Archive for May, 2004

More Evidence That Alcoholism Runs in Families

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Researchers identify gene linked to alcohol dependency

A gene linked to alcohol dependency has been identified by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

They …

Paxil Helpful for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Friday, May 28th, 2004

A popular antidepressant, Paxil, significantly improves the overall well-being of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers report.

Paxil is also known as Seroxat, and …

Study: N.J. suicides outnumber homicides

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Nearly twice as many people kill themselves than are killed by others in New Jersey, according to a new study. The state Department of …

Too much testosterone blights social skills

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Levels of testosterone in the womb may have profound effects on a person’s social development. The findings might also explain why men are four …

Remembrance of smells past

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

Smells trigger memories but can memories trigger smell, and what does this imply for the way memories are stored? A UCL study of the …

New Theory Suggests People Are Attracted To Religion For 16 Reasons

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

People are not drawn to religion just because of a fear of death or any other single reason, according to a new comprehensive, psychological …

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

Court Backs Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law. Yay.

Children still get drugs for depression

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

The recent controversy over antidepressant use in children is not making psychiatrists prescribe the drugs less often, several area child and adolescent psychiatrists …

Jailing a mental patient can be expensive

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

Jailing a mental patient can be expensive. A single arrest may cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars while doing little to help the …

Behavior at Age 10 May Predict Later Depression

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

A child’s behavior during the preteen years may predict whether he or she will experience depression, violent behavior or social phobia as a young adult, …

Game for a Little Therapy?

Friday, May 21st, 2004

Picture this: You must climb a mountain to reach a temple. But to get there, you will need to make an ally of a magic …

The girl who can eat only chocolate

Friday, May 21st, 2004

A SCHOOLGIRL suffering from a rare form of autism has to have vitamins slipped into her drinks – because she can eat nothing but chocolate …

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