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A Child is waiting.  Two brothers hope to remain together - “Both boys can be helpful to others,” says their foster mother of more than 1 1/2 years. “Darryl likes to explore and is more outgoing. Shaundell can be still (he contends with ADHD), also thoughtful. There are argumentative issues, but the boys are not lazy about chores and are active in after-school programs." by Rosemary Dorr

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ADHD and After-School Activities: Finding the Right Fit -/ADHD can be a challenge but it needn't sideline kids from after-school activities. - "Getting through the school day can be a struggle for kids with ADHD -- but after-school activities don't have to be. Given the right activity and adequate support, kids with ADHD can shine," by

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ADHD costs USA more than drug abuse and depression - "ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is much more.orgmon in the USA than most people realise – ADHD costs sufferers approximately $77 billion every year. This is more than the total costs of drug abuse and depression, according to a new study carried out at Harvard University, USA.," by Medical News Today

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ADD proves advantage for airline CEO - "Attention-deficit disorder has its upside and its downside. JetBlue Airways founder and Chief Executive Officer David Neeleman is a walking, talking, dreaming, scheming, hyperactive poster boy for the upside of that condition," by Cecil Johnson

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ADHD Risk Factors Identified - Boys are three times more likely than girls to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but having well-educated parents lowers the risk, according to findings from one of the strongest studies ever to access early life risk factors for ADHD by CBS News/Health

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ADHD and After-School Activities: Finding the Right Fit -/ADHD can be a challenge but it needn't sideline kids from after-school activities. - "Getting through the school day can be a struggle for kids with ADHD -- but after-school activities don't have to be. Given the right activity and adequate support, kids with ADHD can shine," by

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ADHD and education - Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder in the classroom is a difficult subject to get a handle on. Some teachers will tell you that 90 percent of their students are hyper and in need of medication. Others may tell you that ADHD is imaginary and an excuse for students to underachieve and even fail. Reality is somewhere in between. Then again, regardless of the feelings surrounding the issue, some see the disorder as a challenge that can be a great asset.  Dr. Russell Barkely of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center stated that "kids with ADHD are wild, funny and effervescent. They have a love of life. The rest of us sometimes envy them." by Stephen Winslow

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ADHD's Brain Trail: Cerebral clues emerge for attention disorder by Bruce Bower

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ADHD costs USA more than drug abuse and depression - "ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is much more.orgmon in the USA than most people realise – ADHD costs sufferers approximately $77 billion every year. This is more than the total costs of drug abuse and depression, according to a new study carried out at Harvard University, USA.," by Medical News Today

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ADHD May Go Hand-In-Hand with Seizures in Kids by Reuters

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Adult ADHD - We've all heard how attention deficit disorder can affect kids. But many adults may also suffer from the disorder and not even know it. 7's Jonathan Hall shows us a simple self-test to help determine if you have "Adult ADHD."  by Boston News 7 - To take your own Adult ADHD Test  

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Are parents of children with ADHD good at parenting? - Are parents of children with ADHD good at parenting? It is generally thought that ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children is.orgpounded by poor parenting skills, and much research evidence exists to support this view by in Medical Research News

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Attention deficit often overlooked in adults - "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is considered to be a problem for children, but it might be a bigger issue for some adults," by CTV.ca News Staff

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Attention Deficit Study In Healthy Children Can Proceed Under Certain Conditions, Cmte. Says - A National Institutes of Health proposal to administer dextroamphetamine to healthy children should be allowed to proceed under certain conditions, FDA's Pediatric Ethics Su.orgmittee r.orgmended Sept. 10 at its inaugural meeting by FDA Advisory Committee.org

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Author Diane M. Kennedy's National Book Tour and Seminar Series Examines ADHD and Autism: Is There a Connection? / Mother of Child with Asperger's Syndrome Uncovers Information that May Provide Answers to ADHD--A Major Public Health Controversy - Diane Kennedy, author of The ADHD-Autism Connection (WaterBrook Press, 2002), candidly addresses this question in an u.orging national book by PRNewsWire

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Back to School With ADHD - "New teachers, new subjects, new routines -- going back to school after the summer break can be taxing on any child, but it's often especially so for kids with ADHD. Parents who are mindful of this can do something to make the transition as smooth as possible," by Martin Downs

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Brainwaves Neuroimaging Clinic Announces Breakthrough AD/HD Assessment Tool - The Brainwaves Neuroimaging Clinic ( http://www.brainwavesnic.org ) has announced it is introducing the first biologically based tool for the aid in assessment of AD/HD in the Houston area. The DataLex Indicator Report(SM) for AD/HD from Lexicor, Inc. ( http://www.lexicor.org ) uses brainwave technology to finally help answer the question, "does my child have attention deficit disorder?" Source:  Lexicor, Inc. Web Site: http://www.lexicor.org / Press Release

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Collins man on ride for ADD awarenes by John La Porte

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Doctor helps ADHD student achieve success - Wheeler said ADHD myths are.orgmon. One such myth: It's a disease invented by parents who can't control their kids. Myths like these hurt kids like Josh who really need help, Wheeler said by Maria Sanchez-Traynor

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DOCTORS say ADHD poses mental illness risk - Researchers say there is mounting evidence attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects between 1 percent and 5 percent of school-age children / Big News Network.org - Australia

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EDITORIAL:Helping the disabled - Bill offers needed support to the learning disabled. A nonpartisan group of lawmakers is preparing to submit a bill supporting people with a range of developmental disorders to the u.orging extraordinary Diet session. The legislation covers learning disabilities which can affect one's ability to learn in specific areas like reading, writing and arithmetic; attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is marked by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity; and such social disabilities as autism and Asperger Syndrome, the sufferers of which have a difficult time.orgmunicating and relating to others. - Tokyo,Japan

