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High Dose Antidepressants May Make Youth More Depressed
Antidepressants have been linked to suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors among children and young adults. However, it may not be medication itself that leads to these behaviors.
Physical Signs of Depression May Be Common in ICU
Recovering from trauma and a lengthy ICU stay might make some people depressed. But their depression may not display itself as one might expect, a new study has found.
Antidepressants May Increase How Long Mothers Breastfeed
Mothers who take prescription medications often worry if they can breastfeed their baby. Stopping antidepressant use may not be necessary and may even help breastfeeding.
Understanding the New Daddy Blues
Becoming a parent brings a host of changes that not every person is prepared for. Depression after a new child's arrival can occur for both mothers and fathers.
Balancing Antidepressants' Risks during Pregnancy
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy has always involved a balancing of possible benefits and risks. But so does skipping the medication when a mom has depression.
Few Spine Surgeons Used Psych Screening Before Surgery
Mental health issues may play a role in disabling back pain that can require surgery, and experts recommend mental health screening before spinal surgery. But it seems some surgeons may have missed this recommendation.
Depression Can Hit the Heart
Depression is a mental condition. However, the dangers of this condition can spread beyond mental health, and may even involve the heart.
Premature Births Linked to Antidepressant Use in Moms
There are more premature babies born these days than there were 20 years ago, and there are more pregnant women taking antidepressants. Researchers recently looked to see if there was a link between the two.
Depression and Diabetes Don't Play Nice with Kidneys
Depression is common among diabetes patients and has been linked to negative health outcomes such as heart disease and death. And there may be more.
Dental and Mental Health Linked
Could tooth loss present more than just an oral health problem? New research suggests dental hygiene could have a broader impact on well-being.