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2013-07-18 11:21:54

Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and other complications, finds a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published today in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Women with depression also are more likely than non-depressed women to suffer from disturbed sleep and to experience immune system disruption and adverse pregnancy outcomes. "Our results highlight the importance of identifying sleep...

Mental Illness Gene Treatment Schizophrenia
2013-07-16 09:13:45

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study involving brain impaired mice has the potential to improve therapy for people suffering from schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. While further research is necessary, this discovery is already being heralded as a major step toward understanding a variety of mental illnesses. The brain's prefrontal cortex, located in the anterior section of the frontal lobes, is associated with executive functions that help...

Depression Declining Among Older Americans
2013-07-11 15:50:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of older Americans suffering from depression may be on the decline for the first time in decades, says a new study from University of Michigan Health System. Examining data spanning the decade between 1998 and 2008, researchers found that the overall number of over-50 adults being treated for severe depression dropped significantly. "Over that decade, we saw a significant decrease in depression among older adults, and...

2013-07-10 15:29:19

Major depression is a serious public health problem among older adults in the United States, but tends to affect ethnic groups differently, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. According to a survey of nearly 2,000 people aged 50 and older, whites and blacks of Caribbean descent experience much higher rates of major depression than African-Americans. Amanda Toler Woodward, lead investigator on the study and MSU associate professor of social work, said the...

2013-07-10 14:55:14

Mental conditions, substance abuse, and musculoskeletal disorders cause more disability than cancers. Diet, blood pressure, smoking top risk factors for poor health In nearly every major cause of premature death – from ischemic heart disease to diabetes to interpersonal violence – the United States trails its economic peers, according to new research from a global collaborative of scientists led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)...

2013-07-08 23:21:35

National network of attorneys announces that complimentary consultations are now being offered to provide possible legal options to families of children allegedly suffering birth defects after use of antidepressants during pregnancies. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/SSRI-Birth-Defects.html Resource4thePeople announced today that its national team of lawyers is now accepting 2013 claims from consumers who are alleging that their...

Depressive People Have Abstract Goals
2013-07-08 13:35:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study from a team of researchers at the University of Liverpool found that people suffering from depression are more likely to have a list of abstract goals they would like to achieve at any point in time. Researchers asked participants to list goals they would like to achieve any time in the short, medium or long-term. They analyzed the lists of personal goals made by people who suffered from depression and those who did not. The...

2013-07-02 23:26:22

HealthForumOnline (HFO) has recently updated Medical Masquerade: Psychological Disorders and Medical Illnesses, one of over 80 online CE courses available in HFO’s library of nationally-approved online CE courses for mental health professionals. To facilitate informed diagnosis and targeted intervention, this online CE course discusses medical illnesses and their associated medication side effects that can "masquerade" as psychological disorders within several relevant disease...

2013-07-02 11:15:23

A key brain structure that regulates emotions works differently in preschoolers with depression compared with their healthy peers, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The differences, measured using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), provide the earliest evidence yet of changes in brain function in young children with depression. The researchers say the findings could lead to ways to identify and treat depressed children earlier in...


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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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.