Tag: "depressed" at medical news
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
... The new results confirm earlier findings in which depressed
patientswith associated anxiety symptoms who took venlafaxine XR showed a significantreduction in anxiety within one or two weeks on the drug, Davidson said. "We're very encouraged by the results, because this is the second formaltrial to con...
Antidepressants Can Lead To Mouth Infections
...hould beincorporated in the clinical management of depressed
patients. Clinically,complaints of oral dryness should be elicited at every stage of antidepressanttreatment. In cases of long-term treatment, attention to the oral health of thepatient should be part of routine clinical practice." Saliva i...
First Drug Shown Effective For Treating Chronic Forms Of Major Depression
...psychological and social behaviors among 635 depressed
patients treated with either sertraline orthe ...tments." The research does not suggest that depressed
patients be treated onlywith drugs, Keller said. The most effective treatments may combine med...
Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients
...redepression. Participants who were less severely depressed
improved more rapidlywhen treated with antidepress...reatment. Psychotherapy among those less severely depressed
patients produceda more gradual improvement, but after four months both groups showed similarclinica...
UPMC Study Shows What May Be The Most Effective Treatment For Depressed Elderly
...,examined the rate of recurrence in a group of 124 depressed
elderly participantsaged 60 and older who had been split into four groups to compare theeffectiveness of different treatments. One group received both theantidepressant drug nortriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant, and monthlyinterpersonal therapy...
Depressed Older Women At Greater Risk For Fractures
...the Geriatric Depression Scale and were considered depressed
if theyscored six or more on a 15-point scale. Re...differences in averagebone mineral density between depressed
and nondepressed women. Even without adifference in bone density, however, depressed
women were at g...
Newest Depression Medications Widely Prescribed For Children
...ent "reportedfeeling comfortable" with the care of depressed
children. "We found that SSRIs were the most common type of medication used forchildhood depression, comprising 69 percent of all primary care prescriptions,"Rushton says. He notes that 67 percent of respondents said they had written SSRIpr...
Interferon Significantly Affects Metabolism Of Other Drugs Given To Cancer Patients, Finds University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
...he liver. Results of the study showed that IFNa2b depressed
theactivity of two enzymes, CYP1A2 and CYP2E1, by 30 percent. These enzymes areimportant in metabolizing narcotics and antidepressants given to relieve sideeffects of IFNa2b therapy. "What these results tell us is that we are probably intoxicating p...
Evidence Shows Drug-Psychotherapy Combo Effective For Chronic Depression
...rst 12 weeks - of the 80-week studyof 681 patients depressed
for at least two years shows that a combinat... in insomnia, which is common in chronically depressed
patients. "The extremely large difference in response rates after 12 weeks is trulyastonishin...
Treating Depression Makes A Healthier Heart
...a, Georgia,and her colleagues tried to find out if depressed
people are at risk becausethey have higher levels ... The researchers took blood samples from both depressed
and healthypeople and examined their platelets for evidence of stickiness. They measuredcharacterist...
Stress Hormone Tied To Depression And Conduct Disorder In Pregnant Teens
...y lung maturation. Inaddition, adolescents who are depressed
or exhibit conduct disorder symptoms maybe less compliant with good health behaviors during pregnancy....
Mother's depression impedes baby's development
mothers talk to their babies, their speech lacks m...re depressedand women who were not. "We found that depressed
mothers who were trying to interest their infantsin a toy - a stuffed gorilla - said the word 'goril...
Depression May Lower Your Sex Hormones
... "Previous studies of sex hormone concentration in depressed
individuals hadyielded inconsistent and ambiguous results," said Schweiger. "Possiblybecause some patients in those studies were only mildly depressed." The newresearch is reported in the June issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. Schweiger and colleague...
Stress speeds passage from HIV to AIDS, support retards it
...S progressionin the study itself, and few men were depressed
at testing times. But therewas a trend for men who developed AIDS to be twice as likely to have havehad one or more major depressions before the onset of AIDS than those whodid not develop AIDS. She added, "Now we need to determine whether intervent...
Smoking and depression weaken immune system
...portance in view of the high rates ofsmoking among depressed
persons reported in other research," Irwin said. "The immune changes in depressed
smokers, along with the finding thatdepression and smoking interact to contribute in a unique way to...
Risk from getting pregnant too soon after a stillbirth
...the stillbirth were significantly more anxious and depressed
during pregnancy than other mothers and were again depressed
a year after the birth of their live baby. The BMJ paper says: "As there are problems for mother an...
Back pain and its benefits
...omic group missed more days from work and weremore depressed
than patients in the low economic group but did not report higherlevels of pain overall or complain of more general medical symptoms. High levels of economic and social reward were associated withincreased depression. Persons with fewer rewards re...
Bullies need as much help as their victims
...ing but also for the bullies. Bullies are often as depressed
as those who are bullied and thoughts of suicide among this group are even more common, say Kaltiala-Heino et al. Both papers conclude that bullying affects the psychosocial and psychosomatic health of children and that both the bullied and the bull...
Study: moms' depression hurts kids' development
... study concludes. Those whose mothers aresometimes depressed
fall somewhere in between, the research shows. ... 1, 6, 15, 24 and 36months. "We found that depressed
mothers in general were less sensitive to theirchildren, that their children displayed poorer verbal...
Infants of depressed mothers show atypical brain activity
Infants of depressed
mothers are more likely than infants of nondepress...ared to infants of nondepressed mothers,infants of depressed
mothers had less left frontal electroencephalogram (EEG)activity relative to right frontal EEG activ...
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