Archive for February, 2014

Warning: These Antidepressant Side Effects May Be Downplayed

February 26th, 2014
Warning: These Antidepressant Side Effects May Be DownplayedA new study discovers psychological problems resulting from depression medications have been understated, leading some authorities to question if the drugs have been over-prescribed. A University of Liverpool ...

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Risk of ADHD

February 26th, 2014
Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Risk of ADHDA new University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study discovers that when taken during pregnancy, acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, appears ...

Mentally Ill Are Often Victims of Violence

February 26th, 2014
Mentally Ill Are Often Victims of Violence A new study clarifies the relationship between mental illness and criminal violence, as researchers discover almost one-third of adults with mental illness are likely to be victims ...

Bipolar Women Have Special Pregnancy Concerns

February 25th, 2014
Bipolar Women Have Special Pregnancy Concerns Women with bipolar disorder often have a unique set of issues that may need to be addressed in the period before and after childbirth. This potential for significant mental ...

Cognitive Therapy Helps Depressed Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

February 25th, 2014
Cognitive Therapy Helps Depressed Diabetics Control Blood SugarExperts estimate that only half of diabetic patients maintain targeted blood sugar control despite the knowledge that poor compliance can lead to complications. To make matters worse, ...

Even Those Eager to Learn Cringe at Negative Job Reviews

February 25th, 2014
Even Those Eager to Learn Cringe at Negative Job ReviewsA new study suggests a critical job performance evaluation can have a negative effect on any employee, despite an individual’s optimism or the managerial intent ...

Physicians Often Fail to Detect Suicide Warning Signs

February 25th, 2014
Physicians Often Fail to Detect Suicide Warning SignsA new national study finds that physicians often fail to detect suicidal ideations. Researchers from the Henry Ford Health System with the Mental Health Research Network found that ...

Facebook as Source of Research Data?

February 25th, 2014
Facebook as Source of Research Data?The popularity of social networking sites is allowing researchers a unique opportunity to sample people’s opinion on a variety of social issues. In fact, in a study to demonstrate the ...

Brain Area Critical for Social Skills Discovered in Mouse Study

February 24th, 2014
Brain Area Critical for Social Skills Discovered in Mouse Study  In new research, scientists from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have determined that a small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is ...

Could a High-Carb Diet Increase Risk of Dementia?

February 24th, 2014
Could a High-Carb Diet Increase Risk of Dementia?A new theory suggests that even small increases in blood sugar caused by a diet high in carbohydrates can be detrimental to brain health. Some studies link carbohydrate ...