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Depression Disrupts Overall Health

· · Depression
  One of the symptoms of depression is a loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies that were once enjoyed. This is often true for both men and women and can lead to lethargy, sadness, and social isolation. But there are also some unique differences in how men and women … Read More

Newsbriefs: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs; Pain; Interval Walking

· · Depression
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Can Help Curb Depression. After pooling data from 26 trials, researchers reported in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry that a variety of anti-inflammatory medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), were 52% more effective in reducing the severity of major depression than placebo. NSAIDs, omega-3 fatty … Read More

From The Editor: Coping with “Winter Blues”

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In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how frigid winter temperatures increase the risk of stroke. Cold weather also has been linked to a raised risk of heart attack, and more frequent and severe lung disease symptoms. But winter also can impact your mood. I suffer from the “winter blues” … Read More

Resources

· · Depression
For general information about depression, contact the following organizations: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org 202-966-7300 3615 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20016-3007 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org info@afsp.org 888-333-AFSP (2377) 120 Wall St., 29th Floor New York, NY 10005 American Psychiatric Association www.psych.org apa@psych.org 202-559-3900 800 Maine Ave., … Read More

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