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2009-10-21 11:06:36

Study says collaborative approach in primary care settings is feasible Depression in older cancer patients is very common, and has debilitating effects on their quality of life both during and after treatment. University of Washington researchers are showing that there are ways to better this situation. The results of their study were just published online in Springer's Journal of General Internal Medicine. "Little is known about the optimal approach to treating depression in this population,...

2009-10-20 19:34:55

Contrary to the findings of some studies, new research indicates that augmenting antidepressant therapy with an omega-3 fatty acid supplement does not result in improvement in levels of depression in patients with coronary heart disease, according to a study in the October 21 issue of JAMA. "Low dietary intake and low serum or red blood cell levels of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with depression in patients with and without coronary heart disease (CHD) and with an increased risk for...

2009-10-20 19:10:07

Treatment can take place in primary-care settings Depression in older cancer patients can be effectively treated with collaborative approach in primary-care settings Depression in older cancer patients is very common, and has debilitating effects on their quality of life both during and after treatment. University of Washington (UW) researchers are showing that there are ways to better this situation. "Little is known about the optimal approach to treating depression in this population, and...

2009-10-06 09:14:59

Exposure to a certain class of antidepressant medications during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, a low five-minute Apgar score (a measure of overall health of the baby) and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. More than one in ten pregnant women are estimated to have depression, comparable in frequency and severity to...

2009-10-06 08:59:26

Randomized trial at Group Health finds significant benefit with modest cost When people get brief, structured, phone-based cognitive behavioral psychotherapy soon after starting on antidepressant medication, significant benefits may persist two years after their first session, with only modest rises in cost. Over two years, this treatment is cost-effective, according to a randomized trial in the October 2009 Archives of General Psychiatry. "The most important reason to treat depression is to...

2009-10-01 07:23:48

Research finds even for those hospitalized for severe depression, many receive little follow-up Less than half of men and women in Ontario who may be suffering from depression see a doctor to treat their potentially debilitating condition, according to a new women's health study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). What's more, many hospitalized for severe depression fail to see a doctor for follow-up care within 30 days of being...

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2009-08-12 11:20:00

Researchers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released an analysis on Tuesday that showed people under age 25 who take antidepressants have a higher risk of suicide, but adults older than that do not, Reuters reported. The new data supports the agency's age-related warnings on the drugs' labeling. Clinical trials from 2003 showed the use of antidepressant drugs increased the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in those under age 18, leading regulators from the U.S. and Europe to...

2009-08-06 15:26:27

Psychosocial therapy combined with medication can effectively improve depression and recovery in stroke patients, according to a new study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.In the first long-term study of psychosocial/behavioral therapy in combination with antidepressants, researchers found that adding psychosocial therapy improved depression scores short term and those improvements were sustained long term. At one year: Depression scores dropped 47 percent in...

2009-08-05 06:00:00

LAVAL, QC, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: DDSS) today announced it has filed a New Drug Submission (NDS) with the Therapeutic Products Directorate of Health Canada for its novel formulation of the antidepressant trazodone. "We are pleased to file our New Drug Submission to Health Canada," said James R. Howard-Tripp, President and Chief Executive Officer, Labopharm Inc. "We believe the $800 million-plus Canadian market for antidepressants represents a...

2009-07-27 18:01:00

A lack of sunlight can lead to reduced mental performance, not just mood disorders, among depressed people, a U.S. university study said Thursday. This new finding that weather may not only affect mood but also cognition has significant implications for the treatment of depression, particularly seasonal affective disorder, University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Shia Kent said. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression or winter blues, is a mood disorder in which...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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