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2008-09-05 00:00:26

A $10 million federal grant will allow the University of Pittsburgh to establish a new center for studying schizophrenia, officials announced Wednesday. The Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders will focus on developing new treatments for the disease, which affects more than 2 million adults in the United States. It was established with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. "Our goal is to understand how schizophrenia affects brain function, to identify new...

2008-09-04 00:00:22

A $10 million federal grant will allow the University of Pittsburgh to establish a new center for studying schizophrenia, officials announced today. The Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders will focus on developing new treatments for the disease, which affects more than 2 million adults in the United States. It was established with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. "Our goal is to understand how schizophrenia affects brain function, to identify new...

2008-09-02 03:00:09

By Braithwaite, Kisha The etymology of the phrase "mental health" rests on the foundation of the Latin term mens and the Greek term nous, both of which mean mind, or that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings and is the seat of the faculty of reason. From a holistic perspective, balance among biological, psychological, social, and spiritual health yields an optimal sense of general well-being. However, in the United States, fully integrating into society and actualizing the...

2008-08-26 15:00:00

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- People concerned about the toll that mental health disorders are taking on their families and communities will have a unique opportunity to hear from world-class experts on what is known to-date about the causes, symptoms and progression of such illnesses as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia and autism, and learn about current and potential treatments. In an unprecedented event called Healthy Minds Across America, 48 free public...

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2008-08-18 10:20:00

Researchers said on Sunday that two genes influencing the activity of nerve cells in the brain may play a key role in a person's risk for bipolar disorder, marked by dramatic swings from depression to manic behavior. The findings could help unravel the mystery of how depression arises and lead to better treatments. The genomes of 10,596 people mainly from Britain and the United States, including 4,387 with bipolar disorder were examined throughout numerous studies by an international team of...

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2008-07-22 16:20:00

Adolescent girls who had a serious school failure by the 12th grade "“ being expelled, suspended or dropping out "“ were significantly more likely to have suffered a serious bout of depression at the age of 21 than girls who did not have these problems. New research published this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health showed that girls who had early conduct problems in elementary school also were at increased risk for depression in early adulthood. However, the University of...

2008-07-16 06:00:13

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Crystal Borde, +1-202-331-4323, +1-626-664-0511 (cell), for 2008 National Training Institutes Data Shows Comprehensive Community-Based Services Critical for Helping Youth with Mental Health Needs Thrive NASHVILLE, Tenn.,July 16/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnerships with schools and child welfare services are necessary elements of a comprehensive public health approach to childrens mental health care, which is the focus of this weeks 2008 National Training...

2008-07-10 00:00:28

By Carla K. Johnson CHICAGO - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism - a theory never proved and rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasn't been in childhood vaccines since 2001, except for certain flu shots....

2008-06-27 12:01:46

RARITAN, N.J., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ADHD is the most common emotional, cognitive and behavioral disorder treated in children(1), and according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), between 30 percent and 70 percent of children with ADHD continue to exhibit symptoms in the adult years(2). ADHD is thought to affect about eight million, or one in 20, adults in the United States(3), and research on the life span of the condition notes the disorder impairs academic, social and...

2008-06-14 03:00:08

By Hamid, Hamada Abanilla, Karen; Bauta, Besa; Huang, Keng-Yen Abstract Mental health is a low priority in most countries around the world. Minimal research and resources have been invested in mental health at the national level. As a result, WHO has developed the Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS) to encourage countries to gather data and to re-evaluate their national mental health policy. This paper demonstrates the utility and limitations of WHO-AIMS by applying...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.