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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...

2005-09-12 13:42:41

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Psychotherapy delivered over the telephone reduces symptoms of depression in patients with physical impairments due to multiple sclerosis, investigators report. "The biggest advantage of 'telemental health' is that it overcomes barriers," Dr. David C. Mohr, of the University of California at San Francisco, told Reuters Health. "Even in urban areas where mental health is available, there are a lot of barriers, such as physical disabilities,...

2005-08-03 14:12:01

Recent suicide attempters treated with cognitive therapy were 50 percent less likely to try to kill themselves again within 18 months than those who did not receive the therapy, report researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A targeted form of cognitive therapy designed to prevent suicide proved better at lifting depression and feelings of hopelessness than the usual...

2005-08-03 14:04:22

More than two decades after they fled the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, most Cambodian refugees who resettled in the United States remain traumatized, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has found. Sixty-two percent suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and 51 percent from depression in the past year "“ six-to-seventeen times the national average...


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