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2012-06-01 08:49:21

NIH-funded research shows genetics can predict success of smoking cessation and need for medications Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success, according to research published in today's American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers say the study moves health care providers a step closer to one day providing more individualized treatment plans to help patients quit smoking. The study was...

2010-08-31 21:00:10

Mass General Hospital study findings published in the American Journal of Psychiatry A new study conducted by investigators at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) suggests that S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe), an over-the-counter dietary supplement, can be an effective, relatively well-tolerated, adjunctive treatment for adults with major depressive disorders who do not respond to their treatment with antidepressant medication. This first-of-its-kind study was...

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2010-08-20 08:28:27

More mental health patients are being treated solely with drugs today than a decade ago, suggesting a redefinition of mental health care within the U.S., according to a new study published in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry.The study, based on data from two government health surveys conducted in 1998 and 2007, also found that the use of "talk therapy" had declined during that time. The researchers found that the percentage of Americans who reported having at least one...

2010-02-11 11:51:38

People with generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, have abnormalities in the way their brain unconsciously controls emotions. That's the conclusion of a new Stanford University School of Medicine study, and the study authors say the findings could open up new avenues for treatments and change our understanding of how emotion is regulated in everyday life. The work is published online in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 18...

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2008-12-15 10:20:00

Individuals suffering from eating disorders may benefit from "talking therapies," a type of therapy that aims to correct obsessive feelings, announced UK researchers. They stated that this form of cognitive behavioral therapy could be the answer to the majority of these disorders. An American Journal of Psychiatry study, conducted by the University of Oxford, believes this method to be "complete and lasting." Currently, the treatment is authoritatively recommended just for bulimia patients....


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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