Archive for 2008

Sleep Disorder May Portend Neurological Disease

December 25th, 2008
People with a sleep disorder that causes them to kick or cry out during their sleep may be at greater risk of developing dementia or Parkinson's disease. The sleep disorder is called REM sleep behavior disorder. People with the disorder do not have ...

Identify and Treat Child Anxiety Disorders

December 25th, 2008
Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents should be recognized and treated to prevent educational underachievement and adult substance abuse, anxiety disorders and depression, says a nationally recognized child psychiatrist. In an editorial appearing in the Dec. 25 issue of New England Journal of ...

Kids Learn Social Skills Online

December 25th, 2008
Although many parents worry about the amount of time today’s kids spend texting, chatting, blogging, gaming and Facebooking, new research suggests parents should “chill out.” Rather than fear the time young people devote to technological pursuits, there are many reasons ...

Family Depression Has Lasting Effect on Teens

December 24th, 2008
A new paper finds another potential casualty of the economic recession. According to researchers, the country's economic crisis could have lasting effects on children from families that fall into poverty. Iowa State University scientists studied 485 Iowa adolescents over a 10-year period ...

Pets Relieve College Stress

December 24th, 2008
Research has already shown that pets can improve the quality of life for people who are aging or those who are chronically ill. Now, researchers at Ohio State University discover many college students may also benefit from owning a cat or a ...

Mental Health Care Is Price Sensitive

December 24th, 2008
A new study has found that more people who need mental health services will seek follow-up care -- if the price is right. Brown University researchers discovered that after an initial hospitalization, people who suffer from mental health disorders will pursue follow-up ...

New Insight on Parkinson’s

December 23rd, 2008
New Insight on Parkinson’sParkinson disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that impairs movement, balance, speech, and other functions. It is characterized by the loss of nerves in the brain that produce a substance known as dopamine. Although the loss ...

Mental Health Risks After Lost Pregnancy

December 23rd, 2008
Mental Health Risks After Lost PregnancyA new Australian study suggests drug and alcohol problems and psychiatric disorders are more likely in women who have had an abortion or miscarriage. Doctoral candidate Kaeleen Dingle, from the University ...

Managing Teen Sexual Risk

December 23rd, 2008
Manage Teen Sexual RiskAs every parent knows, some teenagers take more risks than others. As such, authorities sought to determine if youth involved with nonsexual risk behaviors were more likely to pursue risky sexual behaviors. Surprisingly, ...

Family Connection for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD

December 22nd, 2008
Family Connection for Depression, Anxiety, PTSDA new UCLA study of earthquake survivors has discovered that vulnerability to PTSD, anxiety and depression runs in families. Survivors of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes experience mental ...