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Online Support Can Help Spouses of Alcoholics

March 4th, 2015
Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a host of barriers that prevent them from obtaining necessary support. A new program, developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), helps these women receive Internet-based, interactive support program. Approximately ...

Study Finds Family Therapy More Effective for Depressed Preadolescents

March 4th, 2015
New research suggests Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) is more effective for treating preadolescent children with depression than child-centered therapy (CCT). Many are concerned that preadolescents with depressive disorders may be under-diagnosed and go untreated. This occurs because those presenting for outpatient treatment with ...

In High-Risk Kids, Link Between Mild Manic Episodes, Future Bipolar Diagnosis

March 4th, 2015
For high-risk kids, whose parents have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a new study shows s a strong link between having subthreshold manic episodes (milder episodes that come close to but do not reach the criteria for bipolar disorder) and the eventual development ...

Early Trauma Plus ADHD Ups Risk of Self-Harm

March 4th, 2015
Young women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a history of a troubled childhood are at greater risk for a variety of negative psychosocial outcomes. Specifically, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), found that women with ADHD who have ...

CBT for Kids’ Anxiety Can Have Lasting Benefits

March 4th, 2015
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach frequently used to treat childhood anxiety. New research suggests that when CBT is successful in reducing the childhood anxiety, the technique also conveys considerable benefit years after the treatment. In a new study, Penn Medicine researchers found ...

Why Are More Kids on Antipsychotics?

March 3rd, 2015
More children are being prescribed antipsychotic medications -- drugs designed to treat such mental illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- and pediatricians and psychiatrists at the University of Vermont conducted a study to find out why. Specifically, the researchers wanted to find ...

Tearjerkers Tend to Jack Up Popcorn Sales

March 3rd, 2015
Researchers from Cornell University have found that sad movies are associated with a large increase in popcorn consumption. Specifically, scientists from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab showed moviegoers watching tearjerkers consumed more popcorn both in the lab and in a mall theater ...

Progress Needed on Dyslexia Research & Diagnosis

March 3rd, 2015
Children with dyslexia must be diagnosed early and given treatment as soon as possible, say experts. The current state of dyslexia research and treatment are discussed by Robin L. Peterson, Ph.D., and Bruce F. Pennington, Ph.D., of the University of Denver, in ...

Perception of Control Helps Women Rebound from Trauma

March 3rd, 2015
New research suggests women who believe they have control over life circumstances and have strong social support experience better psychological recovery after an assault. Investigators studied 159 women who had been exposed to at least one assault-related, potentially traumatic event. They found that ...

Anxious Folks Struggle with Decisions In Face of Uncertainty

March 3rd, 2015
New research finds that highly anxious people have more trouble deciding how best to handle life's uncertainties. Experts say the anxiety can lead to off-based or unfounded beliefs. For example, individuals may interpret a lovers' tiff as a doomed relationship or a workplace ...
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