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A study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, has found that teenagers are more likely to think about wanting to be thin, and to be frequent dieters, if they accurately perc ...


With every increase or decrease in depressive symptom severity, there is a corresponding significant and stepwise increase or decrease in psychosocial disability among patients with bipolar disorder. ...


For children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ), possessing a variant of a gene involved in brain signaling may predict antisocial behavior and increase susceptibility to the effec ...


The question of whether SSRI antidepressants, such as Fluoxetine ( Prozac ), are safe and more effective than dummy pills for treating child and adolescent depression ( CAD ) remains highly contentiou ...


Discovery in rodents may explain why some antidepressants require weeks of use before they work. The beneficial effects of a widely used class of antidepressants might be the result of increased nerv ...


A third of patients treated for schizophrenia who stop taking their medication early do so because they do not feel any significant improvement or because their symptoms are worsening. A study publ ...


A longitudinal Cornell University study found when young school-age children do not always have enough to eat, their academic development -- especially reading – suffers. The research provides the ...


Increasing the activity of two enzymes better known for their role in oxidative stress metabolism turns normally relaxed mice into " Nervous Nellies," according to research conducted at the Salk Insti ...


A study in youth who are missing part of a chromosome is further implicating a suspect gene in schizophrenia. Youth with this genetic chromosomal deletion syndrome already had a nearly 30-fold highe ...


Researchers from University of California ( UT ) Southwestern Medical Center have found that cocaine causes specific alterations in the brain's circuitry at a genetic level, including short-term chan ...


Results from the BOLDER II ( BipOLar DepRession ) study have underlined the potential for Seroquel ( Quetiapine ) in the treatment of patients with major depressive episodes associated with bipolar d ...


Two reviews of previous medical studies suggest that traditional medical treatment of persistent cough may not be the most effective. One review concludes that antibiotic treatment might be useful ...


A study, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins, has shown that women with a serious caffeine habit and a family history of alcohol abuse are more likely to ignore advice to stop using caffeine during p ...


A study, published in the BMJ, found that driving under the influence of Cannabis almost doubles the risk of a fatal road crash. However its share in fatal crashes is significantly lower than those i ...


Researchers have identified a fear factor – a protein the brain uses to generate one of the most powerful emotions in humans and animals. The molecule is essential for triggering both the innate fear ...