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2014-04-08 23:02:24

Mount Sinai Team Cautiously Optimistic That Door Could Swing Open to A New Antidepressant Drug Class New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published the first controlled evidence showing that an intranasal ketamine spray conferred an unusually rapid antidepressant effect –within 24 hours—and was well tolerated in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. This is the first study to show benefits with an...

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...

2014-04-07 13:42:59

Chronic sleep deprivation previously linked to inflammation and higher stress levels Poor sleep doubles hospitalizations in heart failure, according to new research in nearly 500 patients presented 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 organized jointly with the Norwegian Society of Cardiovascular Nurses. It takes...

2014-04-04 23:40:13

MedicationDiscountCard.com now makes depression medications more accessible. Margate, NJ (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Depression continues to be a serious issue plaguing Americans, in spite of the fact that treatment options are more advanced than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than half of those diagnosed with depression go untreated, while many more are unable to afford the medications they are prescribed. However, there are resources to help save...

2014-04-04 23:04:29

Mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says that lawmakers must immediately begin an investigation into the possibility that the psychiatric drugs provided as treatment may actually be contributing to increased violence. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Violence and psychiatric drugs—a deadly formula America is becoming too intimately familiar with and, the mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says that...

2014-04-04 12:20:22

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, in collaboration with Osaka City University and Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, have used functional PET imaging to show that levels of neuroinflammation, or inflammation of the nervous system, are higher in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome than in healthy people. Chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a debilitating condition characterized by chronic, profound, and disabling...

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...

2014-03-28 13:23:07

The whole 'infertility journey' is an emotional rollercoaster and whilst IVF treatment might be successful for some, not knowing if you will be in the 25 per cent who become pregnant demands some serious coping skills. After reviewing research that explored which psychosocial factors are associated with the emotional adjustment of IVF patients, researchers have highlighted which key psychosocial factors could help identify patients at high risk of stress. The aim of the study, led by PhD...

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...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'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.'
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