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New Book Helps Those with Bipolar Disorder Manage Diets - and Lives

Author Sarah Freeman recently published a new book entitled, " The Bipolar Diet: Managing Mood, Food and Weight ." The book is designed to provide a roadmap for those with bipolar disorder on improving diet and making lifestyle changes that can improve both mental and physical health. ...

Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

Most people who carry a genetic mutation for a movement disorder called dystonia will never develop symptoms, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists since the first genetic mutation was identified in the 1990s. Now, scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have figured out w...

Patients With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk for Wide Range of Health Problems, Thomson Reuters Study Finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from Thomson Reuters found that patients with bipolar disorder were at greater risk for a wide range of medical conditions than a control group of patients with no mental health diagnoses. The study analyzed de-identi...

Family History Key to Psychiatric Disorder Risk

A look at the relatives reveals clues about course of illness, prognosis, research shows TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- A person's family history not only reveals their risk for conditions such as anxiety, depression, alcoholism and drug abuse, but it may also predict the course o...

Grant received for eye disorder research

Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth and Exeter have received a grant of 9,600 from the Northcott Devon Medical Foundation to continue its research into the genetic causes of eye movement disorders. Last year, the team along with colleagues from the Children's Hospital in Bo...

Rare disorder gives modelers first glimpse at immune system development

DURHAM, N.C. -- Children born without thymus glands have given Duke University Medical Center researchers a rare opportunity to watch as a new immune system develops its population of infection-fighting T-cells. Researchers led by Thomas Kepler, Ph.D., Division Chief of Computational Biology, ...

NUVIGIL Jet Lag Disorder Data Presented at the SLEEP 2009 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies

Data Show That NUVIGIL Improves Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Jet Lag Disorder FRAZER, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) presented results from a pivotal trial that showed NUVIGIL(R) (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] significantly improved wakefulness i...

BayCare Health System Sleep Disorder Centers Offer Help for Sleepless Nights

Economy is blamed for increase in Insomnia CLEARWATER, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sleepless nights for more Americans are being attributed to fears about the recession. A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation determined that nearly 1/3 of Americans are losing sleep becaus...

Cephalon Announces the Availability of NUVIGIL for the Treatment of Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Treated Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Shift Work Disorder and Narcolepsy

NUVIGIL Launch Enhanced by Robust Patient Access Programs FRAZER, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) today announced that NUVIGIL(R) (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV], a longer-lasting formulation of modafinil, is now available. NUVIGIL is indicated to improve ...

Specialty care costs for patients with bipolar disorder are higher than diabetes and other chronic diseases

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that bipolar disorder is more costly than other chronic conditions such as diabetes, depression, asthma or coronary artery disease. These findings are based on a review of health care claim costs. Specialty care costs (the costs of seeing any spe...

Specialty Care Costs for Patients With Bipolar Disorder Are Higher Than Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that bipolar disorder is more costly than other chronic conditions such as diabetes, depression, asthma or coronary artery disease. These findings are based on a review of health care claim costs. Specialty ...

Study makes first connection between heart disorder and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City believe that they have made a breakthrough connection between atrial fibrillation, a fairly common heart rhythm disorder, and Alzheimer's disease, the leading form of dementia among Americans. In a study presented Friday, May 15, at ...

Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Though dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder are better known, another learning disability -- the inability to write properly -- strikes a significant number of children, a new study su...

AUDIO from Medialink and Forest Pharmaceuticals: FDA Approves Lexapro for Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents

NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Adolescence is a challenging time that is full of changes, during which, some teenagers may experience a debilitating illness known as depression. The good news is that depression is treatable. Here's more about a treatment newly approved for adolescents dealing ...

AUDIO from Medialink and Forest Pharmaceuticals: FDA Approves Lexapro for Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents

NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Adolescence is a challenging time that is full of changes, during which, some teenagers may experience a debilitating illness known as depression. The good news is that depression is treatable. Here's more about a treatment newly approved for adolescents dealing ...

Remuda Ranch Reports Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Can Take Spiritual Values and Practices to Unhealthy Levels

Patients Who Suffer From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Related "Scrupulosity" Successfully Treated at Remuda Ranch's Anxiety Program PHOENIX, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and some of those people suffer from an often ...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of Lexapro(R) for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents

NEW YORK, March 20, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) for the acute and maintenance treatmen...

National Audience of Psychiatrists Assembling in Chicago for Conference on Bipolar Disorder and ADHD

CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A national audience of psychiatrists and psychiatric advanced practitioners is gathering in Chicago April 2-4, 2009 for the continuing medical education (CME) conference "Bipolar Disorder and ADHD: Solving Clinical Challenges, Improving Patient Care" at the Westin...

HealthyPlace.com, the Largest Consumer Mental Health Site, Launches Mediminder, a Free Medication Reminder Tool for the More Than 30 Million People Who Suffer From Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Other Mental Health Conditions

SAN ANTONIO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyPlace.com , which provides the most extensive depression and anxiety information on the internet, unveils Mediminder, a mental health medication reminder tool which alerts people daily via e-mail or text message when it's time to take their antid...

National Council on Disability Says More Needs to be Done for Service Members and Veterans With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today released a report recommending changes in the continuum of health care provided to service members and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). According ...

Underlying sleep problem linked to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children

Westchester, Ill. A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests the presence of an intrinsic sleep problem specific to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and supports the idea that children with ADHD may be chronically sleep deprived and have abnormal REM sleep. R...

UCSF Gallo Study Finds Hormone Disorder Drug Could Help Drinkers Stay Sober

A drug prescribed for male and female infertility and menstrual disorders could hold the key to a more effective treatment for alcoholism, according to a study by researchers at the UCSF-affiliated Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center . (Vocus) February 24, 2009 -- ...

Eating Disorder International Symposium - Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment and Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Converge on Solving the Life-Threatening Illness

Eating Disorder Experts meet in Long Beach, CA to discuss the newest treatment methods and research aimed at combating Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders. Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment of Long Beach, will be a sponsor of the symposium, as well as a parti...

SCAN: Delivering Bone Disorder Diagnosis, Fracture Healing

HOUSTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fight against bone disorders that affect millions of Americans will soon receive a boost from an ultrasound device being developed by space biomedical researchers. The technology under development will allow early prediction of bone disorders such as...

SCAN: Delivering bone disorder diagnosis, fracture healing

HOUSTON (Feb. 18, 2009) The fight against bone disorders that affect millions of Americans will soon receive a boost from an ultrasound device being developed by space biomedical researchers. The technology under development will allow early prediction of bone disorders such as osteoporosis and ...

Sleep Disorder Could Signal Neurological Disease

Finding could help docs spot those at risk for dementia, Parkinsons, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- People with a disorder that causes them to kick or cry out during deep sleep are more likely to develop dementia or Parkinson's disease, a new Canadian study su...

Mutations common to cancer and developmental disorder examined in a novel disease model

December 22, 2008, Cambridge, UK New research sheds light on a common link between tumor formation and Costello Syndrome, an inherited developmental disorder in which patients have cardiac defects, mild mental retardation, and face-shape abnormalities. The study published in the journal Disease...

Vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder runs in families, study shows

Earthquakes have aftershocks not just the geological kind but the mental kind as well. Just like veterans of war, earthquake survivors can experience post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. In 1988, a massive earthquake in Armenia killed 17,000 people and destroyed nearly ha...

Panic Disorder Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers not sure whether one causes the other, or one is mistaken for the other FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who have panic disorder or panic attacks have an increased risk of heart attacks and heart disease, but not heart-related deaths, a new study shows. British...

Radiologists diagnose and treat self-embedding disorder in teens

CHICAGO Minimally invasive, image-guided treatment is a safe and precise method for removal of self-inflicted foreign objects from the body, according to the first report on "self-embedding disorder," or self-injury and self-inflicted foreign body insertion in adolescents. The findings will be pr...

Radiologists Diagnose and Treat Self-Embedding Disorder in Teens

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minimally invasive, image- guided treatment is a safe and precise method for removal of self-inflicted foreign objects from the body, according to the first report on "self- embedding disorder," or self-injury and self-inflicted foreign body insertion in ...

Genetic disorder sheds light on enzyme's role in bone metabolism

Pycnodysostosis, a condition from which the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec suffered, is a genetic disease characterized by short stature. This rare disease, surprisingly, provides a window into how joints are destroyed by arthritis. It is caused by deficiency of an enzyme known as cathepsin K w...

Pregnancy disorder signals need to screen for heart disease

(Kingston, ON) High blood pressure experienced during pregnancy could be a woman's earliest warning that she is at risk of developing heart disease the number one killer of Canadian women says Queen's University professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Graeme Smith. Called pre-eclampsia, this...

Combo Treatment Best for Anxiety Disorder in Kids

Zoloft, cognitive behavior therapy also work well alone, study finds THURSDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- For children with anxiety disorders, a combination of cognitive behavior therapy and the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft) works better than either treatment alone, researchers r...

Mysterious Disfiguring Disorder Responsible For Hair Loss in Over 11 Million American Women

New approach to stop compulsive hair pulling breaks new ground in battle against Trichotillomania. Lafayette, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2008 -- One day Tina, a 36 year-old mother of three noticed a quarter-sized bald spot just above her daughter's right ear. A few days la...

National study finds post-traumatic stress disorder common among injured patients

SEATTLE, September 11--Suffering a traumatic injury can have serious and long-lasting implications for a patient's mental health, according to the largest-ever U.S. study evaluating the impact of traumatic injury. Researchers from the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, the Universit...

Inheritance of hormonal disorder marked by excessive insulin in daughters

Elevated levels of insulin could be an early sign that girls whose mothers suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome -- or PCOS -- may also be susceptible to the disease, according to gynecologists who have found evidence of insulin resistance in young children. The findings could help determine wh...

New Intervention for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Prototype Completed by SIMmersion LLC

Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently struggle to fit into a world that does not understand them, and aid is often more difficult find for adults than for children. SIMmersion LLC is hoping to help adults with ASD; the company recently completed a prototype of its simulation soft...

Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Center Identifies Popular Diet Myths

PHOENIX, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders ( http://www.remudaranch.com ), the nation's leading eating disorder treatment center, reports that many myths surround the nation's obsession with dieting. As the dieting industry continues to surge at $50 billion a year, A...

FDA Starts Safety Review of Autoimmune Disorder Drugs

Reports of increased cancer risk among young users of TNF blockers prompts action WEDNESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have started a safety review of a class of drugs known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, which are widely prescribed to treat autoimmune ...
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