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Pain common side effect of depression
Physical symptoms are nearly as common as emotional ones in patients suffering from depression, according to Indiana University School of Medicine research published in the August issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. (2004-08-24)

Physical activity in mid-life may help protect joint health during aging
In an Arthritis Care & Research analysis of 6,661 participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, maintaining at least low levels of physical activity throughout middle age was associated with lower prevalence and incidence of joint symptoms later in life. (2017-12-06)

Exercise may help combat postpartum depression
An analysis of published studies indicates that physical exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period is a safe way to achieve better psychological well-being and to reduce postpartum depressive symptoms. (2017-06-07)

Fewer depressive symptoms associated with more frequent activity in adults at most ages
On average, more frequent physical activity was associated with fewer depressive symptoms for adults between the ages of 23 and 50 years, while a higher level of depressive symptoms was linked to less frequent physical activity. (2014-10-15)

Childhood headaches influence adult health
Children who experience frequent headaches are at an increased risk of recurring headache and other physical and psychiatric symptoms in adulthood, finds a study in this week's BMJ. These findings may have implications for the health of today's children and their future wellbeing. (2001-05-10)

Keeping pain and fatigue on the run
Women diagnosed with breast cancer should either get exercising or keep exercising. This is the message from a new study in Springer's Journal of Cancer Survivorship by Catherine Alfano and colleagues at the Ohio State University1. The study of over 500 women who had survived breast cancer highlights how physical activity, and more specifically the intensity and amount of physical activity you do before and after cancer treatment, can affect future symptoms and your quality of life. (2007-05-21)

Mentally ill have higher odds of developing brain, lung cancers
Men and women with mental disorders have higher odds of being diagnosed with brain tumors and lung cancer and they develop these cancers at younger ages than individuals without mental illness. (2004-10-08)

Parkinson's symptoms improve with weekly regimens of both physical and cognitive exercises
Parkinson's patients' motor and non-motor symptoms were improved with a weekly exercise regimen that included physical and cognitive tasks, according to new research presented today (December 18, 2019) at The Physiological Society early career conference, Future Physiology 2019: Translating Cellular Mechanisms into Lifelong Health Strategies. (2019-12-18)

Depression linked to physical health decline in cancer caregivers
A new report finds that symptoms of depression are the only significant predictor of caregivers' physical health decline. (2017-06-29)

Some Facebook users perceive worsening physical health
Facebook use linked to perceptions of worsening physical health, new research from the University of Surrey, reports. (2019-01-08)

Depression often co-occurs with joint diseases
Those suffering from depressive symptoms have an increased risk for physical diseases, especially for arthrosis and arthritis. These findings were reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Ruhr-University Bochum. Their results, based on data from 14,300 people living in Switzerland, have been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Public Health. (2015-04-01)

Exercise protects against symptoms of stress
Leisure physical activity may help guard people against physical symptoms and anxiety associated with life's daily stresses, according to a recent study of college students. (1999-11-08)

Almost three-quarters of patients with no coronary heart disease have persistent symptoms
Almost three-quarters of patients investigated for coronary heart disease, and given the all-clear, still have persistent symptoms up to 18 months later, indicates a small study published in the online journal Open Heart. Certain investigations seem to deepen fears about heart health and perpetuate physical symptoms, the findings suggest. (2014-11-03)

Physical activity in week after concussion associated with reduced risk of persistent postconcussive
Among children and adolescents who experienced a concussion, physical activity within seven days of injury compared with no physical activity was associated with reduced risk of persistent postconcussive symptoms at 28 days, according to a study appearing in the Dec. 20 issue of JAMA. (2016-12-20)

Depressed patients may need treatment for both physical and emotional symptoms
Physical symptoms (such as headache, back pain, stomach problems, joint or muscle pains, and dizziness) are nearly as common in depression as emotional symptoms and are the predominant complaint depressed patients present with in the primary care setting. (2004-09-08)

Gender of supervisor influences workers' mental and physical health
U of T research shows that a person's gender in a leadership role is associated with their subordinate's mental and physical health. (2008-09-09)

Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function are frequent and long-lasting after ALI
Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function were common and long-lasting during the first two years following acute lung injury, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Depressive symptoms were an independent risk factor for impaired physical function. (2011-12-09)

Study: Physical ailments in elderly could signal depression
Certain physical ailments of the elderly, often dismissed as a product of age, may actually be symptoms of depression, says a Texas A&M University psychologist. Believing these physical ailments to be merely common occurrences for the elderly may result in the overlooking of depression among that age group, says Texas A&M psychologist Margaret P. Norris. (2001-08-03)

Physical activity key to helping reduce menopause symptoms
CLEVELAND, Ohio (December 2, 2020)--Women being treated for cancer often experience menopause quite suddenly with common symptoms, such as hot flashes, amplified more than had menopause occurred naturally. A new study suggests that the intensity and volume of physical activity could mitigate some of those symptoms. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (2020-12-02)

Tai Chi proves feasible and beneficial for vets with PTSD
Veterans with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who participated in in Tai Chi not only would recommend it to a friend, but also found the ancient Chinese tradition helped with their symptoms including managing intrusive thoughts, difficulties with concentration and physiological arousal. (2016-11-30)

