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Comedian Robin Williams' death shows 'anybody can become suicidal,' mental health expert says

The death of comedian and actor Robin Williams shows how depression can devastate even someone with worldwide fame and success, mental health experts said.
Some veterans suffer with unseen wounds

At a recent weekly staff meeting, human resources manager Zetta Ferguson noticed that one of her employees wasn't sitting at the conference table.
Augusta company has first FDA-approved brain wave test for ADHD

An Augusta company has the first approved brain wave test to help diagnose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday afternoon.
Findings show exemptions for stimulant on rise

...said it would be a mistake to compare ADHD in baseball with statistics for the general population. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates 3 to 5 percent of children have ADHD, according to its Web site. OBITUARY: Dave Roberts , a...
CDC claims case linking vaccines, autism singular

Health officials strongly denied Thursday that there is a link between childhood vaccines and autism, calling the case in which a 9-year-old Athens girl was injured "a very special situation."
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- Tim Johnson, a videographer in the Medical College of Georgia's department of Visual and Instructional Design, received the bronze Telly Award for his video explaining a Quentin N. Burdick Rural Program for Interdisciplinary Training from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.
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Second try at antidepressants often works

The largest study ever done on treating depression has found that patients who didn't get well with the first medicine they tried had a good chance of succeeding the second time around.
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Discovery may lead to new depression treatments

WASHINGTON - Scientists have discovered a protein that seems to play a crucial role in developing depression, a finding that may lead to new treatments for the often debilitating illness - and fundamental understanding of why it strikes.
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Health group taps ex-dean

...S. Hershey Medical Center. Before coming to MCG, Dr. Kirch was a researcher and administrator at the National Institute of Mental Health. In a statement, outgoing AAMC President Jordan J. Cohen cited that background as the reason he thinks...
Mad cow disease may have come from humans

...investigation," the scientists wrote. Indian neuroscientists Susarla Shankar and P. Satishchandra of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, India, agreed the theory needs to be followed up, but urged caution...
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