Depression: Common medication side effect?
This study is especially thought-provoking, given that more and more people are taking medications with depression or suicidal thoughts as possible side effects. The CDC just released updated data showing a troubling recent rise in suicide rates, and that 54% of those who die from suicide do not have a known mental health disorder, so this is an important public health issue. That said, it is important to note: in this study, people who used these medications were more likely to be widowed and have chronic health problems, both of which are associated with a higher risk of depression. And many (but not all) of these medications are often prescribed to treat symptoms associated with existing depression, such as anxiety, insomnia, pain, and even acid reflux (chronic stress can cause acid reflux). The next step is to run a study where people are randomly assigned to take these medications, or alternate ones without depression as a side effect, and then follow them over time to see what happens. That’s a randomized, controlled, clinical trial, the gold standard in research studies. While we’re waiting for that to happen, if you’re suffering from depression, and you’re also taking any of these listed medications, then you may want to consider talking to your doctor about switching to something else for a while, and see if your mood improves. The post Depression: Common medication side effect? appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
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CONCLUSION: The average cure rate with anthelminthic treatment is over 95%. Unfortunately, most treated patients in endemic areas become re-infected within months. Health education, personal hygiene, improved sanitary conditions, proper disposal of human excreta, and discontinuing the use of human fecal matter as a fertilizer are effective long-term preventive measures. Targeting deworming treatment and mass anthelminthic treatment should be considered in regions where A. lumbricoides is prevalent. PMID: 32628606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractThe migration makes an influence on children ’s mental health and behaviors. However, the majority of studies investigate the families and people in migration rather than left-behind groups in their home countries. OBJECTIVE: to assess the possible impact of parents’ migration on emotional and behavioral problems of their left-behind child ren. The study comprised 10–19-year-old adolescents from five urban secondary schools (n = 1292). The cross-sectional study was conducted in Kaunas city (Lithuania). Main measures were self-reported scales – Strengths and Difficulties Questionn...
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Like a lot of people with schizophrenia, I hear voices. I fully understand that these voices are one of the symptoms of my schizoaffective brain disease. Usually I hear these voices when I am alone. I hear voices throughout the day, even when I am driving my car. The medication I am prescribed helps me to manage the voices, but the meds do not make the voices totally disappear. Some of the voices I hear are a running commentary of what I am doing at the moment such as: “He is at the computer,” or “He is walking.” If I am cooking then they might say, “He is cooking.” When I am cooking, th...
Authors: de la Fuente J, Cabezas-Cruz A, Pacheco I Abstract INTRODUCTION: The α-Gal syndrome (AGS) is a type of allergy characterized by an IgE antibody response against the carbohydrate Galα1-3Galβ1-4GlcNAc-R (α-Gal). Tick bites are recognized as the most important cause of anti-α-Gal IgE antibody increase in humans. Several risk factors have been associated with the development of AGS, but their integration into a standardized disease diagnosis has proven challenging. AREAS COVERED: Herein we discuss the current AGS diagnosis based on anti-α-Gal IgE titers and propose an alg...
CONCLUSION: Smartphone ratings may adequately capture mood instability in BD subjects and at risk HRMDD subjects and offers a prudent way for monitoring development of serious manic symptoms. PMID: 32308814 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Authors: Sun H, Hu H, Xu X, Tao T, Liang Z Abstract The study aimed to identify differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) and explore the mechanisms governing impaired memory and learning ability in developing brains exposed to sevoflurane. A total of six 7‑day‑old male ICR mice were randomly assigned into the sevoflurane anesthesia group (treated with 2.4% sevoflurane) or control group (treated with normal saline solution at the same dose). After 14 days, the mice were subjected to a Morris water maze experiment. Then, the animals were sacrificed and hippocampus tissues were isolated. RNAs in hippo...
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