Vermont Town Tries New Solution to Curb Drunk Driving
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

Typically, there is a rise in drunk driving related fatalities around the holidays. People, even those who would usually never drink and drive, travel to spend time with loved ones and friends, have a... more


Janssen Invega Approved!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 20 -- The FDA today approved Invega (paliperidone) for treatment of acute schizophrenia. Althoughthe drug c... more


High Schoolers' Worst Nightmare a Powerful Brain Stimulator
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Speech & Language

Students doth protest reading Shakespeare too much, methinks, as new research from the University of Liverpool has shown that reading works of the Bard produces positive brain activity along the lines... more


Public Schools Look to Join in the Spotlight
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: College Life

Administrators at some public universities across the country are not content with being second tier, and major changes are underway to boost performance and attract more high-ranking high sch... more


High Schoolers' Worst Nightmare a Powerful Brain Stimulator
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Parenting

Students doth protest reading Shakespeare too much, methinks, as new research from the University of Liverpool has shown that reading works of the Bard produces positive brain activity along the lines... more


Female Service Members PTSD Linked to Sexual Trauma
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Stress

Dr. Diane Castillo, coordinator of the Women's Stress Disorder Treatment Team in the Albuquerque-based New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System, presented research at a psychiatric symposium spo... more


Young Adults Opting out of ADHD Treatment
Monday, December 18, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Millions of members of the so-called "ADD Generation," or those who came of age during the explosion of ADHD diagnoses and medications occurring over the last fifteen years, are now reaching adultho... more


Young Adults Opting out of ADHD Treatment
Monday, December 18, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Millions of members of the so-called "ADD Generation," or those who came of age during the explosion of ADHD diagnoses and medications occurring over the last fifteen years, are now reaching adult... more


NIDA Head Tackles Addiction
Monday, December 18, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

For their final issue of the year, entitled "Who's Next?," Newsweek profiled a number of personalities to watch in 2007. Individuals were selected from various fields. For the representative from the ... more


Classroom Simulator Training Gains Ground
Monday, December 18, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Behavior/Conduct Disorders

The idea of new teachers honing their student management skills in front of a flat screen filled with virtual schoolkids seems like a stretch, but such technology is gaining credibility as a viabl... more


Public or Private? College Applicants Consider the
Friday, December 15, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Parenting

Everyone involved in any way with the college application process knows that rising prices show no sign of slowing down. Despite the fact that student aid has increased at a level exceeding that of ... more


Panel Outlines Radical Overhaul of American Education
Friday, December 15, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Classroom Issues

Most with a cursory knowledge of America's place in the global economy realize that we are in the midst of an expanding labor crisis: outsourcing and globalization, far from political buzzwords, a... more


FDA Set to Add to Antidepressant Warnings, Allow Emotion to Sway Policy
Thursday, December 14, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Depression

It seems all but a certainty that the FDA will proceed forward with its plan to add to the existing black box warning on SSRI class antidepressants. After hearing testimony and deliberating yesterday,... more


Grand Rounds, Vol. 3 No. 12
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

We've been blogging in earnest for quite a while now. While it seems much more recently, it was six months and over 400 posts ago that we last hosted Grand Rounds. It's surprising how much has chang... more


Students with Mental Illness Face Unique Challenges on Campus
Monday, December 11, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Bipolar Disorder

The transitions between adolescence and adulthood, living at home and working toward independence, pose extreme challenges for every incoming college student. But these issues only further compoun... more


Sleep Problems Hamper Recovery From Alcoholism
Monday, December 11, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Sleep disorders are but one of the many physical ailments resulting from dependence on and abuse of alcohol. By disrupting the brain's chemical functions, excessive amounts of alcohol can irrepa... more


New Mothers Much More Susceptible to Mental Illness
Friday, December 08, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

Beyond the well-publicized post-partum depression phenomenon, recent mothers are exponentially more likely than others to suffer from bouts of severe mental illness. A new study, performed in ... more


Students with Mental Illness Face Unique Challenges on Campus
Friday, December 08, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: College Life

The transitions between adolescence and adulthood, living at home and working toward independence, pose extreme challenges for every incoming college student. But these issues only further compo... more


Grand Rounds Reminder
Friday, December 08, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

We just wanted to remind all those medical bloggers and appreciators of medical blogging out there that Grand Rounds, the weekly round-up of the best med-blogging on the web, will be appearing in ... more


OTC Drug Abuse Soaring, New Study Says. History May Provide Another Lesson
Friday, December 08, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Parenting

Information published in the December issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that teens in California have been abusing over-the-counter cough medications in increasingly la... more


Insurance Parity Legislation Passes Important Vote in Ohio Senate
Thursday, December 07, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

This week, the Ohio State Senate passed a powerful bill that would ensure parity of coverage for mental health claims to those with health insurance in the state. Passing by a wide margin of 26 5, t... more


OTC Drug Abuse Soaring, New Study Says. History May Provide Another Lesson
Wednesday, December 06, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

Information published in the December issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that teens in California have been abusing over-the-counter cough medications in increasingly la... more


New PSA Campaign Begins with Focus on Younger Americans
Tuesday, December 05, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

A new $1 million public service campaign sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration began running spots on both television and radio today. The new campaign, entitled "... more


Grand Rounds Returns!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

This week's edition of Grand Rounds has been posted at The Antidote. There's a whole slew of great medical writing to check out, so be sure to stop by. We're also happy to announce that next week G... more


Advertising Again Under Scrutiny Regarding Children's Health
Monday, December 04, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Parenting

The U.S.'s largest organization dedicated to children's health, the American Academy of Pediatricians, has taken off the gloves in a new policy statement regarding advertising to children. Much of the... more


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