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First direct evidence that endorphins play a role in the phenomenon known as the placebo effect

First direct evidence that endorphins play a role in the phenomenon known as the placebo effect

Anxiety disorders can compromise success of alcohol-dependence treatment

Anxiety disorders can compromise success of alcohol-dependence treatment

Family-based treatments are effective for substance abuse

Family-based treatments are effective for substance abuse

Endorphin system may hold the key to understanding and treating bulimia nervosa

Endorphin system may hold the key to understanding and treating bulimia nervosa

Cognitive therapy can have a preventive effect for depression

Cognitive therapy can have a preventive effect for depression

New hope for schizophrenia sufferers

New hope for schizophrenia sufferers

Smoking during pregnancy linked to childrens' anti-social behaviour

Smoking during pregnancy linked to childrens' anti-social behaviour

More than one fourth of individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) were victims of violent crime in the past year

More than one fourth of individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) were victims of violent crime in the past year

Nationwide survey reports a high rate of concern about body image in both boys and girls

Nationwide survey reports a high rate of concern about body image in both boys and girls

Riluzole appears to have significant antiobsessional, antidepressant, and antianxiety properties

Riluzole appears to have significant antiobsessional, antidepressant, and antianxiety properties

Fructose sweetning could be even worse than using other sweeteners

Fructose sweetning could be even worse than using other sweeteners

Habit memory - humans clearly can acquire and retain knowledge through repetition

Habit memory - humans clearly can acquire and retain knowledge through repetition

Methamphetamine users show symptoms similar to brain injury patients

Methamphetamine users show symptoms similar to brain injury patients

Plaques in the brain more likely to be expressed as dementia in women than in men

Plaques in the brain more likely to be expressed as dementia in women than in men

Study offers a unique perspective on the beginnings of the alcohol experience and usage patterns of 12-year-olds

Study offers a unique perspective on the beginnings of the alcohol experience and usage patterns of 12-year-olds

Wife determines husband's marijuana use

Wife determines husband's marijuana use

Research examines the effect of visual impairment on Alzheimer's disease patients in nursing homes

Research examines the effect of visual impairment on Alzheimer's disease patients in nursing homes

Vagal nerve stimulation, an innovative therapy for depression

Vagal nerve stimulation, an innovative therapy for depression

Variations in the gene for protein kinase C beta 1 (PRKCB1) strongly associated with autism

Variations in the gene for protein kinase C beta 1 (PRKCB1) strongly associated with autism

Current recommendations for prescribing antidepressants should be reconsidered

Current recommendations for prescribing antidepressants should be reconsidered