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2013-05-31 23:22:09

Webs9, the innovative online marketing agency, is proud to be the official national sponsor of the Canadian “Defeat Depression” annual mental health campaign. The support offered by Webs9 involved the conception and implementation of a comprehensive online marketing strategy, targeting communities across Canada. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Webs9 offers online marketing services of high standards for international organizations of varying industries; such as accounting,...

2013-05-24 23:25:50

NIH-Funded Study Reveals How Modern Technology Can Be Used to Enforce Clinical Best Practices That Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 CareAnyware, a Brightree company and leading provider of home health and hospice software solutions, and Cornell University announced today results of a recent study that showed significant reductions in rehospitalization rates for clinically depressed home health patients treated with Cornell´s Depression Carepath...

Stress Relief For Dementia Caregivers Who Use Adult Day Services
2013-05-24 05:01:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When adult day services (ADS) are provided to older dementia patients, the relatives that typically care for those individuals are less stressed and generally in better moods, according to a new report published Thursday in the journal The Gerontologist. As part of the study, Penn State University (PSU) researchers conducted eight daily telephone interviews on consecutive days with 173 family caregivers of dementia patients who...

2013-05-23 10:26:06

What effect does a father's depression have on his young son or daughter? When fathers report a high level of emotional intimacy in their marriage, their children benefit, said a University of Illinois study. "When a parent is interacting with their child, they need to be able to attend to the child's emotional state, be cued in to his developmental stage and abilities, and notice whether he is getting frustrated or needs help. Depressed parents have more difficulty doing that," said Nancy...

Study Explores Links Between Depression, Stroke And Age In Women
2013-05-17 14:41:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In yet another recent study highlighting the connection between mental and physical health, two researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia found that depressed women in their 40s and 50s are more than twice as likely to have a stroke as women who are not depressed. The team included 12 years worth of data in their study, which was recently published in“¯Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association....

2013-05-16 15:05:57

Depressed patients have as many goals as healthy people, but describe them in vague terms People suffering from clinical depression express personal goals and reasons for their attainment or failure in less specific terms than people without the disorder. This lack of specificity in representing personal goals may be partially responsible for the motivational deficits seen in these patients, according to research published May 15 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Joanne Dickson from...

Flu Exposure During Pregnancy May Lead to Bipolar Disorder
2013-05-14 11:00:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Research has found long-term disorders in adulthood may begin at pregnancy. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study has found pregnant women who come in contact with influenza increase the risk their child will later develop bipolar disorder by fourfold. Other studies have also found that a pregnant woman´s exposure to the flu may lead to the child´s development of schizophrenia. The doctors who conducted...

2013-05-01 15:03:09

Results of large, national study find people are better off not having a spouse than having poor relationship with one The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study. After analyzing data from nearly 5,000 American adults, the researchers found that the quality of a person's relationships with a spouse, family and friends predicted the likelihood of major depression...

Depression In The US Often Over-Diagnosed
2013-05-01 05:32:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Depression is both over-diagnosed and over-treated in American adults, claims a new study published in the April 2013 edition of the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Dr. Ramin J. Mojtabai, lead author of the study and an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health´s Department of Mental Health, examined individuals with clinician-identified depression, as well as those who experienced a...

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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'