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Depressed Patients Benefit From Cognitive Behavior Therapy
2012-12-07 13:37:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new British study has found that talking to a trained professional could be more powerful in treating depression than previously thought. According to a research team from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Glasgow, these findings could be of great benefit to the two-thirds of people with moderate to severe depression who don´t fully respond to antidepressants. This study, which has been published in The Lancet,...

Some Suicide Attempts May Be Blamed On Parasite
2012-08-17 15:24:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A parasite may be to blame for some suicide attempts, according to research appearing in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Toxoplasma gondii, or T. gondii, lies in the bodies of 10 to 20 percent of Americans, but in most it was thought to lie dormant. However, it appears as though the parasite can cause inflammation over time, which produces harmful metabolites that can damage brain cells. “Previous research has found...

2012-08-15 01:16:54

Connecting the dots between two molecules whose levels are decreased in depression and increased by current antidepressants could yield new therapies, researchers say. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that enables brain cells to communicate and brain-derived neurotropic factor, or BDNF, is a brain-nourishing molecule that also aids connectivity. Popular antidepressants such as Prozac, developed to increase levels of serotonin, have recently been found to also increase BDNF levels, said Dr....

2012-08-08 23:01:49

TMS NeuroHealth Centers in Tysons Corner was recently featured in a story aired on WJLA-TV on depression treatments in the Washington DC metro area. McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 TMS therapy is a newly FDA cleared form of treatment for depression. The story touched on two of TMS NeuroHealth Centers´ patients and how TMS therapy changed their lives. Their story left touching testimonials for all those suffering from depression and provided hope for treatment. TMS therapy...

Heart Failure Patients’ Mental And Physical Health Improve With Exercise
2012-08-01 09:39:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exercise in patients who have recently suffered chronic heart failure has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression, as well as a significant reduction in deaths and hospitalizations, according to an international study published in the August 1st issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study, led by researchers at Duke University Medical Center, adds insight to the complex relationship between...

Efficacy Of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation For Depression Confirmed
2012-07-27 08:43:51

Naturalistic study shows transcranial magnetic stimulation works for depression in real-life clinical practice settings In one of the first studies to look at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in real-world clinical practice settings, researchers at Butler Hospital, along with colleagues across the U.S., confirmed that TMS is an effective treatment for patients with depression who are unable to find symptom relief through antidepressant medications. The study findings are published...

2012-06-25 23:04:16

Renowned Baltimore mental health facility reunites staff and former alumni during reunion. (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 The Retreat, a premiere, self-funded psychiatric setting operated by the nationally renowned Sheppard Pratt health system, recently held a third reunion to reconnect staff, former patients, family and friends. The first reunion was held in 2008, and has become a continual event due to an overwhelming initial success. This year´s reunion proved no different, generating strong...

2012-06-07 05:18:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In the first large trial to compare the benefits of face-to face and telephone therapy in patients, it is revealed that patients participating in phone therapy were more likely to finish 18 weeks of treatment compared with those who had face-to-face interaction. Phone therapy is a rapidly growing trend among psychologists, and 85% of therapists now deliver their services over the phone in response to competing demands, transportation issues and other problems...

Phone Therapy More Popular Than Face-To-Face For Depression
2012-06-06 10:55:16

Patients suffering from depression are more likely to get therapy when it is offered over the phone, compared to traditional therapies, according to a new study from Northwestern University researchers. And while therapy by telephone may be more appealing to many depressed people, face-to-face therapy is seen as slightly more effective, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yet, lead authors David C. Mohr, PhD and Joyce Ho, PhD believe...

2012-06-06 09:18:25

Patients with major depression who received telephone-administered cognitive behavioral therapy (T-CBT) had lower rates of discontinuing treatment compared to patients who received face-to-face CBT, and telephone administered treatment was not inferior to face-to-face treatment in terms of improvement in symptoms by the end of treatment; however, at 6-month follow-up, patients receiving face-to-face CBT were less depressed than those receiving telephone administered CBT, according to a study...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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