Digging Deeper into the Question of Concussions
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

The National Football League must be sighing with relief now that pre-season games are underway and the league's on-field product can take some of the attention away from the troubling off-field devel... more


Hispanics Turn to Drugs After Assimilation
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Political demagogues often drum up opposition to Hispanic immigration by warning that many such immigrants will bring drug problems with them into America. It might seem logical to assume that recen... more


Dietary Training Might Work After All
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Eating Healthy/ Eating Disorders

In sharp contrast to the diminishing returns of the taxpayer-funded nutrition campaigns aimed at American pre-teens, a longitudinal Finnish study shows that early intervention can in fact lead to bet... more


Dietary Training Might Work After All
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

In sharp contrast to the diminishing returns of the taxpayer-funded nutrition campaigns aimed at American pre-teens, a longitudinal Finnish study shows that early intervention may indeed ... more


With Science Impuning Their Products' Value, Disney Goes on the Defensive
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Parenting

Baby Einstein, the purveyor of the eponymous children's educational products, may have finally met its "Unified Field Theory." In this case however, the failure is not so much a lack of theoretical kn... more


College Students Bias Psychological Research
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal reopened one of the more contentious debates about psychological research. This debate is not about any particular results or theories, but rather center... more


Year-Round School Yields Uncertain Benefits
Monday, August 13, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Classroom Issues

The year-round school debate has made its quiet way around the educational sphere for more than two decades, with proponents and detractors lining up to make their respective points at the end... more


Obesity Lowers Attendance Rates
Monday, August 13, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Eating Healthy/ Eating Disorders

In yet another unfortunate example of obesity's pervasive influence, statistics reveal that higher BMI numbers coincide with declining school attendance records. Notably overweight children are simpl... more


Obesity Lowers School Attendance Rates
Monday, August 13, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

In yet another unfortunate example of obesity's pervasive influence, statistics reveal that higher BMI numbers coincide with declining school attendance records. Notably overweight children ar... more


AADT's Session Wrap-Up
Monday, August 13, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

Last week, we covered a number of interesting reports and stories that examined age and gender differences when it comes to issues of mental health. We discussed the difference between late and early ... more


Justice System Inching Toward Empathy for Mentally Ill
Monday, August 13, 2007 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

Last week, Time shined its spotlight on the subject of mental illness and the criminal justice system. This is a topic that we've explored several times before, notably with the release of DOJ statist... more


Insight into Keeping Depressed Patients in Treatment
Friday, August 10, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

Antidepressant treatment has a high chance of eventually sending depression into remission, but many patients do not have the patience to wait for "eventually." More than one-fourth of patients drop... more


Tax Hikes Lead to Smoking Decline
Friday, August 10, 2007 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

Various doctors and scientists have opined for years on the best method to get people to quit smoking. It turns out that government may have had the answer all along. Research discussed in a USA Today... more


"Fat Hormone" Strikes Back
Friday, August 10, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

British researchers have again refined our understanding of the uncertain relationship between weight gain and the hormone leptin. By examining patients who suffer from an exceedingly ra... more


Alcohol Abuse Trends Vary by Gender
Thursday, August 09, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Excepting individuals who are in recovery from alcoholism or who abstain from drink for religious reasons, the majority of American adults (and adolescents) drink alcoholic beverages at least ... more


Researchers Find Correlation Between Breast Augmentation, Suicide
Thursday, August 09, 2007 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Depression

Plastic surgery is often portrayed as a vice of the vainglorious or rich and famous, but in reality there were over 1.9 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed last year. Statistics compiled by... more


Chat Room Therapy Proves Effective
Thursday, August 09, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

As Internet tools become increasingly more advanced and widespread, their potential for therapy becomes harder to overlook. We have covered successful employments of telepsychiatry as the sole method ... more


Research Explores Early, Late-Onset Autism
Wednesday, August 08, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Autism, Asperger's, PDD

Autism is very rarely diagnosed before the age of 3. But previous studies have suggested that it may, in fact, begin to manifest itself much earlier in some infants, and current research divides the c... more


Both Bully and Victim Suffer Later in Life
Wednesday, August 08, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

"Give me your lunch money; Iíll need it to pay for therapy later." Bullies have always stalked school hallways, but only recently are officials and parents realizing how harmful it can be for the well... more


Research Explores Early, Late-Onset Autism
Wednesday, August 08, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

Autism is very rarely diagnosed before the age of 3. But previous studies have suggested that it may, in fact, begin to manifest itself much earlier in some infants, and current research divid... more


Binge Drinking Preferences Defined by Age
Wednesday, August 08, 2007 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

It's become something of a trope in contemporary literature and film: a young teen sneaking his first drink from his father's liquor cabinet, grimacing mightily at the shocking taste of a liquid adult... more


Problems and Progress in Afghanistan
Tuesday, August 07, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Stress

We have closely covered damaging effects of post-traumatic stress disorder facing U.S. soldiers returning from the battlefield. Inadequate mental care has failed many of these veterans, and has done s... more


McDonald's Branding Makes Food More Tasty to Tots
Tuesday, August 07, 2007 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Parenting

Some sobering news arrived today for groups working to fight childhood obesity. By the age of three most children seem to have fully internalized the marketing messages of the world's largest fast foo... more


Chemical Realities of ADHD Become Clearer
Tuesday, August 07, 2007 By BlogMeister
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The neuro-chemical dopamine, an active agent in almost every mental illness, has been further implicated in facilitating the development of ADHD and the subsequent behaviors of tho... more


Autism Often More Challenging for Girls
Tuesday, August 07, 2007 By Blog Meister
Category: Autism, Asperger's, PDD

Autism, in its myriad forms, makes for a challenging diagnosis. The social and professional lives of those affected by even the more workable forms of the disorder will inevitably be compromised. Wh... more


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