Tag: "mood" at medical news
Study examines physical, emotional well-being following breast cancer treatment
...4 months, respectively. The researchers found that mood
and emotional functioning were similar among all w...ary treatment, with little evidence of a depressed mood
or negative affect. Women who had mastectomies reported the poorest physical functioning, both immed...
Psychiatric study for cancer patients to measure psychoactive medication
... a current substance abuse problem anxiety or a mood
disorder within 1 year prior to the onset of symptoms of your current illness, and are pregnant. We also cannot t...
Promising new treatment options for people with co-existing alcohol-use and psychiatric disorders
...ts kind, researchers found that an anticonvulsant, mood
stabilizer called sodium valproate, used previousl... disorder, may also be useful for both stabilizing mood
states and decreasing alcohol use among bipolar alcoholics. Researchers have also found that trea...
'Dry eye' in women may be linked to sex hormones
... including hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and mood
swings, and have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Androgen deficiency (low levels of the male hormone androgen), has been associated with dry eye, a condition affecting an estimated 15 percent of people in the United Sta...
Patients recovering from depression with talk therapy show a 'distinct' pattern of brain changes
...ed with thinking functions -- to modulate abnormal mood
states. It aims to modify attention and memory functions, affective bias and maladaptive information processing. In contrast, drug therapy is considered a bottom-up approach because it alters the chemistry in the brain stem and limbic (bottom) region...
Depression, other psychiatric illnesses common following traumatic brain injury
...d depression were more likely to have a history of mood
and anxiety disorders than patients with TBI who did not experience depression. Of patients with TBI who also had depression, 76.7 percent also had anxiety, and 56.7 percent exhibited aggressive behavior. Major depression was also associated with w...
Methamphetamine withdrawal associated with brain changes seen in mood disorders
...abnormalities similar to those seen in people with mood
disorders. The findings suggest practitioners could improve success rates for methamphetamine users receiving addiction treatment by also providing therapy for depression and anxiety in appropriate individuals. The study is published in the January 2...
When alcohol consumption evolves from a 'social lubricant' into a 'crutch'
...me people, leads to chronic use in order to manage mood
or anxiety. "Although alcohol is commonly used as a social lubricant," said Thomas, "that doesn't mean that a person who uses alcohol to feel comfortable in social situations is likely to become an alcoholic. We would argue that people with high s...
Low-dose interferon fails to improve survival in high-risk melanoma patients
...y well tolerated, with patients noting fatigue and mood
disturbance as the primary side effects. "The debate on adjuvant interferon in high-risk melanoma continues. After many years of clinical research, there is good evidence that high-dose interferon improves recurrence-free survival, but no clear evi...
Emory, GlaxoSmithKline, NIMH enter public-private partnership to develop new drugs for depression
...development of drugs to treat depression and other mood
disorders. The new venture, funded through a $4.9 ...tive new models for basic and clinical research in mood
disorders, and the intensive scrutiny of novelGSK antidepressant candidates in pre-clinical and clin...
Scientists map maturation of the human brain
...stop signal and Stroop tasks). They also completed mood
and behavior ratings, and had their vital signs monitored during the study. The findings raise other questions such as whether nicotinic drugs could be used as treatments for ADHD, whether the effects we found are specific to people with ADHD, and ho...
Medication 'wearing off' a bigger problem for Parkinson's patients than physicians may realize
...lance), non-motor symptoms (e.g. anxiety, fatigue, mood
changes, and restlessness), and autonomic nervous system dysfunction (e.g. sweating and hypersalivation). "To date, the frequency of end-of-dose 'wearing off' in a general neurology practice is unknown, and no specific tools exist to aid clinical di...
New drug-and-psychotherapy program for bipolar disorder in children
...the bipolar research program and the UIC pediatric mood
disorders clinic, the only such clinic in the Chic...ise therapy that begins by stabilizing the child's mood
and then moves on to address, each in turn, symptoms like attention deficit hyperactivity, residual ...
Research breakthrough in understanding treatment resistant depression
... studied the reaction to the negative and positive mood
inducing stimuli. Six women with treatment resistant depression were recruited to the study, alongside six healthy female volunteers. The participants viewed a series of images that contained a picture and a caption while the researchers observed the...
Risperdal (risperidone) produces continuous improvement of 'manic' symptoms in bipolar disorder
.... People with bipolar disorder experience dramatic mood
swings, from deep depression to acute mania (chara...cute mania when given alone or in combination with mood
stabilisers," said Professor Allan Young, honorary consultant with the Department of Psychiatry, Uni...
Chronic drinking increases cortisol during intoxication and withdrawal
...leep disruption, cognitive deficits, diabetes, and mood
FDA approves Wellbutrin XL(TM)
...hese brain chemicals are associated with depressed mood
and other symptoms of depression. Bupropion has n...t on serotonin, a third brain chemical involved in mood
regulation. "In my clinical practice of treating patients with depression, sexual problems and weig...
Stanford, Packard research finds better drug therapy for children predisposed to bipolar disorder
...these at-risk children showed improvement in their mood
or behavioral disorders after receiving a drug cal...yperactivity disorder or ADHD, depression or other mood
disorders. These children showed signs of depression or mania but did not meet the criteria for bipo...
Drivers with type-1 diabetes report increased incidence of car crashes
... and judgment including confusion, blurred vision, mood
changes, weakness and poor coordination. "Becoming hypoglycemic while driving can prove hazardous," said Daniel Cox, professor of psychiatric medicine at U.Va. Health System and principal investigator of the study. "Previous studies have looked at t...
CEnIT seed grant grows a helping hand
... to support and improve diagnosis and treatment of mood
and anxiety disorders. Tony Young, head of the psychology and behavioral sciences department, said asking patients to remember and summarize their feelings over a period of time the standard approach in assessment -- is not as useful as asking about...
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