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  1. Special Therapy May Help 'Complicated Grief'

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people mired in grief after a loved one's death, a specially designed therapy may work better than a standard treatment for depression, a new study finds. The debilitating condition, known as complicated grief, is

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  2. Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family-based therapies can benefit teens with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a new study suggests. "The take-away message for parents is that, first, there is good treatment available for their child who is stru

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  3. Earlier First Drink, Higher Problem Drinking Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Both drinking and getting drunk at an early age are key risk factors for alcohol abuse by high school students, a new study suggests. The conclusions, based on a survey of high school students who drink, could he

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  4. Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?

    Sept. 23, 2014 -- Every year, 13 million to 14 million Americans have major depression. Of those who seek treatment, 30% to 40% will not get better or fully recover with standard antidepressants.   That puts them at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse, hospitalization, and suicide attempts. Now,

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  5. 1 Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests. The findings, reported online Sept. 18 in Current Biology, are a step toward better

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  6. PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have the largest number of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food, a new study suggests. The findings don't prove a direct link between PTSD

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  7. 1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Partner

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in five American men admits to using violence against his spouse or partner, a new survey shows. A nationally representative study from the University of Michigan revealed that such violence is more prevalent

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  8. Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims. The test measures the levels of nine genetic indicators (known as "RNA markers") in the blood. The blood te

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  9. Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Deaths from overdoses of drugs such as hydrocodone (Vic

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  10. Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days may be linked to suicide rates, but in a complicated way, new research suggests. In a study of more than 69,000 suicides spanning 40 years, Austrian researchers found two distinct correlations between sun-filled d

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