Friday, 22 February 2013

Encouraging Exercise Doesn't Improve Depression, Study Finds

"Researchers at England's University of Bristol said this week that they found no evidence that offering patients physical exercise supports improved depression outcomes in adults, nor did it reduce the use of antidepressants."

Source:  Psychiatric News Alert, 8 June 2012

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Sleep Deprivation Can Heighten Anxiety

Sleep deprivation may amplify anxiety, a study reported June 10 at the  annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies found. 

Source: Psychiatric News Alert 22 June 2012 

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Friday, 8 February 2013

Debate Over Repressed Memories

".. Fueling the debate over the controversial psychiatric disorder known as dissociative amnesia, or repressed memory, Brown University political scientist Ross Cheit is challenging claims by two Harvard University psychiatrists. At issue is how to prove whether the memories of trauma, such as childhood sexual abuse, can be repressed and then resurface later in life .."

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