Navigation Links
Depression May Blur Memory of Aches and Pains
Date:11/3/2009

Expert suggests having people write down symptoms as they occur

TUESDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Depressed people tend to report more physical symptoms than they actually experience, a new study finds.

The study involved 109 women who completed questionnaires designed to assess their levels of neuroticism and depression. For the next three weeks, they kept daily records of whether they felt any of 15 common physical symptoms, including aches and pains, gastrointestinal problems and upper-respiratory issues.

At the end of the three-week period, the women were asked to recall how often they'd experienced each symptom. Those who had a higher depression score at the start of the study were more likely to overstate the frequency of their symptoms.

"People who felt depressed made the most errors when asked to remember their physical symptoms," psychologist Jerry Suls, a professor and collegiate fellow at the University of Iowa said in a university news release. "They tended to exaggerate their experience."

It's long been believed that a high level of neuroticism -- a general disposition that includes irritability, sadness, anxiety and fear -- is associated with exaggerated reporting of physical symptoms. But the study suggests that a more likely reason is depression.

"For 30 years, the hypothesis has been that neuroticism is behind inflated reports of symptoms," Suls said. "We're saying no -- depression appears to be the big player. We discovered that people high in neuroticism but low in depression are not likely to mis-remember symptoms."

The findings, published online Oct. 15 in Psychosomatic Medicine, are important, Suls said, because symptoms reported by patients play a major role in doctors' diagnosis and treatment decisions.

"Depressed individuals and their physicians shouldn't discount common symptoms because they can indicate serious problems," he said. "How
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Phone Counseling for Depression Rings With Promise
2. Depression Often Goes Untreated in Working Moms
3. Positive Data from Arena Pharmaceuticals Pivotal BLOOM Trial Demonstrate that Lorcaserin Significantly Improved Markers of Cardiovascular Risk and Glycemic Parameters and was not Associated with Depression or Suicidal Ideation
4. Constant Light Linked to Symptoms of Depression
5. Depression in older cancer patients can be effectively treated with collaborative approach
6. Fine-tuning treatments for depression
7. New Brain Stimulation Treatment May Offer Hope For Those With Treatment Resistant Depression
8. New brain stimulation treatment may offer hope for those with treatment resistant depression
9. Organized phone therapy for depression found cost-effective
10. Recession Adds to Ranks of Americans With Depression
11. ACPM recommends primary care have systems in place for screening and treating depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation, ... proposed naming of the new primary care facility in ... Health Center. , The proposed 40,000 sq. ft. facility ... chronic disease management programs, pharmacy services and wellness and ... home model center. , Dr. Hector P. Garcia, for ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 Decene is ... a chain of ten carbon atoms with one ... typical of 1-decenes. It can be used as ... intermediate to produce epoxides, amines, oxo alcohols, synthetic ... , Early buyers will receive 10% customization on ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ... each year, according to new research from the U.S. ... financial toll of COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic ... by 2020. "For the first time, our analyses ... health practitioners with estimates of the economic burden of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The global digital ... 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... The demand for digital pathology is growing and is expected ... The use of scanners and image analysis software enable pathologists ... for patients. , In 2013, the North American market was ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Los Angeles, CA (July 30, 2014) With the ... has become a popular science and researchers must ... in the study of stroke rehabilitation. A new ... discusses a systematic shift in perspective and suggests ... brain would strongly promote stroke motor recovery, for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Hector P Garcia Memorial Foundation Supports New Health Care Facility 2Health News:Europe 1-decene Market is Expected to Reach 251.7 thousand MT in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:Europe 1-decene Market is Expected to Reach 251.7 thousand MT in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:Europe 1-decene Market is Expected to Reach 251.7 thousand MT in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC 2Health News:Global Digital Pathology Market To See 11.8% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Global Digital Pathology Market To See 11.8% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Global Digital Pathology Market To See 11.8% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Global Digital Pathology Market To See 11.8% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 5Health News:Neuro researchers advocate for a shift in thinking for stroke rehabilitation 2
... Rare Diseases, BETHESDA, Md., April 24 ... of Representatives for passing,legislation to reauthorize the Small ... testimony from Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and ... requiring that,special attention be given to research for ...
... The following are,excerpts from an article in The ... Republican National Committee:, Congressional Democrats are backing away ... saying that even if,their party controls the White House ... some senators, the promises made by Sens. Barack Obama ...
... (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that it ... Conference on Thursday,May 1, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern ... of the presentation on our website at:, ... listeners log on 15 minutes early in order ...
... how brain cell communication may be altered in schizophrenia ... at the Medical College of Georgia, a 2008 Distinguished ... Alliance Eminent Scholar in Neuroscience and professor in the ... of 11 scientists to receive the award, which includes ...
... Perrigo Company,(Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that ... Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter (OTC),Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, ... The FDA has determined the product to be ... mg (base) and 4 mg,(base), which is an aid ...
... April 24 Karen Ignagni,President and CEO ... issued,the following statement commending the Senate on ... Senate:, (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040830/AHIPLOGO ), ... the basis of their genetic,makeup. We applaud ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Lauds Congress for Passage of Small Business Innovation Research Program 2Health News:RNC: Dems Hedge on Healthcare 2Health News:Dr. Mei honored by mental health research charity for schizophrenia studies 2Health News:Dr. Mei honored by mental health research charity for schizophrenia studies 3Health News:Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Orange, Coated Nicotine Gum 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... for non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that the ... Officer and Chief Financial Officer Timothy W. Baker ... 53, will continue to serve as CFO and will take ... remains Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Tim ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- Packaging Coordinators, Inc. (PCI) is pleased to announce it ... Services Limited (Penn Pharma). Penn Pharma is headquartered in Tredegar, ... United Kingdom and operates regional offices in ... Tokyo , Japan. Penn Pharma offers both drug ... form manufacturing, as well as Clinical Packaging, Labeling, and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... MIAMI , July 30, 2014   Medical ... they have been awarded a Department of Defense (US ... months to supply a mobile MRI diagnostic machine and ... Small Business (WOSB) through the Small Business Administration (SBA), ... in the field with the latest medical diagnostic equipment. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cynosure Appoints Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Timothy W. Baker as President 2PCI Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Penn Pharma 2PCI Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Penn Pharma 3PCI Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Penn Pharma 4PCI Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Penn Pharma 5Medical Equipment Solutions Corp. Awarded $2 Million contract To Service DoD 2
... Inc. today announced publication of results from a pivotal ... the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain (BTCP). The article, ... Pectin Nasal Spray (FPNS) in the treatment of breakthrough ... the peer-reviewed journal from the International Association for the ...
... October 4, 2010 ... ... var shortURL ... longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Archimedes Pharma Announces Publication of a Pivotal Clinical Study of Fentanyl Pectin Nasal Spray (FPNS) in Pain, the Peer-Reviewed Journal from the International Association for the Study of Pain 2Archimedes Pharma Announces Publication of a Pivotal Clinical Study of Fentanyl Pectin Nasal Spray (FPNS) in Pain, the Peer-Reviewed Journal from the International Association for the Study of Pain 335th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 235th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 335th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 435th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 535th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 635th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 735th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 835th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 935th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 1035th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 1135th ESMO Congress: Milan, Italy (FieraMilanoCity), 8-12 October 2010 - Press Programme Curtain Raiser 12
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: