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Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk

Posted 1 day 21 hours ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 – It's generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black peers. But that's not the case among 5- to 12-year-olds, new research shows. Black children in that young age group are about twice as likely to take their own lives as whites, the researchers found. For older kids, the picture reverses: Black teens, aged 13 to 17, are ...

Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 – Depression in the man may reduce the chances that a couple struggling with infertility will ultimately conceive, new research suggests. Depression among women was not linked to lower conception rates, the study authors said. But women being treated for infertility who also took a type of antidepressant known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) were ...

Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

Posted 7 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 – In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America's youth, new research shows a doubling since 2008 in the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or suicidal thoughts. Study author Dr. Gregory Plemmons said the findings "are not surprising," and that "colleges have also reported a dramatic increase in the ...

Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 – Americans are fast becoming a very depressed lot. New research shows there's been a sharp spike in cases of major depression in the United States in recent years, especially among teens and millennials. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association analysis of medical claims data showed that the overall rate of major depression was 4.4 percent and that diagnosis rates rose 33 ...

Depression May Dampen Memory

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 – Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. "Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking and memory problems," said study author Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, from the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine. The scientists also found that the brain ...

Could Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Have an Upside for Baby's Brain?

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 – Children who were exposed to antidepressants in the womb may score higher on certain tests of mental abilities at the age of 12, a small, preliminary study suggests. Among the 51 kids the researchers analyzed, those whose mothers used antidepressants during pregnancy typically scored higher on tests of "executive function" than kids with no prenatal exposure to the ...

Most U.S. Adults Support More Mental Health Services for Kids

Posted 1 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 – A vast majority of U.S. adults believe children should receive more mental health support, new research reveals. Nearly nine out of 10 adults favor more mental health treatment and prevention programs for children and teens in their communities, according to a poll commissioned by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. "The survey confirms the public knows what ...

Exercise Your Blues Away

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 – Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests. In a new study, an international team of researchers analyzed data from 49 studies that included nearly 267,000 people in North America, Europe and Oceania. The study participants did not have any mental illnesses and were followed for an average of more ...

Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

Posted 17 Apr 2018 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 16 Apr 2018 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 15 Apr 2018 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 9 Apr 2018 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 4 Apr 2018 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 ...

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