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Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders

Researchers identified early risk factors and patterns of development FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Screening children as early as second grade for symptoms of depression may help better identify those at risk later in life, a University of Washington study shows. Even though ...

Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

Therapy plus antidepressants improves mood and recovery, study finds,,,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adding psychosocial therapy to treatment with antidepressants helps improve depression and recovery in people who've had a stroke, a new study suggests. "One-third of patien...

Boot Camp for New Dads Now Working with Renowned Katherine Stone - Educating Fathers about Postpartum Depression

In an effort to reach and educate more men about Postpartum Depression (PPD) and what they can do; Boot Camp for New Dads ( http://www.bcnd.org ), a non-profit orientation program for fathers-to-be, operating in more than 260 hospitals, clinics, schools, fire stations and churches around North Am...

Errors in diagnosis of depression lead to over and under diagnosis in primary care

A meta-analysis of more than 50,000 patients has shown that general practitioners (GPs) have great difficulty separating those with and without depression, with substantial numbers of missed and misidentified. GPs looking for depression make more misidentifications (false positives of depressi...

Social support buffers adolescent depression after terrorist attacks: Ben-Gurion University

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL -- July 20, 2009 Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have conducted a "before and after" study of depression and terrorist attacks in adolescents, demonstrating that strong social support from friends is a buffer from depression in terrorism-related stress. ...

Healing Depression The Mind-Body Way Aims to 'Depression-Proof' Your Life

DETROIT, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Major depression affects approximately 17 million American adults annually at a cost of $53 billion. It is currently the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and, in recent decades, depression is striking increasingly younger age groups. Approxim...

ICSI Plans Symposium on New Depression Treatment Program That Is Improving Patient Outcomes Five-Fold Over Typical Primary Care

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) will hold a symposium here on October 5 to explain how its DIAMOND program is dramatically improving patient outcomes and lowering the cost of care for patients with depression. The DIAMOND progra...

Students with depression twice as likely to drop out of college

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---College students with depression are twice as likely as their classmates to drop out of school, new research shows. However, the research also indicates that lower grade point averages depended upon a student's type of depression, according to Daniel Eisenberg, assistant pro...

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

NEW YORK (June 23, 2009) -- Depression in older adults too often goes unrecognized and untreated, resulting in untold misery, worsening of medical illness, and early death. A new study has identified one important remedy: Adding a trained depression care manager to primary care practices can incre...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients

Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a relationship between low levels of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of depression in heart patients. The study, reported online in the Journa...

Study Refutes Depression Gene Finding

But stressful life events can trigger the condition, researchers say TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis upends a previous, highly acclaimed study that had concluded that a particular gene variation was associated with an increased risk of major depression. The new a...

Studies Show Groundbreaking 22% Reduction in Depression Symptoms in 4 Hours

In a nation growing increasingly dependent on risky pharmaceutical solutions to treat depression, new research shows definitive evidence of an effective and drugless cure for depression and its related health problems (PRWEB) June 15, 2009 -- Mental disorders are the le...

Anxiety and depression lower quality of life in majority of systemic lupus erythematosus patients

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: 92.8% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suffer anxiety and depression which significantly affects both their physical and emotional quality of life (QoL), according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual C...

New family-focused model of depression care needed to minimize risks

WASHINGTON -- Health and social service professionals who care for adults with depression should not only tackle their clients' physical and mental health, but also detect and prevent possible spillover effects on their children, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute o...

Stigma Keeps Teens From Depression Treatment

Barriers to care include worries about family's reaction, study finds WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Concern about their family's reaction to their depression is a major reason why many teens don't seek treatment, new research suggests. In the study, which included 368 teens ...

New Study Reveals Wide Variations in Depression Diagnoses among Ethnic Groups

76% of Whites Experiencing Depression Are Diagnosed by a Physician - Dramatically Higher than Hispanics, Blacks and Asians with Depression Symptoms ORLANDO, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Whites experiencing depression are far more likely to be diagnosed by a physician than other ethnic groups,...

Eleventh Annual Welcome Back Awards Program Honors Individuals who Positively Impact the Depression Community

-- Five Honorees will be recognized at Ceremony in San Francisco -- INDIANAPOLIS, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- After battling postpartum depression 13 years ago, Diana Lynn Barnes is an expert on the assessment and treatment of the disorder that threatened her life. Instead of preten...

Women at Greater Risk for Depression and Anxiety

New HHS Report Released During National Women's Health Week Points to Importance of Resiliency WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released today on gender-based differences in mental health shows women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from major depression. The repor...

Maternal Depression Has Negative Effect on Infants' Sleep

But study suggests disturbances reversible with behavioral, environmental changes WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women battling depression when their children are born are more likely to have infants with significant sleep issues and who run a higher risk of having early-onset de...

Maternal depression is associated with significant sleep disturbance in infants

Westchester, Ill. A study in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that babies born to mothers with depression are more likely to suffer from significant sleep disturbances at 2 weeks postpartum that continue until 6 months of age. Findings of the study are of particular importance, as ...

