Monthly Archives: November 2010

The PCP’s Role in Managing Pediatric Depression

Childhood Depression: Introduction  Editor’s note: The United States is facing a severe shortage of psychiatrists and psychiatric resources, particularly in terms of pediatric mental healthcare. As a result, primary care providers (PCPs) are playing an increasing role in screening for and managing psychiatric symptoms and illnesses in their young patients. Medscape recently interviewed Dr. Robert […]

Why People Get Depressed at Christmas

Christmas season brings depression for some   We are told that Christmas, for Christians, should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. Yet, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that people experience a high incidence of depression. […]

Fat Pharms: Antidepressants and Weight Gain

Fat Pharms: Antidepressants and Weight Gain Up to 25% of people who take antidepressants gain weight. Is there anything you can do about it?   Seeking help for depression — and following through with antidepressant medication — is a courageous and important first step on the road to recovery. But too often, those who take […]

Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 Americans

Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Survey Shows Many Mentally Ill Americans Aren’t Getting the Medical Help They Need Nov. 18, 2010 — Nearly one in five adult Americans has experienced mental illness in the past year, according to a new government survey, with women, the unemployed, and young adults more likely than others […]

Saving Relationship – Feminine Grace

Saving Relationship – Feminine Grace You know, throughout history men have fought wars for women, built extravagant palaces for them, and have even named cities after them. Now you may be tempted to say that these women have been fortunate enough to have been placed in a position of royalty or power, and that is […]

An abnormal preoccupation with health can be debilitating

An abnormal preoccupation with health can be debilitating, the medical fraternity knows this too well. Researchers and doctors have noted that when there are no physical symptoms, it doesn’t really mean that nothing is wrong with a patient. A patient suspected of a heart attack a week earlier might visit the doctor once again complaining of […]

Stress, depression and the holidays: 10 tips for coping

Stress, depression and the holidays: 10 tips for coping Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt  your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can  help ward off stress and depression.  The holiday season, which begins for most Americans with Thanksgiving  and continues through New Year’s Day, often brings unwelcome guests —  stress and depression. And […]

10 Ways to Perk Up Your Relationship

    If you’ve ever gotten relationship advice, you’ve probably heard plenty of don’ts. Don’t nag. Don’t stonewall. Don’t blame. Don’t leave the toilet seat up, don’t squeeze the toothpaste tube from the middle, and definitely don’t assume he’s that into you when he’s just not. Well, don’t listen.

Gene Links To Anorexia Found

Gene Links To Anorexia Found    Scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, the researchers found intriguing clues to genes they are subjecting to further investigation, including genes active in neuronal […]

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