Psychiatrists Add Mental Health Diagnosis| US News

Grief is a natural response to losing a loved one that often causes intense yearning, longing and preoccupation with the person who died, along with sadness, anger, anxiety and loneliness. Over time, grief changes and usually subsides with support of family and friends. (Getty Images) While grief and mourning are common rituals after losing someone, … Read more

Cognitive deficit in COVID-19 survivors is equivalent to 20 years of aging

Cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points, say a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. The findings, published in the journal eClinicalMedicine, emerging from the NIHR COVID-19 … Read more

Elon Musk On Twitter Says Wellbutrin Should Be Taken Off Market, Here’s The Pushback

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has expressed plans to buy Twitter, got quite a response for a tweet on … [+] Wellbutrin, an antidepressant medication. (Photo by Christian Marquardt – Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images Elon Musk is not a medical doctor. He’s not a psychiatrist or any other type of mental health professional. But on … Read more

Ataxia and MS

Ataxia is loss of muscle control in your arms and legs. Ataxia may cause you to lose your balance and walk with an unsteady gait. You may feel dizzy, clumsy, or unable to coordinate and control your movements. Ataxia can affect your control over your eye movements and the muscles that you use to walk, … Read more

Circadian rhythm disruption in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Implications for the post-acute sequelae of COVID-19

This article was originally published here Brain Behav Immun Health. 2022 Jan 10;20:100412. doi: 10.1016/j.bbih.2022.100412. eCollection 2022 Mar. ABSTRACT Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a common and disabling disorder primarily characterized by persistent fatigue and exercise intolerance, with associated sleep disturbances, autonomic dysfunction, and cognitive problems. The causes of ME/CFS are not well understood … Read more

Alcohol Dependence Drug the Next Anti-Anxiety Med?

Disulfiram, a US Food and Drug Admiistration (FDA)–approved medication for the treatment of chronic alcohol dependence, shows promise as a potential anxiolytic, early research suggests. Japanese researchers, headed by Akiyoshi Saitoh, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Science, compared the reactions of mice that received a classic anxiolytic agent (diazepam) to … Read more

Prescriptions for depression, anxiety among young adults on the rise- The New Indian Express

Express News Service BENGALURU: A recent study in England has found an increase in prescriptions for depression. Closer home, anecdotal evidence in Karnataka has revealed that prescriptions for anti-depressants in teenagers have gone up drastically. Research by the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, was published in the Britain Journal of General Practice. Doctors and mental … Read more

A gift I really liked was sent to me in error

DEAR ABBY: When I texted my faraway sibling, “Pat,” to thank them for a thoughtful gift I really liked, they said, “Oh no, the mailing labels for the boxes mailed to you and our other sibling must have been mixed up.” Then Pat insisted I immediately trade gifts with our sibling. Pat contacted our sibling’s … Read more

Diagnosing chronic respiratory diseases from within the bedroom

For World Sleep Day 2022, News-Medical speaks to Max Sieghold, Co-Founder and CFO of Sleepiz, about their technology and its ability to diagnose sleep apnea from the bedroom. Please can you introduce yourself, tell us about your background in sleep research and chronic respiratory disorders, and what inspired your latest research? My Name is Max … Read more

Psychedelic drug LSD may be effective in anxiety treatment

Share on PinterestThe use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD in mental health treatment is at the forefront of clinical research. Lyuba Burakova/Stocksy Psychedelic compounds have gained increased attention as potential therapeutic agents in mental health, especially in low- and non-hallucinogenic doses. A new study shows that repeated doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) Over … Read more