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Sleeplessness May Lead To Suicidal Thoughts
2013-02-14 19:40:03

A new study has found insomnia could be a trigger that leads to depression and suicidal thoughts.

2009-07-06 15:26:36

Combining antidepressant drugs with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) does a better job of reducing symptoms of severe depression and causes less memory loss than using ECT alone, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.

2006-03-03 11:40:46

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most severely depressed patients who are given electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) -- commonly known is electroshock therapy -- experience improved health-related quality of life that lasts for at least 6 months, a new study shows.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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