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No Significant Connection Found Between Mental Illness And

No Significant Connection Found Between Mental Illness And Crime

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Are mental illness and crime linked? According to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association, only 7.5 percent of all crimes were directly related to a serious...

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2014-04-09 20:22:18

SCHOFIELD, Wis., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PuraMed BioScience®, Inc. (OTCBB: PMBS), a researcher, developer, and marketer of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced today that the company is moving forward with the development of their first cannabinoid-based formulation that targets the mental health market by focusing on anxiety and depression. "We believe that with the technologies we have available, PuraMed can utilize hemp-derived compounds to...

2014-04-07 16:34:11

A third of intensive care patients develop depression that typically manifests as physical, or somatic, symptoms such as weakness, appetite change, and fatigue, rather than psychological symptoms, according to one of the largest studies to investigate the mental health and functional outcomes of survivors of critical care, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The study suggests that intensive care unit (ICU) survivors could be three times more likely to experience depression than...

2014-04-04 12:14:35

Reducing stress that triggers depression may improve outlook Moderate to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40%, a study of nearly 63 000 Norwegians has shown. The findings were presented for the first time today at EuroHeartCare 2014. EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This year's meeting is organised jointly with the Norwegian Society of...

Male College-Age Depression Linked To Later Sedentary Behavior
2014-04-02 11:31:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is a male friend or relative you know spending too much time on the internet or watching TV? If so, he may have been depressed during his first few years out of high school. A new study in the journal Preventive Medicine concluded that sedentary habits, which often stem from depression, are established in the early 20s and these habits can establish a pattern of sedentary behavior later in life. The study included over 760...

2014-03-28 09:28:03

Studies are needed to see if treating depression protects diabetics' kidney health Major depression may increase diabetes patients' risk of developing kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Additional studies are needed to determine whether treatment for depression can improve kidney health in patients with diabetes. Individuals with diabetes have a high prevalence of depressive symptoms,...

2014-03-28 09:19:23

In recent years, behavioral neuroscientists have debated the meaning and significance of a plethora of independently conducted experiments seeking to establish the impact of chronic, early-life stress upon behavior – both at the time that stress is experienced, and upon the same individuals later in life, during adulthood. These experiments, typically conducted in rodents, have on the one hand clearly indicated a link between certain kinds of early stress and dysfunction in the...

2014-02-27 18:46:10

Depression and self-awareness affect subjective reports of memory, quality of life, and satisfaction with life Kessler Foundation researchers have found that among individuals with TBI, depression and self-awareness affect subjective reports of memory, quality of life (QOL), and satisfaction with life. The study was published in the February 2014 issue of Brain Injury. (Yael Goverover, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti: The impact of self-awareness and depression on subjective reports of memory,...

2014-02-18 13:46:43

Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol are up to fourteen times more likely to develop major depression than those who show neither trait, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified the first biomarker – a biological signpost – for major, or clinical, depression....

2014-02-04 11:32:34

But no causal link found with risk of stroke A report that will be published tomorrow provides strong evidence that the symptoms of depressive disorder are causally associated with the risk of coronary heart disease, and as such should be considered a potentially modifiable risk factor for the occurrence of CHD. The findings, from the Whitehall II study of more than 10,000 civil servants in the UK, are published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Findings from former...

Mental Health Boosted By Caring For A Pet
2014-02-01 06:15:20

[ Watch the Video: Can A Pet Make You More Sociable? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a developmental psychologist at Tufts University has found that young people who take care of a pet tend to have stronger social relationships and bonds to their communities. “Our findings suggest that it may not be whether an animal is present in an individual’s life that is most significant but rather the quality of that relationship,” said study author,...