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Patients who use ant…

Patients who use anti-depressants are much more likely to
suffer relapses of major depression than those who use no
medication at all, concludes a McMaster researcher.  In a
paper that is likely to ignite new controversy in the
hotly debated field of depression and medication,

Accentuating the Positive May Eliminate the Negative in Teenagers With Anxiety


Accentuating the Pos…

Training teenagers to look at social situations positively
could help those with anxiety and may help prevent
problems persisting into adult life, new research from
Oxford University is beginning to suggest. The researchers
found that tasks designed to prompt either positive or

Clinical Symptoms Of…

Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of
the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB),
the foremost society for research into all aspects of
eating and drinking behavior, suggests that people can
become dependent on highly palatable foods and engage in a

Panic Buffered from Stressor by High Levels of Physical Activity


Panic Buffered from …

Regular exercise may be a useful strategy for helping
prevent the development of panic and related disorders, a
new study suggests. People with an intense fear of the
nausea, racing heart, dizziness, stomachaches and
shortness of breath that accompany panic — known as

Antiquated News: ADH…

One of the top worries for parents of kids with
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the
long-term consequences of this condition. “Families want
to know, ‘So what does this mean?’” says Alice
Charach, head of the neuropsychiatry team at The Hospital
for Sick…

Distract Yourself or Think It Over? Two Ways to Deal With Negative Emotions


Distract Yourself or…

 A big part of coping with life is having a flexible
reaction to the ups and downs. Now, a study which will be
published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a
journal of the Association for Psychological Science,
finds that people choose to respond differently depending
on how…

Comorbidity: What is…

Comorbidity is a topic that our stakeholders––patients,
family members, health care professionals, and
others––frequently ask about. It is also a topic about
which we have insufficient information, and so it remains
a research priority for NIDA. This Research Report

NIDA InfoFacts: Como…

What Is Comorbidity? “Comorbidity” is a term used to
describe two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in
the same person. They can occur at the same time or one
after the other. Comorbidity also implies interactions
between the illnesses that can worsen the course of both.
Is Drug…

Panic Symptoms Increase Steadily, Not Acutely


Panic Symptoms Incre…

Just like everyone else, people with panic disorder have
real stress in their lives. They get laid off and they
fight with their spouses. How such stresses affect their
panic symptoms hasn’t been well understood, but a
new study by researchers at Brown University presents

Yoga’s Ability…

Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person’s
mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of
exercise, which may be due to higher levels of the brain
chemical GABA according to an article in The Journal of
Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed