Depression affects arthritic knee symptoms

Depression can exacerbate the symptoms of knee arthritis in patients who have minimal or moderate radiographic severity according to a study of 660 of patients aged 65 or older. Read more at ttp://

Psychological effects of prenatal loss persists

A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry reports that depression and anxiety following a miscarriage or stillbirth persists even after the birth of a healthy child. Read more at

Negative job situation puts nurses at risk for depression

The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research reports that nurses who experience job strain, role overload, and a lack of respect have an increased risk of depression. Read more at

Potential new treatment for SRI-resistant patients with depression

S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe), a naturally occurring molecule, may be an effective treatment for patients with depression who don’t respond to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) according to a study of 73 patients in the American...

Study says depression increases risk of dementia

Depression is associated with a higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease in older men and women according to a study in Neurology that followed people over 17 years. Read more here.

Take Note – June 2009

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Take Note – November 2007

Medical illiteracy can kill A 6-year study of 3,260 patients ages 65 and older found that almost 40% of those considered medically illiterate died during the study. Only 19% of those who were considered medically...

Recognizing depression in children

All kids can be moody and unpredictable. But for roughly 5% of children, behavioral changes reflect depression. Learn why depression holds added dangers for children - and how you can detect it.