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Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests

Posted 16 hours ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 – People with severe mental illness are only slightly more likely to be screened for HIV than those in the general population, a new study finds. And that's true even though they're at higher risk for infection with the AIDS-causing virus, the researchers added. The study included nearly 57,000 Medicaid patients in California. They were between the ages of 18 and 67. They were all taking medications to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression with psychosis. Just under 7 percent had HIV testing, compared with 5 percent of the state's general population in 2011, according to the study. The authors said their findings suggest a missed opportunity to treat HIV infection early in people with severe mental illness. The risk of HIV may be up to 15 percent higher in people with severe mental illness than in the general population, the researchers said. ... Read more

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Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

Posted 2 days 20 hours ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 – Men can also suffer from postpartum depression after their baby is born. "Dads want to be part of the newborn experience, but often they feel like they're on the 'outside,' " said Dr. Yaprak Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. "Moms may not always realize they're excluding dad from caring for the baby, and they may fail to realize that he wants time with the little one, too," said Harrison. Research has shown that up to 1 in 10 men struggles with this psychiatric condition after childbirth, which is usually associated with new mothers, Harrison and her colleagues noted in a medical center news release. New dads, like new moms, can experience mood-altering hormonal changes, the researchers explained. Some of the symptoms they exhibit can be similar, too, such as extreme fatigue and changes in eating or sleep habits. ... Read more

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Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

Posted 4 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 – Nearly six in 10 Americans with severe mental illness smoke, and a new study suggests that many of them want to quit. The problem is that many of these patients don't get help from their psychiatrists and caseworkers, researchers report. "Patients with serious mental illness die an average of 25 years younger than people who don't have these problems, and smoking is a big factor," said study author Dr. Li-Shiun Chen. She's an assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "Smoking is a common and serious problem for our patients, and although smoking rates have been decreasing in the general population, the rates remain very high in this vulnerable population," Chen said in a university news release. In the past, psychiatric wards allowed patients to smoke so they could focus on treatment for their mental conditions, ... Read more

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High Health Care Deductibles Take Toll on Family Finances

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 – High-deductible health plans have multiplied in recent years. But they may pose a significant financial burden on Americans with chronic conditions, two new studies suggest. One study finds a greater likelihood that out-of-pocket spending for health care will consume 10 percent or more of family income for someone with a long-term condition such as arthritis, high blood pressure or a mood disorder and a high-deductible insurance plan. The other shows that seriously ill and low-income people in high-deductible plans delay care for diabetes complications. A high deductible means you pay more before insurance kicks in. People who study health policy say high deductibles may have the unintended consequence of deterring ill and financially vulnerable Americans from getting needed medical tests and treatments. "We need to give [health] plans flexibility to be able to ... Read more

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Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 – Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to have reduced short-term spatial memory. The study also reported that such kids seem to be more prone to antisocial and aggressive behavior, such as bullying. Poor children are also more likely than kids from middle-income homes to feel powerless, the study authors suggested. Of course, the findings don't mean that all children growing up in poverty will have these problems, only that the risk is higher, the researchers said. "What this means is, if you're born poor, you're on a trajectory to have more of these kinds of psychological problems," study author Gary Evans, a professor of environmental and developmental psychology, said ... Read more

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Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?

Posted 11 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 – Children with serious behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, a new study suggests. The researchers focused on children and teenagers with conditions that included autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. They looked at whether structured exercise during the school day – in the form of stationary "cybercycles" – could help ease students' behavioral issues in the classroom. Over a period of seven weeks, the study found it did. Kids were about one-third to 50 percent less likely to act out in class, compared to a seven-week period when they took standard gym classes. Those effects are meaningful, according to lead researcher April Bowling, who was a doctoral student at Harvard University at the time of the study. "On days that the students biked, they ... Read more

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Many Poor Asthma Sufferers Stuck in Settings That Make Their Disease Worse

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 – Poor Americans with asthma face constant challenges in managing their respiratory disease – from dilapidated housing to neighborhood violence to depression, new research shows. The study offers a snapshot of the lives of asthma patients living in inner-city Philadelphia, from the point of view of community health workers who visited them at home. It's a bleak picture, and asthma experts called it "eye-opening." The home visits revealed that most patients were unemployed and often lived in overcrowded homes in a state of disrepair: Major water leaks, mold, rodents and cockroaches – all potential asthma triggers – were common. People were also frequently dealing with multiple medical conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. And then there was the stress of daily living. Many faced neighborhood violence, had no transportation or lacked family and ... Read more

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Subway Surveillance Video Provides Clues to Suicidal Behavior

Posted 15 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 – Real-time video surveillance could help identify people at risk of suicide attempts in subway stations, Canadian researchers report. They reviewed closed circuit TV footage of 66 previous suicide attempts at a subway station in Montreal. They concluded that 24 percent of those attempts could have been identified and possibly prevented by people monitoring live video for certain types of behaviors. According to the researchers, two or more of the following behaviors appeared to indicate a suicide risk: Leaving objects on the platform. Frequently looking down the tunnel. Standing for long periods on the yellow line. Continually walking on the yellow line. Looking physically agitated. Staring at the tracks or the tunnel for long periods of time. Seeming depressed. The study was published Dec. 14 in the journal BMC Public Health. "Several of these behaviors have ... Read more

