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2014-05-06 08:34:13

- Lead NMDA Receptor Modulator GLYX-13 Shows Robust and Sustained Antidepressant Effects with Repeat Dosing and Is Well-Tolerated in Subjects with Difficult-to-Treat Depression - EVANSTON, Ill., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Naurex Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company leveraging its unique platform to develop novel drugs for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), today announced that its two lead antidepressant programs achieved major milestones. Top-line results...

2014-05-05 16:26:47

Pilot Study Reveals a Majority of Medication-Free Patients Treated with NeuroStar TMS Experienced Remission After Six Weeks with Durable Effects Through Three Months NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetics, Inc. announced today results from a new, dual-arm randomized pilot study that showed a trend toward symptomatic improvements with once-monthly TMS maintenance therapy in medication-free patients treated with NeuroStar TMS Therapy(®) for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)....

2014-05-05 11:40:28

Researchers find racism a common 'toxic stressor' among African-American, Afro-Caribbean youth The vast majority of African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth face racial discrimination, and these experiences are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "Sixty years after Brown vs. Board of Education, racism remains a...

Stress Is Contagious
2014-05-01 05:44:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is well known that some things in life are contagious, such as social conditions like pregnancy or divorce. According to a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Technische Universität Dresden, stress is also contagious and can be damaging to one's health. Simply observing another person in a stressful situation, according to their findings, is enough to make our own bodies release the...

2014-04-30 23:21:33

Recent public shootings leave families reeling, struggling to cope with loss. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 April has been a difficult month for many in the United States, as the public is left reeling in the aftermath of two shootings. At least six people were killed and many more injured in unrelated incidents at Fort Hood, Texas, and a Jewish community center in Kansas City. The Sylvia Brafman mental health facility reminds everyone that it isn’t necessary to be...

2014-04-30 23:08:05

Bridges to Recovery announces a luxurious residential treatment program for patients suffering from Bipolar disorder. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 When Bridges to Recovery admits a new patient with an untreated Bipolar Disorder, they immediately review every factor before developing a full comprehensive treatment plan. Due to the associated suicide rate of 10 to 15 percent from untreated Bipolar Disorder, patients need to begin treatment immediately. In contrast to major depression, nearly all...

2014-04-30 10:42:06

A new KU Leuven study shows for the first time that the dampening or suppression of positive emotions plays an important role in the development of postpartum depression. This has implications for the treatment of depressed mothers. We often forget that depression is characterized by both negative feelings and a lack of positive feelings. Researchers suspect that this may have to do with the way depression-prone individuals deal with positive or happy feelings. These individuals downplay...

Depression May Be Detectable By A Blood Test
2014-04-30 07:21:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Typically, diagnosing depression involves discussions about symptoms with a doctor or a therapist. It isn't an exact science, because until now, there wasn't an empirical test for most mental illnesses. A new study from the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) might just change that. The study findings, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrate that in principle it might be possible to use a blood test to detect depression. The...

2014-04-29 09:47:31

Bottom Line: Children and young adults who start antidepressant therapy at high doses, rather than the "modal" [average or typical] prescribed doses, appear to be at greater risk for suicidal behavior during the first 90 days of treatment. Author: Matthew Miller, M.D., Sc.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues. Background: A previous meta-analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of antidepressant trials suggested that children who received...

Marital Stress Linked To Depression
2014-04-27 05:17:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marriage is hard work and can often lead to stress. A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reveals that such marital stress could make people more susceptible to depression. According to the research team, people who experience chronic stress in their marriage are less able to savor positive experiences, and are more likely to report other depressive symptoms. The findings, published in a recent issue of the Journal 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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