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  1. This Treatment May Help Depression in Older People

    Sept. 29, 2015 -- When a doctor prescribes aripiprazole (Abilify), an antipsychotic drug, for an older person already taking the antidepressant venlafaxine, that combination can help ease depression that doesn't get better with typical treatment, according to a new study. The benefits of this treatm

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  2. 'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S.

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are under the influence of drugs while they drive, even as drunk driving rates decline, new research shows. In the report, 38 percent of drivers killed in accidents who were then tested had drugs in their s

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  3. Depression Talk Therapy Not as Helpful as Thought

    Oct. 1, 2015 -- The benefits of talk therapy for depression are overstated, according to researchers. They analyzed 55 studies funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health between 1972 and 2008 and concluded that talk therapy is about 25 percent less effective than previously thought, The New Yo

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  4. Ten Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although drinking alcohol during pregnancy poses a risk to the unborn child, one in 10 pregnant women in the United States still consumes alcohol, a new study finds. What's worse, slightly more than 3 percent of pregn

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  5. Family Involvement Helps in Treating Teen Bulimia

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports. Traditionally, parents have been excluded from the treatment and counseling of teens with bulimia, the re

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  6. Drug Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new antipsychotic drug to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug, Vraylar (cariprazine), is a capsule taken once a day. "Schizophr

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  7. Psychologist or Psychiatrist: Which Is Right for You?

    If you have mental health concerns, you should seek help. But where do you go? How do you know what type of doctor you should talk to? Do you look for a psychiatrist or psychologist? If you’re unsure what the difference is, you’re not alone. “We get that all the time,” says Tristan Gorrindo, MD, dir

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  8. Brain Scans May Help Schizophrenia Treatment

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A brain scan might someday help psychiatrists quickly determine which antipsychotic drugs work best for patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, researchers say. This personalized approach could eliminate a lot o

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  9. Could Eating Fish Help Ward Off Depression?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can eating a lot of fish boost your mood? Maybe, say Chinese researchers. Overall, the researchers found that people who consumed the most fish lowered their risk of depression by 17 percent compared to those who ate

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  10. Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or "magic mushrooms" may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The finding co

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