Archive for January, 2007

Antipsychotic Med Aids Autism Disorder

January 31st, 2007
A drug commonly used to control symptoms of schizophrenia may also help mitigate behaviors found in autism. Researchers reviewed three randomized, placebo-controlled studies that used Risperidone to treat behaviors found in autism spectrum disorder. The review found Risperidone provided clinical benefits for ...

Discrimination in Heart Trials Hinders Care

January 31st, 2007
Despite the outcry that women are a discriminated class in regards to clinical research, the behavior appears to persist, at least according to a current study on heart disease. Specialists believe the research shortcomings may hinder care as findings over the past ...

Seizures Linked to Psychiatric Disorders

January 31st, 2007
The relationship between epilepsy, depression and anxiety has been documented over the years. Now, a new study provides a better understanding of why this occurs and suggests the characteristics of the seizure activity may predict the development of psychiatric symptoms. Individuals experiencing ...

Psychotherapy Needs after Heart Surgery

January 31st, 2007
Modern medicine sustains life for many who only a few years ago would have died. In some cases, the intervention may not be curative, rather life sustaining. For survivors living with a congenital heart defect, a new study reports psychological therapy for ...

Informed Patients Have Better Outcomes

January 30th, 2007
Test anxiety is more than a student worrying about an upcoming examination as the angst accompanying an upcoming medical test may continue even after the test returns with a 'normal' result. A new study finds that giving patients prior information about diagnostic ...

Genes Influence Relationship Satisfaction

January 30th, 2007
The unraveling of the human genome has spanned a new appreciation for our myriad hardwired genetic influences. Provocative new research expands the genetic predilections to include a new domain –- the selection of a partner for a relationship and the obtainment ...

How Mental Factors Up Risk of Heart Disease

January 30th, 2007
Over the past two decades numerous studies have found an association between particular psychosocial characteristics and the development of cardiovascular disease. New research has discovered how factors such as cynical distrust, chronic stress and depression may influence the development of cardiovascular disease. ...

Therapy Helps Tinnitus Sufferers

January 30th, 2007
A new study has found that cognitive behavioral therapy enhances the quality of life for individuals who suffer from the chronic condition tinnitus. Tinnitus is a sensation of ringing or other noise when there is no external cause for the sound. CBT ...

Study on Fear Sheds Light on Anxiety

January 29th, 2007
An interesting study has found that a particular part of the brain's cortex controls learned but not instinctual fear responses. The results suggest that hyperactivity in a region of the prefrontal cortex might contribute to disorders of learned fear in humans, ...

Parkinson’s on the Rise

January 29th, 2007
A new study highlights the impending healthcare challenges for economically developing nations. Ironically, economic growth transcends to improved life spans which bring a new threat -- chronic illness. As an example, the number of individuals with Parkinson's disease in 15 of the ...