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Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?

Posted 9 days ago by

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 – Today's young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests. British researchers found that, compared with their mothers' generation, young women who became pregnant between 2012 and 2016 were at greater risk of having "high" scores when they were screened for depression. The reasons are unknown, ...

Seniors, Feeling Young Is a State of Mind

Posted 11 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 – For seniors who feel years younger than they really are, a new study suggests it might not be their imagination. "We found that people who feel younger have the structural characteristics of a younger brain," explained lead author Jeanyung Chey. She is a professor in the department of psychology & program for brain sciences at Seoul National University in South Korea. ...

Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations

Posted 13 days ago by

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 – When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests. Their kids were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And they were four times as likely to have been diagnosed with any mental health disorder. The findings imply that ...

AHA: At 88, Heart Disease Won't Slow This Glam Texan Philanthropist

Posted 17 days ago by

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) – It's been said that one can never be too overdressed, and Betty Thrasher needs no convincing. Every day, the 88-year-old resident of Temple, Texas, applies makeup, coifs her locks and selects a fashionable garment for the day. Black is her favorite. "The way we look affects how we feel, and the way we feel affects the way we act," she said. ...

Health Tip: Cope With Loss

Posted 18 days ago by

-- Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one, and everyone grieves in a different way. The U.S. National Institutes of Health offers these suggestions for coping with loss: Take care of yourself by exercising regularly, eating healthy and getting enough sleep. Talk openly with friends and family. Do not make major changes right away. Join a grief support group in person or online. ...

Fit at Midlife May Mean Healthier Brain, Stronger Heart Later

Posted 27 Jun 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 – If you're fit in middle age, you might be guarding against not only depression as a senior, but also dying from heart disease if you do develop depression, a new study suggests. Among nearly 18,000 Medicare patients, the most fit were 16 percent less likely to develop depression, the researchers found. The most fit were also 56 percent less likely to die from heart ...

AHA: Aging LGBT Seniors a 'Major Public Health Issue'

Posted 26 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) – LGBT people of all ages have experienced health inequalities, but researchers have begun to delve into the consequences of a lifetime of that inequity – and what happens to their health as they grow older. "They've been relatively invisible, undercounted and underserved," said Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen. "We're talking about a major public ...

Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions

Posted 21 Jun 2018 by

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 – Mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia show a great degree of overlap in the genes that may contribute to them, a large, new study shows. Researchers said the findings should deepen the understanding of how various psychiatric disorders arise. Eventually, they might even change the way the conditions are diagnosed and treated. The "high degree" of ...

Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child's Motor Skills?

Posted 21 Jun 2018 by

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 – Babies exposed to antidepressants during their mother's pregnancy may face a slightly higher chance of having problems with their motor skills, a new review suggests. But the Australian researchers cautioned that more research is needed before firm conclusions can be made, since the studies they analyzed varied widely in the way they were carried out. Guidelines that ...

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health

Posted 13 Jun 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 – Children with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioral problems, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3 months. Treatment advances have prolonged survival for many patients, the study authors said. This study included 859 children younger than 18 who had been diagnosed with ...

Depression, Money Woes Higher in Heart Patients With Job Loss

Posted 12 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 – Folks who can't get back to work after a heart attack have a greater risk of depression and financial hardship than those who return to their jobs, a new study finds. There were more than 9,000 patients in the study, and about half were working before their heart attack. The researchers reported that 90 percent of the heart patients who were working returned to work ...

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

Posted 12 Jun 2018 by

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 – Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals. These medications include blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers, hormonal contraceptives and pain medications, researchers said. And they're used by 37 percent of Americans, according to the study of 26,000 adults. "The use of multiple medications ...

U.S. Suicide Rates on the Rise

Posted 7 Jun 2018 by

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 – Suicide rates are soaring across America, a new government report shows. Between 1999 and 2016, 25 states saw suicide rates jump more than 30 percent. There was variation: They rose by just under 6 percent in Delaware to more than 57 percent in North Dakota, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. "Suicide is just one of the three ...

Never Ignore Depression

Posted 7 Jun 2018 by

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 – Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren't getting the help they need, sometimes because they don't know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma that can still surround mental health issues. But the numbers are too great to ignore. Up to 26 percent of U.S. women and up to 12 percent of men will experience major ...

Study Finds Abortion Doesn't Lead to Depression

Posted 30 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – Abortion does not increase a woman's risk for depression, according to new research. The study, of nearly 400,000 women in Denmark, challenges arguments that terminating a pregnancy takes a toll on a woman's emotional well-being. "Policies based on the notion that abortion harms women's mental health are misinformed," said study leader Dr. Julia Steinberg. She's an ...

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