Mobile app effective for 60% of people with depression, anxiety

An app designed to help primary care physicians manage patients with depression and anxiety is easy to use and assists in the delivery of needed mental health treatment, according to a new study.
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Conclusions: Insomnia in the elderly is frequent in primary care patients in India and has multiple negative health correlates. This study reiterates the need for more awareness with regard to detection and management of insomnia in the elderly population. PMID: 32441494 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2020Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Karl M. Fleming, Susan B. Coote, Matthew P. Herring
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
We would all like to make the right choices and decisions all of the time, but we don’t. It’s just not realistic or possible. Inevitably everyone will occasionally take the wrong path, miss an opportunity, or say something we shouldn’t have. And later on we regret it.  Regrets are a normal and frustrating part of life. They come in all sizes and often daily. But there’s a big difference between regretting your choice of latte for the day and regretting your choice of career or a lifetime’s worth of parenting decisions. Unfortunately, for some people the larger regrets we experience can be...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Men's Issues Midlife Crisis Optimism regret Rumination Source Type: blogs
AbstractThe Collaborative Care Model (CoCM), in which social workers, primary care physicians, and a consulting psychiatrist work as a team, is an established approach to the treatment of common mental health conditions in primary care settings. Following implementation of a CoCM depression care program at our hospital-based academic primary care practice, we observed a low rate of retention with the use of problem solving therapy/behavioral activation (PST/BA). Our aim in this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), an evidence-based, flexible strategy that focuses on the relationship...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
DiscussionHelping patients reduce and stop antidepressants is often challenging for practitioners and time-consuming for very busy primary care practices. If REDUCE provides evidence showing that access to internet and telephone support enables more patients to stop treatment without increasing depression we will try to implement the intervention throughout the National Health Service, publishing practical guidance for professionals and advice for patients to follow, publicised through patient support groups.Trial registrationISRCTN:12417565. Registered on 7 October 2019.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study will be a randomized controlled trial. ePain will take the form of a 6-week online pain management programme. Participants will be aged 15  years or above, have chronic pain, and be employed. They must complete the baseline questionnaire and will be randomized into intervention and control groups. They will receive notifications to encourage their participation in ePain and complete the evaluation questionnaires. They will complete th e process evaluation at week 3, the post assessment at week 6, and the follow-up assessment at week 12. The study will focus on pain self-efficacy; pain situations; negative e...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSION: Cancers have utility in assessing heritability, but a low prevalence and lack of diagnostic data rules this out. Psychological conditions may be heritable, but the techniques to assess this are still developing. Chromosomal damage in veterans and offspring can be detected, but with present knowledge cannot explain health outcomes. Future work should assemble a veteran and family register with linkage to routine data-sets. Veterans and offspring should be encouraged to seek support. PMID: 32438378 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Each year in the United States, approximately half a million reproductive-aged women are afflicted with major depression. Pregnant and postpartum women can be reluctant to openly disclose their suffering related to depression and other stigmatizing illnesses (eg, mood and anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders) and subsequently remain symptomatic with no relief. Maternal mortality related to these conditions is significant, with maternal suicide and overdose-related death peaking between 7 and 12 months postpartum. Geographic challenges in accessing perinatal mental health experts can...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Psoriasis; a chronic inflammatory disease is characterized by symmetric hyperkeratotic plaques affecting any part of the body. Psoriasis is nowadays considered as a systemic inflammation linked with several comorbidities as metabolic syndrome, depression, anxiety and increased prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) disease. The hypothesis that psoriasis is an independent CV risk factor leading to atherosclerosis via inflammation. is now widely accepted. Deciphering the underlying mechanisms interconnecting psoriasis and CV disease may have significant implications on treatment decisions. Accumulating evidence ...
Source: Current Vascular Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Vasc Pharmacol Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the effects of anxiety or depression symptoms on the propofol requirements for sedation in females. This study recruited female patients aged 18 to 65 years, with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification of 1 to 2, who were scheduled for hysteroscopic surgery under propofol-based intravenous anesthesia. The day before surgery, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was used to assess the symptoms of anxiety and depression within the past 6 months. Target-controlled propofol was gradually titrated to achieve 3 desired levels of sedation: Modified Observer...
Source: The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: J Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
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