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


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


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