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2014-09-10 23:07:22

UC Davis study highlights the need for better guidance for primary care providers SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research from UC Davis Health System published in the September-October issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Known as “brief depression symptom measures,” the...

2014-02-24 23:02:28

The Bridges to Recovery announces their groundbreaking treatment programs geared specifically towards treating multiple types of Depression. (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 There are multiple types of Depression, but people with Major Depression most often manifest those symptoms with which most people associate Depression. Being depressed often carries a stigma in society as many people incorrectly feel that Depression can simply be shaken off by employing positive thoughts and willpower....

2013-02-13 14:50:20

Two patients freed from severe to disabling effects of dystonia through deep brain stimulation therapy continued to have symptom relief for months after their devices accidentally were fully or partly turned off, according to a report published online Feb. 11 in the journal Movement Disorders. "Current thought is that symptoms will worsen within hours or days of device shut-off, but these two young men continued to have clinical benefit despite interruption of DBS therapy for several...

2012-10-09 04:04:32

People who first experience depression during middle age or later are at increased risk of eventually developing dementia. Ignoring sadness or dismissing it as a normal side effect of aging could allow potentially treatable memory issues to progress unchecked. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Depression's gloomy tentacles can extend into all aspects of life. They may even reach ahead in time, increasing the risk for dementia. The October 2012 Harvard Women's Health Watch explores the...

2010-05-04 13:45:29

New study offers important clue in search for more effective therapies Scientists have found an important clue in the quest to understand why people who suffer from depression in later life are harder to treat and keep well in the long term. A study led by Toronto's Baycrest has found that older adults with depression don't respond normally to emotional stimuli, such as when they see happy, sad or neutral faces. The study appears online this week in the American Journal of Geriatric...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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