After languishing for years in the shadows of psychiatry’s definition of adult depression, irritability is finally getting some respect again. It’s about damned time, you might say.
A new study has found that people suffering a major depressive episode who report they have become grouchy, hostile, grumpy, argumentative, foul-tempered or angry will likely have a "more complex, chronic and severe form" of major depressive disorder than those who do not acknowledge irritable feelings and behavior.
via Grouchy, angry, irritable and depressed: these are the hard cases, says study – latimes.com.
(HealthDay News) — One-on-one talks with nurses help mothers of premature infants cope with feelings of anxiety, confusion and doubt, a new study reveals.
"Having a prematurely born baby is like a nightmare for the mother," Lisa Segre, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, said in a university news release. "You’re expecting to have a healthy baby, and suddenly you’re left wondering whether he or she is going to live."
Segre and a colleague investigated whether women with premature babies would benefit from having a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse sit with them and listen to their concerns and fears.
via A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies.
1. The dream of waking up and randomly finding the source of your depression.
via 21 Comics That Capture The Frustrations Of Depression.
Reuters Health – Young women using hormone-based contraceptives, including the Pill, were no more likely to be depressed than other women in a new U.S. study.In fact, the women in their 20s and 30s on hormonal contraceptives had fewer symptoms of depression than their peers using other types of contraception or no contraception at all, researchers found.
via The Pill’s link to depression still unclear | Reuters.
The drug Brintellix has been approved to treat depression, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
“Major depressive disorder can be disabling and can keep a person from functioning normally,” Dr. Mitchell Mathis, acting director of the division of psychiatry products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a news release. “Since medications affect everyone differently, it is important to have a variety of treatment options available for patients who suffer from depression.”
via Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2013.