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Professor Terry Brugha

Most Adults With Autism Are Undiagnosed And Do Not Know They Have An Autism Spectrum Disorder

Not a single person identified with autism or asperger’s syndrome during a community survey in England actually knew they had the condition, research led by the University of Leicester reveals. According to Dr. Traolach Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester, the research has already revealed that autism was common in males, those […]

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Researchers Estimate The Rate Of Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder In England

In England, the prevalence of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was estimated to be 9.8 per 1,000 population, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Traolach S. Brugha, M.D. (N.U.I.), F.R.C.Psych, from the University of Leicester in Leicester, England, and colleagues from other […]

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Deaths And Poisonings Due To Narcotic Medication Abuse Is A National Epidemic

Unintentional overdose deaths in teens and adults have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. In some 20 states in 2007 the number of unintentional drug poisoning deaths exceeded either motor vehicle crashes or suicides – two of the leading causes of injury death. Prescription opioid pain medications are driving this overdose epidemic. Opioid pain medications […]

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Researcher Richard Rose

Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI) Effectively Predicts Adult Alcoholism

Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI), a widely used index for assessing adolescent drinking-related problems, was found to be effective at predicting the future alcohol dependence of teen-age drinkers, according to an Indiana University study which also found that the association was stronger for adolescent female drinkers. The results are available now online in advance of […]

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African-American Women May Benefit From CBT For Sexual Assault – Even If They Drop Out Of Treatment

African-American women may benefit as much as their Caucasian counterparts in treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), despite being more likely to drop out of treatment prematurely. PTSD is a mental health disorder and, specifically, an anxiety disorder, that arises from trauma. Symptoms of distress must also arise in three domains: re-experiencing the trauma (e.g., […]

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Researchers Art Kramer and Michelle Voss

Brain Imaging Shows That Walking Boosts Brain Connectivity And Function

A group of “professional couch potatoes,” as one researcher described them, has proven that even moderate exercise – in this case walking at one’s own pace for 40 minutes three times a week – can enhance the connectivity of important brain circuits, combat declines in brain function associated with aging and increase performance on cognitive […]

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