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DOCTORS say ADHD poses mental illness risk - Researchers say there is mounting evidence attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects between 1 percent and 5 percent of school-age children / Big News Network.org - Australia

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Help for Kids with ADHD - A Red Cross program that helps kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is achieving remarkable results thanks to dedicated volunteers by Andrea Burns

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New findings on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Are parents of children with AD/HD good at parenting? It is generally thought that AD/HD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children is.orgpounded by poor parenting skills, and much research evidence exists to support this view by News Wales

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ON THE RECORD: DAVID NEELEMAN - ... And you live amongst the people and you learn the language. ... I hated it. I found out later I had ADD (attention deficit disorder), but it just drove me insane by San Francisco Chronicl

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Parents not to blame for hyperactive kids -experts - Children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are not disrupting their school classes or their neighbourhoods because of poor parenting, UK scientists said on Wednesday by Jeremy Lovell

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Paying Attention to Parents of ADHD Kids by the Washington Post

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Preteen Ritalin May Increase Depression Early Use of ADHD Drug Alters Brain, Rat Studies Show by Daniel DeNoon

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Ritalin Ups Brain Activity - Ritalin increases brain activity in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in children with a reading disorder, says a Yale University study in the current issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry by Robert Preidt

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Rude, scatty or ill? - Millions of us could be suffering from a new behavioural disorder. Or is it just human nature?  Rolanda Reid is convinced that she has a clinical condition that can make her appear rude, scatty and forgetful. It causes her social and employment problems. She believes that many thousands of Britons have the disorder but have never heard of it. The condition is called adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AADHD) — a grown-up version of the childhood hyperactivity that has led to hundreds of thousands of British youngsters being put on Ritalin and similar brain-altering drugs by John Nash

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Scattered son: A Taylorsville family struggles with a child's mental illness - "Taylor has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, hyperactivity and Asperger syndrome, a form of autism," by Jacob Santini

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Speakers tout drug-free approach to AD/HD, dyslexia - Wynford Dore, founder of the Dore Achievement Centers, stood before an audience of about 100 parents, teachers and observers and asked them to envision the daily dilemma confronting those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental coordination disorder and dyslexia. "Imagine what it's like if you have a perfect 'thinking' brain and can't get [the thoughts] out," he said. "It's worse than solitary confinement. You're in a vibrant social scene and can't [participate]," by Rachel Lebeaux

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Struggling with attention disorders - When people talk about attention deficit disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, it's typically about children. But AD/HD kids grow up and enter the workforce, where they often continue to struggle, by Alan R. Earls

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Study Links ADHD Drugs to Growth Delays by Health News

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Surprising Treatment For Common Behavioral Disorder - A surprising possible treatment for a.orgmon behavioral disorder. A new study in the journal, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, looked at 53 children aged 4 to 14 who had been diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). It found a significant number of them had low iron stores in their blood - iron deficiency - and the researchers theorize this may be contributing to their ADHD. They suggest the possibility that some kids with ADHD might benefit from taking iron supplements. As of now, doctors aren't sure what causes ADHD, and this small study may provide an explanation for some patients by CBS

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What's to blame fore the rise in ADHD? - Researchers point fingers at TV, genetics, over diagnosis.  Some scientists say watching TV could lead to an increased risk for ADHD, while others argue that genetics and other factors play a bigger role in the development of the disorder By Victoria Clayton

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When Does ADHD B.orge a Disability? by Kate Scott

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What illness? - Far from being a hindrance, ADD proves an advantage to an airline-industry figure By Cecil Johnson

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Watching television rewires brains of children, causing ADHD and behavioral disorders. Be sure to read the related article, Television programs teach children poor nutritional habits.

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Bi-polar
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A bipolar diagnosis delayed, a childhood lost Illness may explain suicide risk in kids on antidepressants - For most of the past three years, Laura Gillis has gotten only fleeting glimpses of her loving, rambunctious 9-year-old son, Daniel, the kid who is always ready for a hug, to stage a solo singing performance or to demonstrate his newest wrestling move, by Carolyn Y. Johnson

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ACTRESS LINDA HAMILTON: I'M BIPOLAR - Some high-profile people are.orging out and announcing they've dealt with bipolar disorder for a long time. A few weeks ago, it was newswoman Jane Pauley. Now it's "Terminator" actress, Linda Hamilton by HealthyPlace.org

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Are you Biploar? - Mild bipolar disorder may be to this decade what depression was to the nineties, thanks to a new drug and an expanding definition. But when do ordinary peaks and valleys b.orge pathological? By Vanessa Grigoriadis, New York Metro.org / Feature

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Autism and Childhood Bipolar: A short history by Donna Williams - Autism Today

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Bipolar teen and family win the struggle for peace by DESIREE COOPER

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Brother Says Alleged Imposter Doc Is Mentally Ill - Holliman Diagnosed Schizophrenic, Bi-Polar, Family Says by News 5 and ChannelCincinnati.org

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Effective treatments for bipolar illness abound - Dear Dr. Donohue:  I am engaged to a man who has bipolar illness. I don't know what this is, and he doesn't talk about it. Is this something treatable? Will it affect our children? I can't detect anything wrong with my husband-to-be. What should I be looking for?  By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

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Inside the Volatile World of the young and bipolar by Time Magazine - August 2003

