COPD Depression and Anxiety

COPD Depression and Anxiety.  Please call if you have depression or anxiety with COPD. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States,1 affecting an estimated 10.1 million Americans.2 It is associated with multiple comorbidities, including depression and anxiety.3 The prevalence of depression in COPD ranges from…

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Depression or Trauma

A recent study found that major depression leaves a metabolic signature, meaning that depression changes DNA.  The study also revealed that the DNA samples taken from women with histories of stress-related depression – often related to forms of childhood adversity such sexual abuse – that there were more mitochondrial DNA…

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Diabetes and Depression

Several studies show a link between diabetes and depression. Depression often occurs with many chronic health conditions, although we don’t know why. With diabetes, depression can impact self-care and diabetes management, and diabetes management can impact depression.  There is also research showing that depression is a precursor to type II…

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Depression Self-Management

Depression Self-Management.  If you experience moderate to severe depression, please seek help. Despite the development of various self-management programmes that attempt to ameliorate symptoms of patients with chronic major depressive disorder (MDD), little is known about what these patients perceive as helpful in their struggle during daily live. The present…

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Depresion and Heart Disease

Depression and Heart Disease Depression often occurs with heart disease.  For help with depression related to coronary issues, please seek help. From Depressive Symptoms, Cardiovascular Disease Severity, and Functional Status in Older Adults With Coronary Heart Disease: The Heart and Soul Study by Nancy L. Sin, PhD, Kristine Yaffe, MD,…

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Therapy helps depression

Therapy helps depression.  If you experience depression, please seek help. From Medscape Psychotherapies for Adult Depression: Recent Developments by Pim Cuijpers, Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2015;28(1):24-29. Summary Psychotherapies are essential tools in the treatment of adult depression. Randomized trials have shown that these treatments are effective, and by focusing on key…

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Depression and Back Pain

Depression and Back Pain If you suffer from depression, please seek help. Depression impacts physical health. March 02, 2015 Genetics’ Role in Association Between Depression and Back Pain From the Psychiatry Advisor Scientists have discovered a genetic link that contributes to the association between depression and lower back pain, according…

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Grief or Depression

Grief or Depression? Distinguishing Grief, Complicated Grief, and Depression.  If you struggle with grief or depression, please seek help. Medscape Psychiatry interview with Ronald W. Pies, MD, M. Katherine Shear, MD, Sidney Zisook, MD, December 26, 2014 Depression, grief, and complicated grief can be difficult to distinguish from one another. However, a…

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