Archive for June, 2004

PTSD May Raise Physical Woes in Women

Monday, June 28th, 2004

For many women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), declines in mental and physical health too often go hand-in-hand, researchers report.

“Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with …

In young women, depression can mean literal heartbreak

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Young women with a history of depression are twice as likely to have the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that raise the risk of …

Most Americans List Lack of Insurance Coverage & Cost as Top Reasons For Not Seeking Mental Health Services

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Most Americans List Lack of Insurance Coverage & Cost as Top Reasons For Not Seeking Mental Health Services
Insurance coverage problems and costs supplant stigma …

Paxil Said Ineffective for Depressed Kids

Monday, June 21st, 2004

GlaxoSmithKline PLC, which is being sued for allegedly concealing negative information on the effects of its Paxil anti-depressant on children, admitted this week that …

Summer’s Here, Naturally…

Monday, June 21st, 2004

So, given that summer’s here, school’s out and everyone is hopefully doing fun, cool stuff instead of boring, indoor stuff, well, you’ll notice the updates …

Helping homeless children: a good start

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

Community leaders, children’s advocates, caregivers and scores of children descended on AutoZone Park last week to observe Early Childhood Day in Memphis and Shelby County. …

Sex Therapy On Call (and Online!)

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

“For Michael and others who are uncomfortable discussing sexual issues face-to-face, distance sex therapy, as it’s known, is providing a new option. Its practitioners …

FDA Panel Backs Implant To Counter Depression (Despite Lousy Science)

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

“A surgical implant that stimulates the brain should get government approval to treat chronic depression, an expert panel of federal experts said yesterday — marking …

More Faculty ‘Kick the Lecture Habit’ in Favor of Case Studies Method

Monday, June 14th, 2004

Want to make college science faculty really nervous? Tell them to stop lecturing and start telling stories, instead.

That’s the advice that science faculty hear

New bills fill prescription for a turf war

Sunday, June 13th, 2004

Across the country, psychiatrists and psychologists are engaged in a bruising battle. Two professions normally focused on respecting emotions and listening are instead hurling barbs, …

Health lobby blocks mental health parity

Friday, June 11th, 2004

Aided by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, insurance companies successfully have blocked legislation to make them provide equal coverage for mental and physical illnesses if their …

The funny odds of online dating

Friday, June 11th, 2004

While the Internet has arguably increased the chances of meeting potential mates, it carries its own share of heartbreak and growing complaints about false profiles, …

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