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These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia

These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia

A landmark study has linked the long-term use of certain anticholinergic drugs to a higher risk of dementia later on. Several common drugs may put you at higher risk of dementia later in life. This investigation is believed to be the “largest and most detailed” study to date into long-term anticholinergic use and dementia risk. […]

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Could ‘one puff’ of cannabis ease depression?

Could ‘one puff’ of cannabis ease depression?

A new study sheds light on how different quantities of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol — the psychoactive compounds in cannabis — affect levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Researchers reveal how different concentrations of cannabinoids might impact anxiety, stress, and depression. Researchers from Washington State University (WSU) found that adults reported a reduction in depressive symptoms […]

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

Adderall is most commonly used to treat attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. According to research, many people who use Adderall drink alcohol while taking the medication. A 2013 study found that 46.4 percent of students who used Adderall non-medically had simultaneously used alcohol within the past year. Another study found that 19 percent of people […]

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Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast

Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast

For people who experience the most severe symptoms of major depression and are at high risk of suicide, a treatment with an immediate effect could make all the difference, at least in the short-term. But, traditional antidepressants tend to take a long time to kick in. Is there a more efficient treatment on the horizon? […]

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Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide. Psychiatrists were cautiously optimistic about the anesthetic’s potential for treating the mood disorder. “This study only […]

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What are the signs of mild depression?

What are the signs of mild depression?

Mild depression can be hard to diagnose. Many symptoms can feel like regular emotional responses. While the name may suggest that this is not a serious condition, changes in mood can become more severe, and it often helps to address depression at an early stage. In this article, we look at how to identify mild […]

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Many Grad Students Struggle With Anxiety, Depression

Many Grad Students Struggle With Anxiety, Depression

Latest Depression News FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,300 graduate students — 90 percent who were working on their Ph.D. and 10 percent pursuing a master’s. They found that […]

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Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

A person’s risk of developing the common heart disorder atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, may be increased if they also have depression, according to new data. If you have depression, you may be at increased risk of A-fib. These data were recently presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2018 scientific sessions on Epidemiology and […]

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Depression Could Be a Risk Factor for A-Fib: Study

Depression Could Be a Risk Factor for A-Fib: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression can raise your risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm that’s been linked to stroke and heart failure, a new study suggests. A person’s risk of atrial fibrillation increased by about a third if they either reported symptoms of depression […]