Mental Disorders in Youth
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 By editor

About half of American children and teenagers who have certain mental disorders don’t receive professional services, according to a new study. Researchers interviewed over 3,000 children and ad... more

Early Treatment Decisions Crucial for Teens
Monday, June 21, 2010 By editor
Category: Depression

Early Treatment Decisions Crucial for Teens with Treatment-resistant Depression An early response to second-course treatment is associated with greater likelihood of remission among teens with hard-t... more

Life Changes After Cancer
Thursday, June 17, 2010 By editor

Many people who’ve survived cancer are living longer lives, thanks to better diagnostic tests and treatments. But life after cancer can bring its own challenges. “Many cancer survivors loo... more

Things Forgotten: Simple Lapse or Serious Problem?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 By editor

Chances are you’ve walked into a room and forgotten why you went there. And misplaced your keys or eyeglasses at least a few times. Many people worry about these memory lapses. They fear they&rs... more

Strike a Chord for Health
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 By editor

Music Matters for Body and Mind Music can lift you up. It can bring tears to your eyes. It can help you relax or make you get up and dance. You probably hear it several times a day—on the radi... more

Fit Teens Succeed as Adults
Monday, June 14, 2010 By editor

Teens who are physically fit are more likely than other teens to achieve later success at college and work, a new study suggests. Teen fitness was also linked to a higher IQ. Scientists looked at ove... more

College Students and Alcohol Abuse: New Resources
Thursday, June 10, 2010 By editor
Category: Addiction

Research funded by the NIH's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that over a recent seven-year stretch, alcohol-related deaths among U.S. college students, as well as heav... more

How Light Boosts Migraine Pain
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 By editor

Light can make migraine pain worse. A new study of blind patients may help explain why. The finding could eventually lead to better treatments. More than 1 in 10 people nationwide get recurring migra... more

Resting May Boost Memory
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 By editor

Your memories may grow stronger when you take a break to rest, a new study suggests. The finding could have important implications for how students study and how people can best learn new things. Lon... more

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

  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

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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