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Depression and Dementia in Older Adults Increase Risk of Preventable Hospitalizations
HBNS STORY | November 20, 2014
Older adults with mental health conditions, such as depression or cognitive impairment, have a higher risk of readmission within 30 days after a hospital stay for pneumonia, heart attack or congestive heart failure, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Taking an Active Role in Your Recovery
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | November 12, 2014 | Alexandra Rosas
I was once someone who never felt that I'd be normal again. But recovery is made up of small steps that lead us to a successful life – these steps toward wellness matter, because being active versus passive about your recovery greatly increases the likelihood of a positive outcome...
Stress Is US
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | September 8, 2014 | Jane Sarasohn Kahn
"Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it," Lily Tomlin once quipped. So it's no surprise, then, that one-half of the people in the U.S. have had a major stressful event or experience in the last year. And health tops the list...
Anxiety Associated With Ulcer Risk
HBNS STORY | August 14, 2014
A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry finds evidence of a relationship between anxiety disorders and the prevalence and incidence of ulcer over a 10-year period in a sample of U.S. adults.
Mental Health Screening in Primary Care Helps Veterans
HBNS STORY | August 12, 2014
Veterans who receive mental health screening during primary care visits are generally getting adequate follow-up treatment, but the process for acquiring care could be improved, finds a new study in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Family History of Undertreatment May Discourage Blacks from Seeking Mental Health Care
HBNS STORY | August 7, 2014
Blacks with a family history of untreated mental health disorders are less likely to seek treatment, even when they rate their own mental health as poor, finds a new study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
HBNS STORY | July 24, 2014
A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, do not receive adequate mental health treatment.
Lacking Trust in One's Doctor Affects Health of Emotionally Vulnerable Cancer Patients
HBNS STORY | July 22, 2014
The physical and mental well-being of people with cancer may be affected by how they feel about their relationship with their physician and by differences in attachment styles, finds a new study from General Hospital Psychiatry.
Mental Health Wins When Teens Play School Sports
HBNS STORY | July 1, 2014
Adolescents who play team sports in grades 8 through 12 have less stress and better mental health as young adults, finds new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Growing Up Poor Impacts Physical and Mental Health in Young Adults
HBNS STORY | June 24, 2014
Socioeconomic adversity during childhood increases the likelihood of both depression and higher body mass index (BMI) in early adolescence, which can worsen and lead to illness for young adults, according to a new report in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Psychological Distress Affects Tobacco Use Differently for Men and Women
HBNS STORY | June 17, 2014
A new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior finds that women are more likely than men to use tobacco products after experiencing severe psychological distress.
Blacks with Financial Worries Have Lower Health Scores
HBNS STORY | April 15, 2014
Black adults who reported feeling more financial strain also rated their health more poorly than those with less financial strain, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior.
Hospitalization Increases Risk of Depression and Dementia for Seniors
HBNS STORY | February 27, 2014
People over age 65 who have been hospitalized are at significantly greater risk for dementia or depression, finds a new study in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Simple Waiting Room Test Can Help Diagnose Depression and Anxiety
HBNS STORY | February 25, 2014
A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry finds patients visiting the hospital for a variety of ailments can be easily screened for depression and anxiety as they wait for care.
Getting Help for Depression
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | February 20, 2014 | Be a Prepared Patient
Depression affects nearly one in ten Americans yet many people often go untreated. In fact, a recent study found that 70 percent of people surveyed with symptoms of depression received no treatment of any kind. Here's advice on how to get help...
Men, Elderly, Minorities Not Getting Treated for Depression
HBNS STORY | February 6, 2014
Depression rates are increasing in the U.S. and under-treatment is widespread, especially among certain groups including men, the poor, the elderly and ethnic minorities, finds a new study in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Welcome Shifts in Primary Care
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | January 23, 2014 | CFAH Staff
What exactly is primary care? There have been a number of news stories lately that point to shifts in its traditional definitions and in what patients can (or should) expect to receive from primary care providers...
