Post-COVID depression responds better than expected to SSRI drugs, study finds
Oct 07, 2021
The findings may suggest a path to relief for recovered COVID-19 patients, investigators say. About 40% of these patients develop depression within six months of infection, they report.
Long-term symptoms more likely to follow COVID-19 than influenza, study finds
Oct 01, 2021
The results suggest that these effects are linked directly to SARS-CoV-2 infection and are not just a general consequence of viral infection, say investigators from University of Oxford, in the United...
Not so depressing after all
Sep 23, 2021
I had a milestone birthday recently. A birthday which I refused to celebrate, threatened my husband and friends not to dare surprise me with any activities and had planned to spend alone on the couch with...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 15
Sep 15, 2021
Survey: Most seniors approve of healthcare worker vaccinations … Depression levels rose among older adults during pandemic, survey shows … Alzheimer’s advocates urge HHS to adopt ‘aggressive’...
Depression, MS may have synergistic effect on mortality risk
Sep 02, 2021
People with multiple sclerosis, with or without depression, have increased risks for incident vascular disease, all-cause mortality
Detection of hearing loss may delay onset of depression, investigators contend
Aug 20, 2021
Not only may hearing loss cause depression in older adults, but early treatment may delay its onset, new research suggests.
Residents’ lack of energy may signal malnutrition; full assessment advised
Aug 10, 2021
In a study of 13 nursing homes, fully 43% of residents reported that they lacked energy, and 12% were malnourished. The two problems were significantly linked, investigators say.
Antidepressants may work better than exercise for elderly depression
Jul 22, 2021
Antidepressant therapy more effective than supervised physical activity at three and six months
The more sports-watching, the lower seniors’ depression risk: study
Aug 03, 2021
There is a new reason to binge-watch the Olympic Games. Older adults are less likely to be depressed the more they watch sports — either live or on screen, a new study has found.
Screen older adults for pandemic-related mental health concerns, researchers say
Jul 29, 2021
Twenty percent of older poll respondents reported worse mental health, including sleep troubles, depression and anxiety. Screening for symptoms and ensuring accessible treatment will help prevent long-term...