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  1. More Than 6% of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows. The survey also revealed a w

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  2. Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young people are increasingly more likely than adults to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder, according to a large new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 450,000 patient visits to U.S. doctors' offices

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  3. Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Eating Disorders

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors. Doctors used a procedure called "r

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  4. Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Teens can suffer from depression like everyone else, but a small new study hints that exercise might help ease the condition. The British study included three boys and 10 girls with depression who were enrolled in trainer-led wo

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  5. Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Combining acetaminophen pain relievers, which include Tylenol, and even light amounts of alcohol can more than double the risk of kidney disease, new research suggests. Taking the recommended dose of acetaminophen, combined wit

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  6. Reports of Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Has the new "flesh-eating" drug of abuse known as krokodil reached the United States? The drug is dubbed krokodil, the Russian word for crocodile, because it originated in that country and can cause horrific skin lesions resem

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  7. Longer Detox for Prescription Pain Med Addiction

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A longer period of detoxification may be more effective for people being treated for addiction to prescription painkillers called opioids, according to a small new study. Abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone, hydro

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  8. Tweaked Club Drug Shows Promise as Antidepressant

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The veterinary tranquilizer ketamine -- perhaps better known as the illicit "club drug" Special K -- may be reformulated for use as an antidepressant, and researchers report promising early findings. The goal is to produce a ke

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  9. 'Obamacare' and Mental Health

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As the nation's health-care law continues to roll out, people with mental health issues are discovering ways that the landmark legislation directly affects them. An estimated 32 million people will gain mental health or substanc

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  10. Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Depressed people -- particularly those 65 or older or with hard-to-treat depression -- are more than three times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease as their peers without depression, a new study indicates. The new findings

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