Nitrates in Food Linked to Alzheimer's & Diabetes
Wednesday, July 08, 2009 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

An elite team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health has released a report on degenerative diseases and the American diet that leaves no doubt about the importance of the things we... more

FDA Suicide Warnings For Anti-Smoking Drug
Sunday, July 05, 2009 By editor

In an unfortunate development for the anti-smoking pharmaceutical market, the FDA will now require manufacturers to add severe side-effect warnings to the packaging of two of the industry's most pop... more

Obesity Linked to Nervous System Gene
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Quite a few variables can lead to obesity: overeating, lack of exercise, blood sugar and metabolic problems caused by poor diet, etc. But genetics has long been seen to play a central role. A recent s... more

CBT Less Effective for Schizophrenia
Sunday, June 28, 2009 By editor
Category: Schizophrenia

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a finite treatment model that’s grown extremely popular due to its recognized success in treating various behavioral disorders. It’s been touted as a ... more

Depression May Speed Alzheimer's Onset
Thursday, June 25, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

In a report strengthening the connection between mood disorders, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, researchers found that depressed individuals who'd begun to experience cognitive decline progressed i... more

Parkinsonís Treated Over Internet
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

At the Presbyterian Home nursing home in upstate New York, the many elderly patients with Parkinson’s Disease had to travel 10 times a year to see movement disorder specialists. Tony Joseph, the... more

"Depression Gene" Less Influential Than Thought
Friday, June 19, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Genetics may play a smaller role in the depression equation than we've been led to believe. The influence of one particular gene that was long believed to be the most powerful inherited ment... more

More Mental Illness in China Uncovered
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 By editor
Category: Our Stories

Many researchers within the World Health Organization suspect that estimates of mental disorders in middle-income countries are too low. A new WHO study of China supports this by finding that 17.5% of... more

Online Depression Treatments Test Well
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Evidence continues to build in support of the online mental health treatment model. In the wake of a recent small-scale study noting the success of web-based CBT treatments for insomnia comes an even ... more

Antidepressants May Relieve Diabetic Symptoms
Thursday, June 11, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Depression and diabetes are two common conditions that do not resemble each other but appear to be inextricably linked. Type II diabetes, the variation largely blamed on poor lifestyle and dietary pra... more

Online CBT Treatment Plans Show Promise
Friday, June 05, 2009 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

  Clinical support for online treatment models takes a step forward with a new and encouraging study on the effectiveness of online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatments for chronic in... more

Popular Autism Drug Is Ineffective
Tuesday, June 02, 2009 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Clinical trials have proven popular SSRI antidepressant Celexa (Citalopram) ineffective for the treatment of autistic spectrum disorders. In keeping with the frustrations that continue to plague the s... more

College Depression Headlines Misleading
Monday, June 01, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

  Most American health news outlets have recently run stories revolving around a survey in which 85% of college students reported high stress in their daily lives and a near majority supposedl... more

Bullying Correlated With Higher Risk of Psychosis
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

School can be a dangerous place when bullies stalk the playground. The damage bullies inflict may go far beyond scrapes and soon-dried tears, according to a study by Dr. Andrea Schreier published this... more

Study Claims That Some Autistic Kids Can "Recover"
Monday, May 25, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

Is it true that some kids can “recover from autism?” The study behind that provocative headline will certainly draw attention from concerned quarters. It will probably not change the publi... more

Delayed Retirement May Postpone Dementia
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Clinical evidence continues to support the theory that elderly, dementia-prone individuals can delay the condition’s worst symptoms by maintaining active lifestyles. A small British study in... more

Drinking In Down Times Does Not Improve Depression
Sunday, May 17, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Alcohol is a common coping partner in times of distress, but a new behavioral study confirms what common sense assumes: the act of drinking to self-medicate is an inherited trait that does not amoun... more

New Genetic Autism Link Discovered
Thursday, May 07, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

The latest in a series of discoveries regarding the genetic roots of autism makes for another fascinating piece of the ASD (autistic spectrum disorders) puzzle. The numbers behind the report are impre... more

Alzheimer Memory Prioritization Problems
Thursday, May 07, 2009 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Last week, we discussed an eye-tracking test that could detect incipient dementia by assessing memory defects. Another new study, this time from the Washington University in St. Louis Alzheimer's Dise... more

Depression Can Increase Visceral Fat Levels
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 By editor
Category: Depression

Clinical evidence continues to reveal a close relationship between chronic depression and declining physical health, specifically that caused by increased body fat. A recent study found that levels of... more

Link Between Alcoholism and Impulsivity Is Genetic
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 By editor
Category: Addiction

Previous research found a strong correlation between impulsivity and alcohol abuse, but did not discern whether this link was caused by social factors, genetics, or chemical changes resulting from alc... more

Devices Help Autistic Kids Communicate
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

Nearly every young autistic child experiences trouble communicating his or her most basic desires at a time when the ability to tell one’s caregivers about pains, irritations and physical needs ... more

Online Drug Treatment Plans Show Promise
Thursday, April 23, 2009 By editor
Category: Addiction

According to a new Johns Hopkins study, online treatment programs for drug and alcohol abuse may be effective in the short term. Their numbers, in fact, rival or equal those of more traditional in-per... more

Autistic Savants More Common Than We Thought
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 By editor
Category: Parenting

Was da Vinci autistic? Van Gogh? Aristotle? We’ll never know for sure – and it matters little to the world today. But a recent research project confirms that autistic savants, or ASD indiv... more

Alzheimerís Predicted With Eye-Tracking
Monday, April 20, 2009 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Until recently, the only way to reliably predict Alzheimer’s Disease was to wait until the symptoms became tragically obvious. A new test, developed at Emory University’s Yerkes National P... more

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