Tag: "mood" at medical news
Short-term pain can mean long-term gain for osteoarthritis patients
...s factors that might influence that level, such as mood
and any medications taken. Every other day, participants engaged in a one-hour period of programmed exercise. On the other days, they refrained from this activity. In general, the researchers report in the August issue of the Annals of Behavioral M...
Medication effective in treating children with autism
...hly irritable behavior, including tantrums, sudden mood
swings, self-injury and aggression. A total of 101 children between ages 5 and 17 participated in the trial across the five study sites; of those, 49 received risperidone and 52 received a placebo in the double-blind study. Researchers used two wide...
Teens more anxious than assumed
...he researchers are in a good position to determine mood
changes in adolescents that may have occurred after Sept. 11. They are now conducting new research on the effects of the Sept. 11 events on adolescents. "This study was conducted in the context of a secure and optimistic society," Whalen said. "All o...
A computer-based, self-help system for the space age
... of privacy and limited social outlets can lead to mood
disturbances, loss of sleep, conflict, work problems and, potentially, depression," said Carter, who serves as senior researcher at the Interactive Media Laboratory at Dartmouth Medical School and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has co-produ...
Alcoholics have 'blunted' responses to psychological stressors such as public speaking
...ng orthostasis and public speaking. Self-reported mood
was also assessed during these two tasks. Cardiovascular responses to orthostasis were similar for the two groups. However, the alcoholics had blunted heart-rate responses to public speaking even though they reported similar anxiety responses to t...
Heavy drinkers seem to get a bigger 'bang' from alcohol than do light drinkers
...ent. The sedative-like effects of alcohol include mood
changes such as feeling sluggish, drowsy or fatigu...ll this a 'biphasic' alcohol response, meaning the mood
effect depended on the phase in the blood alcohol curve. In contrast, the light drinkers showed inc...
Skin patch technology may increase women's libido
...show that HRT from a patch had positive effects on mood
and libido, leading to more orgasms." Although mil...which consisted of 23 postmenopausal women with no mood
or affective disorder, was very small, these results are only preliminary," said Dr. Roy. "Neverthel...
Effexor (R) XR achieved long-term remission in 67 percent of recurring depression patients
...ression and anxiety. Serotonin may be involved in mood
regulation, thus affecting, for example, impulse, appetite, and feelings of aggression. Norepinephrine may affect motivation, among other behaviors. Effexor XR was discovered and developed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The immediate-release formulation ...
Study shows infliximab can prolong remissions in Crohns disease
...uding osteoporosis, diabetes, difficulty sleeping, mood
swings, and possible dependency. "It would make a real difference for patients if we had alternatives to steroids, or better ways to reduce the steroid dose," said Hanauer. Infliximab is a monoclonal antibody that blocks the activity of a key infla...
Exploring the brain chemistry of people at risk for alcohol disorders
...we are tapping in this study may tell us about how mood
differences are related to the elevated risk for future alcoholism that is present in offspring of alcoholics." "It is critical that researchers find out if this pattern of reduced responsiveness to aversive stimuli actually predicts the development ...
St. John's wort ineffective for depression
... major depressive episode suffers from a depressed mood
or loss of interest in normal activities that last... day nearly every day for at least two weeks. This mood
can last longer if left untreated. Other than depressed mood
or loss of interest, symptoms include a...
Research confirms safety and efficacy of RemiFemin for menopausal symptoms
...ct reduces menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, mood
swings, night sweats and occasional sleeplessness ...ll experience acute symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood
swings and sleeplessness. As many as 85% of women who experience hot flashes have them for more tha...
Eating breakfast may keep colds & flu at bay
...ity to colds and the effects of these illnesses on mood
and performance. This ESRC funded research involv...e effects of upper respiratory tract infections on mood
and performance' says Professor Smith. 'They have also shown that psychosocial factors and health re...
Depression raises heart failure rate in elderly women
...e, the researchers note. The presence of depressed mood
should alert clinicians to a higher risk of not only ischemic heart disease but also [heart failure] in their patients, they say. Early diagnosis and treatment of depression may reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality due to HF in the elderly an...
Magnetic stimulation may be as effective as electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression
... performed similarly on other clinical measures of mood
and behavior. "rTMS is a promising alternative, particularly for the many severely depressed patients who do not benefit from or tolerate current established treatments," said Janicak. According to Janicak, how rTMS works is still not clear. One th...
New depression and anxiety treatment goals defined
...ners and internists must be further educated about mood
disorders causes, treatments and outcomes and how ... research funding to examine not just the roots of mood
disorders but also patients treatment outcomes. -About Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorde...
New study highlights impact of bipolar disorder on society
...sorder suffer from excessive, disruptive swings in mood
- from manic episodes, marked by impaired concentr...t with Risperdal in conjunction with a traditional mood
stabiliser such as lithium or valproate can improve control of acute bipolar mania, with onset of ac...
Failure at nonconscious goals explains negative 'mystery moods'
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Have you ever been in a bad mood
that you couldn't explain and...now you had, you're in a good mood
and don't know why," Chartrand said. "But if you fail at a nonconscious goal, y...
Study shows infliximab can maintain long-term remissions in Crohns disease
...uding osteoporosis, diabetes, difficulty sleeping, mood
swings, and possible dependency. "It would make a real difference for patients if we had alternatives to steroids, or better ways to reduce the steroid dose," said Hanauer. Infliximab was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 19...
Neuroscience and Psychiatry: NIMH Sponsors
...search Program since l969, studying schizophrenia, mood
disorders, drug abuse, Alzheimer's disease and the biology of sleep. Research teams under his direction have pioneered experimental models of brain grafts for Parkinson's disease, and shown that early intervention can alter the course of schizo...
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