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2013-09-23 11:37:22

Cancer patients can be accurately screened for major depression with a simple two-question survey, according to a study presented Sept. 23 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting. The two-question screening test proved to be as accurate as a longer nine-question screening test. The study was presented at plenary session by William Small, Jr., MD, FASTRO, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Medical Center. "We found that a...

2013-09-19 23:02:41

With school starting again, Neurofeedback at the Professional Center for Enhanced Performance can be a great way to improve a child's reading and math comprehension and focus. Schertz, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Professional Center for Enhanced Performance recommends parents consider the benefits of Neurofeedback to prepare for their kids new school year. Neurofeedback is an exercise for the brain to help with focus, concentration, memory, and attention - all of which are needed to...

2013-09-16 12:27:14

Non-drug Treatment with NeuroStar TMS Led to Significant Symptom Improvement in Patients Not Benefitting from Prior Antidepressant Medication MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetics, Inc., today announced that results of a naturalistic, observational study from 42 clinical trial sites in the United States, which examined the efficacy of acute treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy® in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), were published in the July 2013 issue...

2013-09-16 10:29:58

Understanding alternate pathways for how mental meds work could lead to faster-acting drug targets The reasons behind why it often takes people several weeks to feel the effect of newly prescribed antidepressants remains somewhat of a mystery – and likely, a frustration to both patients and physicians. Julie Blendy, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Brigitta Gunderson, PhD, a former postdoctoral fellow in the Blendy lab,...

2013-09-13 11:03:10

-Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can play an important role in addiction recovery. -A new study examines the suitability of 12-step organizations for young adults with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, referred to as dual diagnosis (DD). -Findings indicate that young adult DD patients show similar benefits compared with those diagnosed only with a substance use disorder. Studies and testimonials have shown that 12-step mutual-help organizations...

2013-09-12 13:32:16

Exercise may benefit people suffering from depression, according to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors of the review found evidence to suggest that exercise reduces symptoms of depression, although they say more high quality trials are needed. Worldwide, more than 120 million people suffer from depression. Antidepressants and psychological therapies are recommended as effective treatments for depression. However, antidepressants have side-effects...

2013-09-11 23:21:01

Diet Doc’s medical diet plans encourage healthy food choices through nutritionist-designed meal plans, closely monitored by a physician and capable of working around weight gain now found to be caused by some antidepressants. Jackson,MS (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Hundreds of millions of antidepressant medication prescriptions are written each year in America. Medical News Today reports that while improving the emotional health of many patients, many of these antidepressant medications...

2013-09-11 23:20:15

Social Media Depression is a hot topic in today’s social media-driven culture, and as more and more people have their lives entwined with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, they are increasingly affected by this relatively new psychological phenomena. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Social Media Depression is a hot topic in today’s social media-driven culture, and as more and more people have their lives entwined with social media sites like Facebook,...

New Study Finds Anorexia Has A Genetic Link, At Least Partially
2013-09-11 15:38:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the National Institutes of Health, almost 3.8 million Americans will suffer from anorexia at some point in their life. Thought to be primarily psychological in nature, anorexia nervosa may have a partial genetic cause – according to a new report in Molecular Psychiatry. “These findings point in a direction that probably no one would have considered taking before,” said study author Nicholas J. Schork, a professor at...

2013-09-10 23:04:07

"Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" by Dr. Deborah Serani sets a launch date alongside Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to highlight the importance of identifying Pediatric Depression. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Studies show that children*, even babies**, experience depression. The clinical term is called Pediatric Depression, and rates are higher now than ever before. In the United States alone, evidence suggests that up to 1% of...


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Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

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