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11 Percent Of Americans Taking Antidepressant Medication
2011-10-20 04:57:35

A government study released on Wednesday said the U.S. is a world leader in rates of antidepressant use, but as many as two-thirds of Americans with severe depression are still not on medication. According to the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics, 11 percent of Americans aged 12 and older are taking antidepressant medication. The survey also said a third of people with "severe depressive symptoms take antidepressant medication." The rate of antidepressant use...

2011-10-03 15:54:48

On the surface they appear unaffected, but people who have mild strokes may live with hidden disabilities, including depression, vision problems and difficulty thinking, according to a study released today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. The study calls for new guidelines for the treatment and management of mild strokes, which account for two-thirds of all strokes and usually involve a hospital stay of one to five days. Co-author Annie Rochette, Ph.D, of the University of Montreal, and...

Depressed? Drink More Coffee!
2011-09-27 03:53:38

Increased coffee consumption linked to decreased risk of depression in women The risk of depression appears to decrease for women with increasing consumption of caffeinated coffee, according to a report in the September 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Caffeine is the most frequently used central nervous system stimulant in the world, and approximately 80 percent of consumption is in the form of coffee, according to background information in...

2011-09-19 22:34:53

Routine screening for depression in primary care patients has not been shown to be beneficial or an effective use of scarce health care resources, which would be better focused on providing more consistent treatment of people with depression, concludes an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj111035.pdf. Screening for depression by primary care providers is recommended in the United States and Canada if there are...

2011-08-24 17:46:23

Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for as many as half of depressed patients whose condition have not been cured by a single antidepressant medication. UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists involved in the investigation, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, found that both moderate and intense levels of daily exercise can work as well as administering a second antidepressant drug, which is often used when initial medications don't move patients to...

2011-08-15 12:13:01

People who have experienced maltreatment as children are twice as likely to develop both multiple and long-lasting depressive episodes as those without a history of childhood maltreatment, according to a new study People who have experienced maltreatment as children are twice as likely to develop both multiple and long-lasting depressive episodes as those without a history of childhood maltreatment, according to a new study. The research, led by a team at King's College London Institute of...

2011-07-05 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, a Los Angeles-based neuromodulation company, today announced that a recent Phase I clinical trial revealed that external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS(TM)) increased regional cerebral blood flow in brain regions associated with depression and mood regulation. eTNS(TM) was shown to be a potential therapy for depression, with significant reductions in depression severity during the 8-week adjunctive treatment period. These...

2011-05-19 06:55:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A drug that regulates your body clock may also be able to treat depression. A new study found that patients who take agomelatine have improved moods, sleep better and experience fewer side effects than those on traditional anti-depressants. Most anti-depressants work by raising the levels of a chemical in the brain called serotonin, which affects mood. However the medications can lead to sickness and loss of sex drive. Scientists think agomelatine works well...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.