Two new studies, first appeared in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), while the second published in the latest issue of the Neurology journal disputed the belief that commonly used painkillers help prevent Alzheimer's disease. The first study in BMJ looked at over 6,000 women. The other in Neurology looked at 2,000 with a family history of Alzheimer's disease.
If you're looking for a different approach to a mental health concern, a clinical trial may be a good fit for you. Clinical trials, where new drugs and treatments are tested, are an important step in the study and treatment of mental health disorders. At any given time, thousands of trials go on throughout the country on almost all aspects of mental health. You can probably find one that's right for you.
Last August, at the Stanford University Medical Center, Packard Research findings reported additional research on drug therapy for juveniles predisposed to bipolar disorder. They had found that children with psychiatric problems - who appear to be at high risk for bipolar disorder - already had done well on a mood-stabilizing drug. This was landmark research, in that it was the first study to examine youngsters apparently predisposed to contracting bipolar disorder.
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