Dementia caregiver depression grows over time

A new diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depression symptoms for the caregiver, research finds.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease depression dementia relationships health-and-medicine caregivers

More than 25% of Americans face depression during COVID

One in four American adults is now likely to be experiencing symptoms of depression, a threefold increase from last year.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 depression trauma money health-and-medicine

Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  alzheimers-disease  depression  dementia  anxiety  aging  delirium  memory-loss

Brains may signal who’ll benefit from workouts for depression

A new study shows that exercise can help relieve depression symptoms in young adults. It also shows that it may be possible to predict who'll benefit most.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression exercise antidepressants brains featured health-and-medicine

Coronavirus: the pandemic is changing our brains – here are the remedies

Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain's hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.

Deniz Vatansever, Junior Principal Investigator, Fudan University • conversation
Aug. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  brain  neuroscience  covid-19  depression  anxiety  psychology  coronavirus-2020  lockdown

Masculinity keeps some Black men from mental health care

Traditional ideas about masculinity may be a barrier for young Black men in getting the mental health care they need, researchers report.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: depression gender emotions health-and-medicine identity race-and-ethnicity

Obamacare's unexpected bonus: How the Affordable Care Act is helping middle-aged Americans during the pandemic

For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.

Jane Tavares, Research Fellow, LeadingAge LTSS Center, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  depression  pandemic  medicare  affordable-care-act  health-insurance  aca

Major depressive episodes are way more common than we knew

After factoring in "recall error," the proportion of US adults who've had MDEs is actually closer to 30% of women and 17% of men, researchers find.

Yale • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression featured health-and-medicine

Health workers report enough symptoms for depression diagnosis

Health care workers in the United States are struggling with a range of mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety stress physicians nurses health-and-medicine

African American teens face mental health crisis but are less likely than whites to get treatment

For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.

Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University • conversation
July 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  poverty  mental-health  depression  suicide  stress  african-americans  black-youth

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