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Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients

...er whentreating milder, compared with more severe, depressive episodes....

Poor Health In Pregnancy And After Childbirth Tied To History Of Abuse

...erms of depression, the study shows that levels of depressive symptoms amongabused women remain high during preg...nancy and throughout the postpartum period,whereas depressive symptoms decreased for the non-abused. Abused women had morecalls to the doctor and more self-report...

Depression May Lower Your Sex Hormones

...ne may be one ofseveral mechanisms in which severe depressive disorders impair sexualfunction and increase the risk of myocardial infarction and osteoporosis. "Previous studies of sex hormone concentration in depressed individuals hadyielded inconsistent and ambiguous results," said Schweiger. "Possiblybecause ...

Stress Speeds Progression To AIDS

...decreased immunemeasures? According to the report, depressive symptoms were related to fasterprogression to AIDS. "However, that dropped out when stressful events and socialsupport were in the equation together," Leserman says. "The stressful event andsocial support variables seemed to be more robust in relatio...

Low Cholesterol Extracts A Price

...ther lipid lowering isassociated with the onset of depressive mood and anxiety states," cautioned Suarez. "The o...om these data are that healthyindividuals prone to depressive moods and anxiety exhibit low concentrations oflipids and lipoproteins." The study was supported by...

Stress speeds passage from HIV to AIDS, support retards it

...years. Eight mendied of HIV-related causes. Major depressive episodes were not significantly related to AIDS 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 t...

Alcohol researchers prove brief intervention successful in older problem drinkers

... information on alcoholuse, medications, injuries, depressive symptoms, and other medical and socialcharacteristics. The 158 patients who remained eligible after exclusion foralcohol withdrawal symptoms, past alcohol treatment, cognitive impairment, orsuicidal ideation were randomized to either an intervention ...

Breast cancer patients face increased depression

...hoose not to seek treatment for depression. "Major depressive disorder, once identified, may be responsive to th...."Even in those patients who did not develop major depressive disorder, theclinician's attention to and clarification of menopausal symptoms seemed to bean import...

More than half of homeless children have symptoms of depression

...ter risk than the girls for depressive symptoms and mental health problems," Menke said. Also, the researchers found no correlation between theCDI and CBCL scores. "Parental evaluation is usually not agood ...

University Of Wisconsin to launch center to study how emotions affect health

...nd their relation to thedevelopment of anxiety and depressive disorders. The social and economic influences on mental health People who study mind-body interaction are finding evidence of how positiveattitudes can be a protective factor for our health, but attitude isn'teverything. For example, lower income ...

'Silent stroke' linked to depression

...the basalganglia was significantly associated with depressive symptoms. The lesionsappear to be caused by small strokes. The researchers divided the subjects into four groups based on their scoreson the depression questionnaire. By comparing the least and the most depressed,they determined that having basa...

Yale receives $10 million to study tobacco use: Research grant comes from three national organizations

.... Innis Smoking cessation can lead to increases in depressive symptoms in vulnerableindividuals who quit smoking. This study will examine the effects of smokingcessation on brain systems which are known to be controlled by tobacco smokingand smoking cessation, using brain imaging techniques to better understan...

Depression linked to death among heart failure patients

...e researchers evaluated each study participant for depressive symptoms; emotional problems related to congestive heart failure; the patient's perceptions of his or her physical limitation and dyspnea; and severity of heart failure, as measured by the patient's level of proANF, a peptide that is associated with ...

Scientists identify new pathway of antidepressant action

...l brain neurosteroid levels among people with some depressive disorders, and SSRI's such as Prozac have been shown to elevate these brain steroid levels and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression among women suffering from a severe premenstrual disorder, Mellon and Griffin said. Since the disorder occurs...

New study led by U. Pitt researcher shows mirtazapine cuts risk of depression relapse by more than 50 percent

...cluded patients who had chronic or recurrent major depressive episodes. Those patients who received treatment wi...ot uncommon for patients who have recovered from a depressive episode to suffer a relapse. The results of this study tell us we can prevent relapse, and that's v...

Rush conducts nationwide study to find genetic markers for depression

... of adult siblings with symptoms of unipolar major depressive disorder (major depression) to participate. Major depression is a common and disabling illness affecting more than 17 million Americans each year. Symptoms of major depression may include a persistent sad mood, loss of interest or pleasure, decreas...

New evidence suggests reconsidering causes and treatments for schizophrenia

...sions and hallucinations. Negative symptoms: More depressive in nature and also more debilitating. They include lack of motivation, inability to communicate, inability to relate, and inability to experience pleasure. Cognitive symptoms: Inability to accurately receive and process information. The negative...

ACP-ASIM issues guidelines for precribing antidepressant drugs

...ent of depression in adolescents or to treat other depressive disorders. ACP-ASIM is a professional organization representing 115,000 internists, doctors for adults, and is the second largest medical organization in the U.S. It has been issuing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for 20 years....

Drug-psychotherapy combo found highly effective in depression study

...ion Americans, ages 15-54, suffer from depressive episodes. Depression costs the US economy an estimated $53 billion each year. The study took place at a dozen outpatient psychiatric clinics and academic medical centers nationwide. Patients had been depressed con...

Post-traumatic stress disorder found in mothers whose children receive a bone marrow transplant

...ficant stressful life event prior to the BMT, have depressive symptoms prior to the BMT or increased levels of negative expectations about the outcome prior to the BMT, are at greater risk to develop PTSD." Of the mothers who reported PTSD symptoms, most suffered from intrusion, characterized by recurrent ...

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