Teen Concussions Increase Risk for Depression
HBNS STORY | January 9, 2014
Teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as teens who have never had a concussion, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Better Diagnoses May Help Vets with Anxiety Get Treatment
HBNS STORY | December 5, 2013
Veterans who suffer from anxiety may not get appropriate treatment for want of a specific diagnosis, finds a new study in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Color Us Stressed – How to Deal
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | December 2, 2013 | Jane Sarasohn Kahn
Coast-to-coast, stress is the norm for most Americans: 55 percent of people feel stressed in everyday life, and far more women feel the stress than men do. It will take a village to help manage stress, including but not limited to our doctors.
Teens from Military Families Suffer from Deployments
HBNS STORY | November 19, 2013
Teens that have had a parent or sibling on military deployment were more likely to have suicidal thoughts or be depressed than teens without military connections, finds a new study in The Journal of Adolescent Health.
Chronic Pain and Emotional Distress Often Treated With Risky Medications
HBNS STORY | November 12, 2013
People with chronic pain and emotional distress are more likely to be given ongoing prescriptions for opioid drugs, which may not help, finds a new review in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Lifestyle Behaviors Key to Post-Deployment Health of Veterans
HBNS STORY | October 31, 2013
A new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion finds that the lifestyle of veterans both pre- and post-deployment influences their post-deployment wellness.
Latest Health Behavior News
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | October 11, 2013 | Health Behavior News Service
In this week's health news: Patient-doctor relationship affects diabetes care | Women in Appalachia at risk for late stage breast cancer | People with asthma need not fear exercise | Treating depression helps some smokers quit...
It May Not “Get Better” For Bisexual Teens
HBNS STORY | October 1, 2013
A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that bisexual teens may be at risk for suicide even into young adulthood.
Treating Depression Helps Some Smokers Quit
HBNS STORY | September 19, 2013
Adding mood management strategies to smoking cessation programs helped people with depression or a history of depression quit smoking for longer periods than a standard program, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library
What Is Palliative Care?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Palliative care provides therapies are designed to make patients more comfortable and ease the symptoms of serious illnesses or conditions. Learn more.
Exercising with Others Helps College Students Reduce Stress
HBNS STORY | September 3, 2013
College students who exercise with friends are less likely to report feeling stressed, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.
Body Image Tied to Suicidal Thoughts in Young Teens
HBNS STORY | August 29, 2013
Seeing oneself as overweight or obese may be an important, independent predictor of suicidal thoughts, especially in young girls, reports a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Cyberbullying Puts Teens at Risk
HBNS STORY | June 4, 2013
Teenage victims of cyberbullying, defined as the use of the internet or cell phones to send hurtful and harassing messages, are more likely to develop symptoms of depression, substance abuse and internet addiction, reports a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Teens Experience Both Sides of Dating Violence
HBNS STORY | May 14, 2013
Teens in a relationship that involves dating violence are likely to be both a victim and perpetrator, as opposed to being just one or the other, finds a recent study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Chronic Pain Sufferers Likely to Have Anxiety
HBNS STORY | May 7, 2013
Patients coping with chronic pain should also be evaluated for anxiety disorders, according to new research published in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Depressed Teens Have Rocky Twenties
HBNS STORY | April 2, 2013
Depressed teenagers are more likely to have serious problems during their twenties, including ongoing mental illness and excessive drinking, finds a recent study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Elderly Women in Rural Areas Less Likely to Recover from Depression
HBNS STORY | March 19, 2013
Being female and living in a rural area are among several factors that predicted whether an elderly person with depression recovered over the course of a year, finds a recent study in Depression Research and Treatment.
Diabetes + Depression = Increased Risk of Death
HBNS STORY | February 13, 2013
People living with diabetes who also have untreated depression are at increased risk of death, according to a recent evidence review in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Need Help With Your Mental Health?
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
How can you distinguish clinical depression from day-to-day sadness - and when does it require professional help?
Depression: When Should You Get Help?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Promote Your Health
Depression is a common condition, especially in people with chronic illnesses. Here’s how to recognize if you need help.
Handling Treatment Side Effects
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Participate in Your Treatment
Sometimes treatment can produce troubling side effects. Here’s how to recognize them and what to do if you have them.
