Archive for May, 2010

Daily Appreciation Helps Romance

May 25th, 2010
Daily Appreciation Helps RomanceIt really is the little things that can make a big difference in a relationship. A new article in Personal Relationships points the way to the methods of gratitude ...

Obese Teenage Girls Risk Depression

May 25th, 2010
Obese Teenage Girls Risk DepressionNew research suggests obesity is a risk factor for depressive symptoms among some adolescent girls. University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have found that obesity is a risk ...

Some Anxiety Meds Overprescribed

May 25th, 2010
Some Anxiety Meds OverprescribedA new study suggests that despite warnings, some drugs used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are still being used. According to researchers from the University of British Columbia, ...

Tai Chi for Mental Health

May 24th, 2010
Tai Chi for Mental HealthAn examination of 40 studies gives a modestly positive review on the use of tai chi, a low-impact martial art, for improving mental health. The technique has been ...

Aggression Modeled on Reality TV

May 24th, 2010
Aggression Modeled on Reality TV A new Brigham Young University study suggests television reality shows present a new level of aggression to vast audiences. Unfortunately, research suggest the meanness can rub off on ...

Mystery of Lithium Efficacy May Be Solved

May 24th, 2010
Mystery of Lithium Efficacy May Be SolvedFor over 50 years, lithium has been the preferred pharmaceutical intervention for bipolar disorder. Despite the effectiveness of the medication, knowledge of the actual mechanism by which lithium ...

Primary Care Physicians Need To Explain Depression

May 24th, 2010
Primary Care Physicians Need To Explain DepressionDepression is a unique illness. Frequently people are unable to describe their distress and individuals experiencing depression often do not realize that something is amiss. As a ...

Debate Over Change in Diagnostic Criteria for Pediatric Bipolar

May 20th, 2010
Debate Over Change in Diagnostic Criteria for Pediatric BipolarExperts believe a relabeling of the diagnosis of bipolar disorder will not reduce the rate of psychopharmacologic treatment. A commentary in the New England Journal of ...

New Look at Mental Disorders

May 20th, 2010
New Look at Mental DisordersPhysician experts are calling for a better appreciation of the genetic roots for many mental disorders. New research suggests disorders of brain circuits are likely caused by developmental ...

Depression in Young Children

May 20th, 2010
Depression in Young Children While childhood depression is a well-established diagnosis, research looking at depression in children younger than 6 years old is a relatively new field of study. A new ...