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Genetic disorder related with sleep patterns

...rchers to discover their role in jet lag, seasonal affective disorder and other mental health problems....

Light therapy decreases depression during pregnancy

...hnique used to treat those suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or winter depression, might also work on women suffering from depression during pregnancy. The author noted that around 10% of pregnant women meet the criteria for major depression. However, doctors are often reluctant to prescribe a...

Lights can lighten your moods

...swings including clinical conditions like seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may be cured by light //therapy, s...essions and conventional antidepressants for other affective disorders. The results of the study had showed considerable effect of light therapy on SAD and non...

Asthma aggravated by thought processes

...ting inflammation," says Davidson, director of the affective neuroscience laboratory and the Waisman Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior. "The data suggest potential future targets for the development of drugs and behavioral interventions to control asthma and other stress-responsive disorders...

Conditioning preferences in children

...he second experiment replicated this finding using affective priming as an index of preference for the cartoon characters. These findings demonstrate that preferences to novel stimuli can be conditioned in children and result from associations formed between the stimulus and a stimulus possessing positive or...

MRI Shows Emotional Changes During Menstrual Cycle

...s attempting to elucidate the neural substrates of affective representation. Thus, the authors stress that emotion-controlling brain activity increased premenstrually, and that women use their brains differently at different times of the month. Medindia on premenstrual syndrome : The premenstrual syndro...

Low turnover by Diabetics for free annual checkup

...lucose. More than 170 million people worldwide are affective due to diabetes....

A Step Towards Unraveling The Schizophrenia And Depression Mystery

...in the risk of developing schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder. The new genetic link we have made to PDE4B and how that links back to DISC1 sheds much needed light on these debilitating disorders. It also suggests a new way of thinking about developing better and effective medicines." According to Pro...

HPV Vaccines for Cervical Cancer

... Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers affective the women reproductive system, which occurs mostly by the infection of Human Papilloma Virus which is transmitted sexually which transforms the normal cells on the surface of the women cervix to malignant cells....

SAD Patients Require Treatment

... It is far more difficult to overcome the seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and the people who suffer // from it require help. Those who suffer from SAD overeat, sleep a lot, and tend to put on weight. They experience irritability and depression and develop an aversion to social interactions. The lesser su...

Light Cafe to help beat winter blues for SAD

... women, are believed to suffer from SAD - seasonal affective disorder. SAD is more common in the northern latitudes where the Sun is not seen for months together. SAD symptoms range from low spirits to severe depression, including sleep problems, lethargy, overeating, anxiety, loss of libido and mood swings. ...

Enjoy The Winter Season

...ing sadness and depression, is called the seasonal affective disorder. These people may require treatment to come out of the winter disorder. Therapy like usage of light boxes, which emit strong light, can be helpful. ...

Cafe Established To Overcome Winter Blues

... the dark winter days in the country. The seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is reportedly afflicting about 500,000 people in the country, which can result in depression. Most of those who suffer from this condition are women. The symptoms of this condition are inclusive of mood swings, anxiety, loss of lib...

Pain Tolerance Improved By Transcendental Meditation

...ve a long-term effect in reducing responses in the affective component of the pain matrix. Future research could focus on other areas of the pain matrix and the possible effects of other meditation techniques to relieve pain. Source: Eurekalert...

Smoking Ban should Include Mental Health Units

...early three quarters of people with schizophrenia, affective psychosis, and other mental health disorders who live in mental health settings are smokers, and they are more likely to be heavier and more dependent smokers than the general population, they write. As a result, people with mental health problems...

Mental Health Units Should not be Exempt from Smoking Ban

...early three quarters of people with schizophrenia, affective psychosis, and other mental health disorders who live in mental health settings are smokers, and they are more likely to be heavier and more dependent smokers than the general population, they write. As a result, people with mental health problems...

Childhood abuse may hamper sufferers’ adult relationship

...ked, for abused individuals, their "well-practiced affective responses to threat. These individuals may have self-protective strategies that are set into motion when a person acting in threatening ways reminds them of their abusive parent." Berenson and Andersen conclude that the process of transference can l...

Research In A New Direction To Develop Innovative Psychotropic Drugs

...progress in developing drugs for schizophrenia and affective disorders in the past several decades. This panel discussion is part of a broader effort to determine why new drug development has been such a historically inefficient process," explained Dr. Bryan Roth, Professor of Pharmacology at UNC Chapel Hill a...

Early Risers are Born That Way, Not Made

...ave the way for future therapies aimed at seasonal affective disorder, jet lag and insomnia. ANN...

Scientists Identify Gene That May Indicate Predisposition To Schizophrenia

...een observed in those with schizophrenia and other affective disorders. “In conclusion, our findings identify CHI3L1 as a potential schizophrenia-susceptibility gene,” write the authors. “Our results . . . support the proposal that genes involved in biological response to adverse environmental conditions pla...

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