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Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment

Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 American adolescents have experienced at least one bout of major depression in the past year, but only about 39 percent of those cases received treatment, a new governm...

Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law May Overlook Depressed Patients

Study finds 1 in 4 terminally ill not getting treatment that could influence decision WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law may not adequately protect the one in four terminally ill patients with clinical depression, a new study says. The Deat...

Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy THURSDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and counseling are the prescription for improving the quality of life of heart failure patients who suffer depression, a new report says. Aerobic exercise...

Only Severely Depressed Benefit From Antidepressants: Study

But some mental-health experts dispute the findings TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- While popular antidepressants such as Prozac are widely prescribed for people with varying degrees of depression, the drugs are only effective for those with the most severe depression, a new study...

New Hope for Depressed Teens

Study finds that if first antidepressant doesn't work, try a second and add psychotherapy TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- If a depressed teen doesn't respond to treatment with commonly prescribed antidepressants the first time around, new research suggests there's still hope. S...

Why some depressed girls can't smell the roses

Cant smell the roses? Maybe youre depressed. Smell too much like a rose yourself? Maybe youve got the same problem. Scientists from Tel Aviv University recently linked depression to a biological mechanism that affects the olfactory glands. It might explain why some women, without realizing it, wea...

Possible genetic predictor for response to lithium augmentation in depressed patients

Philadelphia, PA, December 6, 2007 As in most fields of medicine, psychiatry researchers are working to identify specific types of patients, through their individual genetic variations, that may better benefit from particular drugs or combinations of drugs than other patients. A new study, publis...

Drug Plus Psychotherapy Best Treatment for Depressed Teens

This strategy beat out either therapy alone, researchers found MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of cognitive behavior therapy plus antidepressant drugs is the best way to ease depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behavior in depressed teens, new research shows. The ...

Kaiser Permanente Study Shows One in Seven Women are Depressed Before, During, or After Pregnancy

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Kaiser Permanente study, the first integrated survey of maternal depression, shows that more than one in seven women are depressed at some time during the nine months before becoming pregnant, during pregnancy, or in the nine months after childbi...

Treatment Programs Benefit Depressed Workers

Study found significant improvement in symptoms and productivity TUESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Employees struggling with depression who participated in a workplace program that used a care manager to guide them through treatment saw an improvement in their symptoms as well as g...

Children of depressed moms do better when dad is involved, SLU researcher finds

ST. LOUIS Children whose mothers are depressed are less likely to develop problem behaviors if their fathers are actively engaged in family life, a Saint Louis University researcher finds. It is well documented that children living in homes with depressed mothers are at increased risk of develo...

Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

Study found thinking skills suffered when skies were overcast TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new study shows that gloomy days are linked with memory and other cognitive problems in people suffering from depression. Previous research has shown that many people feel their mood...

Not All Caregivers Are Stressed and Depressed

Some discover satisfaction in challenging role, survey finds FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Though caring for a stroke survivor can be challenging, many family members doing just that say they experience little or no stress and actually find the task personally rewarding, U.S. rese...

A mother's criticism causes distinctive neural activity among formerly depressed

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 31, 2009 Formerly depressed women show patterns of brain activity when they are criticized by their mothers that are distinctly different from the patterns shown by never depressed controls, according to a new study from Harvard University. The participants reported being ...

Participating in religion may make adolescents from certain races more depressed

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One of the few studies to look at the effects of religious participation on the mental health of minorities suggests that for some of them, religion may actually be contributing to adolescent depression. Previous research has shown that teens who are active in religious servic...

Chances of Developing Parkinson’s High Among Depressed Patient

Depression may be an early symptom of Parkinson’s disease, according to research//. The study looked at whether people who are taking antidepressant medications are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than people who are not taking the medications. It found that, in the year before th...

Citalopram, a Boon in Treating Depressed Heart Patients

Canadian researchers have come out with findings from a study that indicates the superiority of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like celexa in combating// depression. Dr. Fran?ois Lespérance, a psychiatrist at the University of Montreal and his colleagues published their finding...

Why Are Some People More Depressed Than The Rest When Faced With Similar Situations?

Australian researchers suggest that the answer to the question may lie in one’s genetic make up. They said that some people are genetically predisposed to develop// depression when confronted with stressful life events such as a marriage breakup. The researchers found the influence of adverse life ...

Swiss Group Appeals Invocation of Euthanasia Option For The Severely Depressed

United Kingdom is being nudged by a Swiss organization to rework on the laws governing assisted suicide, or euthanasia, so that it can be considered for patients// suffering chronic mental ailments and depression. Dignitas, who has Ludwig Minelli at the helm, is petitioning the Swiss Suprem...

Anesthesia Drug To Bring Solace To The Depressed

A single dose of an anesthesia drug provided respite from depression for a small group of patients in whom other treatments had failed, report U.S. researchers//. The researchers however indicated that the drug, ketamine, is unlikely to be put to use in the treatment of depression because of...

Obese People Are Often Depressed

A new study in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, says that obese people are not jolly and are in fact more prone to depression. //The study on more than 9,000 adults found that obese persons were at a 25 percent increased risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders including, depr...

Sob Story: Women Woefully Depressed

It’s pretty common to feel down in the dumps, and under weather, when the weather is down- winter, when we do feel really low. But there is a huge gap between feeling low and depression, according to Mental Health Specialists. // Depression affects nearly one in every ten people in the United...

Comfort home for mentally depressed

A joint report from the NHS Confederation has recommended setting up comfortable homes for people with mild mental illness, as accommodating these // people in psychiatry and mental hospitals could aggravate their illness. The NHS confederation wanted the private sector to provide these home care ...

Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders

...y 1,000 children through their elementary and middle-school years. "We want to reassure parents that everyone, including children, may feel sad or depressed once in a while, but that doesn't mean they will go on to develop depression. We are trying to understand how depression starts and evolves in childho...

Leading U.S. Expert Offers Ten Warning Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems in Elderly

...eeds of the whole person - mind, body and sprit. Here are Dr. Nanda's ten signs that show a senior you care about might need help: depressed mood or sadness lasting more than two weeks. Feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt, hopelessness, helplessness. Decreased ability...

New Study Measures Benefits of More Involved Fathers

...year after the groups ended. Children of fathers who went through the program alone or with the mothers were much less aggressive, hyperactive, depressed or socially withdrawn than children of fathers in the control group. "The bottom line is that parents experienced reduced stress a...

Too many ways to say 'it hurts'

...proves the quality of life for a patient with a chronic disease. Are they in too much pain to unload groceries from the car? Are they too tired or depressed to go out to lunch with a friend? The answers are vital for researchers to know if new treatments are useful or useless. But the glitch is every g...

New STAR Cranial Center of Excellence Offers Cutting-Edge Treatment to Central Florida Infants

... The headband is worn 23 hours a day, channeling head growth by applying constant, gentle contact on protruding areas while leaving room for growth in depressed ones. The interior is modified often to allow for growth. Head shape problems are not life threatening and are correctable if treated by 18 months of ...

President Obama's Health Care Plan: Too Big, Too Expensive, Too Rushed

...ess, not only because of its gigantic scope, but also because of the present state of our economy. With national unemployment at virtually 10 percent, depressed consumption and production, and negative economic growth, this is not the time to be fanciful or to play politics with our diminished tax base." ...

College Intern Lives in Skilled Nursing Center, Apple Rehab, for Two Weeks

...ile he lived at Apple Rehab Farmington Valley even celebrating his birthday during his stay. "I have to admit, I thought I would be bored and a little depressed but there was so much to do and the amenities were nicer than most hotels. I gathered information that will be valuable to me in my career. I feel I h...

Depression Poses Pregnancy Risks

... and one that also can be risky for the unborn baby, experts now know. A depressed woman, for instance, is more likely to give birth early, increasing health ...ortant, Li and Dell agree, is for a woman who is pregnant and thinks she is depressed to alert her physician. Together, they can weigh the pros and cons of treat...

Celebrity Permanent Makeup Artist Slams Claim "Michael Jackson Didn't Want to be Black"

...ed with the condition are sometimes thought to be evil or diseased and are sometimes shunned by others in the community. People with vitiligo may feel depressed because of this stigma or because their appearance has changed dramatically. Hammons has great compassion for Jackson and his battle with the dise...

Students with depression twice as likely to drop out of college

...---loss of interest and pleasure in activities, or depressed mood---but only loss of interest is associated wit...gnificant because it means individuals can be very depressed and very functional, depending on which type of de...mpare them to a student with depression alone, the depressed student would be around the 37th percentile---a 13...

SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio to Air July 4th Family Special '24 Hours About Our Kids: Why Kids Behave the Way They Do'

...red on this special include: Depression, anxiety and mood disorders: Dr. Harold Koplewicz tells parents how to spot the signs of a depressed teenager and what your immediate response should be. He will also explore kids' attitudes - when are they just being moody and just being teens, and w...

Sad Dads May Lead to Crying Infants

...symptoms of the mother, which is already known to be a risk factor for excessive infant crying," van den Berg said. It could be related to genetics, a depressed father or, indirectly, through factors such as marital, family or economic stress, she said. In fact, a dad with symptoms of depression was twice a...

Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart

...n severity of heart disease between people who are depressed or not depressed do not account for the difference. One hypothesis is that people who are depressed don't get as good treatment for their heart diseas...

New Support Program Assists College Students

...8 , approximately 47% of students surveyed felt hopeless at one or more times during the prior school year and about 30% of the surveyed students felt depressed to the point of not functioning. The purpose of the AffinityCare Student Assistance Program (ASAP) is to help college students work through the ...

Care management reduces depression and suicidal thoughts in older primary care patients

...s Dr. Alexopoulos. "The critical finding of the PROSPECT study is that adding a trained care manager to primary care practices increases the number of depressed older patients who receive treatment and improves their outcomes, not only in the short term, but over two years. "This is important because depre...

Depression may increase Alzheimer's risk in people with memory problems

... People with memory problems who are depressed are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease tha...l may help delay the progression to Alzheimer's in depressed individuals who suffer from mild cognitive impairm...il or a placebo pill. Researchers found that among depressed people with mild cognitive impairment, 11 percent ...

Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks

...sor of social work. Researchers aren't sure of the reasons for the disparity, but pre-pregnancy depression could a role, Gavin said. Women who were depressed before becoming pregnant had a greater likelihood of giving birth prematurely. Yet researchers can't say with certainty that depression is causing ...
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