Low Childhood IQ Raises Risk of Mental Disorders
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 By editor
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Video Therapy Compared to Office Visits
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Head trauma can damage any number of mental functions, but the amazing adaptability of our brains means that therapy and practice can often restore what was lost. Dr. Richard Goldstein had a hunch tha... more


Effects of ADHD Stimulants on Kids Still Uncertain
Thursday, November 20, 2008 By editor
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

New research appears to contradict the popular perception that the powerful stimulants currently prescribed to treat ADHD pose developmental risks to children and adolescents. The issue will undoubted... more


Ginkgo Biloba and Growth Hormone Disappoint
Thursday, November 20, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

As Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) research progresses, promising treatment methods surface periodically to give older generations hope. While it would be a much greater pleasure to report on a miracul... more


Gulf War Syndrome Is Not A Mental Illness
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

The fact that thousands of American military men and women who’d served in Operation Desert Storm suffered from similarly debilitating neurological symptoms in the years following their return i... more


PTSD Heightens Post-Heart Event Mortality Rates
Thursday, November 13, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

Post-traumatic stress does not only stem from personal tragedies, accidents and natural disasters. PTSD may also emerge after one’s body undergoes a great physical strain like that caused by &ld... more


Autistic Symptoms Visible In Infant Play Patterns
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

An intriguing new study claims that clear behavioral symptoms of autistic spectrum disorders may be detected within a child’s first year of life and that they may be personified by the most inno... more


Depression, Anxiety Linked to Pre-Term Delivery
Friday, November 07, 2008 By editor
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Nearly every expectant mother subject to the stresses and hormonal changes of pregnancy will go through a period of ultra-sensitive emotions, expectations and anxieties. Mental health conditions in ne... more


Combination Treatments Effective For Anxious Teen
Thursday, November 06, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

TOL maintains a healthy skepticism regarding the medication of young children and its untested effects on their neurological development. But a large-scale, government-sponsored National Institute of ... more


Caffeine Impairs Fetal Growth
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

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Experts: Restrict Off-Label Prescriptions
Thursday, October 30, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

The act of recommending certain medications for uses other than those for which they've been approved by the FDA is a longstanding practice. Doctors may, working from their own experience, prescribe d... more


More Bad News On Chantix
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Pfizer’s purported anti-smoking wonder drug Chantix continues to draw fire from medical professionals and non-profit patient advocacy groups as the FDA considers revising their already-severe wa... more


Mind Slows as Neuron Sheaths Degrade
Saturday, October 25, 2008 By editor
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Overeating Resembles Drug Addiction
Friday, October 24, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Descriptions of overeaters as “food addicts” should no longer be treated as metaphor. A new study examining the patterns of compulsive consumption and its aftermath among the obese demonst... more


Education, Work May Reduce Alzheimer's Effects
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Alzheimer’s disease acts by diminishing or eliminating the millions of neuro-connections that make up our working minds. The process occurs gradually and its early symptoms may seem like nothing... more


Brain Scan Predicts Reaction to Antidepressant
Thursday, October 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

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Autistic Minds Work More Rationally
Thursday, October 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Unknowing observers often see autistic individuals as introverted, obsessive and “out of the loop” - as if living in their own self-made realities. But their minds actually play a far more... more


Psychotherapy Effective For Complex Mental Illness
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

  Psychotherapy has served as the source of many in-jokes and inspired at least one critically acclaimed television series (not to mention much of Woody Allen’s early career), but academic... more


Heart Patients Should Be Screened for Depression
Thursday, October 02, 2008 By editor
Category: Depression

The link between heart disease and depression grows more apparent with ongoing research. In its most recent press release, the American Heart Association recommends ongoing depression screenings for e... more


Nicotine Dependence in Non-Smoking Children
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 By editor
Category: Addiction

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Teen Neuroses Point Toward Chronic Anxiety
Thursday, September 25, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

A groundbreaking longitudinal anxiety study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health has already produced significant findings at its halfway point. The study, which has been running for f... more


Stress While Pregnant Impairs Language Development
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

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New Brain Protein Linked to Alzheimer's Risk
Thursday, September 18, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

The genetic nature of Alzheimer’s disease is well established. If your parents or siblings suffered from the condition, you are considerably more likely to fall under its influence. A new study ... more


Treadmill Desks Working Their Way Into Workplace
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

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New Antipsychotics No Better Than First Generation
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

The supposedly new and improved or “atypical” variations on popular antipsychotic drugs carried the weight of great expectations when they debuted in the 1990s. Unfortunately, a large-scal... more


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