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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...

What Causes The Link Between Depression And Heart Disease?
2013-04-22 05:37:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Inflammation of the brain could hold the key to understanding the underlying mechanisms responsible for the link between depression and heart disease, according to new research conducted at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Susan K. Wood, a research associate at the Pennsylvania-based medical center, investigated brain-related biomarkers for depression-heart disease comorbidity, as each condition increased the risk that...

2013-04-18 21:53:15

When faced with impossible circumstances beyond their control, animals, including humans, often hunker down as they develop sleep or eating disorders, ulcers, and other physical manifestations of depression. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 18 show that the same kind of thing happens to flies. The study is a step toward understanding the biological basis for depression and presents a new way for testing antidepressant drugs, the researchers say....

2013-03-20 15:59:21

Infant weight and length over first year aren't impacted by antidepressant exposure Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants taken by a woman during pregnancy do not impact her infant's growth over the first year, reports a new study from a Northwestern Medicine scientist. There had been concern that antidepressant treatment during pregnancy reduced growth during the first year. Previous data suggested depression during pregnancy also could diminish infant growth....

2013-03-13 10:28:56

A study published this week in PLOS Medicine finds that while antipsychotic medications are associated with small-to-moderate improvements in depressive symptoms in adults, there is little evidence for improvement on measures of quality of life and these medications are linked to adverse events such as weight gain and sedation. The results of the study, conducted by Glen Spielmans of Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota and colleagues, have potential implications for the...

2013-03-10 23:00:52

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how parents are more likely to be depressed. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how parents are more likely to be depressed. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article...


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