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A Unique Type of Depression and Treatment

About one third of people with depression have high levels of inflammation markers [CRP (C-reactive protein)] in their blood. New research indicates that persistent inflammation affects the brain in ways that are connected with stubborn symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. “Some patients taking antidepressants continue to suffer from anhedonia,” […] Continue reading →

ADHD Drug May Improve PTSD, TBI Symptoms

Medscape Medical News > PsychiatryLiam DavenportNovember 13, 2015 Ritalin and other Medications Improve Dyslexic and ADHD-Related Symptoms in PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury Researchers found that methylphenidate (Ritalin) not only improved PTSD symptoms but also depressive, postconcussive and cognitive symptoms in individuals with PTSD, TBI, or both. In contrast, galantamine (Razadyne,), commonly used to treat […] Continue reading →


Posted by Karen Peart-Yale on November 5, 2015 Diagnosing Dyslexia Late Is Unacceptable A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows that a large reading achievement gap between dyslexic and typical children is already present by first grade, but early effective intervention at the beginning of school can narrow or even close it. […] Continue reading →

ADHD Patients Successfully Treated with Cannabis

High Times:Normal Blog: BY PAUL ARMENTANO • OCT 26, 2015 ADHD Adults Resistant to Conventional Therapies Respond Favorably to “Pot” The use of herbal cannabis was found to improve concentration, sleep and impulsivity in ADHD adults proven resistant to alternative treatments, according to clinical trial data. According to Dr. Harold Levinson, these clinical data are […] Continue reading →