Most People with Hepatitis C Go Untreated, Despite Effective Drugs
HBNS STORY | December 10, 2012
Just 20 percent of people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) begin the recommended treatment regimen and less than 5 percent go on to successfully overcome the virus, according to a new review in General Hospital Psychiatry. Untreated substance abuse and depression are among the barriers to care.
Collaborative Care Teams Improve Mental Health Outcomes
HBNS STORY | October 17, 2012
Collaborative care, a model that involves multiple clinicians working with a patient, significantly improves depression and anxiety outcomes compared to standard primary care treatment for up to two years, finds a new review by The Cochrane Library.
Depression in Young Adults Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death
HBNS STORY | August 14, 2012
Depression in young adulthood can have long-lasting effects, potentially leading to a higher risk of death even decades later, suggests a new study in the Annals of Epidemiology.
Training Teens to Handle Emotions Improves Mental Health
HBNS STORY | April 19, 2012
Teens who received emotional intelligence training in school had improved scores on several measures of emotional well-being, including less anxiety, depression and social stress, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
People with Multiple Chronic Illnesses Have Trouble Coordinating Care
HBNS STORY | March 29, 2012
Younger patients and those with several chronic illnesses are more likely to report difficulties with care coordination than older patients with just one chronic illness, finds a new study in Health Services Research.
Primary Care Doctors Fail to Recognize Anxiety Disorders
HBNS STORY | February 21, 2012
Primary care providers fail to recognize anxiety disorders in two-thirds of patients with symptoms, reports a new study in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Few Depressed College Students Receive Adequate Care
HBNS STORY | February 16, 2012
Less than one in four college students with symptoms of serious depression receives adequate treatment. Current health care services on campus might not be sufficient for delivering good quality mental health care, according to a new study in the journal General Hospital Psychiatry.
Girls Report More Mental Distress and Are Prescribed More Psychiatric Drugs than Boys
HBNS STORY | January 10, 2012
More than 15 percent of Norwegian teenagers ages 15 to 16 reported “mental distress,” or symptoms of depression and anxiety, with significantly more girls reporting distress than boys, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Girls with mental distress were also more likely than their male counterparts to be prescribed psychiatric drugs.
Beyond Moodiness: Dangers of Adolescent Depression
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | December 20, 2011 | Conversation Continues
Several recent studies reveal that the causes of depression in children are many, and its outward manifestation in teens often goes beyond recognizable symptoms of sadness and lethargy.
Feelings of Depression and Binge Eating Go Hand in Hand in Teen Girls
HBNS STORY | December 13, 2011
Teenage girls who feel depressed are twice as likely to start binge eating as other girls are, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The reverse is also true: Girls who engage in regular binge eating face double the normal risk of depressive symptoms.
Group Programs to Prevent Childhood Depression Prove Effective
HBNS STORY | December 7, 2011
Psychological interventions to prevent depression in children and adolescents can be useful, with protective effects that last for up to a year, finds a new systematic review in The Cochrane Library.
Youth with Behavior Problems Are More Likely to Have Thought of Suicide
HBNS STORY | December 6, 2011
Children who show early signs of problem behavior are more likely to have thought of killing or harming themselves, suggests new research in the latest issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.
No Difference in Side-Effects When Switching or Adding Antidepressants
HBNS STORY | November 17, 2011
Patients with depression who fail to see improvement after taking an antidepressant often have their initial medication switched or combined with a second drug. The perception of potential side effects has influenced clinician decisions about which strategy to take. New research now suggests one strategy may not be any more likely to be harmful than the other.
Pre-Existing Hypertension Linked to Depression in Pregnant Women
HBNS STORY | November 10, 2011
Women with a history of high blood pressure before getting pregnant have a higher risk of depression than women who develop pregnancy-related hypertension, according to a new study.
Cognitive Reframing Can Help Dementia Caregivers with Depression, Stress
HBNS STORY | November 9, 2011
A new evidence review from the Netherlands finds that a psychotherapy technique called cognitive reframing can help reduce caregivers’ stress when they are caring for loved ones with dementia.