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Moody kids -- normal or not?  For some children, bipolar disorder could be the culprit by Victoria Clayton MSNBC News

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Official criteria for bipolar disorders - Mania includes at least three of the following: inflated self-esteem, grandiose behavior, greater talkativeness, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, increase in goal-directed activity, distractibility, needlessly taking dangerous risks. Juvenile Bipolar Disorder:  Same criteria, but childhood mania may have different symptoms and can be shorter, with "ultra-rapid cycling," when shifts in mood occur every day or multiple times each day;Conventional symptoms of mania may appear in age-adjusted form. Sources: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, and Dr. Joseph Biederman, chief of pediatric psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

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Scattered son: A Taylorsville family struggles with a child's mental illness - "Taylor has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, hyperactivity and Asperger syndrome, a form of autism," by Jacob Santini

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Signs of depression  by Metro West Daily News

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SIMPLE telephone call found to help on depression - Today's treatments for depression can leave a lot to be desired, but new pills or modes of therapy are not necessarily the answer by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Survey Probes Depression Treatment - At least $12 billion worth of drugs to treat depression and anxiety were sold last year, a jump of almost 75-percent from four years ago.

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Taking odds on a gambler - "Simon, 39, has bipolar disorder and such free-spending is a symptom of mania, which with its polar opposite, depression, characterise the disorder," by Phil Taylor

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'Terminator' star hopes bipolar experiences will help others - "Terminator" fans know Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor -- tough as nails and out to save the world. But in real life, Hamilton was having trouble saving herself. In recent interviews, Hamilton revealed that she's bipolar. She has struggled with depression most of her life and was a.orgpulsive eater as a child. She knew something was wrong, but she didn't know what by the Associated Press

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The manic phase of Bipolar I Disorder is often misdiagnosed as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

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Thearpy, drug ease teen depression - THE QUESTION: Most teenagers are sad or moody occasionally. But for some, these feelings are strong and persistent. What is the best treatment for these adolescents?," by Linda Searing

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The Terminator and the Terminated

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What is Bipolar?  The caller who says he's the son of the murdered couple says he suffers from psychiatric problems including bi-polar disorder. According to psychiatrists, that disorder along with other medical problems Brent Springford says he has can lead to impaired thinking. We talked with one man who suffers from the same disorder to find out how it affects him. When you look at him he seems contented, well adjusted, calm - and he is, but this is not how Tommy Bilbro looked just a few years ago. He says "It's terrible. It's unbearable." By WSFA12

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Depression
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Anger, hostility, depression linked to heart disease marker - Otherwise healthy people who are prone to anger, hostility and depressive symptoms tend to have higher levels of a substance that's been linked to heart disease and stroke.  Reported by Susan Aldridge, PhD, medical journalist

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Beyond the Baby Blues by Health Daily News

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British teen depression on the rise by the Washington Times

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Bulimic teens prone to depression - Texas A and M University researchers have suggested that teenagers suffering from bulimia might also be struggling with a chronic form of depression, by Health India

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Chronic stress in early childhood leads to depression, mental retardation - To learn more on this topic, be sure to also read the related article, New Research In Mind-Body Medicine Shows That Social Interaction Accelerates Healing.

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Dealing With Depression - Mental health has b.orge a big topic at schools. Suicides and litigation have forced the issue. What students and parents must know by Daniel McGinn and Ron Depasquale / Newsweek

bullet Depression drug studies show promise, Predix says - Predix Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a potential treatment for anxiety and depression that generated encouraging data from early-stage human clinical trials, the Woburn.orgpany announced by Boston Business Journal
bullet Depression, Fatigue May Fuel Each Other Having One May Dramatically Increase the Risk of Developing the Other by Jenifer Warner
bullet Depression in Men by About
bullet Depression kills 200 persons annually in TT By RENÉE OLIVEL
bullet Depression places a heavy burden on many - Social stigma prevents many affected from seeking help.  "The alarm goes off and you greet the morning with sleepless eyes, or perhaps sleep is all that you desire to do. Your world is closing in, leaving you somewhere between sad, irritable and tense," by Bryon Williams
bulletDepression Screening Test by HealthyPlace.org
bullet Depression supplement promising - "A study at the University of Calgary may prove whether or not a contentious Alberta nutritional supplement is effective at treating depression. Dr. Bonnie Kaplan said her clinical review of Empowerplus, which allegedly cures a variety of mental illnesses, is showing promising results, but she remains cautious," by Sun Media
bullet Depression Traced to Overactive Brain Circuit by NIH News - Press Release
bullet Depression medicine warnings endorsed - Antidepressants should.orge with the nation's strongest warning — in a black box on the label — that they can spur suicidal behavior in children, the government's scientific advisers decided Tuesday by LAURAN NEERGAARD
bullet Diagnosing Infants With Depression by By Kelly Patricia O Meara
bullet Discerning difference between teen angst, depression by LDNews.org
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Depression is unwe.orge holiday intruder for millions - The holiday season is promoted as a time of joy, cheer, parties, and family gatherings. However, for millions of people, it is a time of loneliness, reflection on past failures, and anxiety about an uncertain future. It is a time when the “blues” move in for a lengthy stay by Barbara Hootman

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Doctors, patients weigh depression symptoms differently by CBS News Montreal

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Eli Lilly Wins OK for New Depression Drug - "Eli Lilly & Co. on Wednesday said U.S. regulators have approved its new antidepressant, Cymbalta, a drug that analysts say will be central to the.orgpany's growth," by Reuters

