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Awareness helps primary doctors prevent patients' suicide

Awareness helps primary doctors prevent patients' suicide

Researchers have found two areas of the brain that appear to compete for control over behavior

Researchers have found two areas of the brain that appear to compete for control over behavior

We are at the very beginning of 'gene finding' for alcohol response

We are at the very beginning of 'gene finding' for alcohol response

Researchers report the first physiologic evidence of the role of laughter during psychotherapy

Researchers report the first physiologic evidence of the role of laughter during psychotherapy

Study shows how people with severe and persistent mental illnesses live their everyday lives

Study shows how people with severe and persistent mental illnesses live their everyday lives

Anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate is associated with developmental delay and lower IQ

Anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate is associated with developmental delay and lower IQ

Survey on treatment for schizophrenia sheds new light on what people with schizophrenia feel is important for long-term quality care

Survey on treatment for schizophrenia sheds new light on what people with schizophrenia feel is important for long-term quality care

Adults with mental disorders have higher odds of being diagnosed with brain tumors and lung cancer

Adults with mental disorders have higher odds of being diagnosed with brain tumors and lung cancer

Minor depression is effectively treated with medication

Minor depression is effectively treated with medication

Four out of 10 medical students feel they can justify having a sexual relationship with a patient

Four out of 10 medical students feel they can justify having a sexual relationship with a patient

Personality disorder symptoms can change with time

Personality disorder symptoms can change with time

Assisted living residents with dementia go undiagnosed and are not adequately treated

Assisted living residents with dementia go undiagnosed and are not adequately treated

Researchers investigate whether hormone therapy and two alternative herbal products can lessen memory in menopausal women

Researchers investigate whether hormone therapy and two alternative herbal products can lessen memory in menopausal women

People with mental disorders develop cancer at younger ages

People with mental disorders develop cancer at younger ages

Approval of Abilify (aripiprazole) for the treatment of acute bipolar mania

Approval of Abilify (aripiprazole) for the treatment of acute bipolar mania

New warnings on antidepressants for children and adolescents highlight the need for appropriate treatments for depression

New warnings on antidepressants for children and adolescents highlight the need for appropriate treatments for depression

As little as one standard cup of coffee a day can produce caffeine addiction

As little as one standard cup of coffee a day can produce caffeine addiction

Findings have implications for understanding psychiatric and neurological disease that affect the hippocampus

Findings have implications for understanding psychiatric and neurological disease that affect the hippocampus

Group therapy does not improve survival in early-stage breast cancer patients

Group therapy does not improve survival in early-stage breast cancer patients

Promising early results in a study of a medication to treat kleptomania

Promising early results in a study of a medication to treat kleptomania