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2008-12-01 17:00:00

Palm Pilots already perform a variety of functions, and in the future, they may be used as a therapeutic tool that benefits people with personality disorders.  In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher used Palm Pilots as electronic diaries to record and analyze mood variability in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and found that the devices helped bridge an important communication gap between therapists and patients."In the clinical setting, patients are not...

2008-11-03 12:00:26

CNS Response, Inc. (OTCBB: CNSO) reported today the results of a study presented at the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress by James Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Walden Behavioral Care Inpatient Psychiatry and Eating Disorder Programs, in Waltham, MA. The poster presentation, titled "EEG Guided Medication Predictions in Treatment Refractory Eating Disorder Patients with Comorbid Depression, Opportunities for Personalized Medicine in Managed Healthcare," provided an...

2008-10-01 15:00:50

By THOMAS, Kim New Zealand's mental health system has a dark history, with hundreds of former patients alleging abuse in state hospitals. KIM THOMAS tells the story of one woman who suffered abuse and explores what former patients are doing to try and take back their lives. --- ----------------- Ursula spent her 22nd birthday huddling near naked in the corner of a bare room at Christchurch's Sunnyside Hospital. She was incarcerated at the now defunct mental-health hospital for...

2008-09-11 18:00:36

Suffering a traumatic injury can have serious and long-lasting implications for a patient's mental health, U.S. researchers said. Researchers from the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington, both in Seattle as well as the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore found that post-traumatic stress disorder and depression were very common among patients assessed one year after suffering a serious injury. The study, published in...

2008-04-12 03:00:13

By Fiese, Barbara Winter, Marcia; Anbar, Ran; Howell, Kimberly; Poltrock, Scott This preliminary report links the literatures on family asthma management practices and on the characteristics of family interaction patterns thought to influence children's adjustment to a chronic physical illness. Specifically, this study of 60 families with a child with asthma examined the extent to which perceived burden of routine asthma care affected child mental health via its influence on parent-child...

2007-10-02 09:01:21

By Stambaugh, Leyla Faw Mustillo, Sarah A; Burns, Barbara J; Stephens, Robert L; Et al This study examined outcomes for 320 youth in a Center for Mental Health Services system-of-care demonstration site. Youth received wraparound-only (n = 213), MST-only (n = 54), or wraparound + MST (n = 53). Participants were 12 years old on average and mostly White (90%), and 75% were Medicaid-eligible. Service use and functional and clinical outcomes were examined at 6-month intervals out to 18 months....

2007-05-05 03:00:33

By Corrigan, Patrick W Stigma can greatly exacerbate the experience of mental illness. Diagnostic classification frequently used by clinical social workers may intensify this stigma by enhancing the public's sense of "groupness" and "differentness" when perceiving people with mental illness. The homogeneity assumed by stereotypes may lead mental health professionals and the public to view individuals in terms of their diagnostic labels. The stability of stereotypes may exacerbate notions...

2006-05-26 10:30:00

NEW YORK -- The anti-psychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) appears to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with borderline personality disorder, often leading to improvements in health-related quality of life and interpersonal problems, a study suggests. Personality disorder is a type of mental illness in which people have trouble functioning with others. It can be associated with depression and psychopathological symptoms. A few neuroleptic agents have been used in therapy for...

2005-12-23 09:24:15

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with severe depression are more likely to commit suicide if they abuse alcohol and have "cluster B" personality disorder, which relates to impulsive and/or aggressive behavior, new study findings suggest. "Why some patients with major depressive disorder die by suicide while others with seemingly the same disorder do not, is a question of enormous clinical relevance," Dr. Gustavo Turecki and colleagues write in the American Journal of...

2005-11-17 15:28:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists may have found a gene for fear -- a gene that controls production of a protein in the region of the brain linked with fearful responses. Their finding, published on Thursday, could lead to new treatments for mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety. The gene, known as stathmin or oncoprotein 18, is highly concentrated in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and anxiety, the researchers report...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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