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Noncombatant Military Personnel Not Immune to Combat Trauma, May Be at Elevated Risk for Developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Noncombatant military personnel do not engage in direct combat with the enemy during war, but they still face trauma that elevates their risk for developing combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research shows.

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Five Questions on Tucson Shootings for Psychologist Joel Dvoskin

Joel Dvoskin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist based in Tucson, Ariz. He is author of numerous articles and chapters in professional journals and texts, including a number of articles that deal with treatment of people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

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Bipolar CHOICE , Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, psychiatry clinical trial

Case Western Reserve/UH Launch Bipolar Trial Site

The Mood Disorders Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, along with the Bipolar Trials Network, is launching Bipolar CHOICE (Clinical Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness).

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obsessive-compulsive disorder, OCD, Radiosurgery, NE, Surgery, Gamma Knife, Deep Brain Stimulation, congress of Neurological Surgeons

Radiosurgery Can Help Patients with Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

For patients with extremely severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a procedure called radiosurgery may bring improvement when other treatments have failed, according to a study in the January issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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mental energy, Dietary Supplements, Ginko Biloba, Omega 3

The Effect of Diet on Mental Energy

The marketplace abounds with claims that various foods, beverages, and dietary supplements increase mental energy. Life Sciences Research Organization has undertaken a review of the scientific evidence for more than 35 food ingredients; dietary supplements, constituents, and factors; and any measure of mental energy that could support these claims.

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Depression, Meta Analysis, Meta Analyses, Serotonin, Stress, Abuse & Trauma

Resurrecting the So-Called “Depression Gene”

University of Michigan researchers have found new evidence that our genes help determine our susceptibility to depression. Their findings, published online today in the Archives of General Psychiatry, challenge a 2009 study that called the genetic link into question and add new support to earlier research hailed as a medical breakthrough.

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Women with Both Diabetes and Depression at Higher Risk of Dying from Heart Disease, Other Causes

Depression and diabetes appear to be associated with a significantly increased risk of death from heart disease and risk of death from all causes over a six-year period for women, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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US Soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder More Likely to Feel Long-Term Psychological Effect

Combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms appear to be associated with longer-term physical (headache, tinnitus), emotional (irritability) and cognitive (diminished concentration or memory) symptoms, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Conversely, concussion/mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) do not appear to have long-term negative effects on troops.

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Multiple Sclerosis, minorities and depression, Neurological Disease, Population Health, African American Health, Latino Health, Hispanic Health, Health Care Disparities

Multiple Sclerosis More Linked to Depression in Minorities

For many with MS, the disease wreaks havoc with emotional well-being, and minorities might especially be at risk for developing depressive symptoms.

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Kansas State University, K-State, Holiday, Grief, Depression

When Holiday Time Isn't So Merry: Therapist Offers Tips for Coping with Grief

While many see the holidays as a happy and festive time, the season can be one of the most difficult times of the year for people grieving for a recently lost loved one or struggling with depression.







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