Month: May 2018

Children’s suicide-related hospital visits rise during school months, finds study

Children’s suicide-related hospital visits rise during school months, finds study

Getting back together with schoolmates, starting new classes, and plunging into the hub of happenings may sound thrilling to many students, but there are some who might not be excited by such a flurry of events. The very thought of school could trigger bouts of undue stress and performance anxiety in them that might snowball …

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Study finds why depression and anxiety are common in thyroid problems

Study finds why depression and anxiety are common in thyroid problems

Depression and anxiety disorders – two of the commonest mental health problems – are associated with autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), according to a German study published in the JAMA Psychiatry recently. AIT, also known as Hashimoto’s disease, is a severe thyroid condition that affects nearly 10 percent of people, leading to inflammation of thyroid glands. Thyroid …

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Prenatal exposure to pollution and poverty may cause ADHD in children, says study

Prenatal exposure to pollution and poverty may cause ADHD in children, says study

Prenatal exposure to pollution, like environmental toxic or carcinogenic air pollutants, and socioeconomic disadvantage were linked to an increased possibility of developing ADHD symptoms and psychosocial stress in children aged nine, says a recent study, published in the journal Environmental Research. The study by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) examined nonsmoking pregnant …

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Major depression rate escalating in US, especially among teens and young adults, says report

Major depression rate escalating in US, especially among teens and young adults, says report

There seems to be a steep increase in depression-related cases being reported in the United States. According to a recent report by health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), there has been a 33 percent rise in the diagnosis of major depression in the U.S. across every demographic. The increase seems to be at a …

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Sunovion’s Latuda can be used to treat pediatric bipolar depression

Sunovion’s Latuda can be used to treat pediatric bipolar depression

Long-term treatment with lurasidone, an atypical antipsychotic marketed by Sunovion as Latuda, is effective in improving depressive symptoms of bipolar 1 depression in pediatric patients, according to a recent research presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2018 annual meeting held from May 5-9, in New York City. Lurasidone is already in use for the …

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