Trauma, PTSD and CVD

Trauma, PTSD and CVD Women who suffer traumatic events or develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new data from a long-running study of US nurses. “PTSD is not exclusively a psychological problem but also increases risk of chronic disease,” lead…

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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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Health anxiety

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably online and looking for information on your health. Sometimes looking for health info can become an obsession, and it may cause people to spend excessive amounts time worrying about medical conditions. Easy access to online medical information has made it challenging for people…

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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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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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HIV in Older Adults

From Medscape HIV/AIDS Clinical Guidelines HIV in Older Adults: A Quick Reference Guide for HIV Primary Care Clinicians Joseph P. McGowan, MD December 19, 2014 The HIV epidemic is aging across the globe. A recent report from UNAIDS indicates that there are 4.2 million people older than 50 years living…

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