Economic Downturn Raises Anxiety and Depression Levels

Seek Free Screening During National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, May 3-9, 2009 NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year more than 40 million Americans will suffer from an anxiety disorder and more than 20 million Americans will suffer with a depressive illness. The most common s...

Heart Disease and Depression Up Heart Failure Risk

Use of antidepressants makes little difference, study finds MONDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk that people with heart disease caused by blockage of coronary arteries will develop heart failure, a new study finds. That finding was to be expected, said...

FDA Panel Snubs Seroquel as 1st Choice Depression Treatment

Safety concerns mean the drug should only be used when other medications don't work, advisers say WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- In a unanimous vote, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel determined Wednesday that AstraZeneca's antipsychotic drug Seroquel has too ...

Aplenzin(TM), the Only Single Tablet Once-Daily Treatment for Depression at All Doses, Now Available in the United States

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today that Aplenzin(TM) (bupropion hydrobromide) extended-release tablets, an effective bupropion therapy for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), is now available by prescription in the United Stat...

Mothers of Multiples May Face Higher Depression Risk

Hopkins researchers find that few new moms seek help for symptoms,, WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who deliver two or more babies are more likely to have developed moderate to severe depression within nine months of giving birth than mothers who have a single baby, say...

Researcher wins $2.6 million grant for depression care study

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- With the nation's economic crisis contributing to greater workplace stress, providing effective mental health care for employees may be more important than ever. Unfortunately, the approach most companies take in purchasing mental health care benefits is flawed and unlikely...

Diabetes Linked to Depression During and After Pregnancy

Study was based on more than 11,000 low-income mothers,,,, TUESDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income women with diabetes who are pregnant or recently gave birth face almost twice the risk of depression compared to women without the blood sugar disorder, a new study found. And...

Inexpensive depression screening tool works in resource poor countries

INDIANAPOLIS A study published in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that a highly reliable depression screening tool known as the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) used across the United States and Europe can be effectively administered in resource...

HealthyPlace.com, the Largest Consumer Mental Health Site, Re-Launches With Important New Features for the More Than 30 Million People Who Suffer from Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyPlace.com , which provides the most extensive depression and anxiety information on the internet, unveils several important new features for those who suffer from mood disorder-related illnesses. HealthyPlace.com now features HealthyPlace Med...

Anti-social behavior in girls predicts adolescent depression seven years later

Past behavior is generally considered to be a good predictor of future behavior, but new research indicates that may not be the case in the development of depression, particularly among adolescent girls. University of Washington social scientists tracked first- and second-graders for seven yea...

National Depression on College Campuses Conference to Be Held at U-M on March 18-19

Focus of this year's conference is 'Changing Perspectives' ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does a crisis have to occur in order for colleges and universities to allocate funding for detecting and treating students' depression? That's one of the fundamental question...

Study finds genetic link between sleep disorders and depression in young children

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP was the first to use twin data to examine the longitudinal link between sleep problems and depression. Results of this study demonstrate that sleep problems predict later depression; the converse association was not found. These...

Not just for depression anymore

Prozac is regularly prescribed to ease the emotional pain of patients who are being treated for cancer. But can this common anti-depressant help to fight cancer itself? Dr. Dan Peer of the Department of Cell Research and Immunology at Tel Aviv University is proving that it can. A study he and ...

Study Showed New Episodes of Depression Delayed in People Taking Cymbalta(R)

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New data suggest that Cymbalta (duloxetine HCl) 60 mg to 120 mg once daily delayed the onset of a new episode of depression in patients who had previously responded to the medication and who had recurrent depressive disorder, defined in the study as ...

CBA's Innovative Program for Managing Depression Earns National Recognition

COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companion Benefit Alternatives Inc. (CBA), the largest manager of mental health and substance abuse treatment benefits in South Carolina, announced today that its Essential Solutions(SM) program is among 23 finalists in URAC's prestigious Best...

Deadline Extended to Submit Nominations for Depression Awards Program

Winners Can Receive Up to $15,000 Each to Donate to Nonprofit of Their Choice NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The deadline to submit nominations for this year's Welcome Back Awards, a national awards program that recognizes heroes in the depression ...

Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate

Study suggests poor self-care partly to blame FRIDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- In a group of Medicare beneficiaries who have diabetes, being depressed was associated with a higher death rate, according to a new study. Publishing in the October issue of the Journal of General I...

Many Military Installations Worldwide Participate in National Depression Screening Day

On October 10th, military personnel and their family members can take anonymous online, telephone or in-person self-assessments BOSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military life can present challenges to Service members and their families that are unique and difficult. Some are managea...

Getting help for depression and anxiety has significant long-term benefits

According to the Mood Disorder Society of Canada, about 1.3 million Canadians suffer from depression. University of Alberta researcher Ian Colman says most people are not getting the type of treatment they need. Colman, an assistant professor from the School of Public Health, and his resear...

Adolescent insomnia linked to depression and substance abuse during adolescence and young adulthood

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that adolescent insomnia symptoms are associated with depression, suicide ideation and attempts, and the use of alcohol, cannabis and other drugs such as cocaine. Findings suggest that the presence of insomnia in adoles...
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