Mental Health Mediating the Relationship Between Symptom Severity and Health ‐Related Quality of Life in Patients with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

ConclusionsIn order to enhance HRQOL, LUTS interventions should address the mental health of patients in addition to providing physical relief of symptoms.
Source: LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Prescription of antidepressants is common among older adults, not just in the treatment of depression but also anxiety, panic disorder, neuropathic pain and urinary incontinence.1 Based on a Eurobarometer survey carried out in 27 European countries, 9.5% of adults aged 55 and over reported antidepressant use in the past year2 while Mars et al3 showed that antidepressant prescribing in the UK increased between 1995 and 2011, particularly in adults aged 46 and over. In older adults, antidepressant use has been associated with an increased likelihood of adverse outcomes such as cardiovascular events, hyponatremia, falls and f...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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