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Depression symptoms

The Depression symptoms are:

The patient with Depression uses to have an low mood, and  a sensation of  loss and frustration.

The person shows diminution or retardation in his social, affective, or intellectual activities, and also a decline of his sources of pleasure.

He feels a sense of helplessness. He may respond favorably to encouragement, but usually does so only briefly.

His mental processes remain intact, though tending to manifest mild or moderate degrees of sluggishness, which he may overcome by effort .

He is likely to feel overburdened by ordinary tasks, or  has difficult in concentrating , or soon tired from it. The subject tends to digress or divert himself from responsible activities.

In addition to feel excessively the weight of responsibility, the patient express anger, even  anxiety, by his disorganization and his lack of persistence in his approach to tasks.

His achieved level of productivity is reduced.

 

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Pregnancy and Mental Health Among Womens Veterans of War

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A recent study affirms that the women veterans of war with a pregnancy were twice as likely to have a diagnosis of Depression, Anxiety, Post-traumatic stress, Bipolar disorder, or Schizophrenia as the women veterans without pregnancy ?

This qualified investigation: “Pregnancy and Mental Health between Women Returning Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan“, has been directed by Kristin M. Hoes, PH. D., and has been published in the Journal of Women’s Health (Volume 19, Number 12).
Many soldiers experience an important stress during the military service that can have lingering effects. The women veterans, like the men, commonly experience problems of mental health after the military service.

The aim of that study was to determine the prevalence of mental health problem between 43.078 pregnant women veterans (between the ages of 18 and 50), which received care in the Veterans Health Administration system.

The authors of that study state that untreated mental problems during pregnancy may produce preterm delivery, and low birth weight.

Since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan more than 170.000 female soldiers have been deployed in those countries (7.500 in Vietnam, and 41.000 in Gulf war).

 

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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Night Awakening and Infants

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Night awakening are commons in about 50% of infants, and is related to the development of “separation anxiety” ?

Returning the child to his bed with simple reassurance or sitting outside the open bedroom door until he settles down usually is effective.

Allowing the child to sleep with parents or scolding him usually prolong the problem.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Amphetamines

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The effects of Amphetamines are alertness, anorexia, elevated mood, increased wakefulness and concentration ?

Amphetamines produce also a feeling of well-being, but they induce Psychic Dependence and Tolerance.

Continued high doses may produce hallucinations, delusions, anxiety reaction, paranoid psychosis and depression during a which suicide is a possibility.

 

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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Phenothiazines

Phenothiazines are antipsychotic drugs. There are three important subgroups :

1– Aliphatics : Triflupromazine and Chlorpromazine (the most known).

2– Piperidine : Mesoridazine and Thioridazine.

3– Piperazine : Fluphenazine, Perphenazine, Prochlorperazine, and Triffluperazine.

The Phenothiazines are effective in acute and chronic schizophrenia, and do not produce drug dependence.

They have a marked effect on thought disturbances associated with paranoid ideation, deluxions, anxiety, and agitation.

Adverse effects are drowsiness, tardive dyskinesia, sedation, hypotension, extrapyramidal symptoms (eg, akathisia, dystonia,tremors, and rigidity), ocular and skin pigmentation, photosensitization, hepatotoxicity, and blood dyscrasias.

Phenothiazines may produce also arrhythmias, suppression of ovulation, and induction of lactation.

 

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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Conversion

Conversion is is the unconscious process of transforming psychic conflict and anxiety into a somatic symptom.

The term was traditionally linked to hysterical behavior.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Diazepam and Muscle Spasm (English)

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Diazepam, a commonly used anti-anxiety agents, relieves muscle spasm ?

Diazepam is an anxiolitic drug. Anxiolytics are drugs used to relieve anxiety. Other anxiolytics drugs are : Alprazolam, Chlordiazepoxide. Clorazepate, Diazepam, Halazepam, Lorazepam, Oxazepam and Lorazepam.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Benzodiazepines (English)

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Benzodiazepines can worse conditions and occasionally induce florid delirium in cases of Dementia ?

Anti-anxiety drugs should be used for short-term treatment in these patients.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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