Physically active children are less depressed
Being active, getting sweaty and roughhousing offer more than just physical health benefits for young children. A new study shows this kind of physical activity also protects against depression. (2017-01-31)

Psoriasis patients' mental health is more than skin-deep
A new study from UmeƄ University, Sweden, shows that other somatic diseases have even more impact on patients' mental health than their skin symptoms, highlighting the importance of holistic patient care. (2020-06-04)

Poor health of Gulf veterans not related to post-traumatic stress disorder
Most Gulf War veterans do not have a formal psychiatric disorder and rates of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst the group are low, finds a study in this weeks BMJ. (2002-09-12)

Moderate-to-high posttraumatic stress common after exposure to trauma, violence
Over 30 percent of injury survivors who are treated in hospital emergency departments will have moderate-to-severe symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in the first year following the initial incident, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (2020-03-06)

Exercise improves symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome
Physical activity improves symptoms in patients with IBS and is protective against symptom deterioration. This has recently been shown in a study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-01-25)

Knee surgery may have minimal quality of life effects in those with less severe symptoms
Current use of knee replacement surgery for patients with osteoarthritis may have minimal effects on quality of life and is economically unattractive, concludes a study from the United States in The BMJ today. (2017-03-28)

Physical symptoms of depression may be misdiagnosed
A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine revealed that physicians sometimes misattribute ill-defined physical symptoms to causes other than what may actually be depression. Patients complaining of physical ailments related to depression may not receive appropriate treatment from their doctors, as compared to patients who present with psychological symptoms. (2004-07-16)

Fifty-fifty split best for children of divorce
Preschool children in joint physical custody have less psychological symptoms than those who live mostly or only with one parent after a separation. In a new study of 3,656 children in Sweden, researchers from Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet and the research institute CHESS show that 3- to 5-year-olds living alternately with their parents after a separation show less behavioral problems and psychological symptoms than those living mostly or only with one of the parents. (2017-09-07)

Depression sufferers at risk of multiple chronic diseases
Women who experience symptoms of depression are at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, research led by The University of Queensland has found. (2019-05-30)

Link between depression, higher risk of cardio events may be because of change in health behaviors
The increased risk of cardiovascular events for patients with coronary heart disease and symptoms of depression appears to be largely explained by a change in health behaviors, especially a lack of physical activity, according to a study in the Nov. 26 issue of JAMA. (2008-11-25)

One-third of young adults who outgrow asthma may relapse by age 26
One-third of teenagers with a childhood history of asthma at age 18 will have a recurrence of asthma symptoms by the time they are 26, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society Meeting in Seattle. (2003-05-20)

Study: depression can lead to inflated reports of physical symptoms
New research shows people who feel depressed tend to recall having more physical symptoms than they actually experienced. The study indicates that depression -- not neuroticism -- is the cause of such over-reporting. Psychologist Jerry Suls, professor and collegiate fellow in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, attributes the findings to depressed individuals recalling experiences differently, tending to ruminate over and exaggerate the bad. (2009-10-28)

Elderly with advanced chronic diseases burdened with symptoms
In a study to determine the prevalence of a range of symptoms among older persons living independently with advanced chronic diseases, researchers at Yale have found that the majority experienced multiple moderate or severe symptoms. (2004-12-08)

New name for symptoms associated with menopause
Experts who reviewed the terminology associated with genitourinary tract symptoms related to menopause -- currently referred to as vulvovaginal atrophy -- have agreed that the term genitourinary syndrome of menopause is a medically more accurate, all-encompassing, and a more publicly acceptable term. Their thoughts are published in a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine article. (2014-09-02)

Women twice as likely to suffer from severe depression after a stroke
New research today published in the European Journal of Neurology has found that women are twice as likely to suffer from severe depression following a stroke than men. (2019-01-28)

Leisure time physical activity linked to lower depression risk
Being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of being depressed by approximately 16 percent, according to new University College London research undertaken as part of the Public Health Research Consortium. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, found a two-way relationship between depression and physical activity. People who increased their weekly activity reported fewer depressive symptoms but those with more depressive symptoms were less active, particularly at younger ages. (2014-10-15)

Depression: Antidepressants beneficial in physically ill patients
Antidepressants are effective against depression in patients suffering from physical illnesses, according to a new systematic review by Cochrane researchers at King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre in the UK. The researchers found the drugs were more effective than placebos at treating depression in these patients. (2010-03-16)

Changing how primary-care doctors treat pain, fatigue and other common symptoms
Common symptoms such as pain or fatigue account for over half of all doctor's office appointments in the United States, translating into more than 400 million visits annually. A new study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine reports that one in three common symptoms do not have a clear-cut disease-based explanation. (2014-10-20)

Depressive symptoms in middle-aged inner-city African-Americans higher than expected
Middle-aged African-Americans who live in the inner city have a higher than expected level of depressive symptoms which can lead to additional health problems. (2004-05-04)

Depression, trauma stress linked to physical complaints
Trauma victims who showed immediate signs of both depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to have psychosomatic ailments a year later, according to a new study. (2003-11-01)

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