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Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...s to get the mothersback on track, with parenting, psychiatric
and addiction counseling."...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
... and retirement centers, rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric
hospitals and patients discharged directly to their homes. The new guidelines address each area separately. We deal with many issues, including roommate selection, hand washing, gowning, gloving and transporting patients, Hoffmann said....
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...ites case reports that some users have experienced psychiatric
disorders, which, she points out, tend to be under-diagnosed in clinical practice. Studies also document that fenfluramines increase the risk for developing primary pulmonary hypertension, a rare, but incurable and life threatening illness. The res...
Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities
...disabilities. "Unfortunately,the high frequency of psychiatric
disabilities, the rare appearance of childrenand y... Fifty-four percent of the films portrayed psychiatric
disturbances, byfar the most common type of disability portrayed in the films studied by Safran,foll...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
...her researchers in previous studies found that, in psychiatric
patients, lowlevels of a signaling molecule, the neurotransmitter serotonin, may be relatedto psychiatric
disorders characterized by hostility and aggression, Reus says. In addition, arsonists, violent crim...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...and other anxiety disorders shouldbe a priority in psychiatric
research, Davidson said, because anxiety disordersare the most common form of mental illness in America. They affect more than 23million people, about the same number of Americans who have depression. Thedirect and indirect costs associated with anxi...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...and caregivers, others evaluateddaily function and psychiatric
and behavioral disturbances. Test scores of thepatients who took the inactive substance declined progressively during thestudy, whereas those of patients who took metrifonate remained steady. "For the first time, aspects of behavior that can...
Rat Studies At Yale University School Of Medicine Suggest A New Class Of Medications For Treating Schizophrenia
...ld be effective in treatingschizophrenia and other psychiatric
disorders, such as addiction, which arethought to ... Co. in Indianapolis for treating anxiety andother psychiatric
disorders. The drug lowered abnormally high levels ofglutamate in the PCP-treated rats by stimulati...
Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers
...age of their bodies, changes inbrain chemistry and psychiatric
symptoms such as depression, anxiety,obsessive-compulsive disorder and alcohol or other substance abuse. Thoughresearchers know the symptoms and effects of bulimia, the exact causes of thedisorder have yet to be uncovered. Because malnutrition assoc...
First Drug Shown Effective For Treating Chronic Forms Of Major Depression
...h involved 161 patients treated atoutpatient psychiatric
clinics at 10 academic medical and two clinical researchcenters. Before entering the study, the patients had responded positively tosertraline in a 12-week trial and had continued to respond well in a four-month extended treatment. ...
American Psychiatric Association Tipsheet - December
... 19 individuals with Down's syndrome evaluated for psychiatric
disordersbetween 1985 and 1995 are examined in the December issue of PsychiatricServices. ["Two Cases of Suicide Attempt by Patients With Down's Syndrome," by AnneDesNoyers Hurley, Ph.D., p. 1618] APAfastFAX# 6903 Please direct mediainquiries to Dr....
Exercise Is The Best Means Of Weight Control In Teenagers
... by the high rates of dieting at a younger age and psychiatric
morbidity in girls. They say that in adolescents, controlling weight by exercise rather than diet restriction seems to carry less risk of developing eating disorders. Contact: Professor George Patton, Centre for Adolescent Health, Department of Pae...
UI Study Finds Social Support May Increase Longevity Of People With Schizophrenia
... "We decidedto look at this question in terms of a psychiatric
population." Christensen developed the idea for th...n one-third of the deaths. "The physical health of psychiatric
patients has received relatively littleattention from researchers," Christensen said. "The tendency ...
Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed
...curred becausepatients were recruited from a psychiatric
population. The study was supported by an unrestricted grant from SolvayPharmaceuticals. Albertini, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, and Phillips, associate professor of psychiatry,have faculty appointments in the Brown ...
Analyze This: New Book Examines Shrinks On Screen
The familiar Hollywood theme of psychiatrists and psychiatric
treatment takes aturn "on the couch" in a new book by Glen Gabbard, M.D. and Krin Gabbard, Ph.D. Psychiatry and the Cinema, by published by the American Psychiatric PublishingGroup, is a careful scrutiny of cinematic psychiatrist past and present. Th...
Study Reveals Prominent Fears Of School-Age Children
... community, parent-child and psychiatric
nursing atOhio State. Ryan-Wenger worked with Mary Carroll, who conducted the study as a master's thesis at Ohio State. She isnow a pediatric nurse p...
American Psychiatric Association Plans First Comprehensive Guidelines For HIV/AIDS Treatment
... an illnessthat is primarily medical, but that has psychiatric
complications. At theassociation's annual meeting... firstnational effort to establish the standard of psychiatric
care for personsaffected by HIV and AIDS. The workgroup comprises national experts from inst...
Evidence Shows Drug-Psychotherapy Combo Effective For Chronic Depression
...e study involves individuals treated at outpatient psychiatric
clinicsat 12 academic medical centers. The research includes a 16-week continuation trial for patients who respondpositively to nefazodone or to the combination treatment in the acute phase followed by a 52-weekmaintenance treatment to ev...
New Findings On Dopamine Receptor Biology: Implications For Mental Illness
...tive, it might contribute to schizophreniaor other psychiatric
disorders. Researchers from Northeastern University's Department of PharmaceuticalSciences, the VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA and the University of TennesseeSchool of Medicine in Memphis contributed to the study....
A Genetic Marker Of Panic Disorder
Panic disorder is a psychiatric
condition characterized by frequent episodes ofsevere panic attacks. The biology and genetics of panic disorder are beingintensively studied. Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a peptide that is found in the gutand in the brain; Intravenous injection of CCK te...
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