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Shortages of Anti-anxiety Drug Leaves Patients in the Lurch

On daily basis, hospitals run out of medicines such as cardiovascular medications, anticancer drugs, antihypertensive drugs and even antibiotics which when in short supply affect patient care and the overall outcome of therapy. A common practice during a medicines shortages issue is to select an alternative medicine, however, when alternate medications are procured there may […]

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Can Early Behavior in Childhood Predict Adult Depression and Suicidal Attempts?

Studies have shown that it is possible for disruptive behavioral problems in children and adolescents to cause several types of emotional and behavioral problems such as depression and anxiety in adulthood. Adult depression may be caused by behavioral problems in childhood such as temper tantrums, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional, defiant or conduct disorders. Moreover, […]


How to Reduce Depression through Meditation

Depression and anxiety continue to be a major health issue, especially for older adults. Depressive disorders affect about twenty percent of adults between sixty-five years and older, and regular depression is a risk factor for heart diseases and possibly death from a wide range of associated illnesses. It also affects people’s daily lives by making […]


Depression and Anxiety risk high in people with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP), as with many chronic illnesses, is characterized by anxiety and depression. Depression and anxiety are frequently experienced mental illnesses, and there is a 2- to 3-fold increase in the likelihood that patients with chronic medical conditions or disability would have anxiety or depression. People with cerebral palsy will face some challenges as […]


Alzheimer’s Drug plus SSRI May Cut Depression, Improve Cognition

Efforts to improve our understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and to test novel therapeutic approaches for the effective management of this condition started about four decades ago and yet about four decades of research and development (R&D) efforts have failed to yield any effective interventions for Alzheimer and other neurodegenerative diseases and […]

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Adolescent Cannabis Use Linked to Depression, Suicidal Thought

About twenty percent of young adults in the United States use marijuana, and that could be contributing largely to the high rates of depression and suicide in that group, a new study suggests. Many adolescents try marijuana, and some use it regularly. Moreover,  it is also possible for adolescents to use marijuana than tobacco. The […]

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Congenital Abnormalities and the Risk of Dementia

Have you ever wondered if being born with a heart defect could raise the odds of later developing dementia, especially early-onset dementia? It is estimated that about fifty million (50) people worldwide have dementia. For instance, in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is recognized as the most common form of dementia in older adults, affecting […]


Genetic Mutation and the Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia

The discovery of the roles of DNA in disease has led to the observation that cells depend on thousands of proteins to function optimally. However, gene mutations influence the functioning of these cells either beneficially or adversely. This is usually due to a change in the instruction carried by a gene to make a protein. […]


4 Secret Signs of Hidden Depression

It is common for lots of people to walk through life with one or more forms of depression. For some individuals, the symptoms of depression are quite noticeable while for others the symptoms may be asymptomatic. Judging from the World Health Organization estimates,  about 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression globally. The […]