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2014-05-05 08:25:54

NYU School of Engineering and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Celebrate 500th Anniversary of Albrecht Durer's Masterful Engraving Melencolia I NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The year 2014 marks 500 years since the creation of Albrecht Durer's Melencolia I, one of his three "Master Prints" widely considered the pinnacle of classical printmaking. Durer, a Renaissance man, incorporated into his prints his world view and his deep interest in science, especially mathematics. Among the...

Efficacy Of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation For Depression Confirmed
2012-07-27 08:43:51

Naturalistic study shows transcranial magnetic stimulation works for depression in real-life clinical practice settings In one of the first studies to look at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in real-world clinical practice settings, researchers at Butler Hospital, along with colleagues across the U.S., confirmed that TMS is an effective treatment for patients with depression who are unable to find symptom relief through antidepressant medications. The study findings are published...

2012-01-27 10:57:01

A hallmark of the individual is the cultivation of personal interests, but for some people, their intellectual pursuits might actually be genetically predetermined. Survey results published by Princeton University researchers in the journal PLoS ONE suggest that a family history of psychiatric conditions such as autism and depression could influence the subjects a person finds engaging. Although preliminary, the findings provide a new look at the oft-studied link between psychiatric...

2012-01-27 10:50:31

Good news for the 13 per cent of the population with depressive personality traits: their negative outlook does not have to be permanent. This has been shown by psychologist Rachel Maddux in new research from Lund University in Sweden. Depression is a serious and sometimes devastating health problem which affects millions of people worldwide. In her previous work with depressed patients, Rachel Maddux often felt frustrated that treatments were not helpful for all of those diagnosed with...

2010-09-14 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) today announced top-line efficacy and safety results from a Phase II clinical trial utilizing Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF1) receptor antagonist GSK561679 in patients currently experiencing a major depressive episode. This double-blind, placebo controlled trial randomized 150 patients into two treatment arms, 350 mg of GSK561679 daily and placebo, and was conducted in the United States by...

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...

2010-05-27 07:00:00

HOUSTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX) today announced the results of a multicenter, double-blind, randomized dosing study (D-21) conducted as a condition of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for VNS Therapy for patients with chronic and recurrent treatment-resistant depression in July 2005. This dosing study showed a consistent, sustained and clinically meaningful decrease in depression symptoms across all treatment groups as measured by...

2010-02-24 14:20:32

Psychiatry's main method to prevent mistaken diagnoses of depression doesn't work A study in the March edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry senior-authored by Jerome C. Wakefield, a professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University with Mark Schmitz of Temple University and Judith Baer of Rutgers University, empirically challenges the effectiveness of psychiatrists' official diagnostic manual in preventing mistaken, false-positive diagnoses of depression. The...

2010-01-06 11:21:23

An analysis of randomized trials indicates that compared with placebo, the magnitude of benefit of antidepressant medications varies with the severity of depressive symptoms, and may provide little benefit for patients with mild or moderate depression, but appear to provide substantial benefit for patients with very severe depression, according to an article in the January 6 issue of JAMA. Antidepressant medications (ADM) are the current standard of treatment for major depressive disorder...

2009-09-29 12:51:07

In older age groups, repeated suicide attempts constitute an increased risk for completed suicide in depressed women, while severe attempts constitute an increased risk for depressed men. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Psychiatry studied suicide attempts in 100 patients who committed suicide and in an age- and sex-matched control group, investigating the effects of age on suicidal behavior, as a risk factor for accomplished suicide. Louise Brådvik and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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