Friday, October 31, 2008

Easing The Pain Of Diabetes - Dying A Depression Drug For Common Nerve Condition

To ease pain and numbness associated with diabetes, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell physician-scientists are studying a drug previously used for depression to treat peripheral neuropathy. Diabetics often suffer from this condition because of high blood sugar levels that damage nerve cells. Those with peripheral neuropathy often endure chronic pain, cramping and sleepless nights that prevent them from living a normal lifestyle.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

CO-MED Trial: Two-Drug Test Approach To Depression

Hoping to answer a question raised by the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have designed the Combining Medication to Enhance Outcomes of Depression (CO-MED) trial to test multiple-medication treatment of depression. "We are trying two active, Food and Drug Administration-marketed antidepressant medicines available by prescription from your local drugstore," said Dr.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Expression of Depression - Healing Power of Literature

Since time immemorial people have been writing and getting famous all over the world. Whether the subject is literary or scientific but the expression always holds an important place. The place of expression is more important in the graphics of literature compared to the world of science as the scientific era always deals with the objective part of the world.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Treat Your Depression by Herbal Remedies

Major depressive disorder, also known as unipolar depression, major depression , clinical depression, or simply depression, is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive low mood, loss of interest in usual activities and diminished ability to experience pleasure. The term "depression" is commonly used in the vernacular to describe a temporary depressed mood, when a person may feel sad or "down."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Working Overtime Linked To Anxiety And Depression

Employees who work overtime are at increased risk of anxiety and depression, suggests a study in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Elisabeth Kleppa and colleagues of the University of Bergen, Norway, analyzed data on work hours from a larger study of Norwegian men and women.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What is the Easiest and Most Natural Way to Cure My Depression?

If you or someone you love suffers from mild to moderate depression, what if I told you there is a completely natural way to treat it that is totally safe with no side effects and is completely free of charge? Would you be interested? Keep reading and you will find EIGHT TIPS for naturally curing your own mild to moderate depression!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Prozac Gene Test Good For Patients, Royal College Of Psychiatrists

People who suffer depression that does not respond to medication could be treated successfully if a simple genetic blood test was made more widely available in the UK. Four out of 10 people with depression have a genetic abnormality that prevents them responding to anti-depressant medication, according to research presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Annual Meeting in London this week.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ambien CR(R) (zolpidem Tartrate Extended-release) CIV Tablets Improved Insomnia And Daily Functioning In Patients With Depressive Disorder

Sanofi-aventis announced results from a new study that showed Ambien CR(R) (zolpidem tartrate extended-release) CIV tablets 12.5 mg provided significant improvement in sleep onset, sleep maintenance and total sleep time over 8 weeks in patients with co-morbid insomnia and major depressive disorder (MDD) who were administered a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) for depression. Ambien CR also improved sleep-related next-day functioning measures.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

BioMedEcon Reports 200% Higher Outpatient Medical Costs Among Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Compared To Matched Patients With Depression

BioMedEcon, a leading provider of health economics and outcomes research, presented findings from a landmark nine-year retrospective claims analysis that compared the median per-patient health care costs for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) versus depression. This study, supported by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) annual meeting on May 3-7, in Toronto.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Herbal Remedy For Depression

Attaining self-fulfillment is a lifelong, conscious process that involves building self-esteem, understanding and controlling emotions, and learning to solve problems and make decisions. In spite of our own best efforts to remain Psychosocially healthy, circumstances and events in our lives sometimes create depression. If we have the financial and educational resources to seek help, some of these difficulties can be prevented.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Long and Short Term Affects of Depression

Depression may be the biggest enemy of human beings. It affects you in so many ways. It disturbs your almost all daily activities. Depression has so many types; each type has different associated affects. Affects of depression may be mild to severe depending upon the types of depression. Depression affects you in so many ways such as physically, emotionally, socially etc.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Getting Over Mild Depression

Depression needs no introduction; it is quite a common mental disease all over the world. Millions of people including kids suffer from depression every year. There are various types of depression one of them is known as Mild depression. Mild depression is not a big threat as the person suffering from mild depression can easily perform his normal duties and activities.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Understanding Depression

Depression is a quite common word amongst people. But the various types of depression and symptoms of various types of depression are not common among people. If you want to get over depression you need to first understand it. Understanding depression is not a tough task. It helps you identifying the various symptoms and types of depression one is suffering from.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Highest Ever Levels Of Post-traumatic Stress Found In Uganda

Uganda has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded, following extremely high of civilian exposure to violence and poor healthcare, a study published in BMC Psychiatry says today. The study, conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Gulu University has found that 54% of those interviewed met symptom-criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, while 67% showed signs of depression.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Astrazeneca Submits Seroquel XRâ„¢ In Europe For The Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder

AstraZeneca announced that the company has submitted applications in the European Union (EU) for once-daily SEROQUEL XRâ„¢ (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release Tablets (quetiapine XR), seeking approval for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) including maintenance therapy in adult patients using Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP). This follows an sNDA submission for SEROQUEL XR in MDD in the U.S. in February this year.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Depression - The Secret Of

The secret of depression is that it is a none life threatening condition being treated by the medical industry with mood alternating drugs which can threaten you life, even destroy your life and are very profitable for them. None life threatening means that the depression will not directly cause your body to not function and die as with cancer or heart disease.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Post-Partum Suicide Attempt Risks Studied

Although maternal suicide after giving birth is a relatively rare occurrence, suicide attempts often have long-lasting effects on the family and the infant. In a study published in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers compared two populations of mothers and found that a history of psychiatric disorders or substance abuse was a strong predictor of post-partum suicide attempts.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Top 10 Depression Tips From a Psychotherapist

Depression is something seen increasingly often in our psycho-hypnotherapy practice here in the UK. Here are my top 10 tips for help with depression: 1. Respect the Clock - Set your alarm clock for a reasonable time each morning and make sure you get out of bed within 5 minutes of it going off, even if you feel you have no real reason to do so.

