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2009-07-08 12:46:24

U.S. researchers say they are mapping the dimensions of human brain structures to improve the diagnosis of mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Northwestern University Professor John Csernansky, who is leading the study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, said the research will involve 100 participants, half with early-stage schizophrenia and half who are healthy. During the two-year study the researchers plan to regularly map participants' brain topography with magnetic...

2009-06-16 16:02:52

Stressful life events are strongly associated with a person's risk for major depression, but a certain gene variation long thought to increase risk in conjunction with stressful life events actually may have no effect, according to researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study, published in the June 17, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, challenges a widely accepted approach to studying...

2009-05-12 12:08:09

A U.S. study has linked a potassium brain channel gene to schizophrenia, suggesting a molecular treatment target for the mental illness. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health, led by Dr. Daniel Weinberger, found the expression of a previously unknown form of a potassium channel gene was 2.5 times higher than normal in the brains of people with schizophrenia. The NIMH scientists and colleagues at the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development said they found...

2009-05-11 02:00:00

New HHS Report Released During National Women's Health Week Points to Importance of Resiliency WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released today on gender-based differences in mental health shows women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from major depression. The report addresses many other mental health issues facing women, including the effect trauma and violence can have on long term mental health, and outlines action steps for policy makers, healthcare...

2009-05-07 07:00:00

New data reveal lower dropout rates and improved social and emotional well-being for youth in system of care programs WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Systems of care--coordinated networks of community-based mental health services and supports for children and youth with serious mental health challenges--are able to dramatically improve the academic, behavioral and emotional performance of participating youth according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

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2009-05-06 09:05:29

Blocking errant protein could stem runaway brain activity in psychosis A study on schizophrenia has implicated machinery that maintains the flow of potassium in cells and revealed a potential molecular target for new treatments. Expression of a previously unknown form of a key such potassium channel was found to be 2.5 fold higher than normal in the brain memory hub of people with the chronic mental illness and linked to a hotspot of genetic variation. An extensive series of experiments...

2009-05-01 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New advances in research on brain disorders offer the promise of more personalized treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses, according to scientists addressing the first Domenici Neuroscience Symposium in Washington today. The symposium featured scientists from such leading neurodiagnostic facilities as the Mind Research Network (MRN), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and...

2009-04-07 09:44:00

ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late in 2007, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) announced that it was cutting its hourly therapy reimbursement rate for clinical psychologists by approximately 19%. This new rate is about the same as you pay your auto mechanic or home handyman per hour. However, unlike your mechanic, BCBSGa wants to pay licensed psychologists about half of what they were paid 10 years ago by BCBSGa. In 1998 clinical psychologists were reimbursed by...

2009-04-02 13:00:00

Press conference preceding the David Lynch Foundation "Change Begins Within" benefit concert in New York to include local psychiatrist BETHESDA, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal will be among the distinguished speakers at a press conference on Friday, April 3 from noon to 1:00 pm EDT. Other speakers will include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Russell Simmons and the concert sponsor, David Lynch. This news conference, which may be viewed online at...

2009-01-16 09:38:33

DALLAS "”"” In a national clinical trial, adolescents with moderate to severe depression first given a placebo treatment and then an antidepressant medication alone or in combination with therapy responded just as well over the long term as participants who received active treatment throughout the study, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. Researchers found that at the end of nine months, children and teenagers first given placebo treatment for 12 weeks and then...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.