Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function are frequent and long-lasting after ALI Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function were common and long-lasting during the first two years following acute lung injury (ALI), according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Depressive symptoms were an independent risk factor for impaired physical function. [...]
New research has uncovered the negative psychological impact the 2010 BP oil spill has had on communities not directly effected by the crisis. In a report to be published in this month’s Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers explain that people living in communities which were not directly effected by the oil spill report significant levels of anxiety and depression related to the event.
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a number of significant gender differences linked to gaming in teens and young adults, as well as identifying health risks associated with problematic gaming. The study revealed that male gamers had lower odds of smoking regularly, while among girls gaming was associated with higher risk of getting into aggressive altercations. Additionally, 4.9% of the teens surveyed stated they had trouble in reducing their time played and felt an irresistible urge to play. Gaming was also linked to higher instances of smoking, drug use, aggressive fighting and depression in both boys and girls.
A new study suggests gene therapy might be key to treating major depression in patients who do not respond to conventional drug treatments. Researchers have discovered that the p11 gene seems to play a major role in depression. By disabling the p11 protein in mice, researchers noticed an increase in depression like symptoms. The proposed gene therapy would help restore the p11 protein within the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain associated with feelings of reward and pleasure, in order to help reduce depression.
A new study suggests a patients personality could affect the correct diagnosis of depression. Based on their research, psychologists suggest that reports of family or friends regarding the mood history of a patient could lead to a missed diagnosis. Additionally, missed signs of depression tended to occur more with patients who were generally extroverts or outgoing.
New research shows Holocaust survivors are still psychologically affected by their experiences. Many survivors report PTSD symptoms and poor psychological well being.
New research details, for the first time, the sequence of reactions caused by popular SSRI antidepressant, Prozac, at a neuronal level.
A new study from researchers at VCU states that the antidepressant Prestiq can be used to treat women who entering reproductive change.