Health News

Cushing Death Rate ‘Unacceptable’

Excess mortality among people with endogenous Cushing syndrome (CS) has declined in the past 20 years yet remains three times higher than in the general population, new research finds. Among more than 90,000 individuals with endogenous CS, the overall proportion of mortality ― defined as the ratio of the number of deaths from CS divided […]

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Celebrity Moms: “Postpartum Depression Is Real”

When you think you have finally made it through a safe delivery and all is going well with your little bundle of joy, there is a sudden drift you can’t really explain. We all understand the extremity of what can happen after birth when we believe the connection and bonding should be the best option.    However, some […]

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COVID-19 survivors experience symptoms up to 10 months after infection, study finds

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms are increasingly recognized to persist among a subset of individuals following acute infection, but features associated with this persistence are not well-understood. Previous reports showed that some patients who recover from COVID-19 report chronic symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, cough, and weakness. Some individuals report neurological and psychiatric effects, such as memory […]

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Layperson can reduce pregnant women’s depression as well as mental health professional

Perinatal depression has soared during the pandemic. But many mental health professionals are overwhelmed and can’t take on new clients. Good news comes from a new Northwestern Medicine study finding paraprofessionals generated similar reductions in depressive symptoms as mental health professionals when delivering a group-based cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention. The study findings are based on adding […]

Medications

Terry White Chemists Clomipramine

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS CLOMIPRAMINE Contains the active ingredient, clomipramine (as clomipramine hydrochloride) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine This leaflet answers some common questions about clomipramine. It does not contain all the […]

Medications

Chemmart Escitalopram

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. CHEMMART ESCITALOPRAM Contains the active ingredient, escitalopram (as escitalopram oxalate) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about escitalopram. It does not contain all the available information. […]

Health Problems

Treatment of amnesia

Amnesia or memory loss is associated with stress, anxiety and frustration and is often very distressing for the patient as well as for his or her family and friends. Types of treatment for amnesia Treatment of amnesia and memory loss include (1-4): Cognitive therapy using speech or language therapist can be of help in patients […]

Health Problems

Symptoms of amnesia

Memory loss may range from mild forgetfulness to more sever and permanent dementias. It is normal to be mildly forgetful with age. However, some worrying symptoms should alert the patient as well as the family and relatives as to the underlying causes of memory loss. Questions asked to sufferers of amnesia Some of the questions […]

Health Problems

Diagnosis of Anxiety

Anxiety disorders have multiple subtypes each of which is characterized by unnecessary worry that can be distressing to the patient. How is diagnosis of Anxiety made? Diagnosis is made using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (Text Revision) also called DSM-IV-TR. The manual lays down criteria for diagnosis of each of the […]