Depressive Symptoms May Make Asthma Control More Difficult
HBNS STORY | October 25, 2011
People with asthma are more likely to have symptoms of depression. Those with asthma and depressive symptoms are more likely to sleep less, be physically inactive and smoke than asthmatic people without symptoms of depression. The combination of mental distress and asthma may lead to a worsening of asthma symptoms and an overall decline in health.
Stressed-Out Workers Less Likely to Stick With Wellness Centers
HBNS STORY | August 31, 2011
Asking people who join a gym, fitness or wellness center just one short question about their stress level can identify those who are at risk of health problems and poor health habits, according to a new study.
Guest Blog: Is It Post-Heart Attack Depression or Just Feeling Sad?
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | August 4, 2011 | Carolyn Thomas
One of the small joys of having launched my site [http://myheartsisters.org/] is discovering by happy accident the wisdom of other writers ' even when they're writing on unrelated topics not remotely connected to my favourite subject which is, of course, women and heart disease. For example, I happened upon a link to Sandra Pawula's lovely blog called Always Well Within. Sandra teaches mindfulness meditation, and she lives in Hawai'i (note her correct spelling).
With Diabetes, Untreated Depression Can Lead to Serious Eye Disease
HBNS STORY | July 28, 2011
Patients with diabetes who also suffer from depression are more likely to develop a serious complication known as diabetic retinopathy, a disease that damages the eye’s retina, a five-year study finds.
Sexually Victimized Girls With PTSD Not More Likely to Binge Drink Later
HBNS STORY | July 26, 2011
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common outcome of sexual assault among many teenage girls, but they do not necessarily cope by binge drinking, a new study finds.
Parents’ Military Deployments Take Emotional Toll on Teens
HBNS STORY | July 26, 2011
When military deployments call for their parents to serve abroad, adolescents have a tough time adjusting, and a new study shows their moods often lead to risky behavior.
Serious Distress Linked to Higher Health Care Spending
HBNS STORY | May 12, 2011
Sufferers of serious psychological distress spend an average of $1,735 more on health care each year compared to those without the condition.
Minority Women Might Have Higher Depression Risk During Pregnancy
HBNS STORY | March 22, 2011
A new study finds that African-American and Asian/Pacific Islander women have double the risk that others do of becoming depressed before giving birth.
Black Men at Both Ends of Economic Spectrum at Risk for Depression
HBNS STORY | March 8, 2011
Jobless African-American men might be at a greater risk of suffering from depression—as are African-American men making $80,000 and upward.
Support Groups Have Built-in Benefits for People with Depression
HBNS STORY | February 17, 2011
People who get together for support with depression may find their symptoms decrease, a new systematic review suggests.
Multiple Sclerosis More Linked to Depression in Minorities
HBNS STORY | December 21, 2010
For many with multiple sclerosis, the disease wreaks havoc with emotional well being, and according to a new study, minorities might especially be at risk for developing depressive symptoms.
Treating Women’s Depression Might Help Them Lose Weight
HBNS STORY | December 10, 2010
For women coping with obesity and depression, new research finds that improving your mood might be the link to losing weight.
Depressed Smokers Less Likely to Stay Tobacco Free
HBNS STORY | December 7, 2010
Depressed smokers want to quit the nicotine habit just as much as non-depressed smokers, but a new study suggests that depression can put a kink in their success.
In Cyber Bullying, Depression Hits Victims Hardest
HBNS STORY | September 21, 2010
When Depression Is Severe
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
Severe depression is life threatening, so it is worth every effort you make and every resource it may take to get depression under control and make life more manageable.
Everyone Doesn't Call it the Blues
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | April 7, 2010 | Dorothy Jeffress
In a recent HBNS research news story, from a study in the journal, General Hospital Psychiatry, we reported that stigma prevents many Latinos from receiving treatment from depression. The study points out that many Latinos prefer to handle personal problems or concerns privately and may resist seeking treatment.
Stigma Keeps Some Latinos From Depression Treatment
HBNS STORY | March 26, 2010
Trends: From Anxiety to Depression and Back Again
HBNS STORY | March 25, 2010