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2014-03-28 09:28:03

Studies are needed to see if treating depression protects diabetics' kidney health Major depression may increase diabetes patients' risk of developing kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Additional studies are needed to determine whether treatment for depression can improve kidney health in patients with diabetes. Individuals with diabetes have a high prevalence of depressive symptoms,...

2014-03-28 09:19:23

In recent years, behavioral neuroscientists have debated the meaning and significance of a plethora of independently conducted experiments seeking to establish the impact of chronic, early-life stress upon behavior – both at the time that stress is experienced, and upon the same individuals later in life, during adulthood. These experiments, typically conducted in rodents, have on the one hand clearly indicated a link between certain kinds of early stress and dysfunction in the...

2014-03-26 11:29:21

Scientists have shown for the first time that a chemical in the brain called galanin is involved in the risk of developing depression. And the research, undertaken by a European research team, points to a strong reason to develop drugs that modify galanin functioning as a new class of antidepressant drug. Galanin is a neuropeptide (a small protein) that was discovered and investigated over 30 years ago by various groups including the Swedish scientist Tomas Hokfelt. He is one of the...

Nasal Spray Delivers Depression Treatment
2014-03-25 05:31:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) reveals that a nasal spray which delivers a peptide designed to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative to traditional therapies. CAHM's Dr. Fang Liu, in a previous study published in Nature Medicine in 2010, detailed a protein peptide she developed that provided a highly targeted approach to treating depression. Dr. Liu hopes this peptide will have...

2014-03-24 08:27:22

New video helps parents distinguish typical teen moodiness from teen depression. CHICAGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Withdrawn. Irritable. Sleepy. This could describe almost any teenager; but these are also symptoms of teen depression. "The difference between normal teen moodiness and clinical depression is very hard for lay people to discern," says Ken Duckworth M.D., medical director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness....

2014-03-20 23:25:01

Grand Valley State University and the Michigan Combat PTSD Task Force to host two-day conference focusing on PTSD and moral injuries, and how communities can work to help support veterans. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Since 2001, more than 2.2 million men and women have served in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than a quarter of a million of those troops have been seen by VA doctors for treatment...

Sodium-Based Lithium May Be Less Toxic Way To Treat Bipolar Disorder
2014-03-12 07:02:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) have reportedly discovered that an alternative salt form of lithium might be a safer, less toxic way to treat bipolar disorder and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Publishing a paper in a recent edition of RSC Advances, the journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the study authors discuss how oral lithium salicylate was able to produce steady lithium levels for up to 48...

2014-03-06 23:21:58

The Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital, is marking 20 years of pioneering and implementing effective strategies for helping traumatized children and teens through the healing process. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital's Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, the only center of its kind in the Pittsburgh region, is marking 20 years of helping children and families...

2014-03-06 12:28:37

On the heels of the averted tragedy in Florida Tuesday, a universal maternal mental health symbol contest is launched LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maternal Mental Health disorders affect up to 20% of pregnant women and women in the postpartum period, and postpartum depression has been declared by the American Academy of Pediatrics as the most under-diagnosed obstetric complication in America. Reports indicate that 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson, the pregnant mother who...

2014-03-05 14:25:28

For families who moved out of high-poverty neighborhoods, boys experienced an increase and girls a decrease in rates of depression and conduct disorder, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Observational studies have consistently found that youth in high-poverty neighborhoods have high rates of emotional problems. These findings raise the possibilities that neighborhood characteristics affect emotional functioning and neighborhood-level interventions may reduce emotional...


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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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