Depression

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”

· · Depression
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

Glossary

· · Depression
addiction: A physiologic need for a habit-forming substance, such as alcohol, nicotine, or certain drugs. Addictions also can be behavioral, such as for sex and gambling. anhedonia: The inability to feel pleasure; a common symptom of depression. antidepressants: Medications that improve mood and functioning in people with depression by regulating the … Read More

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