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More Than 1 in 10 Pilots Suffer From Depression, Survey Finds

Posted 15 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 – More than one-tenth of professional airline pilots may suffer from depression, and a small percentage might experience suicidal thoughts, a new survey reveals. The findings come in the wake of the Germanwings air crash in 2015. In that tragedy, a co-pilot with depression deliberately crashed an airliner in the French Alps, killing all 150 people onboard. "We found that many pilots currently flying are managing depressive symptoms, and it may be that they are not seeking treatment due to the fear of negative career impacts," said senior study author Joseph Allen. He is an assistant professor of exposure assessment science at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. "There is a veil of secrecy around mental health issues in the cockpit. By using an anonymous survey, we were able to guard against people's fears of reporting due to stigma and job ... Read more

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Where You Live May Determine How You Die

Posted 13 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 – People along the southern stretch of the Mississippi River are more likely to die from heart problems than anywhere else in the United States. Suicide and homicide will claim the most lives in the southwestern part of the country. Deaths from chronic respiratory diseases are greatest in eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia. And mental and substance abuse disorders cause the most deaths in Alaska, eastern Arizona, New Mexico, eastern Kentucky and southwestern West Virginia. What causes a person's death depends in large part on where they spend their lives, concludes a new county-level analysis of U.S. mortality data. Armed with this sort of information, county and city health departments can focus their efforts on the specific problems affecting their communities, said lead researcher Ali Mokdad. He is a professor with the department of global health at ... Read more

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Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Posted 12 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 – Loneliness may impede long-term breast cancer survival, a new study suggests. In the years after treatment, women who don't have strong social ties are more likely to have their cancer return or die from it than women with friends and a support network, the researchers found. Reviewing data on nearly 10,000 breast cancer patients, the researchers linked isolation with a 40 percent higher risk of cancer recurrence compared to socially connected women. These solitary women also had a 60 percent increased risk of dying from breast cancer and a 70 percent increased risk of dying from any cause, the study found. The results weren't unexpected, the researchers said. "It is well established that women generally and those with breast cancer with greater social ties have a lower risk of death overall," said lead researcher Candyce Kroenke. She's with Kaiser Permanente's ... Read more

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1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study

Posted 12 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 – One in six U.S. adults takes a psychiatric medication to cope with conditions such as depression, anxiety and insomnia, a new study finds. Researchers found that in 2013 nearly 17 percent of adults said they filled one or more prescriptions for antidepressants such as Zoloft; sedatives and sleep drugs, including Xanax and Ambien; or antipsychotics, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. "From a drug safety perspective, I am concerned that so many of these drugs have withdrawal effects and that some of the overwhelming long-term use may reflect drug dependence," said study co-author Thomas Moore. "These questions need further investigation," added Moore, a senior scientist for drug safety and policy at the nonprofit Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Alexandria, Va. Because most prescriptions for these drugs are written by primary care ... Read more

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Alcohol Can Be a Risky Guest at Holiday Parties

Posted 11 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Dec. 11, 2016 – During the holiday season, gatherings and parties are a part of the festivities. Unfortunately, so are alcohol-related accidents and deaths. Many people who attend seasonal parties seldom drink alcohol, making them more vulnerable to its effects, according to experts at UC Davis Health System in California. Meanwhile, heavy drinkers may use holiday gatherings as an opportunity to let loose and drink too much, the experts cautioned. Drinking in moderation can help prevent alcohol-related injuries and health issues. It's also important to appoint a designated driver who will stay sober and ensure partygoers get home safely, the experts advised. Everyone metabolizes alcohol differently. U.S. health officials define moderate drinking as one drink per day for women and two drinks for men. The type of alcohol also matters. One drink is the equivalent of: 1.5 ounces ... Read more

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For People With Mental Health Woes, Pets Can Be Invaluable

Posted 9 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 – Cats, dogs, birds and other pets can help people manage their mental disorders, a new study says. Researchers from the United Kingdom asked more than 50 adults with long-term mental conditions about the role pets play in their social networks. Sixty percent placed pets in the central and most important circle – above family, friends and hobbies. Another 20 percent placed pets in the second circle. Many said the constant presence and close proximity of their pets provide an immediate source of calm. For some, a pet helps distract them from symptoms and upsetting experiences such as hearing voices or suicidal thoughts. "You just want to sink into a pit... the cats force me to sort of still be involved with the world," one patient said. Another patient said: "I'm not thinking of the voices, I'm just thinking of the birds singing." The findings were published Dec. 8 ... Read more

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Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden

Posted 7 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 – People with hyperhidrosis – an excessive sweating condition – also seem to have higher-than-average rates of anxiety and depression, a new study suggests. Roughly 21 percent and 27 percent of people with hyperhidrosis screened positive for anxiety or depression, respectively. That compared with 7.5 percent and just under 10 percent of other patients, the study revealed. The findings do not prove that hyperhidrosis caused those mental health issues. In some cases, excessive sweating may be part of an anxiety disorder, for example. "It's not clear if this is cause-and-effect," said Dr. Dee Glaser, a professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. So the findings don't necessarily imply that better control of hyperhidrosis would ease people's depression and anxiety, according to Glaser, who wasn't involved in the study. "But," she said, ... Read more

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