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Unique Brain Pattern May Predict Schizophrenia Conversion (Medscape)

George W. Citroner, November 15, 2018 A unique brain marker on fMRI may be associated with an increased likelihood of developing schizophrenia later in life. The findings may facilitate much earlier diagnosis of the disorder. The study of more than 200 participants in China showed a threefold psychosis conversion rate for those who were deemed […]

Psychedelics Have Returned to the Research Mainstream (Health News Digest)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Menlo Park, CA, November 8, 2018 – Most of us associate psychedelics with the 1960s, a time of great social and artistic change when hallucinogens like LSD, psilocybin, and others were promoted as a means of expanding consciousness. But before psychedelics were swept up by the counterculture, leading psychiatrists and researchers were studying – […]

What Does an ADHD Diagnosis Mean for Adults? (Third Age)

by Alex Dimitriu, MD, November 2018 Do you lose or quit jobs frequently because you just can’t focus or stay organized? Have relationship problems because you can’t complete tasks? Forget important things or easily become upset over minor things? It’s possible you have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is surprisingly common in adults. Click HERE […]

What Does an ADHD Diagnosis Mean for Adults? (Health News Digest)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Menlo Park, CA, October 24, 2018 – Do you lose or quit jobs frequently because you just can’t focus or stay organized? Have relationship problems because you can’t complete tasks? Forget important things or easily become upset over minor things? It’s possible you have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is surprisingly common in adults, […]

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure Linked to ADHD in Kids (Medscape)

George W. Citroner, October 18, 2018 Prenatal exposure to higher levels of fluoride not only impairs cognitive development but also significantly increases the incidence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, new research shows. Click HERE for the full article on Medscape.

Why Mental Exhaustion Is Physical Too (She Knows)

by Caitlin Flynn, Oct 17, 2018 After a rigorous workout at the gym or a long run, it isn’t surprising we feel physically spent. After all, a physical activity is bound to leave us exhausted. But experiencing physical exhaustion after a long day working hard at our desks can cause us to scratch our heads — […]

Read This If You Take Benadryl To Help You Sleep (Huffington Post)

Experts discuss whether it’s safe to rely on the allergy medicine. By Krissy Brady, 10/17/2018 Fewer things are more frustrating than an out-of-whack sleep cycle. When you’re tired by day and wired by night, it can get to the point where you’ll try just about anything to get a solid night’s sleep ― including taking Benadryl, […]

‘This is Us’ Takes on Antidepressant Withdrawal. How Serious Is It? (Health Line)

Experts say people can face serious side effects if they abruptly stop taking their antidepressant medications. Written by Kimberly Holland on October 10, 2018 What happens if you suddenly stop taking your antidepressant medication? NBC’s hit television series “This Is Us” is tackling that issue and the serious side effects that go along with antidepressant withdrawal. Click […]

Sleep and Memory: How They Work Together (Health Digest News)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Menlo Park, CA, October 9, 2018 – “Sleep on it.” We’ve long known that a good night’s sleep confers important benefits on mood, alertness, concentration, and judgment. Research over more than a century has also established that sleep plays an important role in memory retention. More recently, studies have begun to establish more precisely […]

Combining Insomnia, Depression Treatment May Improve Outcome By Lynne Lamberg

In people with both depression and insomnia, determining which disorder surfaced first may be key to improving clinical care. Studying the timing of emergence of symptoms in people with both depression and insomnia may help identify differences in patients’ clinical presentation and aid treatment decisions, according to experts at the joint meeting of the American Academy of […]

Fixing Sleep, Greatly Improves Depression Outcomes

CPAP therapy reduces symptoms of depression in adults with sleep apnea DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Results show that nearly 73 percent of sleep […]