With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

When mental illness hijacks Margaret Rodgers’ mind, she acts out. Rodgers, 35, lives with depression and bipolar disorder. When left unchecked, the conditions drive the Alabama woman to excessive spending, crying and mania. Last autumn, Rodgers felt her mind unraveling. Living in Birmingham, she was uninsured, unable to afford treatment and in the throes of a divorce. Although Rodgers traveled […]

Read more

A woman has been denied life-changing treatment

Mother left unable to speak, sit or eat is denied life-changing treatment as chiefs claim there is ‘no evidence’ it can work even though it prompted ‘miraculous’ results for her Dawn Conrad, 45, can’t walk, speak, or barely eat due to an autoimmune disease She trialed intravenous immunoglobin for three months with ‘miraculous’ results Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group initially agreed […]

Read more

PTSD Patients Do Best When They Choose Their Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — When people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) choose their own treatment — be it medication or counseling — they respond better, a new study finds. The study included 200 adult patients, including military veterans and survivors of sexual assault, seen at outpatient clinics in Seattle and Cleveland. They were asked if they preferred treatment with […]

Read more

Infertility and depression: Symptoms, treatment, and support

Research from 2015 found a high prevalence of major depressive disorder in people who were receiving treatment for infertility. In this article, learn more about infertility and depression, as well as the symptoms and treatment options. How is infertility linked to depression? While doctors have long understood that infertility is a medical problem, shame and secrecy remain prevalent among people […]

Read more

Novel technique can potentially improve success of ovarian cancer treatment, study reveals

Novel Technique Can Potentially Improve Success of Ovarian Cancer Treatment, Study Reveals Instead of destroying a tumour’s blood supply, a first-ever University of Guelph study has proven that opening up the vessels is potentially more effective when it comes to fighting ovarian cancer. This is because open vessels provide a clear pathway for treatment to attack the tumour. “There hasn’t […]

Read more

Treatment for moderately high blood pressure best saved for those at high risk

An observational study of patients with mild hypertension has found no evidence to support recent US guideline recommendations that encourage doctors to offer treatment to patients with low-risk mild hypertension. Researchers from the University of Oxford, Cambridge University and the University of Birmingham looked at the routinely collected medical records of more than 38,000 patients in the UK over a […]

Read more
1 2 3