Bipolar disorder is a severe mood disorder characterized by unpredictable and dramatic mood swings between the highs of mania and lows of depression. These mood episodes occur among periods of 'normal mood', termed euthymia.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 14, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Horrific images from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest notwithstanding, modern electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains one of the safest and most effective antidepressant treatments, particularly for patients who do not tolerate ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study out by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, found large differences in the criteria that states use to determine eligibility for Part C early intervention services for infants and toddlers ...
Pediatrics Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have found that smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards - despite a widely held belief that smoking relieves stress and giving up makes you feel more on edge.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 3 |
The larger economic environment during infancy may be associated with subsequent substance use and delinquent behavior during adolescence, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA ...
Health Dec 31, 2012 | 1.3 / 5 (6) | 1 |
People who study or treat Alzheimer's disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems. But a new study suggests that people on the ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 28, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammatory disease, appear to be associated with increased risk of psychological distress and depression in the general population of adults in Denmark, according to a ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 24, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The deadly US shooting rampage last week has revived debate about access to mental health care—a tough issue as state funds dry up and laws make it difficult to treat people against their will.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 20, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—People with psychiatric disorders have a 30 percent higher death rate from cancer, even though they are no more likely to develop the disease than others. And the underlying reason may be relatively ...
Cancer Dec 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A leading international expert on autism at the University of Leicester has been involved in contributing to a major new study of global health.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The "prison-like" immigration detention facilities on Christmas Island are not appropriate for asylum seekers, and there has been a rise in the demand for mental health services at the facility, according ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that autism is associated with reductions in the level of cellular adhesion molecules in the blood, where they play a role in immune function.
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 11, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Feeling lonely, as distinct from being/living alone, is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, indicates research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A medication being tested to help smokers kick the habit also may help avoid the weight gain that is common after quitting but only in women, according to a study published in the December issue of Biological Psychiatry. This i ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A large body of research has focused on the ability of oxytocin to facilitate social bonding in both marital and parenting relationships in human females. A new laboratory study, led by Dr. Ruth Feldman from Bar-Ilan University ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |