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Study addresses misconceptions about electroconvulsive therapy
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has long had a stigma of being a painful and barbaric method of treatment, but a new study found that patients undergoing ECT for a variety of psychiatric disorders view the therapy in a positive light. (2017-06-05)

Young arthritis patients have unique concerns about treatment
A new study funded by Arthritis Research UK indicates that teens and young adults with inflammatory arthritis see treatment as presenting both an opportunity and a threat to their desire to lead a 'normal' life. (2016-04-07)

Unsuccessful fertility treatments not linked with clinically diagnosed depression in women
An analysis of data on more than 41,000 Danish women who received assisted reproductive fertility treatment shows that unsuccessful treatment is not linked with an increased risk of clinically diagnosed depression compared with successful treatment. (2015-08-03)

Available treatments for hepatitis C virus cost-effective when initiated early
New treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be highly effective but are associated with substantial costs that may compel clinicians and patients to consider delaying treatment. However, a new study shows that immediate treatment of HCV-infected patients with moderate or advanced liver scarring is cost-effective. Immediate treatment of patients with minimal or no scarring can be cost-effective as well, particularly when lower treatment costs are assumed. (2015-03-16)

Most liver cancer patients do not receive proper care
Many US patients with liver cancer -- even those with early stage disease that can often be cured -- do not receive treatment for their disease, according to an analysis of studies published between 1989 and 2013. (2014-10-06)

Methotrexate treatment for rheumatoid arthritis effective the second time
A second course of methotrexate, the most commonly used drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis, is effective in nearly half of studied patients for whom a previous treatment with the drug was ineffective. These are the results of a study published today in Arthritis Research and Therapy, which also shows that a second treatment with methotrexate is particularly effective in patients who were given low dose methotrexate in their first treatment. (2006-02-23)

Acupuncture better than drugs alone for osteoarthritis of the knee
Acupuncture, as a complementary therapy to drug treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, is more effective than drug treatment alone, find researchers from Spain in this week's BMJ. (2004-11-18)

Residential addiction treatment demonstrates economic benefits
A study in Washington State found that benefits of residential drug abuse treatment far exceed its costs. (2002-11-04)

Patients resistant to blood pressure treatment do take their drugs
Poor compliance with treatment is believed to be the most frequent reason why many patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) do not respond to drug treatment. However, a study in this week's BMJ finds no difference in compliance between treatment resistant and treatment responsive patients. (2001-07-19)

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