Dr. Michael Mufson, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • psychiatry

Affiliation:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even adults with depression are generally optimistic about the future, a new study shows.

    But that finding carries its own caveat, the researchers added.

    "It turns out that even clinically depressed individuals are also characterized by th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- October's shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert.

    People affected by seasonal affective disorder, also called SAD, may feel overly tired, lack motivation and even have t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests.

    Exposure therapy, as this approach is called, appears to help survivors struggling with prolonged grief better than another type of therapy al...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.

    Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advan...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family rejection could be potentially deadly for teens already at risk for suicide, a new study has found.

    When teens were followed six months after discharge from a psychiatric unit for attempting suicide, the majority of boys and girls reported ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Misery loves company, and apparently social media users are no exception.

    When people are feeling low, they're likely to try to make themselves feel better by searching social networking sites for people who are doing even worse, Ohio State Unive...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who chug lots of coffee may have their genetics to thank for their java cravings, a new study says.

    Researchers have linked six genes to a person's coffee consumption. All of the genes are related to the body's response to caffeine, accordin...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports.

    Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for abo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage/family Therapy:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When gays and lesbians have access to government-sanctioned marriage, or engage in highly committed "marriage-like" unions, their rates of break-up are the same as those of heterosexuals, a new study finds.

    The study was released Monday, coinciding...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health professionals treating a substance abuser with a severe mental illness often aren't sure which problem to tackle first to reduce the risk of violence.

    A new study suggests that treating substance abuse at the outse...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A researcher is reporting success in a small study of reversing memory problems associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease by using a complex program of lifestyle changes, supplements and hormones.

    Of the first 10 patients treated, nine repo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds.

    The study included 94 women and 13 men who were asked about the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mini-stroke may not cause lasting physical damage, but it could increase your risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests.

    Almost one-third of patients who suffered a mini-stroke -- known as a transient...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from heroin overdoses doubled from 2010 to 2012, U.S. federal health officials reported Thursday.

    The new report included data from 28 states that account for 56 percent of the U.S. population.

    This big increase in heroin-related d...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

    Tracking 800 women over nearly four decades, Swedish scientists found that those who we...Full Article