Tag: history of depression

Newsbriefs: Tomoxifen; Angina; Diabetes; Dementia

Tamoxifen Helps Limit the Spread of Breast Cancer
About five percent of women with breast cancer are diagnosed with a tumor in their other breast within 10 years of their initial diagnosis. But a new study (JAMA Oncology, Oct. 6, 2016) suggests that tamoxifen (Novaldex®), and medications from another class of

Offspring of Depressed Parents Have Greater Risk of Depression

Children of depressed parents have a three-fold increased risk of major depression or anxiety, according to recent findings from a 30-year study of biological offspring of high-risk (depressed) and low-risk (non-depressed) parents.
What Can Be Done. The risk to children can be reduced if the depressed parent is treated to the

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

Older adults who experience the onset of major depression might want to consider whether their symptoms could be a side effect of a medication they are taking. Certain drugs have been linked to a higher risk for depression and suicidal thinking in a portion of patients. Assessment by a physician

Newsbriefs: Alzheimer’s; Refined Carbs and Depression

Worry Over Memory Problems Fades in Years Before AD
In a new study shedding light on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) development, researchers analyzed 10 years worth of data on more than 2,000 older adults who underwent annual tests of memory and thinking skills and answered questions about their mental acuity. They found

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

Older adults who experience the onset of major depression might want to consider whether their symptoms could be a side effect of a medication they are taking. Certain drugs have been linked to a higher risk for depression and suicidal thinking in a portion of patients. Assessment by a physician

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