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Pregnancy and Depression

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that a recent research undertaken at the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol (UK) has shown that when a mother suffers from Depression during pregnancy influences the child’s future mental balance ?

They studied a sample of 120 young women. Children were studied at birth, at 4, 11 and 16 years old. That research found that there was more children with antisocial behavior and a depressive mother during pregnancy than in the rest of the population of those ages.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Optimism and Psychotherapy

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A recent study, published by Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Journal, shows that low level of optimism predicts initiation of Psychotherapy for new-onset Depression ?

The participants, 38,717 public sector employees, without history of depression, had to respond to a survey, to a Life Orientation Test, and also their indicators of Depression were followed-up during four years.

That study has been carried out by investigators of Finland (Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki), England (University College London Medical School, London), and France (University of Versailles St-Quentin, Versailles).

The conclusion was the following : “This study suggests that although both low optimism and high pessimism increase the risk for depression, only low optimism influences the initiation of psychotherapy as a treatment modality for depression. This could imply that depressed patients with low optimism should receive more attention in the beginning of the depressive episode than patients with high optimism”.

This confirms what we have known for some time that the patient’s personality and disposition of him to his treatment may be an important factor in its success.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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Previous Prenatal Loss and Mental Disorders

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A recent study, published by The British Journal of Psychiatry, shows that depression and anxiety associated with a previous prenatal loss shows a persisting pattern that continues after the birth of a subsequent child ?

That study have been carried out by scientifics of the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA.

(Edited by María Moya Guira, M.D.)

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Depression

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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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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Factors of Sexual Impotence

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Sexual Impotence may be due to intrapsychic factors such as sexual guilt, fear of intimacy, depression or other psychic diseases?

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Physical Disorders

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many patients with recurrent or chronic physical disorders have depression ?

The patient has low mood, sense of helplessness, sluggishness, the level of productivity is reduced, etc.
This depression frequently aggravates the disability. Thus it sets up a vicious circle.

In these cases it is important that patients receive psychological treatment in addition to treatment for physical illness.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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