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2010-09-09 07:25:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sober Living in Delray, Recovery Residences, in conjunction with the "Moment of Change - Intervention Approaches for Professionals - 32nd National Conference" is sponsoring the presentation of "Mood Disorders and Addictive Disorders: Current Treatment Strategies" at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at the Old Calypso Restaurant in Delray Beach, Florida. Nationally recognized expert Dr. Dean J. Rotundo, M.D., P.A., F.A.P.A., will present...

2010-06-18 13:29:31

Results will help physicians begin early interventions An assessment of patients with adult Tourette syndrome (TS) to identify clinical factors that contribute to psychosocial and occupational disabilities resulting from the vocal or motor tics that define TS found that anxiety/panic disorder may be the most disabling psychiatric condition associated with the disorder. The results of the study, based on the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale, will be used to identify patients who...

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2010-05-04 11:29:01

Rates of mood and anxiety disorders appear to decline with age but the conditions remain common in older adults, especially women, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Knowledge of the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders and co-existing mood-anxiety disorder in older community-dwelling adults is important; these are hidden and undertreated but treatable disorders associated with poor health outcomes," the authors...

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2010-04-15 14:10:00

A research team has tested the utility of the short version of WHO-DAS II, a tool to assess within five minutes disability in patients with depression, "which in the case of primary care is even more practicable than the long version of the instrument." In Spain, more than 10% of the population suffer from severe depression. The family doctor is usually the first to screen an individual who feels depressed. For this reason, training and tools that enable the diagnosis of this illness and the...

2010-03-26 07:07:19

New study finds widely used screening scale misidentifies borderline personality disorder as bipolar disorder A study from Rhode Island Hospital has shown that a widely-used screening tool for bipolar disorder may incorrectly indicate borderline personality disorder rather than bipolar disorder. In the article that appears online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the researchers question the effectiveness of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ). The MDQ is the most...

2009-06-10 13:41:18

Researchers trying to uncover why premature birth is a growing problem in the United States and one that disproportionately affects black women have found that pre-pregnancy depressive mood appears to be a risk factor in preterm birth among both blacks and whites.Black women, however, have nearly two times the odds of having a preterm birth compared to white women, according to Amelia Gavin, a University of Washington assistant professor of social work and lead author of a new study that...

2009-03-17 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyPlace.com, which provides the most extensive depression and anxiety information on the internet, unveils Mediminder, a mental health medication reminder tool which alerts people daily via e-mail or text message when it's time to take their antidepressant, bipolar, anti-anxiety, ADHD or other psychiatric medication. "This has been a lifesaver for me," exclaims Jean, a longtime HealthyPlace.com site member. "I'm always forgetting to take my...

2009-02-06 08:44:57

A new study describes the psychological profile of adolescents who have received kidney transplants and compares them to those of healthy peers. The findings reveal a significantly higher prevalence of psychiatric conditions (depression, phobia, ADHD), educational impairment and social isolation among adolescents who had undergone a transplant. The study appears in Pediatric Transplantation.In the transplant group studied, 65 percent were diagnosed with a lifetime psychiatric disorder,...

2009-01-06 10:32:00

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental illness is very troubling for patients. Often, they are misdiagnosed and therefore are medicated incorrectly and symptoms are not alleviated. As a clinician, it is imperative to recognize symptoms of mental illness, prescribe proper medication, and provide counseling and follow up to ensure patient compliance. To make clinicians aware of the importance of proper diagnosis and management of psychotic and mood disorders, Current Psychiatry...

2006-07-17 14:45:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Depression and anxiety are associated with poor sleep quality, daytime drowsiness and nightmares in patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a recent report. Although depression and anxiety affect 40 percent or more of patients with Parkinson's disease, just one study has looked at the impact of these conditions on sleep, Dr. Leora L. Borek, from Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues note. Moreover, only quality of sleep was examined in...


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