Middle-aged men and women suffering from depression may be more susceptible to dementia down the line, a recent study reports in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Previous studies have linked depression in older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but it has never been clear which came first: was depression a risk factor for dementia or an early symptom? The new study sought to look at depression at younger ages to see if the condition preceded memory decline.
via Study: Depression in Middle Age Linked to Dementia Later On | Healthland | TIME.com.
FRIDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) — Overweight teen girls who are happy with their size and shape have higher levels of self-esteem, are less likely to be depressed and are less prone to unhealthy behaviors than those who don’t like their bodies, researchers say.
For their study, University of California-San Diego researchers surveyed a group of more than 100 overweight teenagers between 2004 and 2006.
via Attitude May Be Key to Overweight Girls' Risk of Depression.
We have a culture that breeds love for football. By the time a child with extraordinary talent reaches puberty, that talent is likely to be revealed, exulted, and exploited. Most parents would welcome the adulation, free college education, and instant millionaire status as a windfall for child and parents alike. Or so it seems. What parent would turn down the chance to say, “My son played 20 years in the NFL, made the Pro Bowl 12 times tied with Ray Lewis for the most in NFL history for a linebacker, made millions yet also gave back significantly to the community? That was the Junior Seau – until his apparent suicide.
via Eat, Prey, and Love: Junior Seau And Another Wake Up Call For Parents Of Child Players – Forbes.
A few months ago, I told you how a quarter-life crisis catapulted me into a severe depression, and my story of recovering. The response I received from that piece since tells me that I’m not alone in this plight, and that many of us have experienced a similar personal crisis. And a recent article on Forbes confirmed that more millennials are suffering from depression, anxiety, or some other form of mood disorder than ever before.
via Dealing With Depression at Work: What You Need to Know – Forbes.
(HealthDay News) — Depression or anxiety affect one-third of Americans with arthritis who are aged 45 or older, a new study shows.
Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that even though anxiety is nearly twice as common as depression among people with arthritis, doctors tend to focus more on depression in these patients.
The study included nearly 1,800 people with arthritis or other rheumatic conditions who took part in the CDC’s Arthritis Conditions and Health Effects Survey. Among the study participants, 31 percent reported anxiety and 18 percent reported depression.
via Anxiety, Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand With Arthritis.