Light Therapy Highly Effective for Major Depression

by Pam Harrison November 23, 2015 on Medscape The combination of bright light therapy plus an antidepressant significantly improves nonseasonal major depressive disorder, and light therapy alone is more effective than … [Read more...]

Vitamin D Deficiency Predicts Cognitive Decline

A new study supports a link between low levels of vitamin D and increased risk for cognitive decline, prompting calls for clinical trials to test whether vitamin D supplementation may delay or prevent dementia. In a group of cognitively … [Read more...]

Shorter Stature Linked to Heightened Dementia Risk

by Liam Davenport November 06, 2014 found on Medscape Medical News The risk for dementia-related death is increased in individuals of short physical stature, suggesting that early life circumstances may influence later dementia … [Read more...]

Cocoa Flavanols May Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

by Liam Davenport October 28, 2014 found in Medscape Medical News Age-related memory decline may be reversed with high doses of naturally occurring cocoa flavanols, US researchers have discovered in findings that establish the … [Read more...]

Herpes Simplex May Double Alzheimer’s Risk

by Liam Davenport October 27, 2014 found on Medscape Medical News Herpes simplex virus infection appears to double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), claim Swedish researchers in two separate studies. In a nested … [Read more...]

Positive Long-Term Benefit of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

The Wall Street Journal PRESS RELEASE May 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m. ET Largest clinical study evaluating durability of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) shows depression patients maintained remission through 52 weeks with the … [Read more...]

Bad Dental Hygiene Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent for The Telegraph 12:01AM BST 30 Jul 2013 A study of brain samples from deceased dementia patients found that they contained unusually high levels of Porphyromonas gingivalis, a type of bacteria … [Read more...]

Antioxidant Promising in Teen Marijuana Dependence

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Antioxidant Promising in Teen Marijuana Dependence by Nancy A. Melville June 4, 2012 (Phoenix, Arizona) — The antioxidant supplement N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may be effective as an adjunctive … [Read more...]

Stimulants in ADHD: A Road to Hypertension?

From /psychiatry > Medscape Psychiatry Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH Authors and Disclosures Posted: 06/19/2012 Stimulant Medication Use in Children: A 12-Year Perspective Zuvekas SH, Vitiello B Am J Psychiatry. … [Read more...]

Fruits and Veggies May Help Patients Quit Smoking

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Fruits and Veggies May Help Patients Quit Smoking Fran Lowry June 19, 2012 — Cigarette smokers who eat more fruits and vegetables are more likely to quit smoking and stay off cigarettes over … [Read more...]

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Decline in Middle-Aged Men

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Smoking Linked to Cognitive Decline in Middle-Aged Men Joe Barber Jr, PhD June 21, 2012 — Middle-aged male smokers are more likely to have a faster decline in aspects of cognitive function, … [Read more...]

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Living Alone Linked With Mortality Risks

From Heartwire The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Living Alone Linked With Mortality Risks Michael O'Riordan June 20, 2012 (New York, New York) — That husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, or even the college-aged kid who suddenly moved … [Read more...]

Frequent Chocolate Consumption Linked to Lower BMI

From Medscape Medical NewsFrequent Chocolate Consumption Linked to Lower BMI by Troy Brown March 26, 2012 — A recent study showed that frequent chocolate consumption was associated with lower body mass index (BMI), even when adjusting … [Read more...]

TMS Improves Quality of Life in Drug-Resistant Depression

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry TMS Improves Quality of Life in Drug-Resistant Depression by Caroline Cassels May 17, 2012 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is not only effective in the … [Read more...]

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator–TMS is Effective to Treat Major Depression

TMS is the very impressive cutting-edge in treating Recurrent Major Depression in adults. Currently we have one Outpatient depression treatment modality. It is primarily treating Major Depression Disorder with different classes of … [Read more...]

Comorbidity of Alcohol and Substance Dependence With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

From Alcohol and Alcoholism Comorbidity of Alcohol and Substance Dependence With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medscape News Martin D. Ohlmeier; Karsten Peters; Bert T. Te Wildt; Markus Zedler; Marc Ziegenbein; … [Read more...]

Abuse of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Medscape News From Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine Abuse of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications James E. Lessenger, MD; Steven D. Feinberg, MD, MPH Authors and Disclosures Posted: 04/03/2008; J Am Board … [Read more...]

Agitation, Depression, Apathy Predictors of Progression from MCI to Dementia

From Medscape Medical News Agitation, Depression, Apathy Predictors of Progression from MCI to Dementia by Caroline Cassels July 23, 2010 (Honolulu, Hawaii) — Agitation, apathy, and depression significantly predict progression from … [Read more...]

Vitamin D Supplementation: An Update

From U.S. Pharmacist Vitamin D Supplementation: An Update Christine Gonzalez, PharmD, CHHC Posted: 11/11/2010; US Pharmacist © 2010 Jobson Publishing Introduction An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and … [Read more...]

Trans-Fats Linked to Increased Depression Risk

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Trans-Fats Linked to Increased Depression Risk Findings Have Major Implications for Americans by Deborah Brauser January 28, 2011 — Consumption of trans-unsaturated fatty acids (TFAs or … [Read more...]

Cognitive Training Improves Memory

Kate Johnson Freelance writer, Montreal, Canada From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Cognitive Training to Improve Memory Just as Effective as Other Intellectual Activities Kate Johnson   January 25, 2011 — … [Read more...]

Motrin Can Cause Chron’s Disease

November 2, 2011 (National Harbor, Maryland/Washington, DC) — High doses of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), longer duration of use, or greater frequency of use are all associated with an increased risk for Crohn's disease and … [Read more...]

How Effective Are Antidepressants?

Joseph F. Goldberg, MD; Mark H. Pollack, MD; Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD Posted: 03/11/2010 Editor's Note: In January 2010, JAMA published a meta-analysis by Fournier and colleagues[1] concluding that the efficacy of certain … [Read more...]

Predictors of Dementia

July 23, 2010 (Honolulu, Hawaii) — Agitation, apathy, and depression significantly predict progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to incident dementia, according to the latest findings from the Mayo Clinic Study on … [Read more...]

Cognition and Memory

July 20, 2010 (Honolulu, Hawaii) — Early detection, diagnosis, and care of individuals with newly diagnosed cognitive impairment and dementia can significantly reduce outpatient healthcare costs new research suggests. Presented here … [Read more...]