AADT Session Wrap-Up
> 2/25/2008 9:07:30 AM

Cold, Unfeeling Traits Linked to Distinctive Brain Pattern in Kids With Severe Conduct Problems - A study that will appear in the upcoming issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry examines a link between reduced amygdala response to distress cues and youths with callous, unemotional personality traits.

TV Ads in Spanish May Fuel Kid Obesity - Researchers from Johns Hopkins say that there is "solid evidence" that Spanish language ads airing on Spanish television stations in prime time are contributing to the rise in obesity among the youths of the Hispanic population in the U.S.

Cure the System, Treat the Patient - Neil Liebowitz, M.D., the director of the Connecticut Anxiety and Depression Treatment Center, argues for changes in the way that mental illness is treated at a systemic level in an editorial from the Hartford Courant.

Scans Reveal Faulty Wiring Caused By Missing Genes - Using a new scanning technique, scientists have identified more precisely the affected areas of the brain in Williams syndrome, a rare genetic abnormality.

Teens Who Watch Wrestling Take More Health Risks - Increased likeliness to take risks was correlated with teens who watched professional wrestling in a recent study, but researchers cautioned against drawing any distinct conclusions as no causation could be established in either direction.

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