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Shared genetic factors influence comorbid major depression, alcohol dependence

August 18, 2017

Analysis of four genome-wide association studies indicated shared genetic risk factors contributed to comorbid major depressive disorder and alcohol dependence.

“The National Comorbidity Study linked [alcohol dependence] to 3.7-fold higher odds of experiencing a major depressive episode in the prior year. In the 2012-2013 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcoholism and Related Conditions, individuals with a lifetime diagnosis of [major depressive disorder] had a 1.3-fold increased risk of an alcohol use disorder,” Allan M. Andersen, MD, of University of Iowa, Iowa City, and colleagues wrote.

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Light therapy may benefit adults with cognitive impairment

August 18, 2017
Light therapy can improve behavioral disturbances, sleep quality and symptoms of depression in adults with mild cognitive impairment and dementia, according to recent…
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Serotonin may play important role in aging brain, dementia

August 18, 2017
Recent findings suggested the serotonin system may be an effective target for prevention and treatment of mild cognitive impairment. “Now that we have more…
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Gun use escalates higher rural suicide rates

August 17, 2017
Analysis of suicide rates in Maryland indicated male firearm use increased suicide rates in rural areas. “The reason that rural suicide rates are higher is…
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Comprehensive Care for Traumatized Children: An open trial examines treatment using trauma systems therapy.

Psychiatric Annals, May 2005, Volume 35 Issue 5
One of the primary challenges in the development of effective interventions for traumatized children is that the same…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services April 2017 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include benefits of being an healthy perfectionist, enhancing care models to capture psychological trauma, and…
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