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In Second Try to Treat Depression, Cognitive Therapy Generally As Effective As Medication
May 1, 2007 • Science Update
Switching to or adding cognitive therapy (CT) after a first unsuccessful attempt at treating depression with an antidepressant medication is generally as effective as switching to or adding another medication, but remission may take longer to achieve.
Cortex Area Thinner in Youth with Alzheimer’s-Related Gene
April 24, 2007 • Press Release
A part of the brain first affected by Alzheimer’s disease is thinner in youth with a risk gene for the disorder, a brain imaging study by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has found.
Benefits of Antidepressants May Outweigh Risks for Kids
April 17, 2007 • Science Update
The benefits of antidepressant medications likely outweigh their risks to children and adolescents with major depression and anxiety disorders, according to a new comprehensive review of pediatric trials conducted between 1988 and 2006. The study, partially funded by NIMH, was published in the April 18, 2007, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Gene Knockout Unleashes Manic Mouse
April 5, 2007 • Science Update
Mice engineered to lack a specific gene showed behaviors similar to human mania in a study funded in part by NIMH; they were hyperactive, slept less, appeared less depressed and anxious, and craved sugar, cocaine and pleasure stimulation.
Scientists Switch Neurons On and Off Using Light
April 5, 2007 • Science Update
Researchers have invented a genetically-engineered way to turn the electrical impulses of brain cells on and off with pulses of blue and yellow light — in synch with the split-second pace of real time neuronal activity.
Intensive Psychotherapy More Effective Than Brief Therapy for Treating Bipolar Depression
April 2, 2007 • Press Release
Patients taking medications to treat bipolar disorder are more likely to get well faster and stay well if they receive intensive psychotherapy, according to results from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD), funded by NIMH.
Study Sheds Light on Medication Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder
March 28, 2007 • Press Release
For depressed people with bipolar disorder who are taking a mood stabilizer, adding an antidepressant medication is no more effective than a placebo (sugar pill), according to results published online on March 28, 2007 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Adolescent Brains Show Lower Activity in Areas That Control Risky Choices
March 15, 2007 • Science Update
A new NIMH study could help explain why adolescents are so prone to make risky choices. When contemplating risky decisions, they show less activity in regions of the brain that regulate processes involved in decision-making, compared with adults.
Tiny, Spontaneous Gene Mutations May Boost Autism Risk
March 15, 2007 • Press Release
Tiny gene mutations, each individually rare, pose more risk for autism than had been previously thought, suggests a study funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health, a component of the National Institutes of Health.
Depression Risk Higher in Girls with Low Birth Weight
March 9, 2007 • Science Update
irls’ risk for developing depression after puberty increased significantly if they had low birth weight, in a study funded in part by NIMH.
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