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Risperidone ( Risperdal ), a drug used to control schizophrenia symptoms, may also help treat behaviors found in autism spectrum disorder, according to a new review of studies. The reviewers looked ...


Daily use of the antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ) by adults 50 years and older is associated with a doubled risk of some fractures. Depression a ...


Cocaine use during pregnancy can cause subtle but disabling cognitive impairments -- attention deficits, learning disabilities and emotional problems. A study by researchers at the Vanderbilt Kenn ...


Researchers, at the Stanford University School of Medicine, have taken an important step toward resolving the debate over whether compulsive use of the Internet merits a medical diagnosis. In a fi ...


Atypical antipsychotics have benefits for psychiatric illness in children and adolescents but are often accompanied by significant weight gain, possibly resulting in type 2 diabetes. Metformin ( Gl ...


Researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may influence mood, personality and behavior. In a study of 106 healthy volunteers, resear ...


Brain imaging can predict whether or not cognitive behavior therapy ( CBT ) will help a patient recover from depression, according to researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The ...


Two studies found that women with no history of depression may be at an increased risk of new onset depressive symptoms and disorders as they transition to menopause. Although the transition to me ...


A study found that children with symptoms of anxiety and depression may have an increased tendency to use ecstasy in adolescence or young adulthood. The use of ecstasy is associated with emotional ...


Research on the genetics of smoking has focused on genes that are thought to be related to nicotine metabolism, personality traits, and regulation of emotions. According to a genetic study, publishe ...


A study by researchers at Bradley Hospital, Butler Hospital and Brown Medical School, found that adolescents with negative body image concerns are more likely to be depressed, anxious, and suicidal t ...


In the year after a terrorist attack, tornado hurricane or other natural or man-made disaster, 30 to 40 percent of adults who were directly affected may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. In ...


Use of the antidepressant Fluoxetine ( Prozac ) did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who had restored their body weight maintain that weight or reduce their risk of relapse. Anorexia nervosa ...


Paul Hammersley, at University of Manchester, and John Read, a New Zealand clinical psychologist, believe that two-thirds of people diagnosed as schizophrenic have suffered physical or sexual abuse an ...


A team of researchers, led by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has found that a gene variant for a bitter-taste receptor on the tongue is associated with an incr ...