The evidence to support a healthy-lifestyle approach to ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is growing. While there’s no “magic pill” to prevent such conditions, we can do several things to prevent or delay dementia.
If you ask doctors what disease their patients fear most, they’ll tell you: dementia. Growing old itself is not so scary to many people. But the idea of living in a demented state can paralyze people with worry or tempt them to pursue preventive treatments based on false hope.
Changes in antidepressant use may have led to more teen suicide attempts.
Whether suicide occurs in a notorious shooting like Newtown, Connecticut, or as a quiet family tragedy, the question is always the same: Was there anything we could have done to prevent this?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended in 2009 that primary care clinicians should screen adolescents for depression. But a positive result or screen does not mean that every young person needs active treatment—including psychotherapy and medication—for depression, based on a new study in the November 19 Pediatrics led by Laura Richardson, MD, MPH, of Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
Treating to target’ and self-care, says Group Health-UW research The growing number of people with multiple physical and mental chronic conditions are among the toughest—and costliest—to care for. The TEAMcare collaborative care program is a promising solution.
Online messaging can deliver organized follow-up care for depression effectively and efficiently, according to a randomized controlled trial of 208 Group Health patients that the Journal of General Internal Medicine e-published March 2011.
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