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2013-08-20 10:38:38

A US model of treating depression through a network of specialists could effectively be imported into the UK, new research has revealed. Collaborative care involves depressed people having access to a team of specialists, with advice and support often given over the phone. A trial led by Professor David Richards at the University of Exeter Medical School found that collaborative care led to improvement of depression symptoms immediately after treatment. Furthermore, 15 per cent more...

2013-08-20 10:33:28

1. Too-low Diastolic Blood Pressure Can be Deadly for CKD Patients Having too-low diastolic blood pressure (DBP) may be deadly for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Blood pressure (BP) recommendations are stricter for patients with CKD than for the general population and focus on lowering actual BP (the measurement of both systolic BP [SBP] and DBP) without consideration for achieving a DBP that is too low. Researchers reviewed health records for 651,749 U.S. veterans with CKD to...

2013-08-15 23:23:32

Asking the right questions at your regular doctor’s visits could save your life. While it may not be as dire as a life and death situation, many health issues can be prevented with better communication between doctor and patient. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Asking the right questions at your regular doctor’s visits could save your life. While it may not be as dire as a life and death situation, many health issues can be prevented with better communication between doctor...

2013-08-15 23:22:28

Katharine Stone is the founder and editor of Postpartum Progress, the leading blog on postpartum depression. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Postpartum Progress (postpartumprogress.org), a national nonprofit organization that raises awareness of postpartum depression (PPD), is launching the first Postpartum Depression Bill of Rights for pregnant and new mothers. Given the lack of consistency in screening, limited healthcare provider education and persistent stigma, it is important...

2013-08-15 12:16:47

Researchers from King's College London and the University of Nottingham have identified neuroimaging markers in the brain which could help predict whether people with psychosis respond to antipsychotic medications or not. In approximately half of young people experiencing their first episode of a psychosis (FEP), the symptoms do not improve considerably with the initial medication prescribed, increasing the risk of subsequent episodes and worse outcome. Identifying individuals at greatest...

Online Chronicling Often Reduces Depression In Breast Cancer Patients
2013-08-14 12:59:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients with serious medical conditions have been increasingly sharing their experiences online and a new study from UCLA has delved into this phenomenon to see if it has led to positive psychological outcomes for these particular people. According to the study, which appeared in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UCLA researchers discovered that female breast cancer patients who create a personal website to share their experience and...

2013-08-13 23:23:25

HealthForumOnline (HFO) has recently updated Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI): Implications for Behavioral Health, one of over 80 online CE courses available in HFO’s library of nationally-approved online CE courses for mental health professionals. Described as “mind-body medicine”, this online CE course explores the science of PNI, focusing on the bidirectional relationship with the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system; clinical applications for PNI; and the implications...

2013-08-12 14:02:05

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share the most common genetic variation The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations. Researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health found that the overlap was highest between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; moderate for bipolar disorder and depression and for ADHD and depression; and low between schizophrenia and autism....

Anxiety Disorder Linked To Childhood Abdominal Pain
2013-08-12 13:48:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee found that children who experience abdominal pain are more likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder. Publishing their findings in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers suggest that parents may want to have their children evaluated for a psychological disorder if they are having chronic, unexplained stomach pains. The researchers also found that just over half of kids with stomach...

Grandparent-Adult Grandchild Bond Cancels Out Depression Systems
2013-08-12 11:13:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study presented today at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting in New York City indicated that grandparents and grandchildren can have a significant beneficial psychological effect on each other. "We found that an emotionally close grandparent-adult grandchild relationship was associated with fewer symptoms of depression for both generations," said study co-author Sara M. Moorman, an assistant professor in 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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