Depression INFO CENTER
It may seem counterintuitive, but screenings for depression in at-risk adults could harm more than help. Screening folks without risk or with obvious symptoms may be best.
The human digestive tract may be vulnerable to a common infection after taking certain medications. But even depression itself may make the gut more susceptible to infection.
Healthcare providers have been searching for ways to reduce the risk for developing dementia. Treating depression may, in some way, help the mind stay sharp.
Women experiencing intimate partner violence may be at risk for depression afterwards. Men aren’t exempt from this association either.
Doctors may be overdiagnosing depression in some, but then underdiagnosing it in others. Misdiagnosis can lead to patients taking the wrong medications and not receiving the right treatments.
You are a new mom, and your baby cries… and cries… and cries. Nothing you do seems to help. At the very least though, you can watch out for yourself.
Using alcohol to cope with symptoms of a mental health issue can result in alcohol dependence. Short-term alcohol dependence can easily turn into long-term dependence.
Pre-operative appointments are a good time for patients to discuss with their doctors the risk factors for upcoming surgery. Often, the medications a person is taking can influence that risk.
Some people with depression aren’t interested in food, but there are others who eat too much. Emotional eating from depression can trigger serious weight gain resulting in obesity.
Depression can be tricky to treat. Many options are available, but different individuals respond differently. Further, improvement in one area of life may not mean improvement in another.