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More mental health patients are being treated solely with drugs today than a decade ago, suggesting a redefinition of mental health care within the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Plasticity Inc.
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NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its commitment to improving the quality of patient care, Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) today announced that it will make available assessment scales used by physicians and others in the healthcare community to support the evaluation and diagnosis of patients suffering from certain mental disorders.
Scientists have discovered a compound that restores the capacity to form new memories in aging rats, likely by improving the survival of newborn neurons in the brain's memory hub.
WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold its annual convention in Washington, D.C., July 1-3 and present its Distinguished Service Award to U.S. Rep.
NEW ORLEANS, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Turning in assignments, following instructions and focusing on learning something new are among the daily classroom challenges for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),(1) according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Living with a mental illness can be a tough experience for adults, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, it can become a time of isolation.
"While a move can represent a positive change, all moves involve some degree of loss," say Carol Podgorski from the University of Rochester in New York and colleagues in an article published this week in PLoS Medicine, and this can lead to heightened risk for suicidal behavior.
It is time to reassess mental disorders, recognizing that these are disorders of brain circuits likely caused by development processes.
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