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9 resources for depression that everyone needs to know about
The CDC estimates that 7.6 percent of Americans suffer from depression, with 3 percent suffering from severe depression. As anyone who has suffered from depression will tell you, depression isn't just about being sad. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression is "a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated or disinterested in life in general."
Not all depressed brains look alike
The Wall Street Journal
Should depression be treated more like a stroke? That's the view of a growing number of researchers developing new psychological treatments that aim to directly target the particular brain dysfunctions and cognitive and emotional processes understood to underlie depression.
Anxious students strain college mental health centers
The New York Times
Anxiety has now surpassed depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students, though depression, too, is on the rise. More than half of students visiting campus clinics cite anxiety as a health concern, according to a recent study of more than 100,000 students nationwide by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State.
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Treatment of complicated grief in elderly persons: A randomized clinical trial
ADAA member M. Katherine Shear, MD, and colleagues explore whether complicated grief treatment (CGT) produces greater improvement in CG and depressive symptoms than grief-focused interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).
Social anxiety and peer helping in adolescent addiction treatment
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
This study found evidence of an association between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and earlier age of first use, greater lifetime use of heroin, incarceration history and lifetime trauma. SAD was associated with higher service participation during treatment, which was associated with reduced risk of relapse and incarceration in the six months post-treatment. Findings indicate the benefits of service participation for juveniles with SAD which provides a nonjudgmental, task-focused venue for developing sober networks in the transition back into the community.
Higher mortality risk for heart failure patients with depression
Medical News Today
Heart failure patients with moderate to severe depression may have five times the risk of all-cause mortality compared with patients with mild or no depression, according to the results of a new study. The findings come from OPERA-HF, an ongoing observational study designed to assess and predict the risk of readmission and mortality for patients hospitalized for or with heart failure. These findings were presented at Heart Failure 2015.
Generational differences in the impact of anxiety, depression and risky alcohol use on work performance
Bensinger, DuPont & Associates
This four-part series of white papers examines generational differences in the impact of anxiety, depression and risky alcohol use on work performance. The first paper explores the relationship between anxiety and declines in work performance through a multigenerational lens. Part two explores depression by generation, the third paper will address risky alcohol use and final paper will address a comparison of all problems by generation
4.3 million American workers had an anxiety disorder last year
A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration indicates about 3.7 percent of America's full-time adult workers age 18 or older (4.3 million Americans) had one or more anxiety disorders in the past year. Anxiety disorders are characterized by ongoing states of overwhelming worry and fear. Treatment in the form of counseling and/or medication can help people successfully manage these conditions.
Psychologist finds link between PTSD and prison
Americans who spend time in prison are nearly twice as likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder than those who don't, according to a new study by UWM psychology professor Shawn Cahill and his graduate students. The team used data from a series of surveys collectively called the National Survey of American Life to study PTSD. Their research was recently published in Criminal Behavior and Mental Health.
Hospital testing brain implants that may help depression and PTSD
The Boston Globe
Can a tiny chip implanted in the brain help control dark or depressive thoughts? For decades, doctors have been placing small devices in people's brains to help patients with movement disorders like Parkinson's disease. But increasingly, physicians have been experimenting with using similar neurological implants in patients with cognitive and emotional disorders like depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Antidepressant use late in pregnancy and risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
The association between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant use during pregnancy and risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn has been controversial since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory in 2006. This study examined the risk of PPHN associated with exposure to different antidepressant medication classes late in pregnancy.
Teen bullying victims have double the risk of depression in adulthood
Bullying during adolescence may be responsible for almost a third of cases of depression during adulthood, new research finds. A long-running study of British youth reveals that the people who experienced frequent bullying at age 13 had double the risk of developing clinical depression at age 18, compared with people who were never bullied. The study was published in the British Medical Journal.
Cancer patient's health affected by spouse's mood
The emotional health of cancer caregivers may affect the mental health of the loved ones they are caring for, a new study suggests. When their husbands, wives or partners experience symptoms of depression, cancer survivors are more likely to develop depression themselves, say researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The study was published June 1 in Cancer Epidemiology.
Vets with PTSD might need sleep apnea screening: Study
For U.S. veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the risk of sleep apnea increases along with the severity of the mental health condition, a new study contends. Researchers looked at 195 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who visited a Veterans Affairs outpatient PTSD clinic for evaluation. About 69 percent were at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, and the risk rose along with PTSD symptom severity, the study authors said.
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