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Study results indicate that adding aripiprazole to the treatment of adults aged 60 and older who do not achieve remission from depression with a first-line antidepressant appears to effectively achieve and sustain remission.
Depression over long periods of time may double the risk of stroke in adults, according to a study that assessed the health information of more than 16,000 adults over 50 years of age in order to determine if there is a link between stroke and depressive symptoms.
Researchers report that in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), greater positive mood throughout daily life was linked to less pain and fewer RA-related restrictions, while negative mood was linked to an increase in RA-related restrictions.
Short winter days can trigger seasonal affective disorder. Vermont researchers said they got longer lasting therapeutic results with cognitive behavioral therapy than with light therapy--apparently because people tire of using the lights.