Archive for February, 2007

Skills Program for Alcohol Problem

February 23rd, 2007
Heavy drinking is often seen as part and parcel of the college experience. The problem is addressed by university interventions that include alcohol policies and multifocal prevention strategies. A persistent question is which interventions can effectively reduce alcohol consumption. New research indicates ...

New Tool for Sexual Dysfunction

February 23rd, 2007
Researchers believe they have discovered a new method to measure levels of sexual arousal. Thermography, a technique that detects and measures variations in the heat emitted by various regions of the body shows promise as a diagnostic method to determine sexual health ...

New Guides for ADHD Meds

February 22nd, 2007
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The identification of medical and mental health risks from use of medications to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has stimulated the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to instruct manufactures to develop Patient Medication Guides. Patient ...

Traits Up Risk for Schizophrenia

February 22nd, 2007
Researchers have discovered abnormalities in eye movements and the inability to stay focused on a task can be used to identify people at risk for schizophrenia. In a study funded by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Mark ...

Normal Grief Emotions Clarified

February 21st, 2007
Distinguishing normal grief emotions from clinical depression and other mental health conditions is often a difficult task. While the stage theory of grief (disbelief, yearning, anger, depression and acceptance) is well known, a new study attempted to clarify and document the normal ...

A Personality for Alcohol Dependence

February 21st, 2007
The findings from a long-term project about alcoholism and individuals who are affected by a family history of the disease, suggests particular personality traits could eventually lead to alcohol dependency. Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia compared personality differences of individuals from ...

Stress Among Dementia Caregivers

February 21st, 2007
Female caregivers of spouses and parents with dementia face a daily battle to care for their loved ones as well as maintaining their own wellness. A new research study looks at individual traits that appear to provide protection against depression and other ...

A Genetic Test for Suicidal Tendency

February 20th, 2007
Researchers have discovered evidence that a genetic tendency toward suicide is linked to a particular area of the genome on chromosome 2. The finding by a Johns Hopkins-led study team supports two additional recent studies on the genetic link for attempted suicide. ...

Anxiety Can Cause Chronic Dizziness

February 20th, 2007
Living with chronic dizziness can be a taxing and exasperating endeavor as medical cures are often few and far between. However, discerning the source of the dizziness can give clinicians a 'heads up' toward development of abatement strategies. New research finds that chronic ...

“Sexualization” Harms Mental Health

February 20th, 2007
Media presentations of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media is harmful to girls' self-image and healthy development, asserts a new report by the American Psychological Association (APA). The provocative research included a study of published research ...