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April 24, 2005

Donatella Versace Had Cocaine Addiction

Designer diva Donatella Versace has come clean about the 18-year cocaine habit that nearly killed her — revealing how at first she considered it "just having fun." (New York Post)

Posted by news editor at 05:36 PM

April 07, 2005

Cognitive Therapy for Depression

"When provided by experienced psychotherapists, cognitive therapy may be as effective as antidepressant drugs in initial treatment of moderate to severe depression, a new study suggests."

Posted by news editor at 02:31 AM

April 05, 2005

Monthly Naltrexone Shot May Treat Alcoholism

"A drug that helps alcoholics stop craving drink is effective as a monthly injection, reducing the chances of missed or skipped treatment when the same drug is given as a daily pill, a study said Tuesday."

Posted by news editor at 04:01 PM

April 04, 2005

Morphine May Help OCD

For people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have not been helped by standard drug treatments, a weekly dose of oral morphine may ease their symptoms, according to a small pilot study.

Posted by news editor at 12:55 AM