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    1. Talk Therapy May Beat Light Treatment for SAD

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As winter's short days approach, more people will suffer from the depression of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now, new research suggests that talk therapy is better than light-box therapy in preventing relapses of the

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    2. This is Killing More White, Middle-Aged Americans

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A largely unnoticed "epidemic" is killing white, middle-aged Americans in growing numbers, a new analysis reveals. Princeton University researchers report that the overall death rate of white adults in midlife has risen s

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    3. Schizophrenics Face Much Higher Early Death Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American adults with schizophrenia face a much higher risk of an early death, particularly from heart and lung diseases associated with smoking, a new study finds. The rise in risk "is evident in early adulthood and per

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    4. Why More Painkiller Addicts Are Using Heroin, Too

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Addicts who have moved from narcotic painkillers to heroin are helping researchers understand this deadly tradeoff. Looking for clues driving concurrent painkiller and heroin abuse, researchers conducted online interv

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    5. Painkiller Use as Teen May Raise Addiction Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are given prescription narcotic painkillers may run a higher risk of abusing narcotics after high school, a new study suggests. Researchers said teen painkiller use was associated with a 33 percent increased

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    6. Pot Use Doubles Among Americans in Past Decade

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As laws and attitudes about marijuana have relaxed in the past decade, the number of Americans who say they smoke pot has more than doubled, a new report shows. And with that increase in use, there has come an increas

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    7. Talk Therapy Effective to Treat Schizophrenia

      Oct. 20, 2015 -- Talk therapy benefits schizophrenia patients and reduces their need for heavy use of antipsychotic drugs, a large study finds. Currently, treatment for many of the two million Americans with schizophrenia involves strong doses of antipsychotics, which can cause severe side effects s

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    8. Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a link between brain inflammation and schizophrenia. British investigators used PET scans to assess immune cell activity in the brains of 56 people. Some had schizophrenia, some were at risk f

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    9. Talk Therapy for Depression: FAQ

      Oct. 9, 2015 -- It's often recommended as the first type of treatment for people with depression.  But a recent study found that the benefits of talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, are exaggerated in medical publications. Some studies over the years have hinted the same thing ab

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    10. FDA Clears Long-Lasting Drug for Schizophrenia

      Oct. 6, 2015 -- The FDA has approved a version of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole that adults with schizophrenia can take every 4-6 weeks. Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) comes in a shot that a doctor gives you in the arm or buttocks. The drug's maker said it expects to launch the drug "immedia

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