Major Ups and Downs: Bipolar Disorder Brings Extre
Monday, June 07, 2010 By editor
Category: Bipolar Disorder

Most people feel happy and energized on some days and less so on others. But if these mood changes last for a week or more and are severe—making it hard for you to sleep, stay focused or go to w... more


Dads get the baby blues too
Thursday, June 03, 2010 By editor
Category:

  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a link between depressive symptoms in fathers occurring concurrently with postpartum depression in mothers.  Read ... more


Physical signs of stress
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 By editor
Category:

Everybody knows that stress can manifest itself physically - the commonly associated dreaded stress ulcer.  However, it can show up in more mundane, but still uncomfortable ways, such as IBS or s... more


Power of Positive Psychology
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 By editor
Category: Stress

  The University of Pennsylvania psychology professor Marty Seligman is the pioneer in the field of positive psychology, which in the past few years has been gaining popularity.  It ... more


Roundup: Inhalers for Autism, Teen Moods & Weight
Sunday, February 28, 2010 By editor
Category: Our Stories

Mild autism might be best treated by inhaler. A hormone known to promote matronly bonding appears to help some kids with high-functioning autism to better interact with teachers, parents and peers. ... more


Antidepressants' Chemical Processes Uncovered
Sunday, February 28, 2010 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Australian researchers have observed the chemical processes facilitated by certain anti-depressant medications on the cellular level for the first time, recording these interactions with an unpreced... more


Roundup: Deadly Obesity, Energy Drinks & Alcohol
Sunday, February 21, 2010 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Yet another report on PTSD among military veterans notes that, despite recent spikes in diagnosis rates, most affected soldiers aren't getting the care they need. In fact, fewer than 10% of newly... more


DSM-V Proposals Spur Controversy
Sunday, February 21, 2010 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Chronic binge eating could soon become a diagnosable psychiatric disorder—and Asperger's Syndrome might disappear altogether. The American Psychiatric Association recently released a list ... more


Psych News Roundup: Autism, Web Addiction, Obesity
Sunday, February 07, 2010 By editor
Category: Our Stories

The famed British medical journal Lancet officially retracted what may be the most contentious study in its recent history. The 1998 report that initially linked the development of autism to h... more


Parity Act Requires Equal Mental Health Coverage
Saturday, February 06, 2010 By editor
Category: Our Stories

Three government departments recently worked together to devise a new system of mental and behavioral health insurance regulations that have garnered the support of the country's largest associated ... more


Psychotherapy Better Than CBT Or Meds Alone
Sunday, January 31, 2010 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Much of the public believes that psychodynamic personal therapy is less scientific than practices centered on medication or behavioral treatments because it hasn't been supported by clinical researc... more


Depression Costly For Employers
Monday, January 25, 2010 By editor
Category: Depression

We're well aware that depression can seriously compromise one's productivity and that only successful treatment plans can reverse that trend. A new study, however, concludes that depression has a gr... more


Opioid Overdoses Rising
Saturday, January 23, 2010 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Subjects who take prescription opioids for pain relief are overdosing and dying at rates that have grown high enough to raise serious public health concerns. Contrary to popular belief, very few of ... more


Popular Antidepressants' Efficiency Questioned
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 By editor
Category: Medication Info

  A report casting doubt on the effectiveness of popular antidepressant meds for subjects with moderate symptoms has sparked debate in the mental health community. Some parties have cited the ... more


Ginko Boloba Doesn't Affect Cognitive Health
Monday, January 11, 2010 By editor
Category: Medication Info

      Longstanding claims that the herbal supplement ginko boloba helps to preserve cognitive health have been seriously disputed by a 6-year research project.  A coal... more


Video Games May Bring Cognitive Benefits
Sunday, January 10, 2010 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

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Drug Treatment Meds Also Work For Gamblers
Saturday, December 26, 2009 By editor
Category: Addiction

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Art Can Improve Mental Health
Sunday, December 20, 2009 By editor
Category: Our Stories

A new Norwegian study seems to further confirm the long-held belief that pursuing creative hobbies like music, painting, and dance (or simply enjoying art in the company of others) can drastically i... more


Most Antidepressants Miss Crucial Protein
Sunday, December 13, 2009 By editor
Category: Medication Info

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Alternative Autism Treatments Unproven, Unsafe
Sunday, December 06, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

Parents frustrated by a lack of results under standard autism treatment plans are turning, in larger numbers, toward alternative "cures" that have never been tested on humans in clinical set... more


Depression As Dangerous As Smoking?
Friday, December 04, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Chronic depression can become a very physical disorder - it often disrupts sleep patterns, discourages active lifestyles, and weakens the immune system, leaving the body more vulnerable to... more


Unstable Relationships Raise Teen Depression Risk
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

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Autism Training Programs Help Parents
Sunday, November 29, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

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Synthetic Marijuana Proposed for PTSD
Monday, November 09, 2009 By editor
Category: Stress

Israeli researchers have raised the sure-to-be-controversial possibility that marijuana, or elements derived from it, could serve as part of a successful PTSD treatment plan.   Students at th... more


Antipsychotics Tied to Weight Gain in Kids
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 By editor
Category: Medication Info

    The unpredictable and potentially devastating nature of psychotic disorders makes regular medication a necessity. While personal and cognitive behavioral therapy plans may provi... more


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