Staying with in-laws over Christmas may trigger changes in gut microbiome linked to depression

Researchers from Amsterdam University looked at how the bacteria in participants' guts changed when they spent the festive season with their own family versus their partner's.
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This study therefore sought to investigate whether the autism/transgender overlap confers an increased risk of depression or anxiety. An online study of 727 individuals revealed a substantial overlap between transgender identity and autism, with increased autistic traits found in trans men compared to trans women. Depression and anxiety were highest in autistic-trans individuals, but no superadditive effect was observed. The implications of these findings are discussed in relation to the wider healthcare system.
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Hi Everybody, This is a throwaway account because this topic is a little sensitive. I have an interview coming up and I have been going through the standard preparation for it. The only question that I have been hesitant on is why I wanted to become a doctor. My reason was that 8 years ago in the 8th grade, due to crappy things going on and not thinking clearly, I attempted suicide. It is something I regret ever having done, and I have moved on with a much more positive outlook on life... Help on Why I want to be a Doctor (Controversial)
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by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Resident (Season 3; Episode 4): Hubris and Assault; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 4): Taking medicine to the streets, assisted suicide, lead poisoning The Resident (Season 3; Episode 4): Hubris and Assault Hades is a social media white supremacist celebrity comes in with a headache and a history of brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM). He says he does not want Pravesh (Indian), Nevins (female), or Feldman (Jewish) touching him. Cain (African-American) offers to do his surgery even though the patient is a violent racist.…
Source: - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: BioethicsTV Featured Posts Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Although RA patients have more cognitive impairment than controls, no correlation of this problem with cumulative glucocorticoid doses was found. PMID: 31625439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Lisbet Marstrand, Ole Østerberg, Trine Walsted, Amalie C. Skov, Karen I. Schreiber, Finn SellebjergAbstractBackgroundCognitive impairment is highly prevalent in multiple sclerosis (MS). Due to the lack of specialized neuropsychological resources in many MS clinics, a brief cognitive monitoring tool that can be administered by other MS clinic staff is needed. BICAMS (Brief International Cognitive As-sessment for Multiple Sclerosis) has been developed and recommended by MS experts to monitor MS-related cognitiv...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a multidisciplinary program on anxiety, depression, medication adherence, and quality of life in patients with epilepsy in eastern China.MethodsA cohort of 184 patients with epilepsy from the epilepsy clinic of a tertiary hospital in eastern China completed this program, out of which 92 were randomized into the intervention group and 92 the control group. Patients in both groups received standard antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), while those of the intervention group received an additional 12-month multidisciplinary program developed by a group of the epileptologist, p...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsBrain activity patterns in depression are predictive of treatment response to rTMS, and longitudinal change of brain activity in relevant brain circuits after rTMS is associated with treatment response in depression. Target engagement paradigms may offer opportunities to increase the efficacy of rTMS in TRD by optimal selection of patients for treatment.Trial Identifiers: NCT01887782 and NCT02800226.
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, LC/NE neurons were pre-lesioned by N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-ethyl-2-bromobenzylamine (DSP-4) in paraquat and maneb-induced mouse PD model. We found that DSP-4 significantly impaired learning and memory performance in paraquat and maneb-treated mice, although it failed to interfere with constipation and depression-like behaviors. Consistently, DSP-4 treatment increased hippocampal neurodegeneration, synaptic loss, α-synuclein expression and Ser129-phosphorylation in mice treated with these two pesticides. Mechanistically, DSP-4 increased iron content in hippocampus by disrupting the balance of iron release p...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Addressed to Dr. Lynes, the note sat menacingly in my inbox like a distress signal ominously blinking on a battered ocean coast. “Mr. Smith wants you to read the note before his preop, the nurse said harmlessly.” A premonition that day, just one more irrational fear in my downward spiral into darkness. I am a […]Find jobs at  Careers by  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Practice Management Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs
Publication date: November 2019Source: Infant Behavior and Development, Volume 57Author(s): Stephanie H. Parade, Kristyn Wong, Renee Belair, Susan Dickstein, Ronald SeiferAbstractObserved infant temperamental difficulty and infant sleep efficiency and sleep variability were examined as predictors of maternal depressive symptoms, maternal sensitivity, and family functioning. Eight observations at 8-months postpartum were used to assess infant temperament, and actigraphy was used to measure infant sleep for 1-week at the time of the 8-month assessment. Structured clinical interviews were used to assess maternal depressive sy...
Source: Infant Behavior and Development - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
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