Bill Aims for Nationwide Depression Network
Sunday, November 01, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

A new bipartisan bill sponsored by five prominent American senators aims to establish national "centers of excellence" for the study and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder and to... more

Smoking Bans Reduce Heart Disease Rates
Sunday, October 25, 2009 By editor
Category: Our Stories

The concept of banning cigarettes in nearly all public places is still new to many Americans. Most of the country's largest urban areas have effectively banned smoking in bars, restaurants and n... more

Telephone Treatment Follow-Ups Effective
Sunday, October 18, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Those concerned about the cost of mental health treatment plans should take note: a new study concludes that subjects under standard depression treatment regimens who also participated in a telephon... more

Autism Statistics Rising
Monday, October 12, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

Nearly all nationwide news outlets carried the claim that more than 1% of American children may now be diagnosed with one or more Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) - and that this number is a 60% i... more

Some May Outgrow Bipolar Disorder
Sunday, October 11, 2009 By editor
Category: Bipolar Disorder

  Encouraging research implies that bipolar disorder, a common and chronically disruptive mental illness, may not be a lifelong condition after all. Bipolar subjects display a considerable ra... more

Football Dementia Link Confirmed
Friday, October 02, 2009 By editor
Category: Our Stories

Most who follow American football have heard of the supposed link between NFL careers, head trauma, and cognitive disorders. Repeated studies have connected the dots, and we've t... more

Sleep Loss Accelerates Alzheimer's
Sunday, September 27, 2009 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Alzheimer's doesn't just cause sleep problems. It may begin with them. Neurologists studying mice that had been engineered to develop the condition found that those in which they induced chron... more

Suicidal Behaviors More Common Than Thought
Saturday, September 19, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

The fact that some 32,000 Americans commit suicide each year is a terrible tragedy. Unfortunately, related statistics reveal an even larger problem. Every year 1.1 million Americans attemp... more

Neurological Test Speeds Depression Treatment
Thursday, September 17, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

A new neurological test promises to fast-track the antidepressant treatment experience for millions of affected subjects. Choosing the most effective antidepressant medications is often a painful... more

Obesity: Diet More Important Than Genes
Friday, September 11, 2009 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

It's true that some individuals carry a genetic predisposition toward weight problems. But their diets wield far greater influence on their ultimate health status - despite the widespread desire for a... more

Alzheimer's Linked to Inflammation
Thursday, September 10, 2009 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

  In the largest related finding to date, researchers in two independent studies have identified a total of three genetic immune-system risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. These studies esti... more

First US Web Addiction Center Opens
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 By editor
Category: Addiction

The concept of internet addiction as a diagnosable disorder continues to gain traction as the world wide web becomes an ever-more integrated part of our daily lives. In the wake of government-spon... more

Are Antidepressants OK During Pregnancy?
Friday, September 04, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Many pregnant women take significant steps to ensure the health of their children, foregoing behaviors like drinking and smoking that have proven damaging to developing fetuses. Psychiatric medication... more

Prescription Med "Sharing" Common For Teens
Friday, August 28, 2009 By editor
Category: Medication Info

  The most significant trend in teen drug use doesn't concern street hybrids or designer club drugs but FDA-approved prescription meds. A number of reports published over the last few years na... more

Economic Troubles Fuel Depression
Thursday, August 27, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

  We all saw it coming. In the midst of the worst financial crisis in nearly a century, an increasing number of Americans now report symptoms of severe depression. Those whose finances have&nb... more

Army Begins Mental Health Campaign
Sunday, August 23, 2009 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Responding to several years of reports on widespread mental health issues within their ranks, the U.S. Army has begun to implement a comprehensive program designed to create more emotionally resilie... more

Web Films Fight Schizophrenia Bias
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 By editor
Category: Schizophrenia

  A British mental health advocacy group called Time to Change followed recent trends in viral film marketing to create a series of shorts designed to counter a societal bias against the mentall... more

Smoking Does Not Relieve Stress
Sunday, August 16, 2009 By editor
Category: Stress

A new report gives lie to a classic pro-smoking argument: cigarettes help an anxious smoker relax. 47% of those polled in a recent British survey claimed not to enjoy the physical act but named its ... more

Multiple Disorders Raise Suicide Risk
Thursday, August 13, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Depression has long been the prime suspect in cases of suicidal behavior, but a new study implies that many mental illnesses contribute to the risk of suicide and self-harm and that impulsive beh... more

Combination Therapy Better for Psychosis
Sunday, August 09, 2009 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Treatment for severe recurring disorders like psychotic depression often proves ineffective and facilitates side effects bad enough to nearly match those of the disorder itself, with extreme weight ga... more

Can Depression Affect Preschoolers?
Thursday, August 06, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Treatment rates for depression have doubled in this country over the past ten years, and with millions on antidepressants a disturbing question was bound to come up at some point: can the disorder a... more

Study Considers Stimulant Meds and Sudden Death
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 By editor
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

New research sponsored by the FDA and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reinforces the severe side effects that may affect children medicated for ADHD. In some rare cases, the most popu... more

Creativity, Schizophrenia Linked by a Gene
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 By editor
Category: Schizophrenia

The "terminally tortured artist" cliche, long a staple of stage and screen, may have some basis in scientific reality. A Hungarian research team examined a specific and surprisingly comm... more

Family History Predicts Depression Levels
Sunday, July 12, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

A new report provides a more detailed picture of depression’s genetic influence. Observers long ago noted that individuals whose immediate family had an abnormally high instance of mental il... more

Stress Inoculation Hypothesis Finds Support
Wednesday, July 08, 2009 By editor
Category: Stress

It may seem counterintuitive, but the stress inoculation hypothesis proposes that moderate stress can sometimes protect against extreme stress. Previous work with primates found that brief intermitten... more

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