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2011-12-10 01:14:41

Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function were common and long-lasting during the first two years following acute lung injury (ALI), according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Depressive symptoms were an independent risk factor for impaired physical function. "Early identification and treatment of depressive states should be evaluated as a potential intervention to improve long-term outcomes in ALI survivors," said first author O. Joseph Bienvenu,...

2011-07-22 14:52:53

Positive emotions like joy and compassion are good for your mental and physical health, and help foster creativity and friendship. But people with bipolar disorder seem to have too much of a good thing. In a new article to be published in the August issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychologist June Gruber of Yale University considers how positive emotion may become negative in bipolar disorder. One of the...

2011-05-10 11:07:00

DETROIT, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A landmark study by scientists at Wayne State University published in the May 6, 2011, issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, the most prestigious journal in the field, has revealed a new way to distinguish children with major depressive disorder (MDD) from not only normal children, but also from children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). MDD is a common, debilitating disease prevalent in childhood and adolescence. Examination of...

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...

2009-07-01 08:50:00

Sleep may act as a moderator between risk factors for depression and the onset of depression in women vulnerable to sleep changes during the postpartum periodA study in the July 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that postpartum depression may aggravate an already impaired sleep quality, as experiencing difficulties with sleep is a symptom of depression. Twenty-one percent of depressed postpartum women included in the study reported having also been depressed during pregnancy and 46...

2008-10-09 09:00:52

Families for Depression Awareness (www.familyaware.org), a national non-profit organization that helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders, has launched a series of six audio podcasts for family members or friends of people with depression or bipolar disorder. The podcast series features medical experts, patients and their loved ones and focuses on defining and diagnosing depressive disorders and exploring the critical role that families and friends can play in successful...

2008-10-01 18:00:49

Sleeplessness can be annoying and unhealthy, but for the elderly who have suffered depression it can mean another bout of depression, researchers said. The study, to be published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, looked at 351 adults age 60 and older, of which 145 had a prior history of major or non-major psychological depression that was in full remission, while 206 had no prior history of depression or other mental illness. The participants were assessed at four different times...

2008-09-08 15:10:00

Women who exercise and are more positive about their changing shapes are less depressed both during and after pregnancy, U.S. researchers said. Lead study author Danielle Symons Downs of Pennsylvania State University and colleagues surveyed 230 women in Pennsylvania throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period about their symptoms of depression, exercise habits and feelings about weight, appearance and other aspects of body image. "Our study supports the psychological benefits of exercise...

2006-07-11 12:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who have recovered from a bout of clinical depression, mild emotional stress or sadness can reactivate depressive thinking and this may increase the risk of relapse, researchers report. Remission from depression can be "a period of marked sensitivity to emotional stress as well as an increased risk of relapse," Dr. Zindel V. Segal, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues write in the Archives of General Psychiatry....

2005-11-14 12:26:44

How parents treat their adolescent children, including the way they discipline them, as well as the kind of life events and social interactions teenagers experience, can affect an adolescent's risk of depression, regardless of any genetic predisposition towards the mental illness. These findings from researchers at King's College in London, published in the November/December issue of the journal Child Development, suggest that the environment in which teenagers find themselves has an impact...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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