Archive for June, 2007

Portion Size Help Obese Control DM

June 27th, 2007
Two emerging epidemics, obesity and diabetes, threaten to influence the quality of life for many Americans. A new study suggests simple measures such as a plate and cereal bowl with markers for proper portion sizes can help obese patients with diabetes lose ...

Video Games No Addiction For Now

June 26th, 2007
Video game playing
As expected, the American Medical Association changed its mind and decided that they would not recommend that "video game addiction" be considered a serious mental disorder, similar to schizophrenia or depression. Instead, they recommended the issue be ...

Relationship Problems Under Treated for Individuals with Psychosis

June 26th, 2007
Two recent studies suggest psychosexual disorders and relationship problems are often not assessed or treated in people with psychoses. The finding comes despite previous research that found high levels of sexual dysfunction amongst psychiatric in-patients, and patients living in the community, who ...

Smoking May Complicate Alcohol Recovery

June 26th, 2007
For years researchers have noted the association between alcohol and smoking. In fact, smoking is tied to alcohol abuse as anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of individuals in North America who seek alcoholism treatment are also chronic smokers. New findings indicate ...

Domestic Violence Linked to Adolescent Behavior

June 26th, 2007
Violent behavior can be traced to the teenage years as researchers discover a strong association between teenage violence and domestic violence. Adolescents who engaged in violent behavior at a relatively steady rate through their teenage years and those whose violence began in their ...

Common Antidepressants Risk Osteoporosis

June 26th, 2007
Older Woman
Two new studies suggest commonly prescribed antidepressant medications up the risk of bone loss in older men and women. The class of antidepressant medications, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, include Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil. Selective serotonin ...

Physician Mental Health Prejudice

June 25th, 2007
A new United Kingdom study suggests people who are ill and have psychiatric disorders are not treated as effectively by doctors compared to those who have no mental health problems. The report by Alex Mitchell M.D., a consultant psychiatrist, and Darren Malone, ...

Gene Therapy Trial for Parkinson’s

June 25th, 2007
A new report in the journal Lancet evaluates the clinical efficacy of gene therapy for individuals with advanced stages of Parkinson's disease. Twelve patients received the novel intervention over the course of a three-year period. The patients, half of whom live on Long ...

Students Shun Mental Health Care

June 25th, 2007
Mental illness among college students appears to be rising yet more than half of students with significant symptoms of anxiety or depression do not seek help. A new study by University of Michigan researchers surveyed 2,785 students and found that despite availability of ...

IQ Differences Explained by Family Dynamics, Not Biology

June 23rd, 2007
Norway IQ Data
In one of the few large-scale studies to examine the weight of family effects on IQ, researchers in Norway found data to support that "social rank" -- or how children are raised and the roles they take ...