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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...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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