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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,...

2013-09-12 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...

2013-09-11 23:21:01

Diet Doc’s medical diet plans encourage healthy food choices through nutritionist-designed meal plans, closely monitored by a physician and capable of working around weight gain now found to be caused by some antidepressants. Jackson,MS (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Hundreds of millions of antidepressant medication prescriptions are written each year in America. Medical News Today reports that while improving the emotional health of many patients, many of these antidepressant medications...

2013-09-10 23:04:07

"Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" by Dr. Deborah Serani sets a launch date alongside Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to highlight the importance of identifying Pediatric Depression. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Studies show that children*, even babies**, experience depression. The clinical term is called Pediatric Depression, and rates are higher now than ever before. In the United States alone, evidence suggests that up to 1% of...

Scientists Demonstrate Ability to Erase Memories
2013-09-10 17:21:45

[ Watch the Video: Wiping Out Bad Memories ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jim Carrey played a man who had his brain scrubbed of painful memories – only to have them eventually come back to haunt him. While the selective deletion of memories may sound like science fiction, neuroscientists from The Scripps Research Institute have demonstrated just that in mice and rats, according to their report in the...

Depression Symptoms Men
2013-08-29 12:04:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study says the traditional tools used to diagnose depression work best with women, but leave many depression cases in men undiscovered. However, when doctors expanded the symptoms of depression to include aggression, substance abuse and risky behavior, they discovered that men were just as likely to be depressed as women. It’s currently believed that women are up to 70 percent more likely than men to be diagnosed with major...

Seasonal Depression Not As Common As Believed
2013-08-28 09:46:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the winter blues or cabin fever may get you down during the first months of the year, a new study from Oregon State University suggests cold weather does not cause serious depression in most people. The study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggests individuals’ experiences with depressive symptoms are not significantly affected by the weather or time of year. David Kerr, lead author of the study...

Divorce Triggers Depression Relapse
2013-08-27 10:31:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say people with a history of depression are more likely to relapse into the condition if they go through a divorce, while those without such a history aren’t likely to slip into a depressed phase following a divorce or separation. These are the results of a new study from the University of Arizona that were published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science. There are clearly many factors to consider when...

2013-08-25 23:02:42

Among latest cases are allegations involving Paxil and birth defects claim. Resource4thePeople's national network of attorneys to continue offering free consultations to families with children allegedly suffering birth defects after use of antidepressants during pregnancies. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/SSRI-Birth-Defects.html Resource4thePeople announced today its latest update to consumers who are affected by SSRI lawsuits...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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