Biological Mechanism May Underly Link Between Anxiety and Alcohol
Friday, March 07, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Individuals with an anxiety disorder commonly struggle with alcohol addiction as well, and researchers have long suggested that the anti-anxiety effects of alcohol mo... more


Schizophrenia Drug Maker Faces First Jury Trial in
Thursday, March 06, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Schizophrenia

Update, 3-27-2008The Alaska trial against Eli Lilly's schizophrenia drug Zyprexa has been settled for 15 million dollars. While this is some relief to the state, which contends that the company do... more


Military's Mental Health Report Stresses Need for Continued Improvement
Thursday, March 06, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

According to information released today from a military report on mental health, troop morale among soldiers in Iraq improved slightly over the past year. Despite this fact, the report has a... more


More Senior Citizens Seeking Treatment for Addiction
Thursday, March 06, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is often thought of as a disease limited to the young and, in rare cases, the middle-aged. But, as the New York Times reported today, an increasing number of senior... more


Prescription Drug Abuse Continues To Rise
Thursday, March 06, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

International polling and research trends all seem to point in the same direction: rates of illegal drug use and abuse have not seen any significant increases in the last decade and, in many cases, nu... more


Boys May be More Swayed by Marijuana Trends
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

The Monitoring the Future study, a yearly survey of approximately 50,000 high-school students, continues to yield valuable insights into the drug habits of our nationís youth. The March issue of Preve... more


Study Expands on Association Between PTSD and Substance Abuse
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

For individuals struggling with substance abuse, successful treatment is crucial to improving their daily functioning and satisfaction. For many, however, substance abuse is only part of the overall p... more


Study: ADHD Stimulants Do Not Influence Drug Abuse
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The impulsivity, compromised social skills and communicative difficulties characterizing severe ADHD unquestionably leave its victims more susceptible to eventual abuse and addiction to various drugs... more


UPDATED: McCain Defies Medical Consensus Over Auti
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

3/5/08 Update: Asked about autism again at an event yesterday, Sen. McCain did not continue to draw the connection between the disorder and vaccine preservatives, but instead stressed the need for con... more


Gene Variants Linked to Anxiety
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

Following a study in this monthís Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital may be a step closer to understanding how anxiety can be passed down through families.... more


Effexor's Replacement Approved by FDA
Monday, March 03, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Medication Info

Now that Wyeth Pharmaceutical's patent for the antidepressant Effexor is running out, the company is in the awkward position of having to argue that there is something better out there. And th... more


Research Explores Link Between Anorexia and Suicide
Monday, March 03, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Anorexia has been called the deadliest of psychiatric disorders, both because of the serious health problems created by starvation and because of the high suicide rate associated with th... more


Neurofeedback Exercise Improves Autistic Symptoms
Monday, March 03, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

Autism would most likely prove a far more manageable condition without the impulsive, uncontrollable behaviors and problematic communication skills exhibited by so many affected patients. Whil... more


AADT Session Wrap-Up
Monday, March 03, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

Magically Delicious: Breakfast Keeps Teens Lean - A study of teens in Minnesota found that those who ate breakfast were on average five pounds lighter than their breakfast-skipping peers. This co... more


Study Examines Antipsychotic Treatments for Children and Teens With Schizophrenia
Friday, February 29, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Schizophrenia

Treatment of adolescents with schizophrenia can be challenging, especially if symptoms do not improve from treatment with the antipsychotic medications typically used in initial treatment ... more


Brain-Shape Abnormality Tied to Schizophrenia
Friday, February 29, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Schizophrenia

The relatives of schizophrenics, even those raised in another household, are more likely to develop schizophrenia, a fact that strongly suggests at least some genetic component to the disease. Even ... more


Heart Drug Helps With Cocaine Addiction
Friday, February 29, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Cocaine hijacks the reward system of the brain in order to induce craving for the drug. Scientists have been trying to understand exactly how it does this, and the general consensus has been that it m... more


Drug Courts Gain in Popularity
Friday, February 29, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Research has effectively discredited the belief that drug addiction is proof of a weak will. Repeated studies illuminate the ways in which illicit drug abuse changes the nature of our neurology an... more


Therapy Plus Medication Benefits Teens with Treatment-resistant Depression
Thursday, February 28, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

Successful treatment is key to helping those with depression live satisfying lives, but treatment does not always rapidly alleviate symptoms. In a recent study, a team of researchers, led by Dr. David... more


Antidepressants Not Significantly Better Than Placebo for Some Patients
Thursday, February 28, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

Millions of Americans take SSRI antidepressants to balance their emotions. Profits are high, and pharmaceutical companies have every reason to emphasize positive studies and bury negative results. U... more


Group Therapy Program May Benefit Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

Borderline personality disorder (BPD), which is characterized by difficulty regulating emotions and behaviors, can disrupt all aspects of life. Mood swings, turbulent relationships, impulsiveness, and... more


Potential Biomarkers Found for Bipolar Disorder
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatry has markedly matured as a science over the past decade with advances in brain-imaging technology and evidence-based practices. However, the validity of psychiatric diagnoses are sometim... more


Poor Treatment Outcome For Depressed Patients May Stem From Coexisting Anxiety
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

Clinically significant anxiety accompanies depression in about half of patients with major depressive disorder, and treatment for these patients may be more difficult due to ... more


Small Cigars Are Big Sellers
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

The concerted PR and legislative campaigns against cigarettes are working. Cities around the world have recognized the danger of cigarettes, and enacted special taxes and laws as strong as public bans... more


New Schizophrenia Drugs Will Target Glutamate
Monday, February 25, 2008 By BlogMeister
Category: Schizophrenia

While antipsychotics can greatly improve the lives of people with schizophrenia, the side effects that often accompany these medications can complicate treatment. Faced with ... more


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