Floyd

Johns Hopkins Medicine - April 7, 2021
Coping with Childhood Anxiety Amid Returning to the Classroom

Johns Hopkins Medicine - March 17, 2021
Addiction Treatment Centers Using Electronic Health Records Less and May Hinder Care

Johns Hopkins Medicine - March 3, 2021
People with Serious Mental Illness Not Likely to Receive Addiction Treatment

Johns Hopkins Medicine - February 9, 2021
How to Deal with Feelings of Guilt While Following Covid-19 Safety Measures

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 26, 2021
Study Shows Pandemic Stress Affects How Parents Feed Their Children

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 12, 2021
Johns Hopkins Expert Says Family Can Help Seniors Avoid Pandemic Mental Health Crises


Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 29, 2020
Racial Divide: Maryland Suicides During the Pandemic Halved in Whites, Doubled in Blacks

Johns Hopkins Medicine – November 4, 2020
Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin Relieves Major Depression, Study Shows

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 30, 2020
Study Explores Link Between Methamphetamine Use and Risky Sexual Behavior

Johns Hopkins Medicine – July 20, 2020
Traditional PTSD Therapy Doesn’t Trigger Drug Relapse

Johns Hopkins Medicine – June 18, 2020
What Motivates People To Use Psychedelics? New Criteria May Help Provide the Answer

Johns Hopkins Medicine – June 18, 2020
Intervention Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk in People with Serious Mental Illness

Johns Hopkins Medicine – June 18, 2020
Medical Cannabis Consumers Use Less Healthcare Resources and Report Better Quality Of Life

Johns Hopkins Medicine – June 11, 2020
Better Reading Proficiency Linked to Fewer Youth Homicides

Johns Hopkins Medicine – June 4, 2020
Psychedelic Drug Psilocybin Tamps Down Brain’s Ego Center

Johns Hopkins Medicine – April 20, 2020
Extra Payments Motivate Sobriety and Employment among People Recovering from Addiction

Johns Hopkins Medicine – February 10, 2020
Rifles and Shotguns Used More Often in Youth and Rural Suicides

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 29, 2020
Schizophrenia Is A Disease, Not An Extreme of Normal Variation


Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 11, 2019
Genetic Syndrome of Intellectual Disability Fixed in Mice Using Precision Epigenome Editing

Johns Hopkins Medicine - November 4, 2019
Some CBD Products May Yield Cannabis-Positive Urine Drug Tests

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - October 31, 2019
Screening Tool Administered in Pediatric ER Accurately Gauges Suicide Risk

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 4, 2019
Johns Hopkins Launches Center For Psychedelic Research
Researchers to use psychedelics to study the mind and identify therapies for diseases such as addiction, PTSD and Alzheimer’s

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 27, 2019
High Fat Diet During Pregnancy Slows Learning in Offspring, Rat Study Suggests

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 20, 2019
Deep Brain Stimulation Eases Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms by Boosting Dopamine

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 5, 2019
‘Stressors’ In Middle Age Linked To Cognitive Decline In Older Women

Johns Hopkins Medicine - July 31, 2019
Ketamine Isn’t an Opioid and Treats Depression in a Unique Way

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 27, 2019
Low-Carb ‘Keto’ Diet (‘Atkins-Style’) May Modestly Improve Cognition in Older Adults

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 24, 2019
Physical Evidence In The Brain for Types of Schizophrenia
Findings suggest a form of schizophrenia has more in common with neurodegenerative diseases than previously thought

Johns Hopkins Medicine – May 8, 2019
Broccoli Sprout Compound May Restore Brain Chemistry Imbalance Linked to Schizophrenia

Johns Hopkins Medicine - April 23, 2019
Experiences of ‘Ultimate Reality’ or ‘God’ Confer Lasting Benefits to Mental Health
The encounter experiences, whether spontaneous or originated by a psychedelic, resulted in similar positive impact

Johns Hopkins Medicine - April 22, 2019
Study Suggests Overdiagnosis of Schizophrenia
Reported symptoms of anxiety and hearing voices most common reasons for misdiagnosis by non-specialty physicians

Johns Hopkins Medicine - March 19, 2019
Measuring Differences in Brain Chemicals in People with Mild Memory Problems

Johns Hopkins Medicine - March 18, 2019
Fast-Acting Psychedelic Associated With Improvements In Depression/Anxiety

Johns Hopkins Medicine - February 25, 2019
Hip Fractures May be an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease for Older People

Johns Hopkins Medicine - February 7, 2019
Mouse Studies Advance Search for New Class of Antidepressants

Johns Hopkins Medicine - February 5, 2019
New Scan Technique Reveals Brain Inflammation Associated with Post-Treatment Lyme disease Syndrome

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - January 15, 2019
Fraction of U.S. Outpatient Treatment Centers Offer Medication for Opioid Addiction

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 9, 2019
Schizophrenia Linked with Abnormal Immune Response to Epstein-Barr Virus


Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 17, 2018
How Marijuana May Damage Teenage Brains in Study Using Genetically Vulnerable Mice

Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 4, 2018
Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking Cannabis For Infrequent Users

Johns Hopkins Medicine - November 27, 2018
Study Affirms Challenges in Managing Severe Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
Findings underscore need to find alternatives and supplements to opioids, researchers say

Johns Hopkins Medicine - November 2, 2018
4-Year Johns Hopkins Study Improves East Baltimore Health, Saves $113 Million
Accomplishments of federally funded pilot program published today in JAMA Network Open

Johns Hopkins Medicine - October 17, 2018
Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Not for Everyone
Patients with late-onset Alzheimer’s may show some long-term benefit, but none for early-onset

Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 26, 2018
Reclassification Recommendations for Drug in ‘Magic Mushrooms’
If phase III clinical trials are successful, researchers suggest categorizing the drug as schedule IV

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - September 6, 2018
More Daytime Sleepiness, More Alzheimer’s Disease?
Excessive daytime sleepiness linked with brain protein involved in memory-robbing disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine - August 13, 2018
Surprise Finding: For Very Sick Elderly, Lighter Sedation Won’t Drop Risk of Postoperative Delirium, Study Suggests
For healthier adults, however, deep sedation doubles risk for delirium after surgery

Johns Hopkins Medicine - July 18, 2018
Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 22, 2018
‘Depression Education’ Effective For Some Teens

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 16, 2018
Evening Hours May Pose Higher Risk for Overeating, Especially When Under Stress, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 3, 2018
Rare Forms of ‘Thunder’ Protein May Be Linked to Schizophrenia
Epilepsy drug reverses anti-social behaviors in mice with genes that produce variant proteins


Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 18, 2017
How Electroconvulsive Therapy Relieves Depression Per Animal Experiments

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

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