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Do Tumors in Cancer Patients Produce Depression?

It isn’t out of the realm of understanding to hear that a person fighting cancer would have some mental reaction to their condition, such as depression. Depending upon the individual’s prognosis, a teetering between life and death can greatly impact the person’s outlook on life. Now it seems that depression associated with cancer patients is …

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Crohn’s Disease Puts Young People at Higher Risk for Depression

An individual struggling with a disease is understandably more prone to depression. Perhaps they are struggling with their illness or even with facing their own mortality. For many years, physicians believed that this was a mental state of dealing with an illness. For others, it is their struggle that makes them more susceptible. For young …

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Antidepressant Therapy Combined with Pain Self-Management Improves Patient Outlook

Pain is the most common reason that an adult will visit a primary care physician. Depression is the most common mental complaint that requires a doctor’s appointment. For as many as half of patients, these often occur together at the same time. Science Daily recently published a release examining a report from researchers from the …

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COPD Patients at Higher Risk for Depression

Time and again, research points to a definite link between an individual’s mental well-being and their physical well-being. According to a Reuters Health piece, those patients who struggle with the chronic breathing disorder COPD appear to be at significantly higher risk for becoming clinically depressed than healthy individuals. “The relationship between depression and COPD was …

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Researchers Find Link Between Depression and Obesity

The assumption that depressed people are also overweight may have a ring of truth to it. A new Science Daily report examines research that indicates people who are obese may also be more likely to become depressed and vice versa. Sarah M. Markowitz, M.S. led researchers in examining this link between depression and obesity and …

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