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Consumer advertisements for a class of antidepressants called SSRIs often claim that depression is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, and that SSRIs correct this imbalance, but these claims are ...


In a comparison of two drugs prescribed to treat teenagers dependent on heroin and other opioids, the drug Buprenorphine was more effective, especially in treatment retention. . The use of heroin a ...


Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a protein found in the brain is genetically linked to alcoholism and anxiety. Results of the study are published in the Jo ...


A research in monkeys suggests that, although living in an "enriched" environment can make someone less vulnerable to abusing cocaine, once started, extended drug abuse can eliminate the social advant ...


A study found that depressed middle-aged adults are at four times greater risk for being unable to perform everyday tasks than their non-depressed peers. "Among pre-retirement adults, limitations i ...


A provocative study has found that people who respond to stressful situations with angry facial expressions, rather than fearful expressions, are less likely to suffer such ill effects of stress as hi ...


A history of childhood physical abuse may be common in men from urban settings, and these men with physical abuse histories may be more likely to commit domestic violence. The study, published in ...


Researchers at Michigan State University ( MSU ) have shown that playing violent video games leads to brain activity pattern that may be characteristic for aggressive thoughts. In a functional magn ...


Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions ( NESARC ) has showed for the first time that middle age and Native American race increase the likelihood of current or lifetime major depressive ...


GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK ) conducted a retrospective epidemiologic study of major congenital malformations in infants born to women taking antidepressants during the first trimester of pregnancy. A pr ...


Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that a specific neurodevelopmental gene, called neuroD2, is related to the development of an almond-shaped area of the brain called the ...


Many second-generation antidepressants, despite differences in drug classification and cost, offer patients essentially the same benefits with little variation in risks, University of North Carolina ( ...


A large study, Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness ( CATIE ), funded by NIH's National Institute of Mental Health ( NIMH ) provides, for the first time, detailed information co ...


A research, which was conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, confirms a genetic basis for susceptibility to alcohol abuse and also suggests that drugs designed to ...


A research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicates that methamphetamine abuse and HIV infection cause significant alterations in the size of certain brain structures, and in both cas ...