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College Women at Risk for Eating Disorder May Benefit From Online Intervention
August 7, 2006 • Press Release
A long-term, large-scale study has found that an Internet-based intervention program may prevent some high risk, college-age women from developing an eating disorder.
Experimental Medication Kicks Depression in Hours Instead of Weeks
August 7, 2006 • Press Release
People with treatment—resistant depression experienced symptom relief in as little as two hours with a single intravenous dose of ketamine, a medication usually used in higher doses as an anesthetic in humans and animals, in a preliminary study.
Shy Temperament: More than Just Fearful
August 7, 2006 • Science Update
Compared to others, children with extremely shy temperament have heightened brain activity in response to any prominent event, whether the event is positive or negative, a new imaging study suggests.
Receptor Knockout Yields an Adventurous Mouse
August 1, 2006 • Press Release
Mice altered to lack a particular type of receptor in the brain’s executive hub are more prone to go where normal mice fear to tread, NIMH funded scientists have discovered.
Males with Autism Have Fewer Cells in Brain’s Emotional Memory Hub
July 26, 2006 • Science Update
Males with autism have fewer cells in a part of the brain that has a key role in emotion and memory, according to NIMH-funded researchers at the University of California, Davis.
Brain Changes Mirror Symptoms in ADHD
July 19, 2006 • Science Update
The severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in youth appears to be reflected in their brain structure, recent NIMH-supported brain imaging studies are finding.
New Factors Identified for Predicting Violence in Schizophrenia
July 18, 2006 • Science Update
A study of adults with schizophrenia showed that symptoms of losing contact with reality, such as delusions and hallucinations, increased the odds of serious violence nearly threefold.
New Tool Can Boost or Block the Body’s Protective Inner Barriers
July 13, 2006 • Press Release
A team of experts funded by NIH has developed a chemical tool that allows scientists to manipulate control of the passage of substances through the barriers between blood and the tissues of every organ — from the brain, lungs, and heart to the organs of the immune system.
Targeted Therapy Halves Suicide Attempts in Borderline Personality Disorder
July 3, 2006 • Science Update
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) reduced suicide attempts by half compared with other types of psychotherapy available in the community in patients with borderline personality disorder, an NIMH-funded study has found.
Obesity Linked with Mood and Anxiety Disorders
July 3, 2006 • Science Update
Results of an NIMH-funded study show that nearly one out of four cases of obesity is associated with a mood or anxiety disorder, but the causal relationship and complex interplay between the two is still unclear.
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