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Experts: More Focus on Postpartum Depression - Researchers called on Congress Wednesday to expand research into the causes of depression after pregnancy, saying they still do not understand how to prevent the illness in expectant mothers by WebMD Health

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Faces of teenage depression by David Baxter

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Facts about childhood depression - Depression is a.orgmon illness in teenagers and is readily treatable with drugs, therapy, or -- most often -- a.orgbination. Dr. Stuart Goldman, codirector of the mood disorder program at Children's Hospital, said children never should be placed on medication without a careful psychiatric evaluation and regular psychotherapy by The Boston Globe

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FIVE genes can cause you depression! - Five genes have reportedly been identified as being responsible for a person's state of depression.  Deakin University scientists separated large families of Israeli sand rats for weeks to monitor their responses to isolation and examined different aspects of their behaviour, including grooming, social behaviour, the time they spent in the light or dark and how much they would explore or simply sit in the corner by Web India 123.org

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Gene Mutation Linked to Risk of Depression -  A newly discovered gene mutation may make some people more vulnerable to depression. If confirmed by larger studies, the finding may shed new light on depression, which affects almost 19 million Americans per year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.  Several gene mutations have been linked to depression before now. The mental illness may be caused by a.orgplex mix of genetic and environmental factors. But depression is considered to be highly treatable for people seeking help, by Miranda Hitti

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Genetic Defect Confers Risk of Major Depression, Resistance to SSRI Drug Therapy  - A newly discovered genetic defect might represent an important risk factor for major depression, a condition which effects 20 million people in the U.S., according to Duke University Medical Center researchers. The mutation in the gene -- whose protein product plays a primary role in synthesizing the brain chemical serotonin -- could lead to the first diagnostic test for genetic predisposition to depression, the team said.

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Inside the Volatile World of the young and bipolar by Time Magazine - August 2003

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Is Depression Contagious? - Like the flu, depression is a highly contagious disorder that can be transmitted socially. It is especially apt to take up residence in a household, jumping from one family member to others. And just as individuals can be depressed, so can whole families, often without their awareness, by Ellen McGrath

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Kids & Depression by Times Online

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Learning to cope with depression by NICOLE MAYNE

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New care for kids, depression - A few months ago, Dr. George Realmuto changed the way he treats children suffering from depression. As a child psychiatrist at the University of Minnesota, he used to see new patients about once a month. But now when Realmuto gives a child an antidepressant for the first time, he's likely to say: "Come back next week." The change, he admits, was prompted by growing concerns that antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide in young people, by Maura Lerner

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NIMH Facing Tough Challenges In Psychotic Depression Study by Jim Rosack

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Not enough docs to treat depression - "Despite modern psychiatry's 80% success rate in treating depression, there are currently less than 4,000 psychologists and psychiatrists practising in India. New anti-depressant drugs are much improved from their predecessors as they relatively free of side effects, but they still reach a.orgparatively small number of people here. So what does all this mean for India?," by the Times of India

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PARTON FORCED HERSELF OUT OF SUICIDAL DEPRESSION - Country legend DOLLY PARTON pulled herself back from the brink of suicide in the '80s, by refusing to let herself wallow in pity anymore. The NINE TO FIVE singer, now 58, suffered from depression so badly that at one point she could see no other way out - until she decided to get on with her life without any professional help. She says, "There was a time when I was going through the whole female thing with my hormones and I gained weight and that was a very down time for me. It lasted for about 18 months, by contactmusic.org

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Parkinson's, Epilepsy Linked with Depression - Patients with chronic brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have an unusually high rate of depression, too -- suggesting links between the conditions, doctors said on Wednesday by Reuters UK

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Prozac and counselling fight depression - Dual approach best for teens with moderate to severe illness Depressed teenagers benefit more from a.orgbination of the antidepressant Prozac and behavioural counselling than either the medication or talk therapy alone, according to a U.S. government-funded study.

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Psychiatric Disorders Among Offspring of Depressed Mothers: Associations With Paternal Psychopathology - OBJECTIVE: The association between maternal depression and offspring dysfunction is well documented; however, little attention has been paid to psychopathology in the partners of these depressed mothers or to how paternal psychopathology might influence the relationship between maternal depression and offspring dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to explore whether major depression and/or antisocial behavior tended to occur more frequently among partners of depressed mothers .orgpared to partners of nondepressed mothers) and to examine how these paternal disorders related to offspring psychopathology. METHOD: Participants were drawn from the Minnesota Twin Family Study, a.orgmunity-based study of twins and their parents. Depressed and nondepressed mothers, their partners (the biological fathers of the twins), and their 17-year-old offspring were included. Structured interviews were used to assess participants for the presence of major depression, conduct disorder, and adult antisocial behavior. RESULTS: Depressed mothers tended to partner with antisocial fathers. Depression in mothers and antisocial behavior in fathers were both significantly and independently associated with offspring depression and conduct disorder. No interactions of the parental diagnoses with each other or with the gender of the offspring were found. CONCLUSIONS: Many offspring of depressed mothers experience the additional risk of having an antisocial father. The implications of these findings for risk among the offspring of depressed mothers are discussed. - Naomi R. Marmorstein, Ph.D., Stephen M. Malone, Ph.D., and William G. Iacono, Ph.D. / Am J Psychiatry 161:1588-1594, September 2004 ~ Abstract

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Psychotic Depression May Be Relative of Schizophrenia by Joan Arehart-Treichel

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SAMe could help depression, new results - Adding the amino acid supplement SAMe to a standard antidepressant may be helpful to patients who have not responded to single-drug treatment for clinical depression, say US researchers. Their pilot study, published in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, found that treatment with both SAMe and an antidepressant improved symptoms in half the study participants and produced.orgplete relief of symptoms in 43 per cent of participants.

