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Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

...tine, to be unfavorable for the treatment of major depressive disorders in children and adolescents, the authors write. Shortly thereafter in 2004, the Food and Drug Administration convened a Psychopharmacology Advisory Committee meeting in February, issued a public health advisory in March, and in October re...

Americans Bloated On Happy Pills

...adds that 25 percent of adults will have a major depressive episode sometime in their life, as will 8 percent of adolescents. "Those are remarkably high numbers," Posner opines. At the same time, while Posner says genuine depression is fueling the prescription numbers, Dr. Robert Goodman, an internist in Ne...

Women With Heart Disease Suffers from Depression

...fered heart attacks have higher rates of lingering depressive symptoms compared to their male counterparts . In surveying 486 patients, 102 of them female, the joint study found that 14.3 per cent of the women had worsening depression one year after their initial myocardial infarctions, as compared to 11 per ...

Complaining Girls Faces Higher Depression, Anxiety Risk

...across the school year but did not develop greater depressive and anxiety symptoms over time. "For years, we have encouraged kids to find friends who they can talk to about their problems, and with whom they can give and receive social support. In general, talking about problems and getting social support is ...

New Study Challenges NICE Guidelines on Adolescent Depression

... fluoxetine or behaviour therapy alone in reducing depressive symptoms. However, a more recent trial in 2006 found no advantage of sertraline plus cognitive behaviour therapy over monotherapy. A third trial published in 2005 also found that the addition of cognitive behaviour therapy to SSRIs had no significa...

UK Reports Psychiatric Reactions to Weight-loss Drug Rimonabant

...ow contra-indicated in patients with ongoing major depressive illness and/or ongoing anti-depressive treatment," the statement said. Last month, a committee advising the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States voted to ban the drug because of an increased risk of suicide...

Food Supplement to Combat Alzheimers Disease

...e non-bearers of the gene showed an improvement in depressive symptoms. The team points out that no general therapeutic recommendations can be made from the results until larger studies on individuals with more pronounced neuropsychiatric symptoms are conducted....

A New Survey -Anxiety Students Dont Seek Help

...ces. Yet, among those with significant symptoms of depressive or anxiety disorders, anywhere from 37 to 84 percent of students didn't seek treatment, depending on the disorder. However, 72 percent of students with positive screens for major depression did acknowledge they needed help for their mental health....

Researchers Identify Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism

...history of alcoholism, about one-quarter had major depressive illness sometime in their lives, and nearly 50 per cent were smokers. Intermediate Familial alcoholics were middle-aged people with about 50 per cent from families with multigenerational alcoholism. Almost half of them had had clinical depression, ...

Exercise Stimulates Production of New Brain Cells

...speculated that this may be of significance to the depressive symptoms drug abusers often suffer from. These rat studies show that genetic factors may influence how external environmental factors can regulate levels of the dopamine D2 receptor in the brain. Different individuals may have differing sensitivi...

New Braincells can Be Induced by Exercise

...speculated that this may be of significance to the depressive symptoms drug abusers often suffer from. These rat studies show that genetic factors may influence how external environmental factors can regulate levels of the dopamine D2 receptor in the brain. Different individuals may have differing sensitivity...

FDA Advisory Against Anti-depressants to Be Expanded to Cover Young Adults too

...ients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and non-psychiatric, it had said then. Although FDA had not concluded that these symptoms were a precursor to either worsening of depression or the emergence of suicidal impulses, it had e...

Malfunction of Gene Causes Schizophrenia, Depression

...utant mouse strain showed behaviors that reflected depressive symptoms. These symptoms could be alleviated by an antidepressant, the researchers said. Both types of DISC1 mutant mice exhibited the same kind of reduced brain volume seen in people with schizophrenia and depression, and both types showed biochem...

Study Examines the Pathologization of Guantanamo Suicides

... such groups represented the detainees as suicidal depressive victims, they did little to dispel the construction of the detainees (or of Islam in general) as pathological and as deserving of excision....

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder may Be Under-recognized for Spectrum Disorder: Study

...orm of mania called hypomania that alternates with depressive episodes. People with bipolar disorder not otherwi...lled subthreshold bipolar disorder, have manic and depressive symptoms as well, but they do not meet strict criteria for any specific type of bipolar disorder not...

Regular Smokers are at the Risk of Developing Depression

...ile smokers who have quit have an elevated risk of depressive symptoms in short run, this risk declines to the l...smoking cessation in long run seem to protect from depressive symptoms. Though it is known that depression is associated with cigarette smoking, the nature of t...

Study Tests Depression Treatment for Diabetes Patients

... that previously published studies have shown that depressive symptoms in diabetics are associated with worsened blood glucose levels, diabetes complications, increased functional disability, worsened adherence to diabetes regimen, higher ambulatory care costs, and increased mortality. The study looked at typ...

Mental Illness Foremost Reason for Absenteeism

...do research indicates that successful treatment of depressive employees improves individual productivity by an average of 6 per cent while reducing absenteeism by 22 per cent. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics identifies that mental problems result in lack of motivation for further education ...

Study Examines the Pathologization of Guantanamo Suicides

... such groups represented the detainees as suicidal depressive victims, they did little to dispel the construction of the detainees (or of Islam in general) as pathological and as deserving of excision.” Source-Blackwellpublishing SM/B...

Malfunction of Gene Causes Schizophrenia, Depression

...utant mouse strain showed behaviors that reflected depressive symptoms. These symptoms could be alleviated by an antidepressant, the researchers said. Both types of DISC1 mutant mice exhibited the same kind of reduced brain volume seen in people with schizophrenia and depression, and both types showed biochem...

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