Dr. Michael Mufson, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • psychiatry

Affiliation:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A basic communication tool like email can help isolated older people combat loneliness and depression, a new study suggests.

    Surveys conducted between 2002 and 2008 found that far fewer retirees who said they used the Internet for communication...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be number

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with mild symptoms of mental decline may face a higher risk of dying earlier than those with no thinking or memory problems, new Mayo Clinic research suggests.

    Folks with mild impairment of memory or thought had an 80 percent higher de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows.

    "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making cr...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in brain connectivity may help explain the social impairments common in those who have autism spectrum disorders, new research suggests.

    The small study compared the brains of 25 teens with an autism spectrum disorder to those of 2...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans could help identify comatose patients who have the potential to wake up, a new study suggests.

    Bedside tests are currently the standard means of trying to assess whether or not a comatose person will make some form of recovery. But ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who occasionally smoke marijuana may be rewiring their brains, with their pot use causing structural changes to brain regions related to motivation, emotion and reward, a small study says.

    Recreational pot use by a small group of yo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is your spouse biting your head off at the end of a long day? It may be hunger more than anger that's fueling the bad mood, according to a new study that used voodoo dolls and air horns to test spousal aggression.

    For the research, 107 middle-age...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child's kindergarten, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that for men who become fathers in their 20s and live with their chil...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds.

    There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.

    "Men with eating disorders are underdiagnosed, undertreated and under-researched," write a team ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit develop depression that causes physical symptoms rather than the typical psychological signs, a new study finds.

    As a result, their condition may go undiagnosed and they may not get needed ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although sexual harassment is damaging for both men and women in the military, new research finds that military men have more trouble coping with it.

    Men who experience threatening sexual harassment might become more dis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments.

    Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hands-free cellphone use while driving is not risk-free driving, new research shows.

    Eighty percent of U.S. drivers think hands-free smartphones are safer than hand-held ones when they are behind the wheel, the National Safety Council found. Bu...Full Article