Tag: "depressed" at medical news
Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
...nly effective treatment for moderately to severely depressed
patients. Either form of treatment worked signi...trial yet undertaken on the topic; it involved 240 depressed
patients. The patients were randomly placed into groups that received cognitive therapy, antidepress...
In treatment of depression, cognitive therapy and medication both effective
...th cognitive therapy in 240 moderately to severely depressed
patients. Study participants were randomly assigne...effective as medications, even among more severely depressed
outpatients, at least when provided by experienced cognitive therapists."...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...he eight children who required surgery, half had a depressed
skull fracture from a golf club. The MCG study also cited the depressed
skull fracture where a portion of the skull is broken on impact and underlying brain may be bruised...
Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls
...5 year olds) who used radical weight-control, were depressed
and had obese parents were more likely to become obese. On the other hand, the authors found that eating high fat foods, binge eating or infrequent exercise were not as much linked to predicting future obesity as one might expect. But other weight-co...
Drug can reduce bodyweight and cardiovascular risk factors in obese people
...side effects leading to study discontinuation were depressed
mood disorders in all treatment groups; withdrawls due to nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, and anxiety were more frequent in the rimonabant 20mg group than in other groups. Serious adverse events did not occur more frequently in pati...
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
... the study as Role 1), or adjustment disorder with depressed
mood (Role 2). They were divided into groups, and instructed to either ask for a certain drug, Paxil (at the time it was widely promoted), or to make a general request for medication, or no request. The actor-patients also mentioned they had seen a T...
Social connections: Could heartwarming be heart-saving?
...evels. Second, socially isolated people are often depressed
and under more stress than their more outgoing counterparts (studies show that even acute stress can increase levels of IL-6)....
Medication or psychotherapy effective in treating depressed patients when the other is not
... or vice versa may improve symptoms in chronically depressed
patients who prove unresponsive to their initial t...anford, Calif., and colleagues studied chronically depressed
patients who were treated with either nefazodone (an antidepressant medication) or cognitive behavio...
Babies show ripple effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma
... such as the stress of living with a parent who is depressed
or anxious, or the experience of vicarious traumatization based on hearing stories of how parents suffered, rather than a 'transmitted' biological trait. "In the current study, reduced stress hormone levels were observed in infants, suggesting a larg...
Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death
...tion). None of the patients seemed to be seriously depressed
when they planned the assisted suicide. The motivations expressed are similar to those of other patients who decline life-sustaining treatment. "The motivations for physician-assisted suicide identify issues for physicians to explore with patients wh...
The relationship between clinical depression and chronic pain
...on will not necessarily relieve the suffering of a depressed
patient whose pain is not only real but also intensely physical....
Lack of sleep can affect athletic performance in teens
...er aspects of their life and have a tendency for a depressed
mood. "Circadian and lifestyle changes conspire to place sleep of adolescents at a markedly delayed time relative to younger children and to adults," says Carskadon. In fact, studies have shown that teenagers need as much, if not more sleep as younge...
African Americans just as likely to be diagnosed with depression
...ur videos exhibiting commonly accepted traits of a depressed
older adult. The actors used in the videos worked from the same script and differed only by race and/or sex. Eighty-five percent of providers correctly diagnosed the "patient" on the video they were assigned. "Primary care providers are just as like...
St. John's Wort only minimally effective in relieving major depression, review confirms
... who has studied St. John's Wort in the context of depressed
patients in primary care facilities, says the Linde review has made him more cautious in his outlook on the product. Williams says he currently feels St. John's Wort should not be "a first or second choice for U.S. patients with moderate to severe ma...
Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment
...ed by their treatment. The partnered men were less depressed
and less bothered by emotional problems such as anxiety and fear about disease recurrence. They were less upset about urinary problems and less distressed by the nausea, fatigue and pain that can follow cancer treatment. They also reported a higher s...
Data further examines Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) treatment for bipolar depression
...eat as they spend almost forty times longer in the depressed
state than in mania. Without appropriate treatment, patients usually suffer for a lifetime with periods of wellness and functioning punctuated by severe episodes of illness. 3 Both men and women are equally at risk for this illness, which most often...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
...that patients who have just had a heart attack are depressed
and that with time, they'll get over it. Our study...r our study, SSRI usage serves as a marker for the depressed
patients." The researchers added that depression is associated with many physiological and psychosoc...
Depression is common in patients after heart attack, new Johns Hopkins study shows
...pkins cardiologists who conducted the study, these depressed
patients are 50 percent more likely than other hea...n be really hard to tell who is most likely to get depressed
because the average patient is recuperating and ready to go home from the hospital after 72 hours, a...
K-State researcher discovers compliments go a long way to improve body self-image in women
...em one compliment,' that she's less likely to feel depressed
or experience anxiety. Imagine what it would be li...eces together. They knew beforehand that women got depressed
and women had body shame but now they're really trying to figure out how to stop this." Fea acknowle...
Teenage depression can be enduring, but is more often short-lived
...sion and social difficulties," Hammen said. "Kids depressed
by 15 who function normally in social relationship...ly as age five." Twenty percent of the children of depressed
mothers developed depression by age 15, a rate of depression twice as high as that of the children o...
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