Hair Loss: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Jennifer E. Engen

Hair loss, known clinically as alopecia, thins hair in some, changes the hairline in others, and can lead to partial or total baldness. While it’s usually hereditary and a result of aging (androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness), it can also be the result of physical or emotional stress, a side […]

Depression Symptoms Associated With Elevated Cardiovascular Risk

Jennifer E. Engen

Study data published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research identified an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with depression. The association was most significant in patients with clinically relevant depressive symptoms. Patients with controlled depression did not have elevated cardiovascular risk compared with control participants. This retrospective study enrolled […]

Mother’s depression symptoms from preconception to postpartum linked with children’s behavioral issues

Jennifer E. Engen

Children whose mothers experience rising levels of depression from the period before pregnancy until the months just after giving birth are at greater risk of developing emotional, social and academic problems during their youth, UCLA psychology researchers and colleagues report. Their recently published seven-year study, which tracked mothers and their […]

AXS-05 Results in Reduction in Major Depression Symptoms

Jennifer E. Engen

New data indicates a positive future for AXS-05 (dextromethorphan-bupropion) as a potential treatment for patients with major depressive disorder. The drug, developed by Axsome Therapeutics, is a novel, oral investigational N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist with multimodal activity. The results from the GEMINI phase 3 clinical trial show AXS-05 showed rapid, […]

Body Dysmorphia: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Jennifer E. Engen

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), also called body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition that involves an overwhelming preoccupation with one’s body and appearance. Someone with BDD may focus excessively on minor physical flaws or worry about perceived flaws that others don’t notice. NickyLloyd / Getty Images In the Diagnostic and […]

Cybervictimization Linked With Sleep Problems, Anxiety, Depressive Symptoms, Study Says

Jennifer E. Engen

A study conducted in China found that cybervictimization was associated with sleep problems, anxiety symptoms, and depressive symptoms in adolescents. A study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence found that adolescents who faced cybervictimization had increased risk of sleep problems, anxiety, and depression than adolescents who were not victimized. […]