Search Tag: Depression

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

ICU Management

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

Cardiology Management

Antidepressants Could Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes

2015 08 Mar

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have found that screening for and treating depression could help reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression. The study will be presented on March 15 at the American College of Cardiology's 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego. The research... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Valve Repair Improves Patient's Emotional Wellbeing

2015 02 Mar

An article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery reveals that patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms such as depression and anxiety but these symptoms improve markedly after undergoing mitral value repair surgery. Research indicates that approximately one in four patients with severe... Read more

Cardiology Management

Stroke Patients Have High Long-Term Risk

2014 10 Oct

According to recent data presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress, people who have already had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at a high risk for a second similar event or other serious medical complications for the next five years. They need continuous follow-up and monitoring in order to manage this risk. The research was conducted... Read more

Executive Health Management

Botox: An Injection to Treat Depression?

2014 03 Apr

New study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research reports that patients injected with onabotulinumtoxin A (“Botox”) demonstrated substantial improvement in their depressive symptoms. The findings of a recent study on the effects of OnabotulinumtoxinA (referred to as Botox) on depression, published in the Journal... Read more

IMAGING Management

Scan Predicts Whether Therapy or Meds Will Best Lift Depression

2013 21 Jun

Pre-treatment scans of brain activity predicted whether depressed patients would best achieve remission with an antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. “Our goal is to develop reliable biomarkers that match an individual patient to the treatment option most likely to be successful, while... Read more