An Injectable Neural Stimulation Electrode

February 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kip Ludwig holds syringe with injectrode
Neuromoduation, via electrical stimulation, is a technique for treating seizures, chronic pain, depression, and opioid [MORE]

Digitizing Mental Health

October 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smartphone psychiatry
In the “smartphone psychiatry movement,” typing speed, voice tone, and word choice can be “biomarkers” for suicide risk.  Such [MORE]

A Biomarker for Suicide

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Psychiatry scientists at Yale University have found that in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but not from major depressive [MORE]

Measuring Dopamine in Blood

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Point of care sensor measures dopamine
A blood test for depression is now conceivable based on a detector that researchers at [MORE]

Measuring Serotonin

July 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Only two things can really make you happy…..serotonin and dopamine….., so read a T-shirt at a neurobiology conference in Stockholm. [MORE]

Is Your Phone Smarter than Your Shrink?

October 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Does excessive cellphone use contribute to depression, or do depressed people simply use their phones more, constantly checking on emails, [MORE]

Blood Marker Test for Depression

December 2, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Here’s a piece that well illustrates Leroy Hood’s “4 P’s” of personalized medicine (i.e. personalized, predictive, preventative, participatory). Investigators at [MORE]


November 12, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Psychiatric researchers at the University of Zurich conducted a study which showed that tele-sessions were as good as or [MORE]

Telecounseling for Postpartum Depression

June 18, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

One of telemedicine’s strengths is in supporting patients with psychiatric problems—particularly for medication adherence.  But this piece reports findings [MORE]

The “Happiness” Peptide

April 16, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

It seems too simple that a single peptide could be the key to human happiness, but psychiatric researchers at [MORE]

A Stressometer on Your Wrist

February 26, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neumitra Stress Monitor
Psychiatrists know that unrelenting stress can have serious consequences, from depression and panic attacks to violence [MORE]

Loneliness as a “Co-Morbidity”

September 4, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Elderly Depression
According to a Harvard study, one in seven adult Americans living alone is at greater risk for cardiovascular [MORE]

An Accurate Blood Test for Depression

June 12, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ridge Diagnostics (San Diego, CA) has developed a panel of nine blood biomarkers that has a 90% sensitivity and [MORE]

An Ear Plug for Depression

February 21, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ear bud light
For good reason, the Finns know about seasonal affective disorders.  Their long, dark winters seem to create [MORE]