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2011-04-29 12:24:08

The connection between depression and anxiety is stronger than what it was previously thought to be. However, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine cautions that medications for the two cannot necessarily be used interchangeably. "There is an overlap between depression and anxiety, but the medications for the two are not the same," said Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM. "It's important to recognize how the two...

2010-03-15 15:35:19

Depression does more than cause emotional pain. There can also be physical symptoms associated with depression and chronic mood disorders, according to a Baylor College of Medicine expert. "It's something that is very commonly seen," said Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM. "Physical symptoms are what often drive a patient to see a primary care physician in the first place, and then with further questioning, the...

2010-02-27 11:14:28

Depression and chronic mood disorders can manifest themselves through physical symptoms, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "It's something that is very commonly seen," said Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM. "Physical symptoms are what often drive a patient to see a primary care physician in the first place, and then with further questioning, the diagnosis of depression may emerge." Irritable bowel,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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