Researchers find "suicide" biomarker in PTSD brain scans – so why are they still prescribed drugs that INCREASE risk?

(Natural News) Antidepressants are easily one of the most commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals available on the market today — even though they are known to cause a litany of harmful side effects, ranging from increasing the risk of diabetes to suicide. Newly published research has discovered a suicide biomarker in the brains of people with PTSD....
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MONDAY, June 24, 2019 -- U.S. veterans with PTSD are twice as likely as the general population to die from suicide, accidents and viral hepatitis, a new study finds. Veterans with PTSD also have a higher risk of death from diabetes and liver...
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(Elsevier) According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, United States Veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk of death compared with the general population. Veterans with PTSD are twice as likely to die from suicide, accidental injury, and viral hepatitis than the general population. Veterans with PTSD are also more likely to die from diabetes and chronic liver disease than the general population.
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Living with bipolar disorder can feel overwhelming. Maybe you’re tired of the ups and downs of different episodes—the soaring energy, the debilitating fatigue, the racing I-need-to-do-everything-and-I-need-to-do-it-now thoughts, and the dark, decelerated, bleak thoughts. Maybe you’re exhausted from struggling with an especially stubborn and deep depression, which makes it tough to concentrate on anything, and feels like you’re walking through a river of waist-high molasses in a fog. Managing bipolar disorder can feel overwhelming, too. What can make it much easier is getting effective treatment...
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Conclusion: Our results indicate similar prevalence rates of comorbid psychiatric symptoms to studies carried out in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and relatively high attendance and referral rates to psychiatric services.Implications: The results shed light on the clinical profile of patients in this region and support the need for integrated collaborative medical services. Moreover, findings have important implications for health care policies pertaining to resource distribution and funding.IntroductionMedical care has traditionally been dominated by a separation between disciplines catering to physiologi...
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Samyukta Mullangi By SAMYUKTA MULLANGI MD, MBA, DANIEL W. BERLAND MD, and SUSAN DORR GOOLD MD, MHSA, MA Jenny, a woman in her twenties with morbid obesity (not her real name), had already been through multiple visits with specialists, primary care physicians (PCPs), and the emergency department (ED) for unexplained abdominal pain. A plethora of tests could not explain her suffering. Monthly visits with a consistent primary care physician also had little impact on her ED visits or her pain. Some clinicians had broached the diagnosis of functional abdominal pain related to her central adiposity, and recommended weight...
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In this study, a link between mitochondrial changes and infant temperament has also been suggested. Maternal psychosocial stress and lifetime trauma have been associated with decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the placenta (115, 116).IndividualityChronic stress links changes in the epigenetic landscape with health conditions (117). Different cell types are characterized by distinct patterns of gene expression due to developmental, environmental, physiological, and pathological reasons (117). Epigenetic mechanisms affect gene function in a dynamic way as a result of different environmental exposures during fetal dev...
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Thread Starter Will voluntary detainment in a mental hospital affect becoming a medic? Follow 30 minutes ago 30m ago I haven’t been hospitalised but I have overdosed. As others have said it’s confidential and won’t affect you application or acceptance so that shouldn’t stop you fr...
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Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the July–August 2018 issue of Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience (ICNS). We start this issue with a report by Brennan et al titled, “Implementation of the Electronic Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (eCSSRS) Across Four Phase IIIb Clinical Trials in HIV-infected Individuals (ARIA, STRIIVING, DAWNING and INSPIRING).” Here, researchers assessed site perspectives on implementation of the eC-SSRS, which was used in Phase IIIb studies of dolutegravir. Next, in a case report by Teo et al titled, “Atypical Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) Precipitated by Clozapine an...
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Remission rates in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) remain unacceptably low. From the 28% to 33% remission rate in the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR-D*) Study after treatment with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor citalopram to the more recent Predicting Response to Depression Treatment (PReDICT) Study of treatment-naive patients with depression treated with escitalopram, duloxetine, or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), with remission rates of approximately 50%, it is clear that a sizable number of patients with depression do not achieve remission, the universally ackn...
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
We describe their treatment and review the current literature on the use of ECT among patients with PD. CASE SERIES All six patients in our retrospective chart review received bitemporal modified brief pulse ECT. Prior to ECT, the patients underwent pre-ECT evaluation, which involved hemogram analysis, renal and liver function tests, fasting blood glucose analysis, chest X-ray (posteroanterior view), and serum electrolyte analysis, all of which were within the normal range for all six patients, and none of the patients showed evidence of raised intracranial pressure on fundoscopy examination. All patients provided written ...
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