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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. '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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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