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Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression
The drug ketamine -- known as Special K on the party scene -- shows promise as a depression treatment. But researchers aren t ready to recommend it because its long-term effects remain unknown. That gap in knowledge must be filled before ketamine can be widely used to treat depression, said Colleen Loo, co-author of a new research review. She s a professor at the University of New South Wales in A ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer
Smile and the world smiles with you. But send a smiley emoji at work, and people might think you re incompetent. So suggests a new study that found the email use of emoticons such as the smiley face don t convey a positive impression and may even make it more difficult to share information in business documents. Our findings provide first-time evidence that, contrary to actual smiles, smileys do n ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
The Positive Side of Water-Cooler Gossip
Psychologists and sociologists call it reputational information sharing, but you know it better as gossip. You may not think of office chit-chat as a force for good. But research done at Stanford University and published in the journal Psychological Science found that, in office settings, gossip about worker performance can promote honest behavior and a better work ethic. The study was based on ex ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care
New research confirms that psychiatric patients are at high risk for suicide immediately after being discharged from a mental health care facility, and that risk can remain high for years. Discharged patients have suicide rates many times that in the general community, said a team led by Matthew Michael Large of the University of New South Wales in Australia. One psychiatrist in the United States ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers
Two decades after the U.S. farm crisis, the suicide rate among American farmers remains much higher than among other workers, a new study finds. Occupational factors such as poor access to quality health care, isolation and financial stress interact with life factors to continue to place farmers at a disproportionately high risk for suicide, said study co-author Corinne Peek-Asa. She is a professo ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse
The loss of a spouse is never easy, but the loss of a spouse to suicide may be even more devastating, leading to a greater risk of a host of mental and physical problems, Danish researchers suggest. Surviving partners are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Surviving spouses are also at higher risk for suicide themselves, the s ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Suicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy: Study
Pregnancy isn t always a happy time. Suicide is a leading cause of death among pregnant and recently pregnant women, a new study finds. Suicide is up there with causes of death like bleeding and high blood pressure, said Dr. Richard Silver, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago. There s no question that pregnancy is a time when mental health issues ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk
Getting care at a hospital for a psychiatric disorder may be linked to a higher risk of stroke in the following weeks and months, new research suggests. People who sought care at a hospital for serious mental health conditions -- such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder -- faced a tripled risk of stroke following their visit, the study authors contended. The risk started to de ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study
Men who have playboy attitudes and believe in power over women may face a higher risk for mental health trouble than men who don t, a broad new research review suggests. The finding on sexism, and other so-called traditional views on masculinity, stems from an analysis of 74 studies conducted between 2003 and 2013. The studies included nearly 19,500 predominantly white male participants, the resea ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
'Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia
A type of talk therapy may provide lasting benefits for schizophrenia patients, a new study suggests. This approach is called recovery-oriented cognitive therapy. The study of 60 patients found those who received this therapy showed major improvements compared to those who received standard treatment, said researcher Paul Grant and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. Schizophrenia is ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'
It started as a bestselling novel aimed at teens. In 2007, Thirteen Reasons Why , by first-time novelist Jay Asher, outlined the story of a 16-year-old named Hannah Baker. In the book, Hannah recounts -- from beyond the grave -- the high school gossip, humiliation, bullying, invasion of privacy, betrayal and sexual assault that led her to suicide. In the spring of 2017, 13 Reasons Why became an ev ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Reaching Beyond the Prescription Pad to Treat Pain
Teaching coping skills may help reduce the risk that patients with chronic pain will become addicted to opioid painkillers, a new study suggests. If we lower how many opioids patients are taking, but leave them disabled and not able to live their lives, that is not helpful, said study co-author Dr. Aliza Weinrib, a clinical psychologist in Ontario, Canada. Patients can learn to respond to their pa ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
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