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Severe Depression Linked to Greater Number of Nerve Cells in Thalamus

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Shining  light on depression / A candid tale of one University student's struggle with depression - "A tall guy outfitted with a snowboarder hat, a laidback pose and a mellow attitude, Adam* seemed perfectly cool and in control. But Adam didn't have everything under control. There was something else others couldn't see -- not in Adam's appearance, not in his speech, not in his gait. He was suffering from clinical depression. The First Signs," by The Cavalier Daily

bullet Signs of depression  by Metro West Daily News
bullet SIMPLE telephone call found to help on depression - Today's treatments for depression can leave a lot to be desired, but new pills or modes of therapy are not necessarily the answer by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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Small Study Shows SAMe May Improve Treatment Of Depression - Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have found that adding the nutritional supplement SAMe to a standard antidepressant may be helpful to patients who have not responded to single-drug treatment for clinical depression. The pilot study, appearing in the December Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, found that treatment with both SAMe and an antidepressant improved symptoms in half the study participants and produced.orgplete relief of symptoms in 43 percent of participants.  Source: Massachusetts General Hospital

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Survey Probes Depression Treatment - At least $12 billion worth of drugs to treat depression and anxiety were sold last year, a jump of almost 75-percent from four years ago.

bullet Teen depression on the increase - The numbers of young people suffering from depression in the last 10 years has risen worryingly, an expert says by BBC News
bullet Teens and Depression - At any time of year, about one in 20 American teenagers suffers from depression. But what's the best way to treat it? Watch the Video
bullet TEEN sex and drugs increase depression and suicide risk - "A new study published in the 'American Journal of Preventive Medicine' has revealed that teenagers engaging in high-risk behaviours involving sex and drugs are at greater risk of depression, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than teens who say no to sex and drugs," by Web India123.org
bullet Treatments For Depression Have Dental Side Effects - Up to 37 percent of adults experience mood disorders at some point in their lives; and many receiving treatments may undergo adverse dental side effects according to a study that appears in the September/October 2004 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical peer-reviewed journal by the Academy Of General Dentistry
bullet Understanding depression - "This question has spawned an industry: When does normal sadness or grief turn into depression, a medical condition that needs a doctor's care? Maybe sooner than you think," by Harry Jackson Jr.
bullet Why the drugs don't work - The problem isn't that doctors are too quick to prescribe anti-depressants, but that they have stretched the label of depression to cover the full range of human unhappiness. by Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
bullet Workshops help parents to identify teen depression - If you are the parent or a friend of a teen who has seemed depressed lately, a local social worker is offering free workshops to help parents and friends determine if a teen is depressed. Andrew Taylor, a social worker specializing in teen therapy, will be presenting "Understanding Teen Depression" tonight and Sept. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Borg-Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. The material will be the same for both evenings by Kim Gasbe
bullet You get angry, I get sad - National Depression Screening Day - Mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety not only affect men and women differently, but your gender can affect how you experience these disorders: how you react, which symptoms you feel most prominently, and whether or not you seek help. The statistics are not what you might expect. For example, although the general public tends to associate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with typically male war veterans, women are actually twice as likely to experience PTSD by the Village News Network
bullet Youth: A Different Way of Healing When treating depressed kids, do drugs work better than therapy? Newsweek, June 21st Issue

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Dyslexia
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Dyslexia May Involve Both Vision And Hearing by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

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DYSLEXIA remedies still are sought - ... Dyslexia is a language-processing disorder that can affect reading, writing, spelling and even speaking, says Sheldon Horowitz of the National Center for by Indianapolis Star

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Genetic regional reductions of gray matter may be underlying cause of dyslexia - Researchers in Italy have observed significant reductions of gray matter volume in areas of the brain associated with language processing among people with a family history of dyslexia in.orgparison with controls with no reading problems. Published in the August 24 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, the study also lends support to previous studies suggesting intensive reading therapy activates areas of the brain necessary for word de-coding.  Source : Onlypunjab.org Team

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Lenses equal bright future for dyslexics - "Hundreds of school-children are struggling to read in the Midlands because of a "hidden" form of dyslexia that can be rectified by wearing tinted spectacles, a pressure group claims," by Shahid Naqvi

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LOGAN'S FIGHT WITH CURSE OF DYSLEXIA - RUGBY hero Kenny Logan has spoken for the first time about his dyslexia torment. Scotland's most-capped winger was branded 'thick' at school and left without any qualifications. But his TV presenter wife Gabby encouraged him to get treatment two years ago. He spoke out to mark the start of National Dyslexia Awareness Week. He said: 'It may not sound much, but I can now go on holiday for the first time and read a book or sit on a train and read a newspaper. It has also helped my rugby." by the Daily Record

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Looking at life through a new set of glasses by By Michelle Hatfield

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Mum in campaign for dyslexia centre - A mother-of-two from the North-East who has ove.orge dyslexia is heading a campaign to set up a learning support centre for people with the condition by the Journal

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More Evidence Shows That Children's Brains With Dyslexia Respond

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School of thought Lindamood-Bell focuses on fighting 'learning weaknesses' by Seth Jacobson

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Speakers tout drug-free approach to AD/HD, dyslexia - Wynford Dore, founder of the Dore Achievement Centers, stood before an audience of about 100 parents, teachers and observers and asked them to envision the daily dilemma confronting those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental coordination disorder and dyslexia. "Imagine what it's like if you have a perfect 'thinking' brain and can't get [the thoughts] out," he said. "It's worse than solitary confinement. You're in a vibrant social scene and can't [participate]," by Rachel Lebeaux