Monday, October 13, 2008

NY Health Department Launches MySpace Campaign To Help Young New Yorkers Cope

The Health Department today announced a new online campaign to engage teenagers grappling with depression, drugs, and violence, and to encourage them to seek help. NYC Teen Mindspace, posted on MySpace, is the agency's first effort to promote health through Web-based social networking - a medium with great potential because of its popularity with young people. To see the campaign, visit www.myspace.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Depression is a Mood Disorder

Mood disorders encompass major depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder and mania. These mood disorders affect a great many people, most of whom suffer from a major depression. Bipolar disorder is less commonly diagnosed because of the reluctance for people to report their manic behavior as an illness. Most times it is the depressive part of the illness that receives the most attention.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

All of Us Get Anxiety Depression at One Point

A major type of anxiety depression that often occurs in people is the post-traumatic stress disorder commonly known as PTSD. This condition is brought about as a result of undergoing a terrifying ordeal such as a violent assault or a terrible accident. Once you have this health problem, you tend to re-live traumatic events in the form of flashbacks, nightmares or bad memories.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The ECNP Consensus Statement On Bipolar Depression

Bipolar disorder is one of the most complex and challenging mental disorder in the spectrum. Bipolar disorder is typically associated with considerable acute and longterm treatment needs and may be associated in the course of illness with times of tremendous social burden for both the individual and family. It is typically referred to as an episodic, yet lifelong and clinically severe mood disorder.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Have You Ever Suffered Depression-Related Mood Disorders

Other ways that these symptoms could be noticed is by seeing that no effort to maintain personal hygiene or no optimistic thoughts is being considered by the teenager. When all these signs occur, it would be best for the parents to take these children to see professional doctors who would be in a better position to help them come out of this situation.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Overcome Depression Without Becoming Chemically Dependent!

Depression is something that affects many people in today's society. It often is something that is a temporary phase whilst you come to terms with one of life's harder challenges such as the loss of a major income, or a serious health issue for yourself or a loved one, but once the dust settles you see past the challenge and can move on.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Living Through Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome, once thought by some doctors to be a psychological problem or even an excuse for malingerers, has been officially recognised as an illness that affects more than a million Americans. But that hasn't made diagnosing the symptoms any easier. Fatigue is a warning signal of a variety of diseases and conditions, and persistent feeling of fatigue should never be ignored.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Symptoms of Child Depression

Depression is not just limited to grown ups. Even children also suffer from mild to severe form of depression. It is very dangerous for those kids that are very small and do not know how to explain their feelings, In these situations only parents are the ones that can identify the symptoms of depression in their child and look for the proper entertainment.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Self-Mutilation Or Self-Abuse - Why You Must Urgently Stop Doing It

Be strong! Stop mutilating yourself today and start a new life, where peace and happiness will be real, even if they seem to be for you only a fairy tale. The wise unconscious mind that produces your dreams will guide you and show you how you can overcome your neurosis and depression, recuperating your life and developing the positive aspects of your personality.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Likely Cause Of Postpartum Blues And Depression Identified

Unique biochemical crosstalk that enables a fetus to get nutrition and oxygen from its mother's blood just may cause common postpartum blues, researchers say. That crosstalk allows the mother's blood to flow out of the uterine artery and get just a single cell layer away from the fetus' blood, says Dr. Puttur D. Prasad, biochemist in the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine.

Friday, October 03, 2008

21,000 Victorians Suffer From Work-Related Depression

Almost one in six cases of depression among working Victorians are caused by job stress. This means more than 21,000 cases of preventable depression are caused by job stress each year, a new University of Melbourne study shows.Stressful working conditions in this study were defined as a combination of high job demands and low control over how the job gets done (or 'job strain').

Thursday, October 02, 2008

A Call For Standardized Measurement Of Outcomes In Depression Treatment

Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University researchers are calling on clinicians to adopt a standardized measurement of outcomes when treating depression. The commentary was published in the June edition of Primary Psychiatry. Researchers led by Mark Zimmerman, M.D., noted that quantified measurement of outcome is rarely done when treating depression, yet to determine the impact of treatment it is necessary to evaluate outcome.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Depression and the Brainwave Connection

Depression is a debilitating illness. For those who suffer it and are desperate to find a cure, this article, written by a once upon a time long time sufferer, is an important read. There is a connection between depression and brainwave frequency. There is also a natural way to adjust brainwave frequency and increase Serotonin levels which is primary in decreasing and abating depression.