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People with schizophrenia are at greater risk of dying from heart
disease. This may be caused by insufficient attention to a
patient's physical health, but some antipsychotic medications
worsen the risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Research into autism disorders has found evidence that genetic
factors play an important role in the disorder's development.
Meanwhile, others are looking for behaviroal indicators in babies
that could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Research into perfectionism suggests that the behavior may arise
as a coping mechanism in response to a form of ill treatment by
others known as indirect aggression.
Caring for a child with a mental health problem causes a greater
financial burden on the family than caring for a child with some
other type of medical problem.
Older people with macular degeneration are more likely to
experience depression, but those who received problem-solving
therapy to help them adapt to and cope with their condition were
less likely to develop depression.
Researchers are attempting to identify areas of the brain
responsible for the sensation of writer's cramp.
Studies have found links between excessive nighttime eating and
depression, and also between the excessive eating and propensity
for substance abuse.