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The New Science of Dyslexia. Time Magazine. July 28, 2003

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Epilepsy
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Doctors Gude Top Abstracts in Epilepsy 03/11/2004

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Electroconvulsive Therapy Improves Mood, Quality of Life - Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) improves mood, quality of life and activities of daily living in patients with major depression, according to researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  “Quality of life and function are improved in ECT patients as early as two weeks after the conclusion of ECT,” said Vaughn McCall, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and the lead author, writing in the November issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.  ECT is a treatment for severe mental illness, especially major depression, in which a brief application of electric stimulus – a shock – is used to produce a generalized seizure. Source: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center 

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Family Finds Hope In Holistic Medicine - When Jacqueline Glover was two months old, she began having seizures, and suffered through them for nearly two years before she began showing progress after receiving alternative treatments, by Scott Nicholson

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Gene Knockout Prevents Epilepsy in Mice Step towards new drugs that stop disease from developing By Gabe Romain

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Implantable device designed to detect, stop seizures under study at MCG - A small electronic device implanted in the skull that detects o.orging seizures then delivers a brief electrical stimulus to the brain to stop them is under study at the Medical College of Georgia by Medical College of Georgia / Public Release

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Keeping Kenny Cutting-edge treatment at Doernbecher tries to remove the cause of seizures from a boy's brain while preserving his language skills, perception and personality by Patrik O'Neil

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Many epileptics unaware of surgery option - "TOKYO — Many people suffering from intractable epilepsy do not know the disease can be safely treated by surgery, according to a University of Tokyo neurosurgery researcher," by Japan Today

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Parkinson's, Epilepsy Linked with Depression - Patients with chronic brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have an unusually high rate of depression, too -- suggesting links between the conditions, doctors said on Wednesday by Reuters UK

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Top Abstracts in Epilepsy 02/12/2004

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Language
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Here's a place where language isn't a barrier -  Her classmate, Lucia Ansara of Essex, also 10, has dyslexia and a language-processing disorder that makes it difficult to.orgplete classroom assignments, a by e isn'ta barrier / Boston Globe

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Addressing the Interface Between Pediatrics and Psychiatry - Shortly after.orgpleting my training in both pediatrics and psychiatry, I spoke with a retired child and adolescent psychiatrist who had invested his career in improving the relationship between pediatrics and psychiatry. As I excitedly told him about plans to focus my own career on the interface between the disciplines, he wistfully stared off into the distance, then respectfully observed, "Hope springs eternal now, doesn't it?" It is no accident that I continue to think of him often. A quick MEDLINE search gives reason for despair--collaboration between pediatrics and psychiatry has been a topic of interest, discussion and annoyance for half a century, not only in the United States, but also in a host of different countries and cultures. Parallel systems of care for pediatric physical and mental health problems persist despite r.orgmendations to better integrate existing research-based knowledge into routine clinical practice (e.g., U.S. Public Health Service, 2000). Yet despite several "botched beginnings" between the disciplines and the imperfect nature of existing knowledge and practice, there truly is reason for hope. Psychiatry and its affiliated disciplines now offer a better product that is increasingly relevant to the pediatricians and family physicians who are being called on to manage youths with mental disorders in traditional medical settings by John V. Campo, M.D. / Psychiatric Times September 2004 Vol. XXI Issue 10

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Music
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Soothing sound of music by Anne Wallace

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Personality Disorders
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Personality Disorders Common in U.S.- "Personality disorders are much more.orgmon in the United States than researchers had thought, affecting nearly one in seven adult Americans, a new survey finds," by Forbes

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Prader-Willi Syndrome
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Prader-Willi Syndrome by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.

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Restless Leg Syndrome
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Iron Works: A Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome - Imagine that you're lying in bed, exhausted, but overwhelmed by an u.orgfortable crawling sensation in your legs that is only relieved when you move them. Rather then getting the sleep you need, you spend the wee hours rubbing your legs or pacing the floor. For between 5 and 10 percent of Americans, this unwe.orge scenario plays out nightly because they suffer from a sleep-related neurological disorder called restless leg syndrome (RLS) by ABC News

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Schizophrenia
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Doctors Guide Top Abstracts in Schizophrenia 03/11/2004

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Lead linked to schizophrenia by Helen Pearson - Study hints that prenatal toxins can trigger psychiatric disease.

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Oregon needs early treatment for schizophrenia - IN MY OPINION  by Tamara Sale

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Psychotic Depression May Be Relative of Schizophrenia by Joan Arehart-Treichel

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Suicide Linked to Schizophrenia - Rates of suicide among people with schizophrenia in China were found to be substantially greater than in those without the mental illness, according to a new study in The Lancet. Schizophrenia and suicide are, according to researchers, significant public health problems in China. Investigators report 4.5 million people suffer from schizophrenia and about 285,000 die by suicide each year by Mental Health Channel

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TopAbstracts in Schizophrenia 02/12/2004

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Therapeutic Riding
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A path to healing Kids with special needs find balance, learn to connect with world on horseback by

