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Child Mental Health Disorder Rates May Not Be Rising
Recent claims about children's mental health in the media have had a tendency to be somewhat negative. But a new Canadian study suggests some of those claims may be inaccurate.
Mild Depression May Slow Spine Surgery Recovery
Spinal stenosis tends to affect patients as they grow older. Surgery can provide relief, but those with even slight depression may face difficulties recovering.
Depression Common Among Women With Breast Cancer
Being diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease like breast cancer can come as an emotional shock. And a new study found that women diagnosed with breast cancer had a raised risk for depression.
Women May Be More Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
A heart attack can be a stressful event, even to the point that it can affect mental health. This may be especially true for women, say the authors of a new study.
Physical Activity May Combat Depression
People who exercise may have fewer symptoms of depression, new research suggests. But depressed patients may find it difficult to motivate themselves to work out.
Exercise Early May Not Prevent Depression in Adolescents Later
Exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on symptoms of depression. But these mental health benefits may not be the same in young people as in others.
Some Antidepressants Associated With Dental Implant Failure
Some dental implants don't stay in place after they have been inserted. New research suggests certain medicines may contribute to this problem
Depression in Cancer Patients Went Untreated
Many cancer patients face depression, and they often aren't treated for it. But a new approach could transform their care.
Meds Plus Therapy Helped With Depression
The most common treatment for depression is prescription antidepressants. But a more effective treatment could be to combine the medicine with therapy sessions, a new study suggests.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.