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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has found insomnia could be a trigger that leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. While feelings of hopelessness about a job or a relationship may lead someone to have suicidal tendencies, Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, Chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Georgia Regents University, claims the hopelessness from not being able to go to sleep at night could also trigger...

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.This finding could alleviate one of the primary concerns about ECT "“ that it causes memory loss, said W. Vaughn McCall, M.D., M.S, professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral...

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. "Although ECT is well established as the most efficacious treatment for depression, it is still subject to controversy," lead investigator Dr. W. Vaughn McCall told Reuters Health. "Some of the controversy continues...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.