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Unresolved grief can become debilitating, taking on
characteristics of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
This condition is known as complicated grief. One treatment
approach helps the bereaved confront their feelings in order to
Studies examine on the potential risks of ADHD medications: cardiac problems (for both children and adults), growth suppression, and abuse of the drugs.
An experiment involving the hallucinogen psilocybin showed it can
produce significant feelings of well-being, and may lead to
renewed research into its potential for use in controlled medical
An experiment found that on mixed-race juries, the presence of
black jurors had influence on the white jurors that was separate
from the blacks' contributions during deliberation.
A new type of sleep medication, ramelteon, was approved in 2005
by the FDA. It acts on the receptors for melatonin, which
contributes to regulating the body's circadian rhythms.
Schizophrenics, especially women, have a much higher incidence of
the metabolic syndrome. This may be due to their medications,
which cause weight gain, but a tendency to obesity predates the
use of antipsychotic drugs.
The violent aggression present in intermittent explosive disorder
can be caused by a brain injury. Violent behavior should be an
indication for doctors to look for an underlying biological cause
as well as a psychological one.