Wednesday, July 8, 2020

mental illness

mental illness
Dementia risk increased in female vets with brain injury, PTSD

Dementia Risk Increased in Female Vets with Brain Injury, PTSD

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health)  Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life...
A woman holds a packet of an antidepressant drug in Leicester

Many Older Adults Don’t Take Prescribed Antidepressants

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or...
Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Lingering Mental Health Effects

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who...
Cancer diagnosis tied to increased suicide risk

Cancer Diagnosis Tied to Increased Suicide Risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) Despite improved survival rates for many cancers, a diagnosis can still be very distressing and may raise a patient's risk of...
Suicide rate rising among U.S. workers

Suicide Rate Rising among U.S. Workers

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Suicide rates are rising among U.S. workers, and the risk may depend partly on the types of jobs people do, government...
Untreated hearing loss tied to cognitive decline in older adults

Untreated Hearing Loss Tied to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  While age-related hearing loss has long been linked to cognitive decline, a UK study suggests hearing aids may help minimize the...