AADT's Session Wrap-Up
> 3/31/2008 8:10:04 AM

"Doonesbury" Cartoonist Gary Trudeau to Receive Yale Award for Raising Awareness About War-Related Mental Health - Doonesbury has provided a compassionate and humorous look at the experiences of soldiers and vets with PTSD. On April 5, Yale will honor Gary Trudeau with the annual Mental Health Research Advocacy Award for his work.

New Compound Identifies Alzheimer's Disease Brain Toxins, Study Shows - Researchers have developed a compound that binds to beta-amyloid plaque deposits associated with Alzheimer's disease. The compound could ultimately allow for earlier and more definitive diagnoses.

Cash-Rich Teens a Drugs Risk - Australian researchers have found that teens with more cash in their pockets are more likely to do drugs.

FDA Investigates Merck Drug-Suicide Link - Last week, the FDA announced that it will investigate claims of mood changes and suicidal behavior associated with the allergy and asthma drug Singulair. Patients who want to stop using Singulair should speak to their doctors, they stressed, and doctors should monitor patients taking the drug.

Obsessed (Agog, Beset, Consumed, Driven, etc.)
- In "The Man Who Made Lists," Joshua Kendall chronicles how Peter Mark Roget, the creator of the Thesaurus, made lists of words to cope with the his own mental illness and the mental health woes of his family.

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