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Behavioral Problems, Such As Depression And Aggression, Linked To Cortisol Levels

By Christopher Fisher, PhD Cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, seems to behave in contradictory ways in children. Some youngsters with behavioral problems have abnormally high levels of cortisol, while others with identical problems have abnormally low levels. Researchers at Concordia University and the Centre for Research in Human Development may…

Can You Be Psychologically Healthy In Today’s World?

by Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. The aftermath of the Tucson shootings is likely to spawn new discussion about serious mental illness and its legal implications. Coincidentally, the mental health establishment has been debating what to include or exclude as a mental and emotional disorder, for the forthcoming revision of the Diagnostic…

UNC Researchers Investigate Estrogen Replacement Therapy To Prevent Depression And Cardiovascular Disease

Article Date: 13 Jan 2011 – 2:00 PST Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have launched a new clinical trial to determine if estrogen replacement therapy may help prevent depression and cardiovascular illness in women between the ages of 45 and 55. It’s a move that…