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Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 – In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide. Psychiatrists were cautiously optimistic about the anesthetic's potential for treating the mood disorder. "This study only had 68 people enrolled, which is a limitation, so there really needs to be larger-scale studies ...

Transgender Kids Face High Risk of Mental Health Woes

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 – Children and teens who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health woes, new research suggests. People who are transgender or gender non-conforming have a gender identity that's different from the one they were at birth. For some, this may mean a gender identity that's opposite the sex they were at birth. For ...

Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

Posted 7 days ago by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 – Know what to look for if you suspect your child or teen may be depressed. "In children and adolescents who are depressed, you may notice more irritability and loss of interest rather than just sadness or a depressed mood," said Kimberly Burkhart, a pediatric psychologist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Be alert for 11 telltale warning signs, she ...

Common Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Alter Fetal Brain Development

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 – Pregnant women who take certain antidepressants may unknowingly compromise the brain development of their child, researchers suggest. The concern is based on a new analysis of brain scans involving nearly 100 newborns, some of whom were born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while pregnant. Some examples of SSRIs are Zoloft, Lexapro, ...

Here's Another Reason to Not Marry Your Cousin

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 – Children born to parents who are cousins have a significant risk for developing a mood disorder – such as depression or anxiety – when they grow up, a new study suggests. For adults whose parents are first-cousins, the risk is triple that of people whose parents are unrelated, the researchers reported. And, mood disorder risk is also significantly higher among ...

Abandoning Your Workouts May Bring on the Blues

Posted 2 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 – Before you give up on your exercise program, know that new research suggests the decision may put more than your fitness at risk. It might also make you vulnerable to depression, according to a review of studies. The research included 152 adults who stopped exercising after doing at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times a week, for a minimum of three months. "In some ...

Depression Could Be a Risk Factor for A-Fib: Study

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 – Depression can raise your risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm that's been linked to stroke and heart failure, a new study suggests. A person's risk of atrial fibrillation increased by about a third if they either reported symptoms of depression or had been prescribed antidepressants, the investigators found. Previous research has linked fright and anxiety to ...

CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 – Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of suicide for Utah's teens – mostly boys – more than doubled and greatly outpaced the national average for these tragedies, a new report finds. Overall, 150 suicides for children and teens aged 10 to 17 in Utah occurred during those four years, with 113 of the victims being between 15 and 17, and three-quarters of victims being male. ...

Too Much Facebook, Instagram Could Be Tough on Girls

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Could it be time for younger girls to cut back on their use of social media? Perhaps, suggests a new study that reports that pre-teen and young teen girls who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram and other social media might wind up feeling worse about themselves. Girls are much more active on social media early in their adolescence, and the time they spend there ...

'Cutting,' Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide Risk for Teens

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – Young people treated for self-inflicted injuries face a far higher-than-average risk of suicide in the next year, a new study finds. Among teenagers and young adults diagnosed with a "self-harm" injury, the risk of suicide in the next year was nearly 27 times higher than the U.S. norm, researchers found. Certain young people were at particular risk – including Native ...

Deportation Fears Putting Mental Strain on Hispanic Families

Posted 1 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – Recent U.S. immigration policy changes are causing significant mental distress for many Hispanic parents in the country, a new study finds. A "substantial proportion" of Hispanic parents surveyed reported that "they are avoiding authorities, warning their children to change their routines and worrying about the future due to recent U.S. immigration policies and news," ...

Heart-Healthy 'DASH' Diet May Also Help Lower Depression Risk

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 – Eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains may lower your risk of depression, new research suggests. "Making a lifestyle change – such as changing your diet – is often preferred over taking medications, so we wanted to see if diet could be an effective way to reduce the risk of depression," said study author Dr. Laurel Cherian, who's with Rush University ...

One Key Factor Raises Gay and Lesbian Teens' Suicide Risk

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 – Teens who are gay or lesbian but engage in heterosexual sex are at higher risk of a suicide attempt, new research suggests. "These findings are a wakeup call," said lead investigator Francis Annor of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. "We need to learn more about why teens who engage in sexual activity ...

Hormonal Birth Control Won't Raise Depression Risk: Study

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 – There's no evidence of a link between hormonal birth control and depression in women, researchers report. "Depression is a concern for a lot of women when they're starting hormonal contraception, particularly when they're using specific types that have progesterone," study lead author Dr. Brett Worly said in a news release from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical ...

Antidepressants Do Work, Some Better Than Others: Study

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 – Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they're supposed to, a large research review has found. Some antidepressants, though, are more effective and better tolerated than others, the findings showed. The researchers analyzed data from 522 trials – published and unpublished – that included more than ...

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