Dr. Michael Mufson, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • psychiatry

Affiliation:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study.

    The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As the name implies, people ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most American servicewomen who are sexually assaulted don't seek health care right away, a new study suggests.

    Of more than 200 women who said they had been sexually assaulted while in the armed forces, fewer than one-third sought medical care after...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With food, seeing it is eating it, a new study suggests.

    People who keep food in plain sight around the house are more likely to be obese, researchers report, while low self-esteem is another risk factor.

    "Self-esteem is important becau...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heroin use rose among people who abuse prescription narcotic painkillers such as Oxycontin or Vicodin, a new study found.

    The most significant increase was a 75 percent jump in the number of white people using heroin in 2008 to 2011, researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests.

    And having a history of money problems might double the heart attack ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic women tend to exercise less and fret less about their weight than white women, and their heart disease risks are also lower, a new study suggests.

    Examining data from female employees of a Miami-based health system, researchers theori...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A comparison of three treatments for narcotic painkiller addiction found that patients given the medication buprenorphine in the emergency department do better than those given only referrals.

    Addiction to prescription narcotic painkillers such ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls on the milder end of the autism spectrum tend to be diagnosed at a later age than boys, possibly because their symptoms are less severe, a new study has found.

    Doctors diagnosed girls with Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being bullied as a child may take a larger toll on a young adult's mental health than being abused or neglected at home, a new study suggests.

    Kids who are the victims of bullies are more likely to experience anxiety, depression and to try to hu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have an increased risk for psychosomatic symptoms -- physical problems caused by mental distress -- if their parents separate or divorce, a new study suggests.

    Those who lived mostly with one parent due to a family breakup had the most ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bullied high school students have greater odds for depression and suicidal thoughts than others, and they're also more likely to take weapons to school, according to three new studies.

    "Teens can be the victim of face-t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows.

    "Self-poisoning in adolescence is a strong predictor of suicide and premature death in the ensuing decad...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds.

    Researchers led by Dr. John Hutton of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Self-control during childhood is associated with improved job opportunities later in life, a new study suggests.

    Kids who pay attention, stick with difficult tasks and refrain from behaving in impulsive or inappropriate ways are more likely to ho...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

    The study included nearly 400 white and black students in the Richmond County public school system in Georgia whose blo...Full Article