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Challenged Kids Get Horse Medicine - Kids with developmental problems often need years of specialized speech, physical and occupational therapy.  It’s a lot of work, especially for children who are often medically fragile. So how's it a good idea to put them on thousand-pound animals to do their therapy?  Ryan Warter, 4, was born with a wide variety of developmental issues. But he can sign and a cochlear implant has given him some hearing.  What's really unique, though, is that he is doing on a horse. It’s all part of a fascinating therapy approach called hippotherapy, from the Greek word for horse. Some of the kids using the therapy have autism spectrum disorders. Max Brown has spinal muscular atrophy, related to muscular dystrophy. Others are undiagnosed, by the AP

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Horse rides help special needs children - "The North American Riding for Handicap Association (NARHA) certifies like groups all over America and Canada. Mini-blessings is considered a center under the NARHA certification and Myers is a certified instructor," by David Irvin

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Once Upon A Horse Celebrates Another Successful Year Of Helping Others - Recently Once Upon A Horse held its annual Christmas party to celebrate the season and another successful year of helping children. Guests at the ranch were able to meet some of the children involved along with the volunteers and horses that make up the program.  Once Upon A Horse is a non-profit, therapeutic riding lesson program created in 1995 to enrich the lives of children facing devastating but invisible.orgmunication-based handicaps such as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, speech-language delays, fluency disorders, autism and developmental delays, by Dorene Stamper / Grants Pass, Oregon

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Poetry of horses / Equine program provides therapy for area youths - Sheryl Cyr knows firsthand the importance of the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association. The program helped her 11-year-old daughter Megan, who has Asperger Syndrome, feel confident, happy and in charge. "She'll chat with you," Cyr said. "Her focus and social skills have improved. This is an amazing experience," by Mabel Perez

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Tourette Syndrome
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Brain activity, including memory-processing, changes in Tourette syndrome by Washington University School of Medicine

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Finding harmony in dissonance - Michael Wickersheim struggles to suppress his Tourette Syndrome. But he joyfully gives in to his desire to enrich lives with music by By SAUNDRA AMRHEIN

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Mozart 'Suffered from Tourette's Syndrome' - A TV documentary is to suggest that the musical works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were influenced by the.orgpulsive, obsessive disorder Tourette’s syndrome.
The claims are made by British.orgposer James McConnel, who himself has the condition, which can lead to uncontrollable swearing or twitching.
The documentary, What Made Mozart Tic?, was produced and directed by Marion Milne, of 3BM Television, and is due to be screened on Channel 4 in October. Abnormally To Language Stimuli by American Psychological Association. By PA News Reporter

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Surgeons explore new treatment for Tourette syndrome by University Hospitals of Cleveland

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Activity Of Enzyme That Affects Mood Decreased In Brains Of Teenage Suicide Victims by Journal Of The American Medical Association

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Addiction Mechanism Regulates Bonding In Monogamous Animals by Science A Go Go

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Aerobics for the brain - 30 minutes of customized mental calisthenics help students ove.orge theirlearning disabilities at a new Toronto private school. LUMA MUHTADIE reports by LUMA MUHTADIE Victims by Journal Of The American Medical Association

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Brain device offers hope for some mental disorders - With its infamous history of crude ''icepick" lobotomies, psychiatric surgery has been widely shunned for decades. Now, it appears poised to make a careful.orgeback using a far gentler technology: a pacemaker for the brain that, once implanted, can be adjusted or turned off, by Carey Goldberg

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Brain Imaging Reveals New Language Circuits - The language network of the brain seemed simpler in the past. One brain area was recognized to be critical for the production of language, another for its.orgprehension. A dense bundle of nerve fibers connected the two. But there have always been naysayers who pointed to evidence that failed to fit this tidy picture. Now a study employing a powerful variant of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms these suspicions. The study will be published December 13, 2004 in the online edition of Annals of Neurology  http://www.interscience.wiley.org/journal/ana.  Source: American Neurological Association (ANA) 

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Brain lumps and bumps: A neural risk for autism by Anne L. Foundas, MD - Full Text: HTML , PDF (Size: 40K) [Editorial]

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Language-association cortex asymmetry in autism and specific language impairment by Lies De Fossé, Steven M. Hodge, Nikos Makris, David N. Kennedy, Verne S. Caviness Jr, Lauren McGrath, Shelley Steele, David A. Ziegler, Martha R. Herbert, Jean A. Frazier, Helen Tager-Flusberg, Gordon J. Harris. Full Text: HTML , PDF (Size: 464K) [Original article]

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Brain Research Pioneers Long-lost Letters Provide Hope for the Learning Disabled by Crestport Press

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Brain versus Machine Control by Jose M. Carmena - Dr. Octopus, the villain of the movie "Spiderman 2", is a fusion of man and machine. Neuroscientist Jose Carmena examines the facts behind this fictional account of a brain- machine interface.  Full-text | Screen PDF / Book Review/Science in the Media

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Combo Treatment Helps Adolescent Depression - "Combo treatment is effective in battling the teenage blues. That is the message being endorsed in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study published this week. According to the study, adolescents may have a better chance at dealing with major depressive disorders if their treatment includes both antidepressant medication and cognitive behavioral therapy, not just one or the other," by Ivanhoe Newswire

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Dealing With Depression - Mental health has b.orge a big topic at schools. Suicides and litigation have forced the issue. What students and parents must know by Daniel McGinn and Ron Depasquale / Newsweek

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Depression in Men by About

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Depression drug studies show promise, Predix says - Predix Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a potential treatment for anxiety and depression that generated encouraging data from early-stage human clinical trials, the Woburn.orgpany announced by Boston Business Journal

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Depression, Fatigue May Fuel Each Other Having One May Dramatically Increase the Risk of Developing the Other by Jenifer Warner

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Depression kills 200 persons annually in TT By RENÉE OLIVEL

