Tag Archives: Depression

‘Striking’ Rates of Anxiety, Depression in HCPs

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Frontline healthcare workers had a higher risk of depressive symptoms (OR, 1.52; 95% CI, 1.11 – 2.09; P = .01), anxiety (OR, 1.57; 95% CI, 1.22 – 2.02; P < .001), insomnia (OR, 2.97; 95% CI, 1.92 – 4.60; P < .001), and distress (OR, 1.60; 95% CI, 1.25 – 2.04; P < .001). “Protecting healthcare workers …

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Pandemic Foreshadows Crisis in Mental Health Services

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In 2013, the New York State Office of Mental Health established OnTrackNY, a statewide network of coordinated specialty care treatment programs for adolescents and young adults experiencing first-episode psychosis. The OnTrackNY treatment team consists of four full-time equivalent staff members and serves between 35 and 45 patients. The goal of …

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Yoga May Ease Tough Depression

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Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The calming poses and meditation of yoga may be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to beating depression, new research suggests. Researchers found that weekly sessions of yoga and deep breathing exercises helped ease symptoms …

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Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis

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By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients who subsequently develop depression may be about twice as likely to die over the next 10 years as those without mental health troubles, a new study suggests. Depression — which is common after a heart diagnosis — …

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Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

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By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research. While other studies previously have found the same link, many of them looked only at older adults or …

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Ways to Treat Depression That Aren’t Antidepressants

Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

By Matt McMillenWebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Feb. 27, 2015 — There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel ways to help people who have the often crippling condition. Recently, a number of studies have suggested the benefits of Botox, ketamine, and certain sometimes-unexpected …

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Implanted Brain Pacemaker Treats Depression

Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Patients Improved With Experimental Implant After Antidepressants Failed By Salynn Boyles WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Michael Smith, MD on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 March 2, 2005 — A “pacemaker” implanted in the brain appears to help severely depressed patients who don’t respond to other treatments. In a small …

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Depression After Miscarriage Can Linger

Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart

Study Shows Depression for Women Who Have Had Miscarriage Continues Even After Birth of a Baby By Denise MannWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 3, 2011 — Feelings of depression and anxiety following a miscarriage may last for almost three years after the birth of a …

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Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy

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By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) — Anxiety is far more common in the days after childbirth than depression, with nearly one in five new mothers reporting acute mental stress surrounding delivery and the transition to a larger family, a new study suggests. Researchers also found that …

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FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

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By Carole Tanzer Miller and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the nasal spray medication esketamine — a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine — for use against severe depression. Sold as Spravato, the fast-acting …

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