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Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Are Prime Targets for Bullies
In Peer Victimization in Children With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Relations With Symptoms of Psychopathology, published in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, vol. 35, No. 3, researchers find that children with OCD are almost three...
Sunlight Gives Your Brain A Boost
Researchers at the Universities of Liege and Surrey have released findings associating exposure to daylight with increased cognitive function. In the study, Daytime Light Exposure Dynamically Enhances Brain Responses, subjects were exposed to bright white l...
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PsychBriefs: September 2-8, 2007
Suicide Rates Rise in U.S. Girls A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on 2004 suicide rates shows an eight percent increase in suicides among Americans age 10 to 24 following a 13-year decline. This increase was most dramatic among gir...
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'Purging Disorder' Identified as Distinct Eating Disorder
What's the difference between purging after a binge and throwing up after a normal-sized meal? According to University of Iowa psychology professor Pamela Keel, these behaviors mark a critical distinction between the widely recognized eating disorder bulimi...
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Research Identifies Natural Treatments for ADHD, Compulsive Gambling
Findings to be published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience report that an extract from French maritime pine trees called Pycnogenol may help ease the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study examined 57 Slovakian children...
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PsychBriefs: September 30-October 6, 2007
More Evidence for Influence of Cinematic Smoking A study of 1,528 adults age 18 to 25 highlights the impact of on-screen smoking on young adults. Comparing subjects' exposure to smoking in films over the past 30 days to rates of smoking, investigators found...
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ADHD Brains Mature Three Years Later
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder delays development of certain regions of the brain by an average of three years shows a study of 446 youth with and without the disorder.
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Initial Screenings of Soldiers Returning from Deployment Missed Majority of Mental Health Problems
Previous reports focusing only on early screenings of military returning from the war in Iraq missed the majority of mental health problems ultimately faced by soldiers, shows new research.
Suicide Risk in Bipolar Patients Depends Strongly On Family History
A family history of suicide has been linked to increased suicide risk for people with many mental health disorders. However, for individuals with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, having a relative who ended their own life may increase their risk by as much as three times.
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Family Meals Reduce Disordered Eating in Teen Girls
Worried about your daughter's eating habits? New research shows eating five or more meals together per week as a family considerably decreases the likelihood of teen girls engaging in extreme diet behaviors such as fasting or vomiting.
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PsychBriefs: January 13-19, 2008
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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Bullying Both A Cause and Effect of ADHD
Research appearing in February's Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology shows that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be bullies--and to have been bullied.
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PTSD Means Long-Term Risk For Physical Disease
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to a wide range of health problems including diabetes, fibromyalgia and heart disease.
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ADHD Increases Risk for Bulimia
Impulsiveness associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) puts teen girls with attention problems at a substantial risk for eating disorders, shows a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
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Genetic Variation Makes Some More Susceptible to PTSD
Not everyone who experiences trauma develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to new research, this may be due to genetic differences which make some people more likely to develop the disorder.
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ADHD: An Evolutionary Advantage?
In today's society, impulsivity and continuous need for novelty are traits likely to be associated with little more than job loss. However, in other eras of human existence, such traits might have been an individual's key to survival: Research published in ...
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