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Added 8/7/02

Source: Chicago Tribune, 22 May 2002

One in five people in the United States suffer from a mental illness, but many are overlooked or hidden from view. Those who are treated are often stigmatized and have to struggle for coverage. Researchers from the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Chicago, USA, are building program models to help people with mental illnesses to integrate into the community and workplace, and to break the stigma associated with these disorders.

Added 3/11/02
Reuters Health- Feb 11 - Children with three or more minor physical anomalies are more likely to develop a schizophrenia spectrum disorder than to develop no mental illness or other psychopathology, according to a report published in the February issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry
02/22/2002   Psychopharmacology 2002; 160: 67-73
The nature of the diagnosis at first illness episode may be more valuable than Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) categories in differentiating responses to antidepressants in patients with mood and anxiety disorders.
Psychiatric Matters : The Magazine
Issue 36   08 March 2002
Although it may be intensely frustrating for physicians and family to watch a mentally ill person refuse to take medication, the alternative involuntary committal to outpatient services may be no better. This is the debate currently raging in Alberta, Canada.
Psychiatric Matters  The Magazine
Issue 36   08 March 2002
People with schizophrenia have significant reductions in gray matter in regions of the brain that integrate, interpret, and organize information. Using a novel three-dimensional mapping technique, Professor Tyrone Cannon and his research team, from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and Finland, studied identical and nonidentical twins, where either one or neither of the twins developed schizophrenia.
Psychiatric Matters Headlines 11 March 2002
Emotional reaction to daily stress in schizophrenic patients does not appear to be a consequence of cognitive impairment, study findings show. Rather, the researchers suggest, there are two pathways.
Added 3/13/02
Psychiatric Matters Headlines 13 March 2002
Categoric overgeneral memory appears to be a feature of first-episode major depression in adolescents, study findings show. Furthermore, it may persist following remission, the researchers report.
Psychiatric Matters Headlines 13 March 2002
Researchers stress the importance of taking the child's perspective on anxiety into consideration when assessing school-aged children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, combine type (ADHD-CT).
UnicSci - Daily University Science News
Alcoholics, especially those who relapse after frequent attempts to dry out, are damaging areas of their brain that recognize emotions, a University of Sussex (UK) study suggests.
DG News -- March 8, 2002
People who experience nausea may be suffering from anxiety or depression, possible causes that should be investigated before aggressive treatments are begun for gastrointestinal disorders, according to a new study.
Psychopharmacology 2002; 160: 67-73  --  02/22/2002
The nature of the diagnosis at first illness episode may be more valuable than Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) categories in differentiating responses to antidepressants in patients with mood and anxiety disorders.
DGReview: Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Careful and thorough assessment of the child's perspective on anxiety is important in school-aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type (ADHD-CT).

Added 3/19/02

ABCNews - April 16, 2002
Apparently the brain's pleasure centers are more "turned on" when we experience unpredictable pleasant things, compared to expected pleasant events, according to new pictures of the brain responding to surprises.
San Fransisco Chronicle - 4/30/02
A sleeping brain is a busy thing. Now scientists are starting to reveal just what all the activity seems to accomplish. article
Chronic smokers have biological changes in the brain similar to those caused by antidepressant drugs, according to a study gaining national attention.
Mental Health Resources at  - 2/02
Although it's a common belief that 8 hours of sleep is required for optimal health, a six-year study of more than one million adults ages 30 to 102 has shown that people who get only 6 to 7 hours a night have a lower death rate. Individuals who sleep 8 hours or more, or less than 4 hours a night, were shown to have a significantly increased death rate compared to those whose who averaged 6 to 7 hours.


Antidepressant Provides a Cool Choice for Hot Flashes
ROCHESTER, MINN. -- A Mayo Clinic study indicates long-term use of the antidepressant drug venlafaxine provides women treated for breast cancer with safe and effective relief from hot flashes. It also appears that this antidepressant can be an alternative to estrogen for women who want a nonhormonal treatment for their hot flashes.

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems - article 2/02
Access to behavioral health services may be a growing challenge in many communities as psychiatric hospital occupancy rates reach the highest levels in more than five years, according to annual survey data released by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems.


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