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2010-10-07 12:30:00

One of Nation's Longest Running Mental Health Predictors Study Shows Impact of Positive Family Factors BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teens who feel they are an important part of their family or who have a trusted family confidant are more likely to become healthy functioning adults, according to a study recently released by the journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The study is one of many completed with data from the Simmons Longitudinal Study, one of the nation's...

2010-10-06 04:00:00

MEMPHIS Tenn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Patrick Kennedy, a long-time advocate for people living with mental illness, and Marc Kullman, co-founder of the National Bipolar Foundation, joined efforts to help reduce the stigma associated with bipolar disorder. The Brilliance in Bipolar Initiative is a national and collaborative effort to draw attention to and develop a better understanding of bipolar disorder. This week, the National Bipolar Foundation received a...

2010-09-23 12:40:13

The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) today issued a landmark report from a multi-state study on psychotropic medication oversight in foster care. Led by Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH at Tufts CTSI, Christopher Bellonci, MD at Tufts Medical Center and Justeen Hyde, PhD at Cambridge Health Alliance, the study examined state policies and practices in 47 states, including Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia regarding the use of medication for treating behavioral and...

2010-09-15 16:54:35

A joint study by Indiana University and Columbia University researchers found no change in prejudice and discrimination toward people with serious mental illness or substance abuse problems despite a greater embrace by the public of neurobiological explanations for these illnesses. The study, published online Sept. 15 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, raises vexing questions about the effectiveness of campaigns designed to improve health literacy. This "disease like any other" approach,...

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2010-08-20 08:28:27

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., according to a new study published in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry.The study, based on data from two government health surveys conducted in 1998 and 2007, also found that the use of "talk therapy" had declined during that time. The researchers found that the percentage of Americans who reported having at least one...

2010-08-17 11:28:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Plasticity Inc. (BPI), a new technology incubator dedicated to the discovery and development of novel technologies that harness the basic principles of brain plasticity to improve the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders, was recently awarded $3.65 million dollars in two separate grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These grants will help BPI fund the development of and clinical trials for software-based...

2010-08-11 13:59:00

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Lapsley, Ph.D., Chairman of the Department of Psychology for Notre Dame University, gives a significant amount of credit to Madison Center, Indiana's largest community mental health agency, for Notre Dame's coup in recruiting two world-class researchers. Now Notre Dame and Madison Center have created a partnership to collaborate on research that is designed to improve treatment and therapies for mental health patients. Lee Anna...

2010-07-22 11:00:00

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. For the first time, these users can directly access and download the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and the General Anxiety Disorder...

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2010-07-08 14:40:07

NIH grantees eye neuroprotective mechanism for Alzheimer's 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. The research, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, has turned up clues to a neuroprotective mechanism that could lead to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. "This neuroprotective compound, called P7C3, holds special promise because of its...

2010-06-22 09:30:00

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. Patrick Kennedy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) Scientific research on early treatment of schizophrenia, children, and military and veterans mental health are key topics on the agenda....


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