Antidepressants may reduce anxiety more than depressive symptoms

One of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms, commonly found in depression, several weeks before any improvement in depressive symptoms, a UCL-led clinical trial has found. Published in The Lancet Psychiatry and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), this is the largest-ever placebo-controlled trial of an antidepressant, which has not […]

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Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery

Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these highly effective analgesics fraught with risk. New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians mitigate […]

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More people are giving CBD oil to their pets, but experts aren’t sure it’s safe

CBD oil, or cannabidiol, has become a popular cannabis product since legalization in October. It lacks the psychoactive characteristics of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — meaning it won’t get you high — and it can help with myriad health issues, including inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. Now, some users want to see if the oil can offer similar benefits to their pets. […]

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Celebrities Struggling With Anxiety & Their Methods To Fight The Problem

Anxiety – some or the other time in our lives, we all have experienced it. Maybe the feeling was not that problematic for some, it may have caused serious trouble for the others. For those who fall in the second category, they can count many popular celebs among themselves. With time, more star faces are taking a step forward to […]

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Unhappy relationship: A separation can be beneficial to both parties

Relationship problems: Sometimes a separation is the better solution If couples relationship problems, they get from friends and Acquaintances often well-intentioned advice, to help, to kitten the partnership again. But sometimes a separation is for people in an unhappy relationship is the better solution. Good advice is not often There is a crisis looming in pairs for quite some time, […]

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Dentists can be the first line of defense against domestic violence

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix and Midwestern University have published an article to bring to light the important role dentists can play in identifying domestic violence victims. Published April 11 in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, the article reports that as much as 75 percent of head and neck trauma associated with domestic violence […]

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Ketamine reverses neural changes underlying depression-related behaviors in mice: Study sheds light on the neural mechanisms underlying remission of depression

Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice — findings that may help researchers develop interventions that promote lasting remission of depression in humans. The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, appears in the journal Science. Major […]

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Psychiatry: Multigene test predicts depression risk

According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of disability, globally affecting more than 300 million people worldwide. Depression is a condition that results from interactions between biological, psychological and social factors. Although depression can become manifest at any age, it often first emerges during adolescence. Identifying the risk factors for depression before clinically confounding symptoms […]

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