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PTSD Research Highlights Early Intervention Strategies

December 21, 2016 Share this content: Emotional numbing after a traumatic event leads to social withdrawal. Intrusive memories of a traumatic event and the associated physiological reactions to those memories in the acute period after the event appear to play a central role in the development of post traumatic stress disorder, suggests findings

Modifiable Psychological Factors Influence TKA for OA

December 21, 2016 This article originally appeared on Rheumatology Advisor. Share this content: Psychological factors drive expectations of poor outcomes following total knee arthroplasty. Psychological factors affect the choice to undergo TKA. There are more than 4 million people in the US who have undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA), making it one of the most

Aging a Stronger Predictor of Depression, Negative Mood Than Menopause

December 20, 2016 Share this content: Depressive symptoms and negative mood are tied more closely to age than menopause. Overall age is more strongly associated with negative mood and depressive symptoms than is menopausal status, according to a study conducted at the University of Melbourne, Australia and published in Menopause. Katherine Campbell and colleagues

FDA Removing Black Box Warnings on Smoking Cessation Drugs

December 19, 2016 Share this content: Varenicline and bupropion pose a lower risk of serious mental health side effects than was previously thought. Following a required clinical trial review1, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 2 smoking cessation drugs, varenicline(Chantix®, Pfizer)  and bupropion (Zyban®, GlaxoSmithKline), are associated with a

Depression Medication Linked to Increased Risk of ICH

December 19, 2016 This article originally appeared on Neurology Advisor. Share this content: Caution should be taken when prescribing high-strength SSRIs, particularly in combination with anticoagulant therapies. Risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) increases with the strength of the agent used (ICH), according to results from a large-scale

Youth Depression Onset Predicted by Anxiety, Family History, Adversity

Irritability and fear or anxiety have emerged as significant precursors to adolescent depression in children of depressed parents, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry. Displays of low mood or disruptive behavior, however, did not significantly precede or predict major depressive disorder in these children. Other significant antecedents to an adolescent's

Treating ASD With Theater: Interview with Expert Dr Blythe Corbett

December 16, 2016 Share this content: Theater provides opportunities for youth with ASD to improve communication and social skills. Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is “characterized by impairment in social competence as well as restricted interests and behaviors.”1 These deficits, which many consider to be lifelong and resistant to treatment, manifest across multiple domains.2

PTSD Risk Following Unexpected Death of a Loved One May Be Predictable

December 15, 2016 Share this content: Risk factors can predict PTSD following the death of a loved one. Certain risk factors can strongly predict the risk of a person developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the unexpected death of a loved one, suggests a new study in Depression and Anxiety. “Preliminary evidence suggests that