What is dementia? The word refers to a mental decline in two or more core areas of brain function—including memory, judgment, communication, or language—that interferes with a person’s ability to function in daily life. Dementia can be caused by a number of different diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to
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Depression associated with higher incidence of heart attack
Women age 55 and younger may be twice as likely as men to have a heart attack if they also suffer from depression. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (June 18, 2014) suggests that depression may be a
Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. In order to help tease apart the different ways depression can manifest and help clinicians choose the right treatments, the condition is classified into several different types. The two main types are known as major depressive disorder (also called clinical
For people seeking mental health care under Medicare, this year has brought welcome news. Beginning January 1, 2014, levels of reimbursement for psychological counseling, addiction services, and other forms of mental health care have been increased. With some exceptions, coverage now includes the cost of hospitalization for mental problems and
Blood pressure? Check.
Heart rate? Check.
The next time you see your primary care physician, don’t be surprised if he or she asks about your mood. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, and new guidelines released in January by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend that
Recognizing that depression is a real illness of the brain can help you overcome this debilitating condition. Learn from leading experts how you can cultivate resilience and other self-help techniques to treat depression naturally…