Good News on the Antidepressant Front
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 By Blog Meister
Category: Mood Issues (Depression, Anxiety, etc.)

USA Today is reporting today that antidepressant prescriptions for children declined this year.  This news should encourage further cutbacks in unnecessary prescriptions because it shows that the... more


Suicidal ideation and the psychology that drives it.
Friday, December 23, 2005 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Depression

 I do not intend to discuss the studies about suicide that exist in brain imaging and cerebrospinal fluid depletion theories of serotonin et al the numerous “biological” studies that exist; I’l... more


My First Time...
Friday, December 23, 2005 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Stories

Were you scared? Nervous? Excited? Apprehensive? Eager? Was it an enjoyable or painful experience?  Did you feel the chemistry?  We’d like to hear about your experience from the first time y... more


Which is truth?
Thursday, December 22, 2005 By
Category:

There is no question that computers and the Internet are becoming integral parts of our lives.  However, how do we react when over 20 million adults in the United Sates view the Internet as an in... more


Latest NIDA Survey Reveals Landscape of Teen Drug Abuse and Addiction
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

This week the National Institute on Drug Abuse released the results of their annual Monitoring the Future survey.  Given every year to a representative sample of around 50,000 students in b... more


Latest NIDA Survey Reveals Landscape of Teen Drug Abuse and Addiction
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 By Blog Meister
Category: Adolesence

This week the National Institute on Drug Abuse released the results of their annual Monitoring the Future survey.  Given every year to a representative sample of around 50,000 students in both pu... more


Tuesday, December 20, 2005 By Blog Meister
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

An analysis of data from the 2003 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) found that  approximately 4.4 million children aged 4--17 years were reported to have a history of ADHD diagnosi... more


Depression and chronic illness
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 By
Category: Depression

A study in New Mexico found certain adverse health risk behaviors and health conditions are more common among persons with depression than among persons without depression, underscoring the ... more


Depression and Heart Disease
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 By
Category: Depression

Depression can strike anyone. However, research over the past two decades has shown that people with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression than otherwise healthy people, and converse... more


What You Need to Know About Youth Violence Prevention
Thursday, January 05, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Bullying/Victimization

The FactsONEThe youth violence epidemic of the early 1990s is not over. Confidential self-reports show that the numbers of young people involved in some violent behaviors remain at epidemic levels.TWO... more


Human Genomics, Psychiatry and Antidepressants.
Thursday, January 05, 2006 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Medication Info

One of the most difficult decisions in treating depressed patients is which antidepressant to choose. Even more complicated than this problem is what to do when a patient d... more


Patient Care vs. Customer Satisfaction
Wednesday, January 04, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Our Psychology

In an essay in yesterday's New York Times Health section, Dr. Richard Friedman examines the often tenuous relationship that doctors have with patients as both those in need of care and those who a... more


Racial Inequality in the Diagnosis, Treatment of ADHD
Tuesday, January 03, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The National Medical Association has passed a resolution acknowledging the profound impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on the African American community. "The prevalence of mental illn... more


The key to happiness . . . work?
Tuesday, January 03, 2006 By Blog Master
Category: Mood Changes (anxiety, depression, etc.)

The findings of a new study from Gothenburg University in Sweden.  Studying hundreds of interviews with individuals from around the world,the researchers, led by Dr. Bengt Bruelde, sought to find... more


Getting Back to Work to Fight That Holiday Depression
Tuesday, January 03, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

It was a wild and woolly week off for many workers around the world, but as they trudge back to the office today folks can take solace in the findings of a new study from Gothenburg Univer... more


New Report Finds High Incidence of Depression in Adolescents
Tuesday, January 03, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Adolesence

A report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that 9% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 had experienced one major depressive episode in the last ye... more


Racial Inequality in the Diagnosis, Treatment of ADHD
Monday, January 02, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The National Medical Association has passed a resolution acknowledging the profound impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on the African American community. "The prevalence of mental il... more


National Spotlight Turns to Depression Once Again
Monday, January 02, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: College Life

It's really tragic that it takes a high profile suicide or suicide attempt to really focus the nation's attention on something that is clearly a major health problem. As most of you have probably hear... more


More than just a Resolution
Friday, December 30, 2005 By
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

With the approaching New Year comes the tradition of the New Year’s Resolution.  Resolutions are good ideas in theory, they are a way for us to take stock, to reflect upon our lives and make a co... more


9 Percent of Adolescents Experienced a Major Depressive Episode in the Past Year, Survey Finds
Thursday, December 29, 2005 By Blog Meister
Category: Mood Issues (Depression, Anxiety, etc.)

About 2.2 million adolescents ages 12 to 17 (9 percent) experienced at least one major depressive episode in the past year. These adolescents were more than twice as likely to have used illicit drugs ... more


New Report Finds High Incidence of Depression in Adolescents
Thursday, December 29, 2005 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

A report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that 9% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 had experienced one major depressive episode in the last ye... more


Looking for the Roots of Prescription Drug Abuse
Thursday, December 29, 2005 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

The big winner in this year's Monitoring the Future report was prescription drugs. Abuse of prescription drugs saw gains in percentages in almost every year of student surveyed. And ever since the s... more


National Spotlight Turns to Depression Once Again
Thursday, December 29, 2005 By BlogMeister
Category: Depression

It's really tragic that it takes a high profile suicide or suicide attempt to really focus the nation's attention on something that is clearly a major health problem. As most of you have probably hea... more


Meth Addiction and Identity Theft, Just Like Rats and Garbage
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 By BlogMeister
Category: Addiction

We've written a fair amount about drug addiction here at Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments, notably, here, here and here.  But today the AP reported from a new angle on the growing... more


Good News on the Antidepressant Front
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 By BlogMeister
Category: Medication Info

USA Today is reporting today that antidepressant prescriptions for children declined this year.  This news should encourage further cutbacks in unnecessary prescriptions because it shows that the... more


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