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Archive for May, 2010

Bipolar Diagnosis Linked to Disability Payments?

May 20th, 2010
Bipolar Diagnosis Linked to Disability Payments?A provocative new study finds patients who were "overdiagnosed" with bipolar disorder were more likely to have received disability payments and for a longer period of ...

Abstract Thoughts Help Goal Attainment

May 19th, 2010
Abstract Thoughts Help Goal AttainmentA new study suggests people who focus on how to achieve a goal may have a harder time achieving their aims than people who think abstractly about why they want ...

Coping Strategies Help Mental, Harm Physical Health

May 19th, 2010
Coping Strategies Help Mental, Harm Physical HealthA provocative theory on the effect of strategies used to cope with stress may explain mental and physical health variations among ethnic groups. When people are under ...

Behavioral Therapy Reduces Tics

May 19th, 2010
Behavioral Therapy Reduces TicsResearchers have confirmed that a specialized form of behavior therapy can significantly reduce chronic tics and tic-related problems in children and adolescents. Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by tics ...

Mental Health, Creativity Linked

May 19th, 2010
Mental Health, Creativity LinkedSwedish researchers believe they have uncovered a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet studied brain neurotransmitters and receptors and discovered ...

Good Looks Sway Court Decisions

May 18th, 2010
Good Looks Sway Court DecisionsAlthough justice is supposed to be “blind,” a new study finds that attractiveness influences conviction and sentence length. Cornell University researchers found that unattractive defendants are 22 percent more ...

Different Meds and Cognitive Therapy Help Teen Depression

May 18th, 2010
Different Meds and Cognitive Therapy Help Teen DepressionResearchers find that changing medication, along with cognitive behavioral therapy can help teenagers with treatment-resistant depression. A multicenter study discovered more than one third of ...

Pesticides May Trigger ADHD

May 18th, 2010
A new report suggests exposure to a particular class of pesticides is associated with an increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the investigation found a connection between ...

Food Cravings, Explained

May 18th, 2010
Food Cravings, Explained For many, food cravings are our downfall. We exercise, we attempt to eat well, yet we succumb to cravings that overcome our willpower. Surprisingly, researchers have only recently begun ...

Benefits of High Quality Child Care

May 17th, 2010
Benefits of High Quality Child CareNew research discovers the quality of child care appears to make a difference as benefits are noticed during adolescence. Scientists analyzed a long-running study and determined that teens ...
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