Depression, Anti Depressants, Antidepressant Medications

13 Jan

Eating Fish Regularly May Prevent Kidney Damage In Diabetics

One of the most serious complications of diabetes is kidney disease. British researchers have discovered that eating fish twice a week might help diabetes patients prevent kidney problems, according to a study published in the November edition of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation.

The study traced the records of more than 22,300 middle-aged and older English men and women who were part of a large European cancer study. The participants were asked about their diet habits and had their urine samples analyzed for the presence of a protein called albumin, which is an indicator of kidney damage.
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05 Jan

Depression During Pregnancy May Cause Premature Birth

THURSDAY, Oct. 23 — Women who are depressed early in their pregnancy run a higher risk of preterm delivery, the leading cause of infant mortality, a new study suggests.

For the study, researchers interviewed 791 San Francisco-area women near their 10th week of pregnancy. Forty-one percent reported “significant” symptoms of depression, and 22 percent reported “severe” symptoms.

Those women with severe symptoms had almost twice the risk of an early birth, defined as before 37 weeks’ gestation. Those with significant symptoms had a 60 percent risk of early birth, the study found.

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05 Jan

Depression in pregnancy tied to preterm birth

By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with depression symptoms early in pregnancy may be at heightened risk of delivering prematurely, a study published Thursday suggests.

Researchers found that among 791 pregnant women they followed, those who were suffering from significant depression symptoms around the 10th week of pregnancy were twice as likely as non-depressed women to give birth too early.

What’s more, the risk of preterm delivery rose in tandem with the severity of early-pregnancy depression — supporting a direct relationship between the two.

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05 Jan

Music Reduces Pregnancy Stress

- Forget pickles and ice cream. What do pregnant women really need to take the edge off? Brahms and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

Music may reduce the stress, anxiety, and depression that many pregnant women experience. A study of 236 pregnant women in Taiwan shows that the participants who listened to music for 30 minutes per day for two weeks significantly reduced their stress, anxiety, and depression, compared with participants who did not. The study, conducted by researchers at the College of Nursing at Kaohsiung Medical University, was published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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