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Mental illness exacts 'enormous toll' for US businesses and institutions

...fits and points to employer-guaranteed specialized psychiatric care as both cost effective and humane. According ...that employees have access to quality, specialized psychiatric evaluations. "Studies are showing that if you start with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and ...

Less sleep, more struggles for elementary and middle school students

... health to ensure that none had sleep disorders or psychiatric illnesses, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), that can interfere with learning. Children spent three weeks in the study. For one week, they went to bed and woke up at their typical times. Another week, they stayed up much later ...

Mental health services underutilized by cancer patients

The prevalence of major psychiatric disorders is as common in cancer patients as they ...r than half of advanced cancer patients with major psychiatric complaints receive care from a mental health provider, according to a study published in the Decembe...

Synaptic connections need nurturing to retain their structure and keep outsiders at bay

...play a role in the development of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Therefore, these proteins and the pathw...s for therapeutic intervention in neurological and psychiatric diseases." Other authors of the paper include Hirokazu Hirai (currently at Japan Science and Technol...

Poor health, poverty and minority status are major factors in depression

...e range of factors that contribute to them in both psychiatric and primary care settings. The analysis, which wa...d patients receiving care in primary as opposed to psychiatric care settings experienced more chronicity. "Clearly, the association of chronic depressions with co...

Studying brain activity could aid diagnosis of social phobia

...common anxiety disorder, and the third most common psychiatric disorder after depression and alcohol dependence. People with generalised social phobia experience heightened anxiety during potential or perceived threatening social situations. They generally avoid eye contact and fear any interpersonal situation. ...

New study finds anabolic steroids may be addictive

...isorder (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) and present for psychiatric treatment. Androgenic-anabolic steroids are among a class of drugs that are commonly abused by athletes and body-builders. The drugs were banned from Olympic competition in 1975 and classified as controlled substances in 1991. According to the 2002...

Brain research wins $1 million

...ortex and striatum, producing motor, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. HD was thought to be the epitome of genetic determinism. Environmental enrichment of mice was found to dramatically delay onset and progression of brain disease. Dr Hannan will use his Pfizer Australia Research Fellowship to further explo...

Million dollar life savers

...ortex and striatum, producing motor, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. HD was thought to be the epitome of genetic determinism. Environmental enrichment of mice was found to dramatically delay onset and progression of brain disease. Dr Hannan will use his Pfizer Australia Research Fellowship to further explo...

Alcohol is a strong trigger of criminal violence

...t. A large majority of the offenders were men with psychiatric diagnoses and most of the victims were known to them. A 13.2-fold increase of risk of violence was found within 24 hours of alcohol consumption. The relative risk of violence was based on comparison to each individual's usual frequency of alcohol us...

Bipolar disorder more common than expected in hospitalized adolescents

Clinicians at Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, have found ...isorder is more common than expected in teens in a psychiatric inpatient setting. "In the past, mental health professionals thought that about one percent of teen...

Teen daughters of parents with HIV have higher childbearing rate

...or those who had physical symptoms of emotional or psychiatric disturbances, and who perceived their family's financial status as poor or very poor. According to the authors, 585,000 to 750,000 children in the United States have a parent with HIV and almost half of these children are adolescents. Characteristic...

Penn study reveals prevalence of night eating syndrome among people with psychiatric conditions

...t night eating syndrome is a common disorder among psychiatric outpatients and is associated with substance use a...e first study that looks at the connection between psychiatric conditions and night eating syndrome," said Jennifer D. Lundgren, PhD, lead author of the paper and ...

Initial results help clinicians identify patients with treatment-resistant depression

..., and response rates were comparable across the 23 psychiatric and 18 primary care treatment sites. John Rush, M.D., and Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSMC), and colleagues report on the results of phase 1 of STAR*D in the January, 2005 American Journal of Psyc...

Patients and researchers differ on perception of remission from depression

...sessment and Services (MIDAS) project surveyed 535 psychiatric outpatients at Rhode Island Hospital who were being treated for major depressive disorder. The patients were asked to rate 16 potentially relevant factors that would indicate they were in remission from depression. Then, they were asked to choose the...

Perinatal complications linked to eating disorders

...zophrenia and, with less evidence, in other severe psychiatric disorders," they report--that some obstetric complications may contribute to the development of psychiatric illnesses by robbing a fetus of the oxygen and nutrients needed for proper neurodevelopment or by ca...

Mysterious condition still more prevalent among Persian Gulf vets

..., military characteristics, as well as medical and psychiatric history. "History of psychiatric conditions prior to service appears to place veterans at a significantly increased risk of CMI," Bla...

MCG gets technology to help optimize medicine dosage

...ly will be used to optimize doses of commonly used psychiatric drugs, a category of drugs with a lot of clinical experience with the test. MCG's molecular diagnostic lab is a Roche Diagnostics' Molecular Center of Excellence and the first academic center in the country to acquire this technology so the universit...

Review highlights need for improved treatment of depression in elderly stroke patients

...s. Researchers believe that current tools such as psychiatric interview and questionnaires limit any advances in the better identification of depression. Other studies have shown that antidepressants along with psychotherapy are beneficial treatment to depression, yet it is uncertain how effective these strate...

Morning grogginess more debilitating than sleep deprivation, according to CU-Boulder study

...the month leading up to the study, had no medical, psychiatric or sleep disorders and were free of medication including alcohol, nicotine, recreational drugs and caffeine. The subjects also spent several hours each day during their six-day, in-patient stay practicing the math test used to quantify sleep inertia...

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