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Diabetes Risk Is Elevated For Those Taking Antidepressants
2013-09-25 04:31:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Taking antidepressants could increase a person’s risk of contracting type 2 diabetes, researchers from the University of Southampton warn in the latest edition of the journal Diabetes Care. According to Daily Mail Health Reporter Sophie Borland, the study authors conducted a systematic review involving over one million patients, and discovered that men and women taking any type of antidepressant drug face an elevated risk of...

2013-09-24 23:37:31

Specialist Toby Dauber with Morris Psychological Group provides insight and tips for patients coping with chronic illness. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 More than 130 million Americans are living with chronic conditions and illnesses, a number that is expected to increase to 157 million by 2020. Advances in medical science have enabled more people to survive acute illness and live long lives with chronic conditions. Also contributing to the increase is the aging of the...

2013-09-24 23:30:39

Online medical services for depression offer new, alternative option to those affected by the economic crisis. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Online USA Doctors, the nationwide, virtual doctors created a new medical service for those experiencing depression. The new, alternative option is geared for those affected by the economic crisis plaguing citizens of America. Online USA Doctors utilizes talk therapy, holistic prescription-grade medication and an algorithm that helps...

2013-09-23 11:37:22

Cancer patients can be accurately screened for major depression with a simple two-question survey, according to a study presented Sept. 23 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting. The two-question screening test proved to be as accurate as a longer nine-question screening test. The study was presented at plenary session by William Small, Jr., MD, FASTRO, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Medical Center. "We found that a...

2013-09-19 23:02:41

With school starting again, Neurofeedback at the Professional Center for Enhanced Performance can be a great way to improve a child's reading and math comprehension and focus. Schertz, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Professional Center for Enhanced Performance recommends parents consider the benefits of Neurofeedback to prepare for their kids new school year. Neurofeedback is an exercise for the brain to help with focus, concentration, memory, and attention - all of which are needed to...

2013-09-16 10:29:58

Understanding alternate pathways for how mental meds work could lead to faster-acting drug targets The reasons behind why it often takes people several weeks to feel the effect of newly prescribed antidepressants remains somewhat of a mystery – and likely, a frustration to both patients and physicians. Julie Blendy, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Brigitta Gunderson, PhD, a former postdoctoral fellow in the Blendy lab,...

2013-09-13 11:03:10

-Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can play an important role in addiction recovery. -A new study examines the suitability of 12-step organizations for young adults with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, referred to as dual diagnosis (DD). -Findings indicate that young adult DD patients show similar benefits compared with those diagnosed only with a substance use disorder. Studies and testimonials have shown that 12-step mutual-help organizations...

2013-09-12 13:32:16

Exercise may benefit people suffering from depression, according to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors of the review found evidence to suggest that exercise reduces symptoms of depression, although they say more high quality trials are needed. Worldwide, more than 120 million people suffer from depression. Antidepressants and psychological therapies are recommended as effective treatments for depression. However, antidepressants have side-effects...


Latest Major depressive disorder Reference Libraries

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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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