Archive for 2007

Care Management For Adult ADHD

December 18th, 2007
ManAn emerging opinion suggests adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) should not be downplayed or ignored as the disorder can significantly impact quality of life. To increase awareness of the disorder, a nationally recognized expert, Russell Barkley, Ph.D., ...

Trial of Omega-3’s for Depression

December 18th, 2007
Omega 3sResearchers plan to investigate the efficacy of two polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids for treatment of depression. The two fatty acids being studied -- docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) -- are found naturally in fish oil, ...

Therapy as First Line Treatment for Tics

December 17th, 2007
Young WomanAlthough pharmacology is often used as an initial method to improve psychological disorders ranging from attention hyperactivity/deficit disorder (ADHD) to bipolar disorder, a new review of the reported research indicates that behavioral programs and procedures can effectively ...

Serotonin Tied to Optimism

December 17th, 2007
MRI HeadAlthough an overly optimistic view of the future sometimes leads to underestimating risks and making unrealistic plans, "a moderate optimistic illusion" appears to be essential for maintaining motivation and good mental health. In a new study, National Institute ...

Fertility Issues Can Trigger Seasonal Blues

December 14th, 2007
coupleA new report finds cognitive or talk therapy is an effective modality for seasonal blues, especially among individuals experiencing fertility problems. The finding is salient as year end holiday blues can actually have physical effects on the body's ...

Women Face Increased Worksite Stress

December 14th, 2007
womanA new British study suggests team-working and other modern employment practices can put as much strain on a woman's family relationships as working an extra 120 hours a year. The study of the British workers finds that while British ...

Extended-Release Medication for Schizophrenia

December 13th, 2007
pillsA new study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a new psychotropic agent for the treatment of schizophrenia in a 6-week, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Although the trial was brief, and the sample size relatively small, the mechanism by ...

Gender-Specific Research On Mood Disorders

December 13th, 2007
womanWhile society often downplays a women's moodiness as related to their menstrual cycle, or conversely to menopause, mood disorders are a serious and pervasive health problem. Several large-scale population studies have found women are 1.5 to 3 times more ...

Green Tea May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

December 13th, 2007
green teaA new study suggests the health benefits from consumption of green tea may include the protection of brain cells. Researchers discovered green tea polyphenols, a group of naturally occurring chemical substances known to express antioxidant properties, aided ...

Does Time Slow Down in a Crisis?

December 12th, 2007
ClockIn the popular movie, The Matrix, hero Neo wins his battles when time slows in the simulated world. In the real world, accident victims often report a similar slowing as they slide unavoidably into disaster. But can humans ...