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Using clinical questions to identify depression
01-27-16 Category: Depression

“Are you depressed?” Although simple and perhaps even blunt, the medical field found that this question was 100 percent effective for uncovering commonly hidden mood disorders. Other systemized interview questionnaires are also relied on by professionals, as only half of those with the disorder receive treatment. In order to improve rates of early diagnosis and […]

How oxytocin could be the next treatment for anorexia nervosa

Feeling connected to someone is actually driven by physiological responses in the body. Oxytocin, “the bonding hormone,” is the perfect example of how nature and nurture collide. Oxytocin is famous for its romantic effects of love, attraction, infatuation and affection. This natural neuropeptide is produced in the brain, specifically by the hypothalamus, and is released […]

Dying to be thin: Death rate among people with eating disorders

At some point in their lives, more than 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. have an eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Despite the significant number of people living with eating disorders, only 1 in 10 receive treatment. Only 35 […]

Super Bowl fans: Tips to stay sober during celebrations
01-24-16 Category: Alcohol Rehab, Recovery

Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest sporting events in the U.S., is less than three weeks away. Millions of football fans across the country will meet up with friends to watch the game, attend Super Bowl parties or go on outings. Sports are often viewed by fans as an escape from everyday life and […]

Good news for choir singers: How singing helps the body and brain

Clive Wearing cannot remember his past. His memory span is only seconds long — one of the worst cases of amnesia ever recorded — and every pause in the conversation has the potential to send him into a spiral of confusion and hopelessness. When he goes to his bathroom, he has to fumble around a […]

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