AADT's Session Wrap-Up
> 10/15/2007 9:31:14 AM

Last week we celebrated Mental Illness Awareness Week with several stories that examined the impact of schools and peers in relationship to drug use, performance, and behavioral health interventions. Here's a wrap-up of some of the other stories that made headlines last week:

Depression Linked to Neglect of Diabetes - Research published in Diabetes Care illustrates that the relationship between mild depression and depressive symptoms and adherence to diabetes treatment adherence is more complicated than originally thought.

Steroids: Not Just for Athletes - While the idea of steroid use brings to mind hulking athletes, a survey of anabolic steroid users found that the average was “Caucasian, highly-educated, gainfully employed professional approximately 30 years of age, who was earning an above-average income, was not active in organized sports, and whose use was motivated by increases in skeletal muscle mass, strength, and physical attractiveness.”

Tackling a $100 Billion Disease - With eyes on the ageing of the U.S. population, scientists are exploring many avenues to find treatments for the dementia associated with Alzheimer’s. Technology Review spoke with vice president of clinical neuroscience and ophthalmology at Merck, David Michelson, about what type of work is underway.

From Bullying Springs More Hate, Violence - As in past instances of school violence, bullying once again played a part in two incidents last week, and now schools and adults must begin to look for viable solutions to the problem.

A Wife’s Battle - Reporters at the Washington Post took a long look at one woman’s struggle to cope and hold her family together after the return of her husband from Iraq.

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