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Treating Depression Makes A Healthier Heart
... suggestpeople who don't report any improvement in mood
after taking antidepressantsalso don't have much r...less platelet stickiness. This resultsuggests that mood
improvement is the key....
UT Southwestern Study To Test Efficacy Of St. John's Wort For Treatment Of Depression
...ression." St. John's wort, which has been used for mood
elevation over many centuries, hasgrown in popularity recently, along with ginseng and other products considerednatural. Participants in the three-month study must be 18 years of age or older. Eachwill be given the St. John's wort drug; sertraline, a...
ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication
...tries an hour, for up to 48 hours, recording their mood
and smokingbehavior. The urge to smoke was more st...with the hypothesis thatwomen are smoking less for mood
control than men, and that social interactionsmay play a more important role in why women smoke. Ong...
Breast-Feeding Hormone Lowers Nursing Moms' Blood Pressure
...ed to have less hostile feelings and more positive mood
andinterpersonal interactions." The lower blood pressure seen in the laboratory part of the study continued whenthe mothers had 24-hour monitoring at home. Blood pressure levels of highoxytocin reactors were 10 points lower than that of other women f...
New Theory May Explain Ritalin Action In Hyperactivity
...the brain chemical serotonin, which helps regulate mood
and inhibit aggressionand impulsive behavior. Current theory holds, however, that Ritalin calmspeople with ADHD by affecting the level of the brain chemical dopamine, whoseactions include regulation of activity and locomotion. Both dopamine andsero...
Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers
...to havealterations of brain serotonin activity and mood
as well as obsessions withperfectionism. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood. Thisstudy found that these alterations and symptoms persisted after recovery frombulimia nervosa, suggesting that they are not merely a consequence o...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...said. St. John's Wort and ma huang--both taken for mood
elevation and weightloss--may also be MAO inhibitors, Maher said. Although nobody has been identified as having developed lung or heartdiseases after taking Prozac and Sudafed, for instance, Maher says that thispossibility needs to be investi...
Research Explains Lithium's Dual Anti-Manic/Anti-Depressive Effect
... effects, lithium usually successfully dampens the mood
swingsthat in the most severe cases end in suicide, the dire result for one in fiveuntreated or unresponsive bipolar patients. In an earlier study (reported in PNAS, Aug. 30, 1994), Hokin and his colleagueshowed that lithium causes glutamate to accu...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...ime I had no cravings, gained no weight and had no mood
swings," Eaton said. "Previously, I noticed I'd become very angry and irritable when I tried to quit and had problems sleeping, but none of that occurred this time. In fact, I lost a little weight, much to my pleasure." Tom Benedict, 47, of P...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...ther than one. Serotonin has been shown toelevate mood
and sense of well-being, while norepinephrine appears to boostenergy and social functioning, he said. Finding effective treatments for GAD and other anxiety disorders shouldbe a priority in psychiatric research, Davidson said, because anxiet...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...ophylline have reportedside effects, such memory, mood
and behavior changes, but an article in theMarch i...e cases,particularly where more serious changes in mood
or behavior are noted, referralto a mental health professional may prove more effective." http://www...
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
...l processes. "Lithium probably normalizes mood
swings by helping shift the levelof calcium more toward normal when levels are either abnormally high duringmania or low during depression," he said. "This seems to occur by thesimultaneous elevation of IP3 and the down-regulation of the IP3 receptor...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...s and drops steeply with injections, often causing mood
swings and other side effects in some men. Studies have shown that recently developed testosterone skin patches also deliver the hormone at a steady level for a long period. Other authors were Kathy Lesh, R.N., Donald R. Hoover, Ph.D., and Richard P....
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