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More Than A Questionnaire Is Needed To Diagnose Depression

More Than A Questionnaire Is Needed To Diagnose Depression, Prescribe Antidepressants

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California Davis Health System reveals that the short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression might lead to unnecessary...

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2014-10-01 16:26:17

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AIT Laboratories (AIT) announced today that it will offer the proprietary MDDScore(TM) Depression Blood Test developed by Ridge Diagnostics. This agreement makes AIT the exclusive distributor in both pain management and chemical dependency programs, expanding the opportunity for care providers in those settings to take advantage of MDDScore's unique and novel capabilities. MDDScore is the first blood test to demonstrate objective biological...

2014-09-29 23:13:44

Nashville Lifestyles Dot Com votes Dr. Joseph M. Sharpe the Best Psychiatrist in Nashville in 2014. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 When asked to make a comment about this most recent honor, Dr. Joseph Sharpe said he felt beyond blessed to be selected as the "Best In Psychiatry In Nashville" in 2014 by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. Dr. Sharpe's main focus is to put the patient first, treating each as a person and not a unit of healthcare; as he puts it, “I...

2014-09-29 12:28:50

MANSFIELD, Texas, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HerKare opens a new location today in Mansfield, Texas. This marks HerKare's third center in Dallas-Fort Worth. HerKare recently expanded to Houston area and continues to accelerate their growth plans, making the treatment of hormonal imbalance in women more convenient. Dr. Rick Westbrook, D.O. is the National Medical Director of the Center, which is located at 1021 Matlock Rd, Mansfield, TX 76063....

2014-09-27 04:21:15

DALLAS, September 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketOptimizer.org adds PharmaPoint: Major Depressive Disorder - Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023 to its store. It says product launches and patent expiries to push major depressive disorder treatment market through fluctuating growth period by 2023. Complete Report Details Available @ http://www.marketoptimizer.org/pharmapoint-major-depressive-disorder-global-drug-forecast-and-market-analysis-to-2023.html ....

prescription
2014-09-21 06:45:53

Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain. Brain scans taken of people before and after an acute dose of a commonly prescribed SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) reveal changes in connectivity within three hours, say researchers who report their observations in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 18. "We were not expecting the SSRI to have such a prominent effect...

2014-09-17 23:01:37

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is exploring the dangerous link between addiction and depression. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they...

mindfulness
2014-09-17 03:00:40

Preston Moretz, Temple University Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on, and accept their reactions to, the present moment — or are mindful — report having better health, regardless of their childhood adversity. These findings, to be published in the October issue of Preventive Medicine, are based on the first study ever conducted to examine the relationship between childhood adversity, mindfulness and health....

2014-09-16 12:31:54

Largest clinical study evaluating durability of treatment with the NeuroStar shows depression patients maintained remission through 52 weeks MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetics, Inc., today announced that results of a study designed to assess the long-term effectiveness of NeuroStar TMS Therapy in adult patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who have failed to benefit from prior treatment with antidepressant medications, were published online in The...

2014-09-11 08:27:41

New Medication for Obese Adults, or Overweight Adults with at Least One Weight-Related Comorbid Condition DEERFIELD, Ill., and LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) jointly announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI) extended-release tablets as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for...

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...


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Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

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