AADT's Session Wrap-Up
> 6/18/2007 10:20:09 AM

Much of the health related news last week centered around new developments announced as part of Sleep 2007, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Last week we brought you stories about sleep and it's relationship to heart health, dreaming and suicide. But as you'll see in this week's Session Wrap-Up, Sleep 2007 provided a look into many other realms of sleep and mental health.

Going to Bed Late May Effect the Health, Academic Performance of College Students - This one may seem like a no-brainer, but college kids are notorious for not getting enough sleep, and anyone who knows a college student probably understands just what kind of drastic effect sleep can have on their day-to-day performance, especially on those Monday mornings.

Depression May Often Precede Anxiety - In an interesting new study that appeared in this month's Archives researchers found strong evidence that contradicts the commonly held belief that generalized anxiety often precedes depression, instead discovering that it is almost as likely that depression may precede anxiety.

Sleep-related Breathing Disorder Common Among Aggressive, Bullying Schoolchildren - Breathing problems during sleep, like snoring or sleep apnea, correlated strongly with aggressive behavior in elementary schoolchildren, but while it may provide respite in some cases, bullying has many causes and many potential solutions.

Indian Reservation Reeling in Wave of Youth Suicides and Attempts - Suicide rates for teens and young adults on Indian reservations have skyrocketed well above national averages, and tribal leaders are struggling for answers.

Wall Street's Profit Undertow: Drugs and Anxiety - For those on Wall Street, business has been booming, but the atmosphere of many investment banks leads to destructive lifestyles riddled with anxiety, stress and drug abuse.

Psychological Research in Virtual Worlds - Virtual realms like World of Warcraft's Azeroth or Second Life have provided psychologists and social scientists a new canvas and a new set of rules in exploring human interaction.

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