Tag: "psychiatric" at medical news
Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries
...ees worldwide. Refugees could be at excess risk of psychiatric
morbidity because of forced migration, traumatic e...(University of Oxford, UK) and colleagues reviewed psychiatric
surveys based on interviews with refugee populations in economically developed western countries pub...
Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims
...ain, but over the last decade, the contribution of psychiatric
disorders has increased markedly. Since 1995, the number of people reporting stress that was caused or made worse by their work has doubled, and common mental disorders are now the leading cause of sickness absence. These disorders are managed almost...
Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other
...tain information on causes of death, admissions to psychiatric
units, marital status, family size, and socioecono.... Women whose partner had first been admitted to a psychiatric
unit within the preceding two years were almost seven times as likely to commit suicide as women wit...
Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life
...d given Dr. Bower's team hints that there might be psychiatric
conditions or personality types that might put some people at increased risk for Parkinson's disease. From an initial group of 7,216 people who took the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) between 1962 and 1965, the investigators were...
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Individuals who do not have psychiatric
problems but score very high on a personality test...ry (MMPI) as part of a research project -- not for psychiatric
reasons -- at Mayo Clinic between 1962 and 1965. This test assesses thoughts, feelings, attitudes, p...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...tudies. Studies used a variety of tests to measure psychiatric
symptoms and psychological, social and occupational functioning. Ten trials compared shock therapy directly with drug therapy. "When ECT given without antipsychotics is directly compared to treatment with antipsychotics alone results strongly favor...
New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health
... cardiac diagnosis, much more likely to be given a psychiatric
diagnosis, and around seven times more likely to be considered not to need medical treatment). The University of Glasgow study reveals that when a respondent considered one sex more at risk than the other, men were thought more likely to have acciden...
How can we use a human rights approach to help improve the lives of those with mental disabilities?
...th mental disabilities are arbitrarily detained in psychiatric
facilities, social care homes, orphanages and othe...me of the worst examples of the abuse of people in psychiatric
institutions and argue that adopting a human rights framework would help to prevent such abuse. In...
Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia
...f long-term risk to physical health in addition to psychiatric
Nestler elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
... his groundbreaking research on drug addiction and psychiatric
disorders, focusing on providing new insight into the genetic, molecular and biochemical factors associated with both mental illnesses and drug addiction. Under his leadership, UT Southwestern researchers hope to unlock some of the complicated questi...
Lower vaccination rates put children at risk
...lments such as skin disorders, stomach problems or psychiatric
concerns, were already using CAM therapies (including vitamins, herbal remedies, probiotics and homeopathic remedies). As well, 8.9 per cent of the children were not vaccinated for diseases like measles, mumps and rubella. This was associated with yo...
Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says
...ional syndrome include female gender, pre-existing psychiatric
illness -- and being involved in a lawsuit. Hall and colleagues examined 71 studies. "Many of the researchers found that the extent and duration of injuries in the United States, where compensation is obtainable, are greater than in countries where ...
Atorvastatin shows promise in small trial for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease
...tive effects on clinical measures of cognitive and psychiatric
symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease in a...ne, using standard measures of cognitive function, psychiatric
symptoms, activities of daily living and cholesterol levels. Sixty-seven individuals were randomized...
US Latinos may develop Alzheimer's disease symptoms at earlier age than white, non-Latinos
...ized assessment tests for severity of dementia and psychiatric
symptoms. In addition, information on each patient, including birthplace, migration history, years of education and the age of the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms was obtained from a knowledgeable informant, usually a spouse or adult child. In this pha...
Sex differences in the human brain
...dimorphism of the brain explain sex differences in psychiatric
disorders? Mental Health Clinical Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA 16.00 16.30 Jeffrey Mogil: Sex, gender and pain Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, CANAD...
Integrated chemical-dependency and mental-health treatment best for adolescents
... in private, managed-care CD treatment who receive psychiatric
services have better CD-treatment outcomes than th...as found that those individuals who receive needed psychiatric
services are more likely to be abstinent from both alcohol and drugs than those not receiving these ...
Certain acne treatment does not increase symptoms of depression in adolescents
...ng and patient-informed consent involving possible psychiatric
side effects. Christina Y. Chia, M.D., from Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, and colleagues investigated whether patients with moderate to severe acne treated with isotretinoin experienced an increase in depressive symptoms c...
Researchers largely at fault for health risk studies that influence and confuse the public
...g and evaluating scientific research specifically psychiatric
research then we are taking important steps in fitting this research into the larger framework of discovering the causes and ways to prevent diseases and disorders. Researchers are on the front line of accomplishing these changes. We are responsible...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
... should also pay closer attention to the long-term psychiatric
care of patients deemed to be depressed. "While many studies have shown that depression is just as important a cardiac risk factor as hypertension and smoking, there are still many in the field who do not fully appreciate this mind-body link," said G...
Ontario's mental health care evaluated
... The report examines the overall performance of 11 psychiatric
hospitals and 45 acute-care facilities in all five...hese facilities provide almost 1.5 million days of psychiatric
care, about 25 per cent of the total days of hospital care provided in Ontario. The results are repo...
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