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Depression places a heavy burden on many - Social stigma prevents many affected from seeking help.  "The alarm goes off and you greet the morning with sleepless eyes, or perhaps sleep is all that you desire to do. Your world is closing in, leaving you somewhere between sad, irritable and tense," by Bryon Williams

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Depression Screening Test by HealthyPlace.org

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Depression supplement promising - "A study at the University of Calgary may prove whether or not a contentious Alberta nutritional supplement is effective at treating depression. Dr. Bonnie Kaplan said her clinical review of Empowerplus, which allegedly cures a variety of mental illnesses, is showing promising results, but she remains cautious," by Sun Media

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Depression Traced to Overactive Brain Circuit by NIH News - Press Release

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Depression medicine warnings endorsed - Antidepressants should.orge with the nation's strongest warning — in a black box on the label — that they can spur suicidal behavior in children, the government's scientific advisers decided Tuesday by LAURAN NEERGAARD

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Diagnosing Infants With Depression by By Kelly Patricia O Meara

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Discerning difference between teen angst, depression by LDNews.org

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Families Together: The Dangers of Dr. Phil / Family Organization, Representing Parents of Children With Special Mental Health Needs, Says Dr. Phil Misinforms and Shames Parents - "The Dr. Phil Show aired two recent episodes on children's mental health and parenting. In his primetime episode, which aired on CBS September 22nd, Dr. Phil highlighted a family whose nine-year-old son was rubbing his feces on the walls of the house, torturing animals, acting violently toward his siblings and was prone to intense tantrums. Dr. Phil informed the parents that their son did not have a behavior problem -- that his problems were the result of poor parenting. He continued by informing the parents that their child had 9 of the 14 characteristics of a serial killer," by PRNewswire

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Fish oil supplements slow ageing of brain / To freeze animation, right-hand click on 'Play'.  - People who eat oily fish or take fish oil supplements score 13 per cent higher in IQ tests and are less likely to show early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study in Scotland. The study, carried out on more than 300 people, lends support to the benefits of fish oil - already taken to protect the heart - for mental health and particularly for its protective effects against Alzheimer’s.  Sponsored by Volactiv

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Honesty takes a backseat by Canoe - CNews

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Lack of specific brain protein causes marked deficits in learning, memory by EurekAlert

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Midwife warns of brain damage to unborn babies - A LIVERPOOL midwife has warned that medicines could damage the brain of an unborn baby - after research showed women ignoring medical advice. Dame Lorna Muirhead, who has delivered more than 40,000 babies in the city and advises nationally on midwifery policy, said the most damage is done in the first three months of pregnancy by Clare Usher

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Parkinson's, Epilepsy Linked with Depression - Patients with chronic brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have an unusually high rate of depression, too -- suggesting links between the conditions, doctors said on Wednesday by Reuters UK

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PBS show "The Secret Life of the Brain"

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Science delves into the injured brain - University of Oregon football players are helping researchers get a better grip on what happens inside the helmets of athletes who use their heads when they should be using their feet. Professors Li-Shan Chou and Paul van Donkelaar are looking at football players and other athletes who suffer concussions in hopes of bridging a critical gap in sports medicine. While much is known about the kinds of injuries players suffer to the body, little is known about injuries to the brain, by Greg Bolt

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The teen brain really is different - One minute your teenage daughter is having a relaxed, happy conversation with her friend on the phone.The next, she stumbles over an algebra problem and is -- instantly -- angry. She flings her pencil across the room, stomps up to her room, slams the door and shouts, "I hate my life!" For decades, parents have attributed such hair-trigger emotions to raging hormones, and they weren't wrong. However, in recent years more has b.orge known about how brain development -- in concert with racing hormones -- accounts for the differences in how teens act and think, by Kathleen Megan

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People who see colorful "auras" in response to people or words may simply have a brain condition, not psychic powers, according to a new research report. In the report, a UK researcher suggests that a woman who sees colors around the people she knows or upon hearing the sound of their names may have synesthesia, a condition in which people's senses get crossed, causing them, for example, to see words as colors or to experience a smell in response to a sound by Health Reuters

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Therapy Dogs
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Autistic boy receiving therapy from area dog / O’Neals boy suffering from autism improves after sessions interacting with Mountain Area therapy dog - The boy is Nathan Ryan Ramirez; the dog is Maggie Despol. The two are a team. Nathan was born five years ago. He was a normal baby boy, but after almost two years of life, Nathan’s life took a huge turn and will never be the same. Nathan’s mother, Julianna took her son to the doctor to have his regularly scheduled immunizations. What was supposed to be a routine medical visit turned into a pivotal, life-changing moment.  Julianna believes that after Nathan received a larger than normal dosage of vaccinations, he obtained what is called, Acquired Autism.

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Therapy dogs bring calm to troubled kids by Linda Hesler

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Visually Impaired
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E-Text equipment assists visually-impaired students - With numerous book bindings scattered on the floor, the room looked as if there had been a rebellion against literature. But in fact, students were celebrating the new equipment added to Eastern Michigan University’s Center for Adaptive Technology and Education (CATE), that currently serves enrolled students, faculty and staff with a disability by NewsMedical.net

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MIT reports new insights in visual recognition by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Vision Disorders Hinder Children's Learning, But Therapy Can Provide Help - Eye Doctors Say ADHD, Learning Disabilities Frequently Misdiagnosed - Press Release

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Vollum scientists find new form of dopamine transmission by Oregon Health & Science University

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Some are the melody, some are the rhythm, some are the harmony
It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
We all contribute to the song of life."
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