Tag: depression

Neurodegeneration Complicates Psychiatric Care in Parkinson’s

Managing depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease should start with a review of medications and involve multidisciplinary care, according to a recent summary of evidence....

High Rates of Work-Related Trauma, PTSD in Intern Physicians

Work-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is three times higher in interns than the general population, new research shows. Investigators assessed PTSD in more than 1100...

A Community-Based Mental Health Program Pivots During the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For more than 70 years, Fountain House has offered a lifeline...

Fish Oil Supplements May Help Fight Depression

By Robert Preidt               HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fish oil supplements are often touted as...

Low-Dose Nitrous Oxide Shows Benefit for Resistant Depression

A 1-hour treatment with a low concentration of nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” appears to relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant major depression (TRMD), with...

COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Suspected suicide attempts by teenaged girls have increased significantly during the...

‘Laughing Gas’ May Help Tough-to-Treat Depression

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When antidepressants fail to rein in hard-to-treat depression, the common anesthetic most know...

Mental Health Questions for Docs Still Violating Disabilities Act

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With the COVID-19 pandemic, already high rates of suicide, depression, and...

Anticholinergics a Key Contributor to Cognitive Impairment

Anticholinergic medication burden from antipsychotics, antidepressants, and other psychotropics has a cumulative effect of worsening cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia, new research indicates. “The...

Naomi Osaka’s ‘Time Out’ Highlights a Crippling Mental Health Issue

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — On Tuesday, tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her withdrawal from the French Open....

Can a Routine Cancer Scan Flag Depression?

Whole-body imaging that is performed routinely in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma could offer the added benefit of flagging those with possible depression,...

The Hundred-Year History of Electricity in Medicine

We in medicine are generally aware of how important electric devices are — and were — to understanding the function of the heart and brain....

FDA Okays New Drug Option for Schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a once-daily oral medication, which is a combination of olanzapine and samidorphan (Lybalvi, Alkermes), for the...

Even Inactive Thyroid Eye Disease Adversely Impacts Patients

Ocular signs and symptoms of thyroid eye disease (TED) often persist beyond the active phase of the condition, with many patients continuing to experience mental...

Psychiatric Fallout From Long-COVID: How to Prepare

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As mounting evidence points to a significant psychiatric component of COVID-19,...

Many Mohs Surgeons Are Struggling on the Job

Many Mohs surgeons are struggling on the job, and women seem to be especially vulnerable, a new survey suggests. In a measurement of well-being, 40%...

Sexual Side Effects, Weight Gain, and More

If you’re being treated for depression, your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant. These medications can be very helpful in relieving your symptoms. Psychotherapy, also known...

Can Some Movies Change Your Life? Maybe

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) – A good movie can be more than mere entertainment: It can also help...

‘Calcium Imbalance’ Linked to Bipolar Severity

Calcium homeostasis may play a role in bipolar disorder (BD) severity, with raised serum vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels linked to worse clinical...

Increased Risk for Suicide, Self-harm in ICU Survivors

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Critically ill adults who survive a stint in the intensive care...

Hypertension Worsened by Commonly Used Prescription Meds

Nearly one out of five American adults with hypertension is on a prescription drug known to raise blood pressure, based on analysis of more than...

Loneliness in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Loneliness among middle-aged men ups their risk of cancer, and being single at the time of diagnosis confers a worse prognosis, suggest results from a...

Some NP Thyroid Lots Recalled Due to Reduced Potency

In its third voluntary recall in the past year, Acella Pharmaceuticals has announced a nationwide recall of specific lots of its popular hypothyroid treatment NP Thyroid...

COVID Outcomes Similar With ECMO or Mechanical Ventilation

Severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) had similar survival to hospital discharge and long-term outcomes as survivors treated with mechanical ventilation...

New-Onset Anxiety, Depression an Ongoing Risk for ICD Patients

Testing for anxiety or depression should be offered periodically — perhaps for months to years — to patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), not just...