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Female Facebook Users Can Develop Eating Disorders
A new study from the University of Haifa finds girls who spend more time on Facebook, the social networking Web site, are more likely to develop eating disorders.
Life, Lemons and Lemonade
A new international study finds that cancer patients are not as depressed as one would assume.
Before the Troubles Begin
Researchers from the U.S. Army have found that screening for mental health conditions prior to deployment reduces psychiatric and behavioral problems among soldiers.
Sad, Sleepy Seniors
High school seniors who are excessively sleepy during the day may be at an increased risk of depression, according to a new study.
Veterans at Risk
A new study suggests veterans with any psychiatric illness face an increased risk of suicide and those with bipolar disorder are at an even greater risk.
Lose the Blues Fast
An intravenous dose of ketamine, an anesthetic, may curb depression symptoms within 40 minutes in patients with treatment-resistant bipolar disorder.
Violent Mood Swings?
Bipolar disorder does not increase the risk of committing violent crime in affected individuals, according to a new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet.
Fighting with the Mirror
Patients studied by Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital suffering from body dysmorphic disorder have shown real improvement in an eight-year span.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.
Sweet Sixteen Gone Sour
A study finds that by the age of 16, bad habits and lifestyles are at the "point of no return," especially among women.