Archive for January, 2006

Possible Link between Virus and Obesity

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Study Strengthens Link between Virus and Weight Gain

Unlike some news outlets that are shortening this story down to “viruses cause obesity,” I appreciated Scientific …

Scientific brain linked to autism? Maybe, maybe not.

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Scientific brain linked to autism

I wish I had access to the full text of this article, because it looks like one of those articles …

Super Bowl Sunday and Domestic Violence

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Public Service Announcement: As another Super Bowl in the United States approaches this Sunday, it’s also a good time to revisit the myth that Super …

The Internet Brings People Together, Does Not Isolate

Monday, January 30th, 2006

There’s been some contradictory research as to whether the Internet is, on the whole, more socially isolating or more socially connecting. A previous study

New Book: Juvenile-Onset Schizophrenia

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

A new book has been published that is written more for mental health professionals, but may be of interest to family members who are interested …

Single workout can lift mood in depressed patients

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Single workout can lift mood in depressed patients

A single 30-minute walk on a treadmill can give a temporary emotional lift to patients diagnosed with …

Psychologists prescribe movies for self-help

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Helping Patients Help Themselves

Increasingly psychologists are extending the impact of their work by recommending self-help groups, books, movies and more. With insurers limiting the …

Depressing Results for Treatment of Depression

Friday, January 27th, 2006

In reviewing grant applications for the NIMH, you come across pretty stark reviews of the literature in terms of the efficacy of certain treatments for …

Judge rips state on care for mentally ill children

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Judge rips state on care for mentally ill children

It’s very sad that I live in what is perceived to be a very progressive state, …

Coping with Addictions

Friday, January 27th, 2006

“It’s easier to become abstinent from alcohol if you quit smoking at the same time.”

Mind and Sun: Shedding Light on Suicide and Schizophrenia

Friday, January 27th, 2006

More reasons to love and hate our favorite star. Sunlight is positively, if counterintuitively, linked to an increased risk of suicide, while too little sun …

Nicotine found to help symtoms of Schizophrenia

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Nicotine…
While only one in four Americans now light up, cigarette use hovers near 90 percent among schizophrenics. But for folks with this personality disorder, smoking …

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