AADT's Session Wrap-Up
> 11/5/2007 10:10:43 AM

We covered a number of important topics last week including: web-based depression treatment, suicide risks for soldiers, and concerns about the effects of casino gaming. Our Session Wrap-Up has a number of stories that made headlines last week but haven't graced our space thus far. Make sure you catch up below:

Memory-sustaining Enzyme May Help Treat PTSD, Cognitive Decline - Working with rats, researchers believe they have identified an enzyme that is critical to the retention of memories, and future study will focus on developing therapies that target this enzyme to treat disorders like PTSD or loss of memory functioning.

Older, Abstinent Alcoholics Show Intact Brain Function - Long term alcohol abuse can do significant damage to cognitive function, but new work published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research shows that similarly long term abstinence can erase may of the deficits.

Screen Violence Tied to Boys’ Aggression: Study - As we’ve discussed in the past, TV violence is not for children, and new research has found that boys are especially susceptible to negative outcomes from viewing violence at early ages.

Autism Stereotypes “Are Damaging” - A survey in Great Britain reveals the effects that pervasive and harmful misconceptions about autism have on individuals and families affected by the disorder.

Almost $17.5 Million Awarded to Help Homeless Individuals and Families - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration nine grants to local organizations working to fight homelessness by targeting those with psychiatric conditions and substance abuse problems.

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