TOL's Monday Session Wrap-Up
> 6/9/2008 10:27:40 AM

Some compelling and important links on behavioral fitness from last week:

Those With ADHD Do 1 Month's Less Work a Year - Examining data from surveys of workers in ten nations around the world, researchers from the Netherlands found that adults with ADHD  were far less productive in the quanity and quality of their work output.

Clinic Treats Mental Illness by Enlisting the Family - A specialized clinic at Manhattan's Beth Israel Medical Center uses a form of therapy developed at the University of Colorado that makes family members and close relations intimately involved in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Jonah Lehrer on Neurogenesis and Depression - On his blog the author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist talks about the evidence that illustrates the potential value in a new type of antidepressant that aims to reduce symptoms by increasing neurogenesis in the hippocampus.

Drug Shown to Curb Urge to Gamble - A double-blind placebo study found that the alcoholism treatment medication naltrexone was effective in reducing the urge to gamble in a group of compulsive gamblers.

Men and Women May Metabolize Fructose Differently - In a small study of how men and women process the simple sugar fructose, researchers discovered that women's bodies tended to handle high levels in more healthy ways, while men's bodies appeared to handle the sugar in a more harmful manner.


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