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Short-lived Depressive Symptoms in Teens Lead Scientists to Re-examine Antidepressant Evaluation Methods
A study published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology showed that the the short duration of depressive symptoms in teens makes it difficult to gauge the efficacy of antidepressants versus placebos.
Two-Thirds of Depressed Patients Curable in One to Four Treatment Steps
A study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) shows that more than two-thirds of patients can be relieved of depression if they work with doctors to try several medications and/or therapies until they find the best treatment for them. Th...
Article: As ADD Kids Grow Up, Many Reject Medication
As the original Ritalin generation enters adulthood, many childhood sufferers of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are choosing to wean themselves off the medications of their youth. Around 90 percent of c...
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Psychiatrists Ask: When to Discontinue ADHD Medication?
An article published in the September issue of the Journal of Psychopharmacology studies the same questions many attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients ask as they enter adulthood: What are the long-term effects of using psychostimulants l...
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Article: Is America Overmedicating Its Foster Children?
It seems the ever-increasing use of psychiatric drugs to treat children may be hitting hardest the troubled youngsters placed foster homes and residential facilities after their parents lose or forfeit custody: Parents and child advocacy groups are accusing...
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New Findings On Bipolar Medication
Adding antidepressants to mood-stabilizing drugs offers no help treating bipolar disorder, shows a clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and published online yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Three-hundred ...
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Psychotherapy Critical To Treating Bipolar Disorder
Intensive psychotherapy, in addition to medication, offers the best hope in helping people with bipolar disorder heal faster and stay better longer, shows a new study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Researchers split 293 bipolar p...
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PsychBriefs: February 10-16, 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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Psychiatrists Talking Less, Prescribing More Due To Insurance Policies
The time patients spend in talk therapy with psychiatrists fell by 15 percent between 1996 and 2005, shows an examination of office-based psychiatrists published in this month's edition of The Archives of General Psychiatry.
Most Children On Antidepressants Not Receiving Therapy
A large-scale study on children and teens on antidepressants shows that at least half do not receive therapy in conjunction with medication. The study used data from a database of 6.8 million youth with insurance claims for antidepressants. Data showed that only about 40 percent also received a referral for at least one therapy session.
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ADHD Study Shows Behavior Modification As Effective As Pills
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may benefit as much from learning skills to cope with attention deficit as they do from taking ADHD drugs.
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More Than 1 in 10 Americans on Antidepressants
The October 2011 National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief reveals that 11 percent of Americans over age 12 take antidepressant medications.
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