Search Tag: Depression

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RSNA16: Depression in Soldiers linked to Brain Injury

2016 05 Dec

According to new findings presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the use of multiple brain imaging techniques helped find a disruption of the circuitry in the brain's cognitive-emotional pathways. This could provide a foundation for depression symptoms in solders who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury... Read more

ICU Management

Caregivers of ICU Survivors at High Risk of Depression

2016 30 May

A Canadian study has found that caregivers of ICU survivors experience symptoms of depression up to 1 year after their relative is discharged (Cameron et al. 2016). Factors associated with worse mental health symptoms included younger age and less social support and sense of control over life. Older caregivers caring for a spouse, with a higher income... Read more

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Young Females At High Risk for Psych Symptoms after ARDS

2016 26 Apr

Young, female ARDS survivors, who were unemployed prior to ICU admission, are at greatest risk of psychiatric symptoms following discharge. And it is not the sickest patients with the longest ICU stay who are most at risk, according to the results from a multicentre national U.S. study, led by Johns Hopkins University researchers and published in Critical... Read more

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Risk of PTSD after ICU

2016 15 Jan

According to a new, multicentre study, 1 in 10 patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge. The research, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is the first to investigate ICU-related PTSD in a mixed veteran and civilian cohort.PTSD... Read more

IT Management

App Helps Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Stressed Interns

2015 27 Nov

New doctors working round the clock during their internship experience a predictable sharp rise in stress and pressure, which often leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. Now a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that an online tool to support their mental health may cut the rate of suicidal thoughts in half.MoodGYM — a free web-based cognitive... Read more

Cardiology Management

Exercise and Smoking Cessation Improves Depression after Heart Attack

2015 12 Oct

Symptoms of depression after a heart attack can often be an issue both in patients who already suffer from chronic depression before their heart attack and those who become depressed as an acute reaction to the event. Depression in cardiac patients differs from those in psychiatric patients and in most cases, these patients don't communicate that they... Read more

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Brain Injury Patterns Linked to Post-traumatic Depression, Anxiety

2015 16 Jun

A new MRI study published in the journal Radiology has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety. The findings may open the door to improved treatment and understanding of these common disorders, according to researchers.Understanding what triggers psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety... Read more

Cardiology Management

Depression Increases Mortality Risk in Heart Failure Patients

2015 29 May

According to results from the OPERA-HF study presented at Heart Failure 2015, moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure, The findings show that the mortality risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients with no depression had an 80... Read more

ICU Management

PTSD Common in ICU Survivors

2015 22 Apr

Post-traumatic stress disorder — often thought of as a symptom of warfare, major catastrophes and assault — can also affect patients who survive a critical illness and stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). A Johns Hopkins study has found that nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from PTSD. Researchers also identified possible causes of PTSD and... Read more

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Protective Benefits of Mindfulness in ER Personnel

2015 13 Mar

Recent studies have found that mindfulness practice may reduce anxiety and depression in clinical populations, and there is growing evidence that mindfulness may also improve well-being and quality of care in health professionals. This study assessed whether mindfulness protects against the impact of work-related stress on mental health and burnout... Read more


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