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Bipolar disorder is often not recognized in children or is
misdiagnosed as ADHD. Therapy along with a combination of
medications can be effective, but there is often a lengthy dosage
adjustment trial period, and there are numerous possible side
Researchers are exploring a potential link between thyroid
deficiency and mental health problems. Though the findings are
inconsistent, there is evidence that thyroid medication can help
those with depression, even if their thyroid function is normal.
Researchers in China found that Chinese citizens were more likely
to express symptoms of depression as having a physical component
as well as an emotional one, due to the way their culture
interprets such feelings.
Parents of children with the disorder known as Williams syndrome,
but from different countries, have differeing perceptions of
their childrens' condition, due to the differences between
American and Japanese cultures.
A test that measures readiness to change as an indicator of
success in substance abuse treatment finds that those who are
most prepared to change tend to be those with the most serious
problems, but this does not mean they will be most likely to
How important is a good breakfast for children?
Discussion of whether the new antidepressant Cymbalta
(duloxetine) has any advantage over other antidepressants on the