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Archive for 2008

Substance Use and Mental Disorders Intertwined

December 18th, 2008
Substance Use and Mental Disorders IntertwinedTwo new studies in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry have found that multilevel integration is needed for mental health and substance use services to adequately address the needs of people diagnosed with co-occurring ...

Emotional Connections Change With Aging

December 18th, 2008
Emotional Connections Change With AgingNeuroscientists from Duke University have discovered that older people use their brains differently than younger people when it comes to storing memories, particularly those associated with negative emotions. The study, which will appear ...

Brain Response Similar for Reward and Stress

December 17th, 2008
Rewarding and stressful signals don't seem to have much in common. But new research on diseases ranging from drug addiction to anxiety disorders finds that the brain's reward and stress signaling circuits are intertwined in complex ways. Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have ...

Genetic Link to Borderline Personality Disorder

December 17th, 2008
While sometimes under the radar screen, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition more common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and is estimated to affect 2 percent of the population. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and Dutch team ...

Aging Mellows Negative Memories

December 17th, 2008
New research discovers there is a scientific reason why older people tend to see the past through rose-colored glasses. A University of Alberta medical researcher, in collaboration with colleagues at Duke University, identified brain activity that causes older adults to remember fewer ...

Concern Over Child Mental Health Needs

December 17th, 2008
Adolescence is a time of life often fraught with physical, mental and emotional challenges. These are particularly difficult periods for many parents who may look to their child’s primary care physician for guidance and assistance with getting treatment if needed. ...

Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

December 16th, 2008
Behavioral Therapy for Eating DisordersUK researchers have developed a new form of psychotherapy that has the potential to treat more than eight out of ten cases of eating disorders in adults. This new "enhanced" form of ...

Music Therapy Relieves Health Anxiety

December 16th, 2008
Music Therapy Relieves Cancer AnxietyAn innovative program from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center uses music therapy to help heal patients’ spirits as well as their bodies. As an example, one day Gisele ...

High Blood Pressure Clouds Thinking

December 16th, 2008
High Blood Pressure Clouds ThinkingA new study from North Carolina State University shows that increased blood pressure in older adults is directly related to decreased cognitive functioning, particularly among seniors with already high blood pressure. This means that ...

Depression and Anxiety Stress the Heart

December 16th, 2008
Depression and Anxiety Stress the HeartAlthough depression and anxiety are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, new research suggests mental stressors may also contribute to adoption of health behaviors that exacerbate cardiac risk. Research published in the Journal of ...