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National Data Show Depression's Heavy Toll National Data Show Depression's Heavy Toll

New federal data show depression is common in US adults and exacts a high toll on work, home, and social activities.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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A nearly 20% increase since 2008 worries experts, as the behavior is a suicide risk factor.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research
This article provides an overview of screening tools and interventions nurses can use to minimize the risk of malnutrition in older adults.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Palm U, Chalah MA, Créange A, Lefaucheur JP, Ayache SS Abstract Fatigue and depression are frequent symptoms in multiple sclerosis (MS). Both are overlapping and shadowing each other and may impair the quality of life. For detection of depression symptoms in MS, the Multiple Sclerosis Depression Rating Scale (MSDRS) has been proposed recently. Here, we compare the performance of MSDRS in MS patients with and without fatigue to that of established rating scales, i.e. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Beck Depression Inventory. Twenty-nine MS patients were screened for fatigue and depression s...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Nobody has yet managed to agree a definitive medical picture of what depression actually constitutes in the brain, nor have they managed to show how antidepressant drugs work.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsInsight and maladaptive coping are potential targets in the treatment of anxiety and depression among YA with ID. Longitudinal intervention studies exploring the efficacy of such targeted programmes in reducing mental health symptoms and improving the transition to adulthood for these young people are recommended.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research
Beth S. Brodsky, Aliza Spruch-Feiner, Barbara Stanley
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Katakam KK, Sethi NJ, Jakobsen JC, Gluud C Abstract Our systematic review in BMC Psychiatry concluded that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) compared with placebo significantly increase the risk of serious adverse events (SAEs) in patients with major depression and the potential beneficial effects of SSRIs seem to be outweighed by the harms. Hieronymus et al. accused us of methodological inaccuracies and blatant errors. In their post-hoc analysis of our data, they reported that SSRIs only increase the risk of SAEs in elderly and seems safe for non-elderly patients. They also found our review ...
Source: Acta Neuropsychiatrica - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acta Neuropsychiatr Source Type: research
Conclusions: The English HeartQoL health-related quality of life questionnaire is valid, reliable, and responsive in patients with angina and myocardial infarction allowing (1) assessment of baseline, (2) between-diagnosis comparisons, and (3) evaluation of change over time.
Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Cardiac Rehabilitation Source Type: research
This study investigated the effects of an exercise program on functional capacity and quality of life in patients with stage 3 and stage 4 sarcoidosis. Methods: Eighteen patients with stage 3 and 4 sarcoidosis were recruited; 9 received 12 wk of supervised exercise training and 9 received usual care. Patients underwent the following evaluations at baseline and follow-up: 6-min walk test, maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure tests, back and leg dynamometer test, modified Medical Research Council Dyspnea Scale, Fatigue Severity Scale, St George Respiratory Questionnaire, Short Form-36 Quality of Life Questionnaire,...
Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Publication date: 21 February 2018 Source:The Lancet, Volume 391, Supplement 1 Author(s): Basel El-khodary, Muthanna Samara Background The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exposure to war-traumatic events on mental health in children and adolescents in the presence of other stressors such as stressful life events, exposure to traumatic events (not related to war trauma; eg, being in a car accident or having a serious illness), and poverty. Methods Participants were chosen from the Gaza Strip using a stratified random sampling method. The data were collected in October, 2013, 1 year after the Gaza War on ...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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