Navigation Links
Vision Loss, Depression May Be Linked, Study Finds
Date:3/7/2013

THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 adults aged 20 and older who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2005 and 2008.

The rate of depression was about 11 percent among people with self-reported vision loss and about 5 percent among those who did not report vision loss, according to the study, which was published online March 7 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.

After accounting for a number of factors -- including age, sex and general health -- the researchers concluded there was a significant association between self-reported vision loss and depression. The study did not, however, show that one causes the other.

"This study provides further evidence from a national sample to generalize the relationship between depression and vision loss to adults across the age spectrum," said Dr. Xinzhi Zhang, of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and colleagues in a journal news release.

"Better recognition of depression among people reporting reduced ability to perform routine activities of daily living due to vision loss is warranted," they concluded.

More information

Prevent Blindness America outlines signs of eye problems in adults.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA Ophthalmology, news release, March 7, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Can a standard vision test predict nighttime driving performance?
2. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute announces breakthrough for degenerative vision disorder
3. Fatty acid found in fish prevents age-related vision loss: U of A medical research
4. Oakworks Medical, a Division of Oakworks Inc., Oakworks.com, Manufacturer of Medical Tables and Positioning Devices Announces ISO 13485 Certification
5. US Drug Watchdog Now Offers To Help Every Recipient Of A DePuy Pinnacle Or Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Who Had To Go Through Revision Surgery Get To The Best Lawyers
6. VisionWare and Serco Partner to Enable ‘Digital by Default’ Strategy
7. Vision Therapy Expert Announces Vision Therapy Best Treatment for Amblyopia
8. FlowVision Continues to Add to Its Intellectual Property Portfolio
9. Dr. Edmund Lipskis & Dr. Lynn Lipskis Will be Featured On New National Television Show Entitled: “Leading The Field” World Class Experts Share Their Tips & Advice
10. Dr. Davis Announces Some Diagnoses of ADHD May be Misinterpreted Visual Problems: Could Be Treated with Vision Therapy
11. Eye doctor receives Visionary Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Vision Loss, Depression May Be Linked, Study Finds
(Date:8/21/2014)... DURHAM, NC -- Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source ... in Southern California for decades. It literally grows on ... project of a 13-year-old girl, who spent the summer ... Angeles hardest hit by infections of the fungus named ... Cryptococcus , which encompasses a number of species ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... California (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The ... initial plans for entertainment and programming for its inaugural ... On Sunday, October 12, 2014, from 11 a.m. to ... closed to all cars and the downtown will be ... activities, curated by Community Arts Resources (CARS), for all ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Not only is eating better and exercising ... of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds. ... health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, ... 2 diabetes patients. Participants ranged in age ... an intensive "lifestyle change program" focused on diet and exercise, ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new ... aged 65 to 84, who were assessed when they enrolled ... later. Vision loss over time was associated with an ... period, the researchers reported. Although the study couldn,t prove ... University in West Lafayette, Ind., offered up some theories on ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... The W. Montague Cobb/ NMA Health ... voice in the elimination of health disparities, honored ... 112th National Medical Association’s (NMA) Annual Convention and ... Ruffin, Ph.D, former Director of the National Institute ... career and innovations have had a significant impact ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fungus deadly to AIDS patients found to grow on trees 2Health News:"Re:Imagine Garden Grove - A Downtown Open Streets Event" 2Health News:"Re:Imagine Garden Grove - A Downtown Open Streets Event" 3Health News:"Re:Imagine Garden Grove - A Downtown Open Streets Event" 4Health News:Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes 2Health News:Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors 2Health News:W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute Honors Three Outstanding Leaders in Health Disparities 2
... is associated with a statistically significant increase in cancer risk ... of the breast, liver, rectum, and upper aero-digestive tract combined, ... of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ... known about the impact of low to moderate alcohol consumption ...
... are sent to a cardiologist to go through a standard ... evidence of coronary artery disease which is the most common ... in men, and these women are sent home with little ... complaining of similar symptoms and are more likely to develop ...
... Postpartum depression is a seriousand often undiagnosedcondition affecting about ... the causes might include personal history of depression, stressful ... support. Left untreated, it can have lasting negative effects ... development. , In the first study of ...
... And that can pose a big public health threat, ... Following their release from Texas prisons, only 5 percent ... to treat their condition within the necessary 10 days, ... [antiretroviral therapy] at this time are at increased risk ...
... Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid ... of the guidelines for cardiac care issued by the American ... supported by the kind of gold-standard evidence that doctors respect ... come from heretics crying in the wilderness. One author of ...
... Telekenex, Inc ("Telekenex"), today announced it has ... MPLS network over the weekend from Straitshot Communications ... the challenge and worked straight through the weekend ... its network. One of these companies, Evergreen ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Million women study shows even moderate alcohol consumption associated with increased cancer risk 2Health News:Cardiologists initiate STILETTO study to investigate treatment options for women with chest pain 2Health News:Diabetes a risk factor for postpartum depression 2Health News:Most HIV-Infected Prisoners Go Untreated After Release 2Health News:Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds 2Health News:Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds 3Health News:Evergreen Healthcare and Others Successfully Migrate to the Telekenex Network From Straitshot 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014   Royal Philips ... announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the ... precision planning application for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) ... provides interventionalists with pre-procedural, high-precision positioning to treat ... planning application is available as part of Philips ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a ... medicine, announced today the appointments of Andrew ("Andy") Arno ... Board of Directors. With these additions, the Asterias Board ... are independent. Andy Arno , 55, ... companies. He is currently Managing Director of Emerging Growth ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014  The National Association ... latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) ... National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful ... down meth offenders and make arrests. Data released ... Indiana blocked the sale of more ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 4Indiana's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2
... Calif., Oct. 28 Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... announced today that its subsidiary Watson Laboratories, Inc. ... on outstanding patent litigation related to Watson,s Oxytrol® ... August 19, 2008, Barr submitted an Abbreviated New ...
... 27 Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM ) announced that third quarter 2009 financial results will be ... conference call to discuss the third quarter 2009 financial results. , , ... 2009 Earnings Conference Call, When: ... 1-888-634-4003 for U.S., ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Watson and Barr Settle Lawsuit Over Oxytrol(R) 2
Single-Piece PMMA Intraocular Lenses....
Single Piece PMMA Lens (Refractive and Bifocal). Anterior chamber Lens....
Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lens (Refractive and Bifocal). Anterior Chamber Lens....
STABIBAG Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens....
Medicine Products: