Archive for September, 2008

Prepare For College Mental Health Crisis

September 26th, 2008
studentAccording to experts, an estimated 15 percent of students experience some form of mental illness -- such as major depression --while in college. Many often struggle with where to get support. But a new study at the University ...

National Survey of Adults with ADHD

September 25th, 2008
manAccording to a national survey of over 1,000 adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ADHD significantly impacts many areas of their life. Respondents commented that the disorder impeded their ability to focus at work, as well ...

Are American Kids Overmedicated

September 25th, 2008
boyAccording to a new study, American children are approximately three times more likely to be prescribed psychotropic medication than children in Europe. The study, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, ...

“Next Generation” Depression Treatment

September 25th, 2008
moonIn preparation for advanced space travel scientists with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) are developing a software program can provide self-guided treatment for depression. Specifically, the interactive, multi-media program will assist astronauts in recognizing and ...

Physician Personality Influences Depression Dxs.

September 25th, 2008
doctorA new study suggests a physician's personality can affect how well they diagnose depression. The University of Rochester study found that individual traits influence how, or if, physician inquiries about patient mood. "Some doctors, due to their personal preferences, ...

Congress Passes Historic Mental Health Parity Bill

September 24th, 2008
CongressAfter over a decade of struggling and aborted attempts, Congress passed a bill yesterday that provides for equal treatment of mental health, alcohol and substance abuse disorders, ending a decades' long practice of discrimination against these concerns by ...

Asian Americans Shun Mental Health Care

September 24th, 2008
womanCompared with the overall population, few Asian-Americans seek treatment for mental health illnesses, according to a preliminary study. The study was conducted by the University of California-Davis’ Asian American Center on Disparities Research, which was established in 2007 ...

Family Members Experience PTSD

September 24th, 2008
manFamily members may experience post-traumatic stress as many as six months after a loved one's stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). The study, by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of California, San ...

CA Survivors Must Battle Stress

September 24th, 2008
womanResults from a large national study suggests long-term survivors of adult cancers are almost twice as likely to report psychological distress severe enough to cause moderate to serious problems functioning in social, work or school situations, compared to ...

Analyze Emotions From a Distance

September 24th, 2008
womanWhen you're upset or depressed, should you analyze your feelings to figure out what's wrong? Or should you just forget about it and move on? New research suggests a solution to these questions and to a related psychological paradox: ...