Archive for September, 2012

1 in 5 Spine Surgery Patients Develop PTSD

September 30th, 2012
1 in 5 Spine Surgery Patients Develop PTSD  Nearly 20 percent of people -- or 1 in 5 -- who go through low back fusion surgery develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, according ...

Psychological Support Vital for Defibrillator Patients

September 30th, 2012
Psychological Support Vital for Defibrillator PatientsHeart patients who receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be offered routine screenings and appropriate treatment for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according ...

For Most People, Phone Therapy as Effective as Face-to-Face

September 29th, 2012
Therapy Over The Phone Just as Effective as Face-to-Face  A new study in England reveals that for most people, cognitive therapy over the phone is just as effective as meeting with a ...

Benzodiazepines Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia in Elderly

September 29th, 2012
Benzodiazepine Medications, Such as Xanax and Ativan, Linked to Increased Risk of Developing DementiaA new study has found that people who begin taking anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax, Ativan or Valium after the age of 65 have a ...

Low Self-Esteem Affects Treatment Outcomes in Schizophrenia

September 28th, 2012
Low Self Esteem Affects Treatment Outcomes in SchizophreniaA new study reveals that schizophrenia patients with unstable levels of self-esteem have a poorer quality of life than those ...

Why Are Some Kids More Aggressive?

September 28th, 2012
Why Are Some Kids More Aggressive? Childhood aggression may have multiple origins. A new study finds that aggression among some kindergartners may be linked to low verbal abilities or an easily ...

More Difficult for Teens to Block Out, Overcome Fear

September 28th, 2012
More Difficult for Teens to Block Out, Overcome FearTurns out, the inability to block out fear during adolescence may be an innate trait. In a new study, Weill Cornell Medical ...

Are Dumb People Less Happy?

September 28th, 2012
Are Dumb People Less Happy?New research shows that people with lower IQs are unhappier and more likely to have poorer health than people with higher IQs. The study, published in ...

Some Withdrawal Symptoms Linked to Relapse for Marijuana Users

September 27th, 2012
Some Withdrawal Symptoms Linked to Relapse for Marijuana UsersCannabis users have a greater chance of relapse when they experience certain withdrawal symptoms, according to new research. A ...

You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

September 27th, 2012
You Can Teach An Old Dog New TricksYou can teach an old dog new tricks, according to researchers at Dartmouth University. Graduate student Alex Schelgel, first author on a ...
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