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2008-10-03 15:00:06

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress passed mental health parity today, taking a great step forward in the decade-plus fight to end insurance discrimination against those seeking treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

2008-09-23 06:00:11

In a new paper published in the online open-access journal PLoS ONE, http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003150, David Pickar and colleagues of Gabriel Sciences report that 74.5% of 200 community-based schizophrenic patients, who were individually interviewed and evaluated (including a review of clinical records), were treated with off-label medication treatments.

2008-09-19 00:00:02

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - A government agency has dropped plans for a study of a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children.The National Institute of Mental Health said in a statement Wednesday that the study of the treatment - called chelation - has been abandoned.

2008-09-15 12:00:21

The 14th Annual Staglin Family Music Festival for Mental Health raised approximately $3 million at its September 13 event to help support pioneering mental health research.

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-26 15:00:00

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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.

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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.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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