Senator Looks to Help Others by Sharing His Experience with Suicide
Friday, May 05, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Mood Issues (Depression, Anxiety, etc.)

Three years after his sonís suicide at 21, Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-Oregon) has published a book and co-sponsored Congressional legislation with the ultimate goal of helping to prevent suc... more


Battling PTSD in the Wake of Disaster
Friday, May 05, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Stress

September 11th was, in many ways, a moment like any before in the history of the U.S.  Because of this, there were many issues that were not understood in terms of dealing with the tragedy.... more


Alcohol Industry Profits Widely from Underage Drinking
Friday, May 05, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Parenting

The volume of alcohol sales to minors is much greater than previously estimated, a new study reports. Researchers at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia† ... more


Alcohol Industry Profits Widely from Underage Drinking
Friday, May 05, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

The volume of alcohol sales to minors is much greater than previously estimated, a new study reports. Researchers at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia† ... more


Suspicious Accident Blamed on Sleeping Pills
Friday, May 05, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

There's been a lot of discussion lately about the need to "clean up Washington," well, last night may have provided exhibit A. Sometime around 2:45am Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D - R.I.) was involved ... more


Feeling the Heat, Soda Manufacturers Pull Products from Schools
Thursday, May 04, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Eating Healthy/ Eating Disorders

Push looks like it is finally coming to shove and under intense pressure from many angles, soda manufacturers are voluntarily pulling their sugary, calorie laden drinks from schools nationwide, the Wa... more


Feeling the Heat, Soda Manufacturers Pull Products from Schools
Thursday, May 04, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Push looks like it is finally coming to shove and under intense pressure from many angles, soda manufacturers are voluntarily pulling their sugary, calorie laden drinks from schools nationwide, the Wa... more


Boomers Struggle With Drug Addiction
Wednesday, May 03, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

The cover of the most recent Psychiatric Times prominently declares: "Drug Abuse Hitting Middle-aged More Than Gen-Xers." The article dives in from the get go:Drug abusers today are more likely to be... more


Grand Rounds is Up
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

This week's Grand Rounds has been posted at Polite Dissent. The host, Scott, somehow manages to combine medicine, politics and comics, and he does so without making it seem unusual or out of place. ... more


Some Interesting Info on Autism Spectrum Disorder
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

There have been a couple of interesting items to float through cyberspace recently that relate to autism and autism spectrum disorder. On the heals of Autism Awareness Month, there has been some real... more


VA Receiving More Positive Marks
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Stress

A recent Akron Beacon Journal article highlights the positive steps that the Veterans Administration has taken to ameliorate many of the mental health issues involved with returning from active duty. ... more


VA Receiving More Positive Marks
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 By Blog Master
Category: Adjusting Stateside

A recent Akron Beacon Journal article highlights the positive steps that the Veterans Administration has taken to ameliorate many of the mental health issues involved with returning from active duty. ... more


Cyber-Cheating, Etc.
Monday, May 01, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

As long as there have been relationships there has been infidelity. Over time, the shape that infidelity has taken has changed and evolved. Recently, much of this evolution has come in the form of... more


Self-Harm Websites May Have Adverse Effects
Monday, May 01, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

Self-injury among young people is hardly a new phenomenon. It often serves as a responsive method of suppressing emotional turmoil, and clinicians estimate that as many as two millio... more


New Scientist article on Obesity:Fatter America?
Saturday, April 29, 2006 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

US states grossly underestimate levels of obesityRoxanne KhamsiWidespread wishful thinking has left some US states with gross underestimates of their obesity rates, a new study suggests. ... more


Technology Takes Grieving Online
Friday, April 28, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

We have spent a fair amount of time discussing the unexpected negative issues involved with social networking sites like Myspace.com or Xanga.com. But as yesterday's NYT reports there are also unexpe... more


Loss and Grieving
Thursday, April 27, 2006 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Depression

Loss of a spouse has traditionally been considered a devastating event. New studies have shown that it may not be as terrible to cope with as originally thought. A recent study actually shows some v... more


Better Mental Health Tied to Satisfaction with Sexual Activity
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

New research that appears in this month's Obstetrics & Gynecology explores a topic that is rarely talked about: sexaul activity and function of middle-aged and older women. A team led by Dr. Ilana B.... more


The New Miracle Drug is upon us!!!!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Addiction

Thanks for the post Anonymous!Much like Prozac was heralded as the new miracle drug we now have Provigil. The previous article highlights what we here at Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments h... more


Grand Rounds!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

This week's edition of Grand Rounds is up over at the Health Business Blog. Dave did a great job in choosing some of his "Faves," so make sure you don't miss it. ... more


Smoking Ban Coming to Everywhere, USA
Monday, April 24, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

This AP lede says it all: LUVERNE, Ala. - If New York City can ban smoking in bars and restaurants, why not the town of Luverne?The story details how smoking bans have moved out of the realm of high p... more


Study Shows Kids Back Abusing Inhalants
Monday, April 24, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

A little while back we wrote of the re-emergence of inhalants in the news. Today, the Partnership for a Drug Free America reports that a new national survey found that 1 in 5 teenagers have abused in... more


Challenges in the treatment of PTSD
Saturday, April 22, 2006 By Dr. William Hapworth
Category: Trauma/PTSD

A recent article in the American Journal of Psychiatry highlights the issues that need addressing in the treatment of PTSD with Vets returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. The article by Ma... more


PTSD and the Challenges of Treatment
Saturday, April 22, 2006 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Stress

A recent article in the American Journal of Psychiatry highlights the issues that need addressing in the treatment of PTSD with Vets returning home from Afgha... more


Meth Prisons Aim to Fix Recidivism Problem
Friday, April 21, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

Newsweek reported this week on a new trend in corrections that has me cautiously optimistic for the first time in a while about the fight against methamphetamine. The concept is to build small prison... more


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