Should ‘shock therapy’ be used to treat depression more often?

May 10, 2018
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A study concludes that if electroconvulsive therapy was used earlier in the treatment of depression, the outcome for many patients would be much improved. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Seasonal affective disorder: Why brown-eyed women are at risk

May 4, 2018
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Two studies shed new light on seasonal affective disorder, concluding that brown-eyed women may be particularly prone to the condition. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Could anxiety lead to dementia?

May 1, 2018
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New research suggests that moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may be an independent risk factor for developing dementia in old age. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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How to treat esophageal spasms

April 28, 2018
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Esophageal spasms can occur after a person eats certain foods, but can also be triggered by stress, medications, or GERD. Spasms of the esophagus can be treated using medications or natural remedies, such as peppermint oil. Avoiding trigger foods can…

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Depression: Pioneering study pinpoints 44 genetic culprits

April 27, 2018
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The authors of a large-scale new genome study have identified dozens of new genetic variants that can heighten the risk of major depression. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia

April 26, 2018
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A new study links long-term anticholinergic use for depression, Parkinson’s, and loss of bladder control to raised risk of dementia up to 20 years later. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Could ‘one puff’ of cannabis ease depression?

April 25, 2018
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Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

April 19, 2018
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There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe…

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Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast

April 18, 2018
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Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says ‘yes,’ but questions of safety arise. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Mental health risk higher for transgender youth

April 16, 2018
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Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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