antidepressants and depression levels


Clearing Up the Confusion Over Antidepressants’ EffectivenessA recent study examining how well antidepressants work has stirred debate and raised more than a few questions. It concludes that, whereas antidepressant medications substantially benefit people with severe depression, they appear to have little or no effect over placebo in people with mild or moderate depression. Those startling findings have left some people …

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Acupuncture and pregnancy


 Acupuncture and pregnancy Acupuncture that’s specific for depression may benefit some pregnant women with the mood disorder, suggests a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. In the 8-week study, depression-specific acupuncture—based on traditional Chinese medicine—outperformed traditional acupuncture and Swedish massage in reducing the severity of depression symptoms. The special acupuncture’s response rate was also greater: 63% versus 44% for …

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depressed women,weight loss?


Depressed Women Can Lose Weight If you are overweight, don’t let depression stop you from participating in a weight loss program to help you shed pounds. A recent study published in the journal Behavioral Medicine reveals that women with major depression are no less likely than women without the disorder to lose weight. The study included almost 200 women ages …

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Depression and Migraine May Share somthing


Depression and Migraine May Share a Genetic ComponentIt’s not surprising that some people with depression experience migraine headaches. In fact, research shows that people with depression are 3 times more likely to experience migraine; and four times more likely to experience migraine with aura, headache preceded by visual disturbances such as flashes of light. It’s also understandable that individuals with …

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Do you feel preoccupied with the Internet?


Excessive Internet Use Linked to DepressionPeople who spend a lot of time surfing the Internet are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms, according to a British study. These users report more symptoms on the Beck depression inventory, a questionnaire that gauges emotional and physical aspects, such as hopelessness, irritability, feelings of guilt, fatigue and weight loss. In addition, a small …

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adolescents do not need as much sleep as pre-adolescents,


Earlier Bedtimes May Help Protect Teens Against Depression and Suicidal thoughtsIf you have a teenager at home, here’s another reason to get him or her to bed at a decent hour. New research published in the journal Sleep has found that teens with set bedtimes of midnight or later are 24% more likely to suffer from depression and 20% more …

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Pregnant women suffering from depression


Depression Poses Dilemma for Pregnant Women Pregnant women suffering from depression face a dilemma: take an antidepressant that might pose a risk to the fetus or battle through the depressive symptoms that could harm the baby in other ways? To help women in this predicament decide on a course of action, experts from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the …

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Teens With Suicidal Thoughts


Family Therapy Helps Teens With Suicidal ThoughtsYoung adults suffering with suicidal thoughts and depression had stronger and faster reduction of their symptoms when treated with attachment-based family therapy than with usual care, according to a new study. Teens with severe suicidal thinking who participated in the family therapy were at least four times more likely to have no suicidal thoughts …

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Women and Men , difrences in health


Women and Men ,difrences in health When it comes to health, there are many crucial health differences between men and women. Yet many women do not know that they react differently to some medications, are more vulnerable to some diseases, and may have different symptoms. The Society for Women’s Health Research brought attention to sex differences in initiating the groundbreaking …

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vitamin D is nessecery for calcium absorbtion


Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Failure DeathsStudy Also Shows Higher Risk of Hospitalization for Heart Failure Patients With Low Vitamin D LevelsAug. 31, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) — Low vitamin D levels are associated with a higher risk of death and hospitalization in people with heart failure, researchers report. The study doesn’t prove that low vitamin D levels place patients …

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Vitamin E is usful for silent liver disease


Vitamin E Provides New Hope for Patients With ‘Silent’ Liver DiseaseScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) — A daily dose of a specific form of vitamin E significantly improved the liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. Results were published April …

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