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arrow Moms' smoking tied to psychiatric meds in kids

17-10-2011
Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant were more likely to end up on medications such as antidepressants, stimulants and drugs for addiction, according to a study from Finland that hints at smoking's affect on a baby's developing brain.
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arrow Optimistic teens show lower depression risk

  17-10-2011
(Reuters Health) - Teenagers with a sunny outlook on life may be less likely than their more pessimistic peers to develop depression symptoms, a new study suggests.
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arrow Overcoming despair

11-10-2011
THE first time Jasmine Yow started feeling the blues was when she was preparing for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination. While most of her peers were hitting the books, the 16-year-old was just overwhelmed with exhaustion. She dreaded studying and was sleeping most of the time.
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arrow Secondhand smoke may affect kids' mental health

  11-10-2011
(Reuters Health) - Breathing secondhand smoke could increase a child's risk of mental and behavioral disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a new study.
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arrow Smoking pot may hasten onset of mental illness

7-10-2011
(Reuters Health) - Smoking marijuana has been linked with an increased risk of mental illness, and now researchers say that when pot smokers do become mentally ill, the disease starts earlier than it would if they didn't smoke pot.
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arrow Study links persistent depression to childhood abuse

  7-10-2011
(Reuters) - Doctors treating people for depression should delve into the childhoods of their patients before prescribing, because a history of mistreatment has a significant impact on their illness and ability to recover, scientists said Monday.
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