Few Spine Surgeons Used Psych Screening Before Surgery
Mental health issues may play a role in disabling back pain that can require surgery, and experts recommend mental health screening before spinal surgery. But it seems some surgeons may have missed this recommendation.
Depression Can Hit the Heart
Depression is a mental condition. However, the dangers of this condition can spread beyond mental health, and may even involve the heart.
Premature Births Linked to Antidepressant Use in Moms
There are more premature babies born these days than there were 20 years ago, and there are more pregnant women taking antidepressants. Researchers recently looked to see if there was a link between the two.
Depression and Diabetes Don't Play Nice with Kidneys
Depression is common among diabetes patients and has been linked to negative health outcomes such as heart disease and death. And there may be more.
Dental and Mental Health Linked
Could tooth loss present more than just an oral health problem? New research suggests dental hygiene could have a broader impact on well-being.
Risk Factors for Depression after IBD Diagnosis
Depression is more common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than in the general population, but some people with IBD have an even higher risk for depression.
Pfizer Issues Antidepressant Rx Recall
Taking prescribed medication can become a habit that we execute without much thought. But concerns about a medication mix-up may lead some to double-check their labels this week.
Energy Drinks Tied to Teen Troubles
Energy drinks are intended to give you a boost, but a new study tied energy drink consumption in teens to a number of negative issues, including depression.
Hearing Loss Linked to Depression Among Adults
Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and one new study found that even minor hearing loss can have an impact on mental health.
Expert Recommendation: Depression as Risk to Heart Health
High levels of depressive symptoms are common among heart disease patients. Rather than a side effect of heart problems, depression may be a serious risk factor.