Latest Major depressive disorder Stories

2014-01-22 12:19:30

Highest risk seen in children who experience suicide in close family members Experiencing a family death in childhood is associated with a small but significant increase in risk of psychosis, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. The researchers say that the risks are highest for children who have experienced a suicide in the 'nuclear family' (brothers, sisters, parents). Previous studies have concluded that the risk of adult disease can be influenced by genetics, lifestyle...

2014-01-21 10:57:23

Fewer chances to marry is another consequence A novel examination of the long-lasting consequences that World War II had on continental Europeans finds that living in a war-torn country increased the likelihood of a number of physical and mental problems later in life. Experiencing the war was associated with a greater chance of suffering from diabetes, depression and heart disease as older adults, according to the study. Because so many men died during the conflict, the war also...

2014-01-20 23:24:00

There is much talk about lawyers suffering from depression and anxiety but there is little practical help available. CPD Interactive together with Dr Craig Hassad has developed a new online course for lawyers to assist with stress, anxiety and depression. (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 http://cpdinteractive.com.au/ We know many lawyers suffer from anxiety/depression. So what can we do about it? CPD Interactive together with Dr Craig Hassad, a GP, lecturer and holistic health expert has launched...

2014-01-18 23:02:14

Super Bowl XLVIII Event Raises Money for The Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research Fund at Lindner Center of HOPE Mason, Ohio (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 The fifth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event will take place on February 2, 2014 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club. Touchdown for HOPE is a classy, upscale Super Bowl party with big screen televisions, plush seating, and signature Cincinnati food favorites, with the addition of some New York-style fare and cocktails...

2014-01-17 08:23:14

Radford, Va., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radford University is working with CCR (Commonwealth Care of Roanoke, Inc.), which has 12 long-term care centers across Virginia, to examine the effectiveness of bright light exposure for individuals with dementia. This study is being funded by the Virginia Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund. Many older adults with dementia living in long-term care facilities experience depression and agitation. Current treatments for...

2014-01-15 16:23:38

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays have come and gone. Most of the country has already been in a deep freeze, and there are still long, harsh months of winter yet to come. It's no wonder many people come down with a case of the "winter blues." This bummed out reaction occurs when the days are shorter and you spend much more time inside. To combat these feelings, you might try light therapy, and increasing physical activity. If it lasts more than a fleeting day or two, it...

2014-01-13 10:28:21

Even in severe cases, most wouldn't use medications, says study in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Pediatric primary care practitioners (PCPs) are reluctant to prescribe antidepressant medications to adolescent patients—even those with severe depression, reports a study in the January Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams...

2014-01-08 11:16:37

Patients perceive nonclinical care setting as 'helpful and positive' Emergency departments may not be the best choice for persons suffering from severe mental illness or emotional distress. According to a new qualitative study by DePaul University School of Nursing researchers, persons in a mental health crisis may be better served in an alternative recovery-oriented, homelike environment instead of a traditional emergency department. "Hospital emergency departments are not set up for...

Antidepressant Ketamine Boosts Seratonin
2014-01-08 08:29:44

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study revealed that the drug ketamine, a potent anesthetic used in human and veterinary medicine and as an illegal recreational drug, is a potential candidate for fast treatment of depression for individuals who do not respond to other types of medications. From the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies in Japan, new research using PET imaging studies has demonstrated that ketamine increases the activity level of...

Study Suggests Meditation May Lead To Relief From Pain, Depression
2014-01-07 12:36:10

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Johns Hopkins University suggests that mindfulness meditation can improve anxiety and depression along with reducing pain. The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, included 47 different trials involving 3,515 different people. Results showed that the meditation had small but positive effects on pain, anxiety and depression. “Anxiety, depression, and stress/distress are different components of...

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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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