(HealthDay News) — When people with type 2 diabetes also struggle with depression, their odds for a third worrisome condition — dementia — goes up markedly, a new study suggests.
Specifically, patients with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop dementia three to five years after being diagnosed with depression compared to nondepressed people with diabetes, researchers found.
“We’ve known for years that diabetes is a risk factor for dementia,” explained study lead author Dr. Wayne Katon, a professor and vice chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health in Seattle. “In fact, having diabetes itself probably doubles the risk for dementia,” Katon added.
via Risk for Dementia Rises When Diabetes, Depression Meet: Study.
(HealthDay News) — Major depression and conflicts with intimate partners increase the risk of suicide among pregnant women and new mothers, a new study indicates.
“We have a more complete picture now of who these women are and what led up to these tragic events,” study author Dr. Katherine Gold, an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, said in a university news release. “These deaths ripple through families and communities and cause a lot of sorrow and devastation.”
She and her colleagues analyzed 2,083 suicides among women aged 15 to 54 that were recorded over five years in the U.S. National Violent Death Reporting System.
via Depression, Partner Conflict Raise Suicide Risk for Pregnant Women, New Moms.
(HealthDay News) — Having an abusive boss can do more than ruin your workday, it can also harm your family life, new research suggests.
The study, published online and in the winter issue of the journal Personnel Psychology, included 280 full-time employees and their partners who completed online surveys.
The Baylor University researchers found that the stress and tension an abusive boss causes an employee also affects the worker’s partner, their relationship and the rest of the family.
via Abusive Boss May Harm Workers’ Home Life, Too.
HealthDay News — The antidepressant Prozac may help ease repetitive behaviors in some adults with autism, a new study indicates.Researchers randomly assigned 37 adults with autism to take either Prozac fluoxetine or a placebo for 12 weeks. The study participants had difficulties with repetitive behaviors, such as arm flapping, as well as issues with restricted interests or agitation when their routines were disrupted, explained senior study author Dr. Eric Hollander, a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the Autism and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
via Prozac Might Ease Repetitive Behaviors in Some Adults With Autism.
Emerging research suggests thoughts about killing oneself and engaging in suicidal behavior may begin much younger than previously thought.
Experts say that about one in nine youths attempt suicide by the time they graduate from high school. A new study finds that nearly 40 percent of young adults who said they had tried suicide said that they made their first attempt before entering high school.
The study is published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
via Suicidal Behavior May Begin Before High School | Psych Central News.