Obesity Survey Proves Denial Not Just a River in Egypt
Thursday, August 03, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

According to the AP's story today, a Michagan based research company that contracts with the federal government as well as a couple dozen states, released survey results that show that more than 75% o... more


Symptoms of Nicotine Addiction Begin Long Before Dependency
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Despite its widely documented status as the number one cause of preventable death worldwide, fifty million Americans smoke cigarettes regularly, and most begin before age eighteen. A common perc... more


Symptoms of Nicotine Addiction Begin Long Before Dependency
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Adolesence

Despite its widely documented status as the number one cause of preventable death worldwide, fifty million Americans smoke cigarettes regularly, and most begin before age eighteen. A common perc... more


First Hard Evidence Found of Neuropsychological Effects of Deployment in Iraq
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Stress

Ever since the current war in Iraq began over three years ago, there has been much discussion and debate about the mental health effects of prolonged combat. While reports have centered on post traum... more


Measuring Brain Activity Can Help Predict Antidepressant Success Rates
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

In a clinical study published in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers at UCLA found that measuring brain activity before placing patients on an antidepressant regimen can help ... more


Body Dysmorphic Disorder and the Cult of Celebrity
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

In a medical setting, be it primary care providerís office, hospital ER or therapist session, diagnosing body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can often be tricky. While the disease may be just as or more p... more


Online Programs Help Parents Regulate Children's Diets
Monday, July 31, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Eating Healthy/ Eating Disorders

In another update in the ongoing battle between parents and bad nutrition, Newsweek reports on a new phenomenon adopted by some school cafeterias: an online pre-paid food plan that lets parents ... more


Yates Verdict Brings Attention to Postpartum Depression and Psychosis
Monday, July 31, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

The story of Andrea Yates, the Texas mother who drowned her five children in the family bathtub, captivated and horrified the country for more than five years. Initially convicted of murd... more


Larger Packages Mean Heavier Snacking for Students
Monday, July 31, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Eating Healthy/ Eating Disorders

In a telling study on the psychology of consumption, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania confirmed an unfortunate side-effect of our quick-fix society: larger portions, regardless of nut... more


Studying the Rules of Consumption
Monday, July 31, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Two stories today highlight groups who are learning about the way Americans consume. The first centers on Andrew Geier, a Ph.D. candidate in the Psychology Department at the University of Pennsylvani... more


Graduating Seniors Encouraged to Look For Reliable, Less Expensive Alternatives
Monday, July 31, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: College Life

The United States is home to more high-school seniors today than at any previous point in its history, and many are advised to navigate an increasingly competitive coll... more


Does Arts Education Improve Literacy?
Friday, July 28, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Assessment & Evaluation

A recently published study of a longtime education project organized by New York's Guggenheim Museum reports that children called upon to create, analyze and discuss works of art displayed i... more


Super Foods List
Friday, July 28, 2006 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Most Americans do not receive balanced nutrition from the foods they consume every day. Protein/vitamin supplements are not a sufficient substitute for the healing substances present in the fresh frui... more


Young Men's Lifestyle Choices Contribute to Early Death Rates
Friday, July 28, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

After analyzing the rates and causes of death among young men in 44 countries, researchers in England concluded that risky, preventable behaviors help elevate their mortality rates to levels far abo... more


Bizarre Addiction Confounded Docs
Friday, July 28, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

Huffing and its associated dangers are nothing new to medical practitioners, but a recent case in France had doctors scratching their heads. According to the BBC, twin French teens, 18, had to be hos... more


Roommates Can Drive You Crazy, But They May Also Save Your Life
Thursday, July 27, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Stress

Most people, if asked, would admit that their roommates, live-in partners or spouses can be a source of no small amount of grief. Whether it's cleaning up the bathroom or taking out the trash, there ... more


State Educators Receive Failing Marks From Feds
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category:

Not one state fulfilled all requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act in the 2005-6 academic year, and several may begin to lose federal funding if they do not quickly comply. The ultimate... more


Distractions Have Concrete Effect on Learning
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

Every time you sit down to learn something new, you are using one of two parts of your brain. The first, the medial temporal lobe system, engages when we do something called declarative learning, or ... more


AA and Twelve Step Programs should Play an Integral Role in Treating Addicts
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Addiction

Writing for the Cochrane Library, a group of medical study reviewers have concluded that Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs are no more effective than other types of intervention at... more


Kids Experience High Stress Levels Too
Monday, July 24, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

Every parent wants to raise a productive, socially engaged and well-rounded child. But how much responsibility is too much, and when should parents relax the strict scheduling of their children's li... more


Rationing TV Time Works Wonders For Overweight Kids
Monday, July 24, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

Common sense reasons that physical inactivity, coupled with hours spent in front of the tv screen with sugary beverages and snacks, contributes to obesity in children. A controlled study in the July... more


Rationing TV Time Works Wonders For Overweight Kids
Monday, July 24, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Parenting

Common sense reasons that physical inactivity, coupled with hours spent in front of the tv screen with sugary beverages and snacks, contributes to obesity in children. A controlled study in the Ju... more


NIDA Unveils Landmark Report on Prison and Drug Addiction
Monday, July 24, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

Today, the AP has reported, the National Institute on Drug Abuse released an immensely important guide on drug abuse treatment in a punishment setting. The report uses 13 guidelines (found after the ... more


Kids Experience High Stress Levels Too
Monday, July 24, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category:

Every parent wants to raise a productive, socially engaged and well-rounded child. But how much responsibility is too much, and when should parents relax the strict scheduling of their children'... more


Problem Children Often Develop Personality Disorders
Monday, July 24, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

A recent article in Psychiatric Times reports, unsurprisingly, that decades of study on childhood behavioral disorders have reached a near-unanimous conclusion: adolescent psychiatric patients who ... more


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